Financial System Advisor

Posted 7 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service  provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international  education work, with more than 23,000 employees in over 120 countries. GIZ has over 50 years of  experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy  and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume is around 3.3 billion euros. As  a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and  private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation and to offer people  better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions 

The government formed in Iraq in the wake of the has defined comprehensive reform measures  to embark on an inclusive development path based on stable and accountable institutions and  increasingly driven by the private sector. This includes public financial management and tax  reforms.  

This position is part of the “Financial inclusion for a new economic start and integration in Iraq”  (FI) Project team in Iraq. Mainly focusing on activities related to supporting the development of  inclusive financial services and other tasks. The FI project is a multi-donor action commissioned by  the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the  special initiative “Tackling the Root Causes of Displacement, Reintegrating Refugees/Partnership  for Prospect,” co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Deutsche  Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The project aims to sustainably  improve financial inclusion and access to inclusive financial services for vulnerable target groups 

Your tasks  

This position in Baghdad supports the following main tasks: 

  • Mapping of relevant stakeholders for financial inclusion of the target group in Iraq,  including stakeholder service offer assessment  
  • Developing and implementing capacity building training to the financial service  providers on pro-poor, inclusive product development and marketing for developing new or adapting existing financial services that include the target  group in the market.  
  • Adequate support to the Project Director and the team in project implementation  matters, which includes planning, implementing, reporting, and monitoring &  evaluation. 
  • Assisting the project in identifying new beneficiaries and partners to maintain  excellent work relations with existing ones. 
  • Conceptualizing, drafting ToRs, reports, procurement documents, guiding analysis  and assessments, reviewing texts
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Head of the project or the Deputy 

Your profile 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 

Professional experience 

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in financial service sector working with  varying market actors.  
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to financial institutions (Microfinance  institutions, banks, etc.)  
  • Experience in stakeholder management (government, NGOs).  
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to details and deadlines regarding effective  implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of a project activities  
  • Very good written and oral knowledge of English and Arabic 
  • Diplomatic approaches and cultural sensibility are a prerequisite 
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills. 

Important notes for your application 

Please send your CVs/ Resumes and Motivation letter to 

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH FI23-030) Financial System Advisor Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the  vacancy applied for.  

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be  evaluated. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the  advertisement will not be considered. 

GIZ templates for applications 

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