Junior Officer

Posted 11 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Administration
Deadline: 10th of June 2020

The GIZ “Private Sector Development Project” (PSD) 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 21.000 employees. More information about GIZ are accessible via 

The position is in a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities. We’re looking for people who like to think outside the box and are proactive in their approaches.

The junior officer provides support for
  • carrying out specific tasks relating to project management issues.
  • the Project Director with carrying out specific organizational and administrative tasks which are required for planning and conducting the project implementation. 
  • maintaining a good flow of communication and information within project across the various project locations.
The junior officer performs the following tasks:

The junior officer
  • regularly draws up a list of forthcoming meetings, events, project activities, deadlines etc. and presents this regularly at team meetings
  • leads the planning of the meeting, coordinating and documenting meetings, workshops, seminars and other project activities with a focus of technical, content-wise as well as organisational aspects.
Management Support & Research
The junior officer
  • support the Project Director with preparing material connected to the project management and project communication with its stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
  • in consultation with the Project Director, prepares and carries out small research projects (developing survey instruments, collecting and analysing data)
Knowledge management 
The junior officer
  • draws up reports and translations
  • communicate, update and collect information related to the project’s management tasks
  • organises and updates project documentation in Document Management Systems
  • organises and support in the management of the project’s MS-Teams platform

General obligations
The junior officer
  • is familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • represents the interest of the GIZ project and always acts on its behalf
  • carries out important tasks for the project, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description
Other duties/additional tasks
The junior officer
  • assists other experts, if necessary as translator
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management 

Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • university degree (bachelor) in a relevant field (e.g. economical or social sciences, engineering, business administration, international cooperation…)
Professional experience
  • initial experience (internship or similar), ideally in the field of international cooperation 
  • international experiences are an advantage (e.g. participation in programs such as YLP, DAAD etc.)
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • strong organizational competence
  • reliable, autonomous and communicative personality 
  • fluent Arabic and English language proficiencies (written and spoken), knowledge of German is a strong advantage 
  • willingness to travel within Iraq and occasionally abroad for limited periods of time
  • willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 

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