Consulting the Government of Iraq on Investment Promotion
The GIZ “Private Sector Development” project is looking for an Economist who supports the project in developing approaches to increase investments into Iraq.
The responsibilities include support to technical planning efforts especially with local, practical, and academic knowledge. Liaison and consulting activities with relevant ministries and high level public executives as well as stakeholder management. This includes strategic networking in the public area. The position holder will be responsible for the implementation of a set of activities. The position holder will ensure the quality of activities implemented by contractors and partner organisations.
The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the project director. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle. A special focus will be on process development and reform.
Furthermore, the position is responsible for results assessment according to GIZ standard M&E schemes with the preparation of reports and public relation material.
The position holder will directly consult government offices and additionally will organize consulting schemes with external contractors. Content-wise, fact based policy making measures and schemes as well as policy impact assessment will be leading issues.
The position holder provides local, practical, and academic knowledge to the project planning process.
3. Strategic Networking and Stakeholder management
The position holder serves as activity coordinator to political partners, national organisations, and beneficiaries. This includes the creation of a strong network, continuous needs assessments, enabling project activities, communicating approaches. Furthermore, the representation of the project and its activities in coordination with the project director, built-up and care for relationships (stakeholder mapping), identification of potential future cooperation partners. The position holder will support the government relation matters of the project.
4. Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary.
C.Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications
The ideal candidate has a background in economics or business. Business Developers with advisory background are welcome. The candidate is able to consult government representatives with diplomatic skills. An energetic personality combined with creativity are an advantage. The position is located in a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities.
At least Master degree in Economics or Political Economics or relevant fields.
Ideally at least 3 years of experience in Investment Promotion/ Business Development.
Background in government consultancy ideally with ministry of planning, finance, trade, prime minister’s office.
Diplomatic and socials skills are expected.
Work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage.
Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
The applicant must be able to work for the benefit of a team (references requested)
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Office Software literacy
German language skills are an advantage
Ability to travel in Iraq and abroad for limited periods of time