Advisor University Networks

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Administration
The GIZ Private Sector Development Project supports the Government of Iraq to develop its private sector with the objective to create more job opportunities for young people. GIZ is a fully German Government owned organisation active in 130 countries with over 18.000 employees. More information about GIZ are accessible via


The duty station for the “Advisor University Networks” is the GIZ Baghdad Office.
The GIZ “Private Sector Development” Project is looking for an advisor able to support its activities with universities. The ideal candidate is a good organizer, fast learner, and brings a flexible mind into our team. Some experiences doing research is an asset as well as a background in business. We expect the candidate to be able to work independently, structured, and goal orientated.
A. Responsibilities
  • The Advisor will support the Head of Project to provide information on the economic environment.
  • Establish a wide range of contacts in relevant Iraqi institutions. This would include identifying, planning, and implementing capacity building measures in up to 5 universities.
  • The position is responsible for forming a research network on economic issues in Iraq which will be able to offer quality research to government entities.
  • The position is responsible for results assessment according to GIZ standard M&E schemes with the preparation of reports and public relation material.
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
B. Tasks
1. Planning & Monitoring
  • Identification of major obstacles for economic research in Iraq will be a core activity in the project planning process.
  • Contribution of local, practical, and academic knowledge to the project planning.
2. Implementation
  • Support the implementation of the project plan in coordination with the Head of Program.
  • Take full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle.
3. Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary especially in investment promotion and entrepreneurship activities.


C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience
Professional experience
  • Ideally a Master Degree in Economics, Business, Social Science, Political Economics or relevant fields.
  • First experiences in research, research consultancy, or academic organization are an advantage.
  • Experiences in organisation building or research network management/building is a strong advantage.
  • Proven work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage.
  • Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Office Software literacy
  • German language skills are an advantage
  • Experienced networker
  • Ability to travel in Iraq and abroad for limited periods of time


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