Project Assistant

Posted 7 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Global Programme “Programme Migration for Development” (PME) is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish migration advice structures in eleven partner countries of German Development Cooperation. 
The objective of the programme is to strengthen the development-relevant contributions of migrants in their countries of origin and improve the framework conditions for legal migration in selected partner countries. This objective is actively being pursued by the following components: (1) Migration Policy Advice (2) Migration Advice (3) Development-oriented Return of Migrants (4) Diaspora Cooperation (5) Business Ideas for Development. 
The focus of the Migration Advice Centre is to provide counselling services for returning migrants as well as the job seekers. The centre provides counselling services and information on vocational and educational programs, employment opportunities in the country, business start-up and business development advice. For this purpose, counselling services are tailored to each client individually and kept open-ended. Apart from assessing each case individually and subsequent referencing and counselling services, the programme intends to provide tailored support and qualification measures to the returning migrants and members of host community. 
Overall Purpose of the Post 
The position holder will assist in the implementation of the project in the Northern part of Iraq. In addition, the position holder will be assisting the programme in its community outreach activities throughout Kurdistan Region and other northern governorates of Iraq including liaising with local authorities, community leaders, Mukhtars. The position holder will also have the access to all the necessary support and tools to perform tasks he/she is entitled to, learn new skills and enrich his/her professional experience. 
Tasks and Responsibilities 
  • Providing comprehensive high-quality support to all aspects of the projec inline with the rules and processes of GIZ and project objectives 
  • Ensuring that the Project enquiries are dealt with smoothly and efficiently 
  • Excellent communication flow with all team members, project partners, other GIZ programmes / offices and wider actors operating in the areas of implementation 
  • Supports and manages the transportation and logistics needs of project staff incl. consultants, in Iraq and to/from Iraq 
  • Supports the project in all implementation, support and administrative fields 
  • Translates documents and interprets to/from into English/Arabic/Kurdish 
  • Accompanies delegations, colleagues and others on their field visits 
  • Forms a comprehensive knowledge base on all fields of implementation 
  • Supports and leads when delegate the liaison tasks with state acto4rs, community leaders, muhktars and partner 
  • Support with actor mapping and data collection efforts 
  • Previous experience in Nineveh, Saladin, Diyala and Kirkuk is of advantage 
  • Any other tasks requested or delegated by the line manager 
  • University degree, preferably in the field of Project or Business Management, Social or Political Science, Communications or other relevant fields 
  • At least 2 to 4 years of working experience, preferably in the field of project implementation, liaison / communications and/or community engagement 
  • Proficiency in English, Kurdish and Arabic, German language skill is a big an advantage 
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation and public speaking skills 
  • Very good IT skills, knowledge of using MS office, any other related program is a plus 
  • Attention and focus on privacy and protection of sensitive personal data and information 
  • Experience in working with or in the field of development cooperation is a plus 
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills 
  • 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 
  • Able to establish good and respectful working relationship with all staff in the organization, demonstrating accountability and transparency to the roles and responsibilities 
  • Fast-learner and willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the organisation in other duties as required. 


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