Title: Junior Advisor for ICT & Tech Start-Up Promotion
Program: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Youth
Duty Station: Baghdad
GIZ is looking for a junior advisor assisting in the implementation of the activities for the project “ICT – Perspectives for Modern Youth in Iraq”.
To support the Iraqi Tech Ecosystem to develop, GIZ is setting up Innovation Hubs in the country (e.g. Baghdad, Basra and Sulaymaniyah), which will be equipped with Hi-tech Makerspaces, Coworking spaces and training facilities.
These Hubs provide practice-oriented business trainings for Tech Start-ups as well as programming courses including peacebuilding elements. A targeted matchmaking connects the trainees with potential investors and employers.
By introducing mobile units, these IT-trainings are extended to refugee camps and remote locations.
The Junior Advisor will support the project director and the team in implementing the project’s diverse activities.
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s project plan in coordination with the project director. This may include taking over responsibility for certain individual activities according to the standard project cycle and abilities shown. The position holder will be made familiar with project implementation procedures such as implementation of financial and operational plans as well as administrative issues (such as contract management).
The position holder provides local and practical knowledge to the project planning process. Especially stakeholder identification and mapping activities and local research efforts.
Coordination and Stakeholder Management
The position holder supports the coordination with national organizations, project partners, and beneficiaries, also identifying of potential new cooperation partners.
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional tasks if necessary.
C.Required qualifications, competencies Qualifications and Professional experience
The ideal candidate is a young professional with a decent understanding of processes in international organizations. First work experiences have been acquired in the field ICT & Tech Start-Up Promotion with the willingness to learn new skills and to develop a profile as an Advisor.
Academic degree in relevant fields such as (but not exclusively) IT, Economics, Social Sciences.
At least 1 year of experience in the field of ICT, Start-up promotion or self- employment.
Proven experiences within the private economic sector is an advantage.
Proven work experience in international development cooperation organizations is an advantage.
Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Management experience of small projects is an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Office Software literacy
Kurdish language skills are an advantage
Team player, proactive and responsible personality, creative, innovative
Ability to work under changing work contexts and time pressure
Ability to travel in Iraq (South, KRI) and abroad for limited periods