Junior Project Coordinator

Posted 6 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Operations , Service
GIZ PSD strives to bring young people into employment! For this, we support vocational trainings, job preparedness trainings, social integration activities, and psycho-social counselling in Erbil, Nineva, and selectively in Dohuk. Furthermore, job placement activities and internship schemes are supported to give young people maximum support to attain employment. Our focus is especially on construction, agriculture, and local tourism.
The Junior Coordinator will facilitate the project implementation in Erbil, Nineva (and in some cases Dohuk) in the field of skill development, job placement, entrepreneurship promotion, and social integration under the steering of the project’s management team. The Junior Coordinator will assist the project to identify new beneficiaries and partners as well as to maintain excellent work relations with existing ones. A special focus will be on coordination with existing GIZ measures and connected international donors. The position will allow for a significant level of creativity but also demands dedication to our objectives, diplomatic skills, and self-reliance.
Implementation & Monitoring
The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the international field of action heads. This may include partial responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle and abilities shown. The position will support the PSD M&E Officer implementing the project’s monitoring plan in the field.
Stakeholder Management & Planning
The position holder liaisons with the project’s implementation partners. This duty also includes the identification of new beneficiaries and partners. One main function of the position is the close coordination of PSD activities with GIZ projects operation in the intervention areas.
The position will support the planning efforts of the project for the areas of Erbil and Nineva.
Operations (including logistics)
The position holder supports the PSD staff in organizing travels, workshops, and other activities in the north of Iraq. Also, coordination with relevant GIZ administration offices such as procurement, accounting, contracts is part of the position. The position holder will report to the PSD Head of Admin for these duties.
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary.
Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications
-Academic degree in relevant fields such as social sciences, teaching, business administration etc.
-Proven experiences in supporting development cooperation efforts in one of the following or similar fields:
  • youth employment
  • youth skills advancement
  • youth organizations
  • Start-up promotion
  • Above average academic Kurdish, Arabic, and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Office Software literacy
  • Self-reliant, proactive, and responsible personality, innovative and flexible.
  • Ability to travel to Central Iraq, Mosul, and abroad for limited periods

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