Project Coordinator

Posted 9 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
The GIZ Private Sector Development Project supports the Government of Iraq to develop its private sector with the objective to create more job opportunities for young people. GIZ is a fully German Government owned organisation active in 130 countries with over 21.000 employees. More information about GIZ are accessible via The duty station for the “Project Coordinator – Economic Reform & Policy Development” is the GIZ Baghdad Office.
The GIZ “Private Sector Development” Project is looking for a project coordinator, who is acquainted with challenges faced by private businesses in Iraq. The ideal candidate has collected work or education experiences abroad. We are a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities.
  • The position supports the line manager to assess the business environment and Iraq and to develop recommendations for improvement.
  • Business associations think tanks and networks will be supported in their research and advocacy efforts.
  • Ideally, ideas and knowledge from abroad are brought into the project planning process.
  • Organisation of capacity development measures in the area of developing and conducting economic reforms.
  • Support to reform advisory services rendered by the project.

  • The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the line manager. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle. A special focus will be on process development and reform.
  • Furthermore, the position is responsible for results assessment according to GIZ standard M&E schemes with the preparation of reports and public relation material.
  • Governmental budgetary planning will be researched and capacities for key decision-makers strengthened accordingly.
  • The position holder provides local and international, practical, and academic knowledge to the project planning process.
Strategic Networking and Stakeholder management
  • The position holder serves as activity coordinator to political partners, national organisations, and beneficiaries. This includes the creation of a strong network,
  • continuous needs assessments, enabling project activities, communicating approaches.
  • Furthermore, the representation of the project and its activities in coordination with the line manager, built-up and care for relationships (stakeholder mapping), identification of potential future cooperation partners.
  • The position holder will support the government relation matters of the project.
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary.
Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications
Professional experience
  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, business or political/ social sciences or other relevant fields.
  • Study or work experiences abroad.
  • Background in consultancy is an advantage
  • Diplomatic and socials skills are expected.
  • 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
  • Experienced networker
  • Ability to travel in Iraq and abroad for limited periods of time

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