Call for Letter of Expression of Interest in “ Training 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 policymaking, 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 capacity development programs from the years 2021 until 2023. The minimum requirements of the experts are as follows.
The applicant should have experience in conducting in-class and online training in various fields, such as econometrics training for researchers and lecturers at Iraqi universities, academic writing for lecturers and students, or (political) communication and media training. The activities, which can be conducted in person will take place in Iraq, including the Kurdistan region. Other activities will be conducted virtually online.
A university degree in one of the following studies or a major (depending on the training): - Economics
Business administration and management
Journalism, media, communication
English is the official communication language. Written and spoken fluency is mandatory. Arabic (written and oral fluency) is essential if the activity is conducted in Federal Iraq. Kurdish (written and oral fluency) is essential if the activity is conducted in the Kurdistan region.
Several years of experience should have previously been acquired in those or related (depending on the training):
Statistics, modeling, and data analysis
Empirical methods, such as SPSS, R, state
Academic writing/ research, incl. publishing articles in international scientific journals - Media, news, PR or communication
Economic fact-based journalism
Teaching at universities or training institutions
IT, digitization, organizational development
International experiences are beneficial.
Training services will be conducted to some of the followings:
Academics (researchers and lecturers)
Civil society organizations
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 the 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 Training Services.
Interested consultants/individuals must submit the above requirements via email to Procurement.Iraq@giz.de with the email subject name:
“PSD – FoA1 – Training Services”.
The deadline for submission is:
Before 15:00 local time.