Within the framework of the “Migration for Development” programme financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports more than twenty countries to better use the potential of international migration for development. As part of the “Migration for Development” programme, the Programme of “Returning to New Opportunities” establishes to build the migration advice structures in the countries of origin and enhance it by setting-up and developing Migration Advice Centres about migration.
In the context of migration advice, activities to support and advice on regular migration as well as to improve the social and economic reintegration of migrants and refugees returning to their country of origin is the goal.
Overall Purpose of Post
The position holder will carry out advice and support giving services in the above-mentioned frame to individuals seeking counselling and support, including individuals interested in migrating to and returnees from Germany and other EU countries. He/she researches, compiles and makes available relevant information, offers and actors in legal migration and reintegration offers (business start-up, job placement, vocational training, psychosocial support and others) in Iraq. He/she exchanges with his/her counter parts in Germany to provide country-specific information to migrants intending to migrate to Germany and migrants interested in returning to Iraq. He/she cooperates with relevant counterparts within bilateral projects of GIZ and GIZ country office as well as implementing partners, service providers and institutions. He/she supports the team in the development of the activities and approaches of the centres. He/she additionally supports the team during fieldwork in regard of communication with various actors.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Providing counselling to above mentioned target groups.
Providing counselling to the host community for career development and employment promotion through the private sector.
Researching relevant information on existing actors and offers in social and professional reintegration, business start-up, job placement offers and vocational training providers.
Civil society organizations (CSO’s) background on the field for the national and international actors in Iraq
Research and map private sector companies in Iraq and contribute to job creation measures.
Contributing to information events related to advice giving for target group.
In close coordination with the Communication Adviser designing and carry out outreach activities for the target group.
Backstopping to the project management regarding activities of the government in this topic.
Researching and monitoring the labour market as well as transnational economic activities between the Iraq and Germany – providing related information to the team.
Contributing to the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project activities including tracking of clients.
Ensuring effective communication and flow of information within GIZ and with other relevant actors.
Communicating with relevant stakeholders in the field.
Cooperating with counterparts in the frame of the global programme and providing updated reintegration related information.
Ensuring good flow of information and coordination with all local and international partners.
Researching, reviewing, preparing relevant reports and documents, including the input on weekly updates, monthly and annual reports.
Frequent travelling and working in the whole country, especially to Baghdad.
Organizing events and provide minutes of meetings, workshops and seminars on national and international level.
Supporting the visibility and outreach of the project services through social media.
Updating the relevant folders of the GIZ (DMS and Public Folder) knowledge management to facilitate access to key information for tenders such as project references, performance confirmations from clients etc.
Providing trainings related to Employment Promotion measures to both returnees and host community as well as IDPs.
Engaging in other activities as assigned by the project management.
Ensuring the context-sensitive implementation of concepts and tools.
University degree, preferably in the field of Social Sciences, Psychology, Education, Business or other related profiles.
At least 4 years of working experience in a related position.
Proficiency in English and Arabic, German language skills is a big asset.
Attention to detail with a strong focus on privacy and protection of sensitive personal data and information.
Experience in working with or in the field of development cooperation and/or labour market policy/migration.
Knowledge in the field of migration and asylum.
Knowledge in the employment sector in the country of deployment and its migration policy.
Knowledge in the legal basis for labour migration to Germany is an asset.
Excellent team-working and communication skills.
Experience in psychosocial counselling is an asset.
Ability to work and perform under pressure independently.
Attention to detail and accuracy are imperative whilst multitasking to support various colleagues and meeting tight deadlines.
Service-oriented attitude and interpersonal skills, including adapting communication to different recipients and networking in the country of deployment and with the international community.
Able to establish good and respectful working relationship with all staff in the organization, demonstrating accountability and transparency to the roles and responsibilities;
Good IT skills.
Fast-learner and willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the organisation in other duties as required.
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, screenshots and links will not be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.