Junior Project Coordinator

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
The GIZ Private Sector Development Project 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 duty station for the “Junior Project Coordinator - Academic Research & Economic Reform” is the GIZ Baghdad Office.
The ideal candidate is a good organiser, fast learner and brings a flexible mind into our team. Experience in doing research or organisational development is an asset, as well as a background in business. We expect the candidate to be able to work independently, structured and goal orientated. We are a motivated, dynamic and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities.
  • The position will support the line manager to provide information on the economic environment and establish a wide range of contacts in relevant Iraqi (research) institutions. 
  • The position will be working with a research network on economic issues in Iraq, which will be able to offer quality research to government entities. 
  • This network is to be institutionalised in a sustainable way, which includes finding an appropriate legal form and setting up a structure to enable the network to organise itself in the future.
  • Securing the continued existence of the network by searching for and promoting young researchers.
  • This will include identifying, planning and implementing capacity-building measures in universities, think tanks and other research institutions.
Planning & Monitoring
  • The position holder provides local, practical and academic knowledge to the project planning process. 
  • The position is responsible for results assessment according to GIZ standard M&E schemes with the preparation of reports and public relation material.
  • Support the implementation of the project plan in coordination with the head of field of action.
  • Take full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle. 
Other duties/additional tasks 
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary. 
Required qualifications, competencies and experience 
Professional experience 
  • Ideally a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, social science, political economics or relevant fields.
  • First experiences in project management, research, research consultancy, academic or political organisations are an advantage.
  • Experiences in organisation building or research network management/building is a strong advantage.
  • Proven work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage.
  • Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Office software literacy
  • German language skills are an advantage
  • Experienced networker
  • Ability to travel in Iraq and abroad for limited periods of time

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