Project Coordinator – Economic Reform Processes & Advisory

Posted 10 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
The GIZ “Private Sector Development Project” (PSD) 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.  
The duty station for the “Project Coordinator – Economic Reform Processes & Advisory” is the GIZ Baghdad Office.

The position is in a motivated, dynamic, and idealistic team which welcomes personalities with similar qualities. We’re looking for people who like to think outside the box and are proactive in their approaches.
  • Determining advisory needs of political partners for economic reform efforts (technically, strategically, procedurally). Direct advisory will be planned and implemented in close coordination with the project’s political partners. 
  • Assisting and advising the political partner in the setup of permanent advisory structures and processes.
  • Research and Briefing of international experts on issues such as Budget Reform, Rule of Law, Privatization, Tax & Trade incentives, and facilitation of their work in the country.
  • Organisation of capacity development measures in the area of developing and conducting economic reforms for government entities.
  • Facilitating the implementation of the comprehensive economic transformation support of the project with the political partner.
  • Support to project efforts and issue leaders in the area of preventing corruption.

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
  • 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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