The GIZ Private Sector Development & Employment Promotion Project (PSD) supports the government of Iraq and the government of the Kurdish Region to develop its private sector with the objective to create more job opportunities for young people. The project comprises the two Modules of Macro Economic Policy Consulting and Labour Market Interventions. Thereby the latter Module includes the component of MSME and start-up development support, innovation and cooperation with local and international stakeholders, which will be the area of placement.
We are working on job-related qualification measures for business development, process or market innovations within the framework of cooperation with international and local companies, professional associations, or chambers, providing technical and process advice for local actors to identify innovation potential and upgrade strategies in the selected sectors. Thereby we are building stakeholder networks to improve the Iraqi entrepreneurial ecosystem; the access to competence development and awareness-raising campaigns for entrepreneurship.
The PSD project is looking for a Junior Project Coordinator, who has collected work or education experiences in the relevant fields. The duty station for this position is the GIZ Baghdad Office.
As part of its approach to foster private sector company growth and employment, the PSD project implements
The position holder is responsible for:
Adequate support to the project director and team leaders in project implementation matters, which includes planning, implementing, reporting, and monitoring & evaluation.
The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the project director, module manager and team leader. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle.
Adequate support of the team leader and the team in the design, coordination and implementation of activities for entrepreneurship and job promotion with a specific focus on entrepreneurial ecosystem development, entrepreneurship media campaign and job creation measures within the module for employment promotion.
Research & development
The position holder will support in
conducting desk and field research, collecting and assessing data and information
conceptualizing, drafting ToRs, reports, procurement documents, guiding analysis and assessments, reviewing texts
The position holder supports team members in:
Organizing, contributing and supervising different events like workshops, missions, webinars, virtual conferences, etc.
The implementation and monitoring of activities along the project cycle and assist the team and the team leader in all respective matters.
To accompany international consultants in meetings with actors from the private and public sector and provide minutes of those meetings
Coordination with and between MSMEs, start-ups, service providers and public entities
Implementing and monitoring of the project’s activities
Supporting the communication between partners, beneficiaries, experts, GIZ staff and others, if necessary, by translations.
Compiles relevant data for the project impact monitoring and contributes to progress reporting on his/her scope of work.
Communication, knowledge sharing, networking and initiating cooperation
The position holder supports team members in:
Adopt and apply modern methods of communication and cooperation by working with suitable digital methods and tools: social media, virtual meeting tools, etc.
Identify, liaise, communicate, cooperate and ensure knowledge transfer with entities and networks working in formal and non-formal education, skills training and entrepreneurship development, private sector and its representations, with companies with a strong potential for growth and employment creation,
Coordinating with colleagues in Baghdad and other regions on daily basis
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary, e.g. she/he supports the project with translation duties and any additional tasks if deemed necessary contributes to the development of communication material and presentation supports.
Required qualifications, competences and experience
Education: University degree (Bachelor) in a relevant field (e.g. economics, business development, innovation management, institutional building, entrepreneurship, engineering etc.)
Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant occupational experience within an internship, as a volunteer or a trainee.
Work experience for an international or national company or development organization is an advantage.
Working experience in one or more relevant fields of nonformal education and learning; job-oriented training systems, professional development, capacity development for entrepreneurship, youth enabling, counselling and mentoring for youth employment would be an advantage.
Above average academic Arabic, and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken). Kurdish proficiencies are an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competences
Tasks require constructive creative thinking, sometimes also conceptual initiative
Microsoft Office software literacy
Team player, proactive and responsible personality, innovative and flexible.
Ability and willingness to travel within Iraq including to the northern and southern regions and abroad for limited periods.
Requirements for application:
Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots and links will not be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.