Office Manager

Posted 7 months ago by KFW Development Bank
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Administration

KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. As an integral part of KfW Group, KfW Development Bank carries out Germany`s Financial Cooperation with developing and emerging countries on behalf of the Federal Government. The 600 staff at its head office in Frankfurt, Germany, and about 200 specialists in more than 65 local offices worldwide cooperate with partners all over the world. Our top priorities are to improve people’s prospects for a better life, to protect the environment, and to combat climate change. 

KfW Office Iraq
The KfW Office Iraq has been newly established with its main representative office in Baghdad and a representative antenna in Erbil. The KfW Office is a small, dynamic set-up actively supporting KfW’s interests and the German Government’s development cooperation in Iraq. 

The KfW representative office in Baghdad is looking for a new Office Manager (f/m) in a full-time position 

Based in Baghdad, our office manager is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of our office in Baghdad as well as some oversight tasks for the antenna in Erbil. Your role will include providing a full range of office management duties and general affairs including, among others, the provision of support to the Director, office accounting, travel logistics and claims management, tax, procurement and payroll management, handling of all administrative issues that arise in connection with work permits and visa, organizing maintenance of office equipment and supplies, support logistics, event planning and the like - ad hoc assignments arise regularly. Within the framework of KfW’s regulations, you will have the flexibility to implement new procedures and systems to enhance the smooth running of our office. 
You will like this position if you are 
  • A team-player with strong interpersonal-skills and happy to be part of a friendly small team
  • Polite, helpful and solution oriented and with a positive disposition 
  • Prepared to work hard and understand when it is important to put in the extra mile 
  • A stickler for detail when crunching numbers and fulfilling formalities 
  • Self-motivated, self-organised and open to new themes, liking to learn 
  • Flexible and ready to think outside the box 
Requirements and skills are, inter alia, 
  • Bachelor level degree or higher in management, administration, accountancy or similar field 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (speaking/writing), Kurdish would be an asset
  • German language is not required but would be an asset, wanting to learn German would be a plus 
  • Computer literacy in excel, accounting software, online banking and the like and an affinity to database management and other systems that could increase the efficiency of our current systems 
  • A minimum of 5 (but preferably more) years of significant working experience with either the Government of Iraq, bi-or multilateral agencies, or a large international NGO
  • Proven ability to build and manage successful relationships and to establish a business network 
We would ideally like our new office manager to join the team in early 2021. 
Contact and Application Process 
For the first stage of the application process kindly send us your resume including names and contact details of relevant references and a cover letter letting us know why you would like to work for KfW Development Bank and what qualifies you for the position. We would also like to receive an indication of the salary you would be expecting. 
Kindly email send your CVs until January 20, 2021. Only applications including the above-requested documents – and only those - will be considered. You can also write to us if you have questions about the position. 
To learn more about KfW Development Bank please visit our website 

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