The “GIZ Private Sector Development Project” is looking for a project officer assisting in the implementation of the project’s activities in its Field of Action (FoA) 4 – “Youth Employment and Labour Market Measures” in coordination with and as support to the international field of action head.
In its FoA 4 the project aims to support young people and 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 organisations young people are supported on two levels – to gain valuable skills and to find potential employers.
This includes support to technical planning efforts especially with local, practical, and academic knowledge. Planning and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation measures (M&E). The coordination and quality control of consultants and contracted researchers.
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.
2. 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
3. Coordination and Stakeholder Management
The position holder serves as liaison officer and activity coordinator to political partners, national organisations, and beneficiaries. This includes representing the project and its activities, built-up and care for relationships, identification of potential cooperation partners, and being the contact person for administrative and political office holders to the project.
4. Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary.
C.Required qualifications, competencies
The ideal candidate has experiences qualifying young people and support them to advance their skills. The candidate is able to coordinate and motivate organizations, build their knowledge, and create activities with the Project’s partners.
Academic degree in relevant fields such as (but not exclusively) in social sciences, political science, economics.
At least 3 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 and advantage.
Proven work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage
Experiences coordinating activities with political and administrative entities such as ministries and political office holders. Distinctive diplomatic and socials skills are expected.
Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Management experience of small teams or contractors is an advantage.
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