Project Coordinator

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
PSD is a German Government commissioned project which aims to support employment creation via the private sector nationwide. With its holistic, two-way approach of supporting the Government of Iraq in improving the business and investment climate for private entities, as well as matchmaking and qualification measures for job seekers and companies, the project targets sustainable short-, medium-, and long-term build-up of employment opportunities in order to provide perspectives to young people and voluntarily returning refugees. 
The project support young people and voluntarily returning refugees to improve their employability in selected labour markets, through skill development efforts such as vocational training as well as sustainable job placement measures with existing organizations. Young people are supported on two levels – to gain valuable skills and to find potential employers. 
  • Supporting the project staff in identifying returnees and include them into the project’s activities. 
  • Designing and implementing job placement and entrepreneurship support activities that respond to the returnees and market needs. 
  • Follow up on all returning refugees related activities and tasks. 
  • Planning and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation measures (M&E). 
  • Reporting on all returnee’s activities within the project. 
  • mplementation The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the international field of action head. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle. 
  • Planning and Monitoring The position holder provides local, practical, and academic knowledge to the project planning process. Especially stakeholder identification and mapping activities and local research efforts. Furthermore, the position is responsible for results assessment according to GIZ standard M&E schemes with the preparation of reports and public relation material. 
  • Coordination & Identification of Stakeholders The position holder serves as returnee’s activity coordinator within the project. This includes engaging referred returnees into different project activities. In addition to identifying new approach to identify returnees. 
Other duties/additional tasks 
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary. 
Required qualifications, competencies and experience 
  • Academic degree in relevant fields such as (but not exclusively) in social sciences, political science, economics, management. 
  • At least 4 years of experience in the field of labour market measures such as job placement and vocational qualification/ training ideally aimed at young people. 
  • Proven experiences in supporting development cooperation efforts in the field of youth employment, youth skills advancement, youth organisations. Practical knowledge of gender equality measures is an advantage. 
  • Ver good coordination and communication skills. 
  • Proven work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage. 
  • Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken). 
Other knowledge, additional competencies 
  • Office Software literacy. 
  • German language skills are an advantage. 
  • Team player, proactive and responsible personality, innovative and flexible. 
  • Ability to travel in Iraq and abroad for limited periods of time. 


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