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Advisor / Technical Project Staff

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Title: Advisor / Technical Project Staff
Reports to: Programme manager
Duty Station: Baghdad
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise that supports the German Government and many public and private sector clients in around 120 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. With this aim, GIZ works together with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.
The Programme “Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq” will contribute to SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and 16 (promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels). The process of rehabilitation and peace building are dominated by established political actors and tribal and religious leaders. Women are largely excluded from taking part.
The program will implement with international and local partners in KRI and Central Iraq,  targeting women from diverse ethnic origin and government institutions as well as civil society at all levels. The first intervention area focuses on enhancing the capacities of government and non-government actors. The position requires a good network and knowledge about state structure, key actors and civil society.
With the second intervention area we will strengthen the gender competence of selected partner of German development cooperation. A profound knowledge of gender concepts and strategies within development organisations and development work is required for this position.
In the third intervention area the program will implement various innovative, already tried and tested or new approaches and development initiatives to strengthen the participation of women including prevention of SGBV. A good knowledge of gender initiatives in Iraq is needed to meet the requirements of this position.
Together with relevant actors from media and public relations the forth intervention area will facilitate dialogue and promoting public relations campaigns for transforming patriarchal gender relations and stereotypes. Work experience in media or public relations and a very good knowledge of media in Iraq is required. Furthermore, with the fifth intervention area the program contributes to improving the living situation and conditions for an equal participation of Yezidi women in political, social and economic processes. The employee recruited for this position will be primarily responsible for intervention areas 2 and 3.


A. Responsibilities
The advisor / technical project staff is responsible for
• managing an area of responsibility that forms part of the programme objectives and/or agreements with the superior
• assisting project/programme initiatives to provide professional advisory services to and cooperate with a broad range of target groups
• innovation and knowledge management
• implementing daily operational aspects of all issues related to the area of responsibility
• processing technical aspects and further developing the area of responsibility in accordance with the specified quality standards
• maintaining of a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts and GIZ

B. Tasks 1. Management and coordination
The advisor / technical project staff
• assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
• coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
• compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
• coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting project activities and carries out other activities required for implementing these components
• is responsible for approving and controlling expenses for project activities in accordance with the prevailing provisions
• assists with all organisational and management issues
• regularly consults with the GIZ officer responsible for the contract and cooperation on all project activities
• identifies the needs of government institutions and NGOs
• participates in formulating project action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system and counterparts
• is jointly responsible with the partner institution for preparing, implementing and documenting training events, workshops, forums, team meetings and other project activities

2. Advising the partner institution(s)
The advisor / technical project staff
• coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting project activities and carries out other activities required for implementing these components
• monitors the development and implementation of project/programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
• contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint project/programme activities and work at the regional level
• analyses the needs of government institutions, NGOs and implementing partners of German development cooperation and creates training content
• deals with the design, preparation, implementation and evaluation of trainings, workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the project/programme’s area of activity.
• provides technical assistance to partners in assessing the strength of their gender competence and approach to gender mainstreaming
• develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
• participates in formulating project action plans and helps synchronise the planning and budgeting system and counterparts
• is responsible for approving and controlling expenses for project activities in accordance with the prevailing provisions

3. Networking and cooperation
The advisor / technical project staff
• supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the project/programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships

• communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme


4. Knowledge management
The advisor / technical project staff
• ensures knowledge transfer to project/programme information
• develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
• draws up reports and presentation documents
• prepares appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
• assists with research activities and studies on political issues which benefit joint programmes.


5. Coordination tasks
The advisor / technical project staff
• assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
• coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
• compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
• handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting)

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience Qualifications
• masters/MSc in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field, i.e. political or social science, gender studies, conflict and peace studies


Professional experience
• at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position, i.e in the area of women, peace and security, women’s rights, gender equality


Other knowledge, additional competences
• very good knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights in (post)conflict contexts and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda/UNSCR1325
• very strong network skills and a strong existing network with state and non-state actors in Kurdistan and Central Iraq in the field of peace and security and/or women’s rights and gender equality (including universities, think tanks, consulting firms, gender experts, etc.)
• very high expertise in planning, conducting and evaluating trainings on gender equality in different sectors, including mainstreaming gender into the (HR) policies and practices of the different partners.
• very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

• fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language
• willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management


Requirements for application:
• The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-SPW22-016) Advisor / Technical Project Staff
• Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
• CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots and links will not be accepted.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered

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