EOI_ Advisory Service- Individual Consultants

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Iraq Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
The project “Private Sector Development and Employment Promotion in Iraq”, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) aims to improve the  economic and social perspectives of young people and returning refugees in Iraq. Volatile oil  prices, insecurity, policy constraints and a saturated public sector contribute to a high youth  unemployment rate and limited private sector growth, recently also amplified by the Covid-19  pandemic. The project is based on two modules covering respectively support to economic  policy reforms and employment promotion.  

The first module of the project aims at supporting the Iraqi government and the government of  the Kurdish Region with the planning and implementation of economic reforms towards a better  investment and business climate. It follows a multi-stakeholder approach and comprises 5  outputs related to (1) capacity-building for economic policy, (2) public-private dialogues, (3)  civil society involvement for economic reforms, (4) support to evidence-based policy making  and (5) corruption prevention and business integrity. 

The second module aims at improving the employment prospects in the private sector in Iraq.  This is done through (1) youth skills development by offering and increasing needs-orientation  of vocational qualification, (2) capacity building of training institutions, (3) media campaigns to  increase the attractiveness of the private sector as an employer for young women and men,  (4) support for growth-oriented micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) and (5)  Market innovations for business development and entrepreneurship promotion. PSD is demanding services for advisory services for the years 2021 until 2023. The minimum requirements of the experts are as follows. 
Advisory Services 
The applicant should have the knowledge and experience in conducting advisory services to  the government and senior officials. The service could be conducted in person or via online  portals where the applicant has to be flexible in terms of availability to perform the required  services and has the equipment. 
Background Education 
At least a university degree (MA or Ph.D. are of added value) in either of the following or related  fields or majors: 
  • Economics 
  • Business administration and management 
  • Political sciences 
  • Fiscal and monetary policy management/development 
  • Banking and finance 
  • Agriculture and environmental studies 
  • Economic fact-based journalism 
  • International studies 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Institutional building 
Required Languages 
English is the official communication language. Written and spoken fluency is mandatory. Arabic (written and oral fluency) is essential if the service is required in Federal Iraq. Kurdish (written and oral fluency) is essential if the activity is required in the Kurdistan region.
Fields of Experience 
Several years of experience should have previously been acquired in those or related  (depending on the required advisory): 
  • Public finance management 
  • (Macro) economic reforms 
  • Policy and process development of economic reforms 
  • Private sector development 
  • Digitization, e-government, e-banking / mobile payment 
  • Banking 
  • Organizational/ strategy development 
  • Consultancy 
  • International development 
International experiences are beneficial. 
Advisory services are provided for ministries, (senior) government officials, members of the parliament, business associations, state-owned companies, independent civil society organizations. Other beneficiaries are possible. 
Interested individual consultants are kindly requested to express their interest in the above-mentioned service, to send a Letter of Interest with the following documents: 

1. The CV. 
2. A copy of ID or Passport. 
3. Bank data with all details from a local bank (Bank Name, Account Holder, IBAN).
4. Provide a letter directed to GIZ exploring the interest to work with GIZ for above  mentioned service. 

This expression of interest is a market search for qualified consultants/individuals and GIZ  keeps the right for appropriate selection of the best qualified consultant/individual. After this  expression of interest, you might be asked for more detailed information and the criteria of  selection will be shared with all selected consultants/individuals for future demand under this  Advisory Services. 
Interested consultants/individuals must submit above requirements via email to with the email subject name: 
“PSD – FoA1 – Advisory Services”. 
The deadline for submission is: 
Sunday 21.02.2021 
Before 15:00 local time. 


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