The GIZ Private Sector Development & Employment Promotion Project (PSD) supports the government of Iraq and the government of the Kurdish Region to develop its private sector to create more job opportunities for young people. The project comprises the two Modules of Macro Economic Policy Consulting and Labour Market Interventions. Thereby the latter Module includes the component of MSME and start-up development support, innovation, and cooperation with local and international stakeholders, which will be the area of placement.
The project is looking for technical project staff to support the design and implementation of activities to support MSME development through partnerships with stakeholders such as the chamber of commerce. The duty station for this position is the GIZ-PSD Erbil Office.
The position holder is responsible for:
Adequate support to the project director and team leaders in project implementation matters, which includes planning, implementing, reporting, and monitoring & evaluation.
The position holder supports the implementation of the project’s operational plan related to MSME development and business development services in coordination with the project director, module manager, and team leader. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities according to the standard project cycle.
Cooperating with other stakeholders such as ministries, chambers of commerce, business associations, and civil society organizations.
Assisting with the delivery of advisory services related to the work area
Processing technical aspects and further developing the area of responsibility by the specified quality standards
Maintaining a good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions and counterparts and GIZ
Project planning and implementation
The position holder will support
Designing, conceptualizing, and realization of measures for MSME development and business development services.
the implementation and monitoring of activities along the project cycle and assist the team and the team leader in all respective matters.
organizing, contributing, documenting, and supervising different events like workshops, missions, webinars, virtual conferences, etc.
to accompany international consultants in meetings with actors from the private and public sector and provide minutes of those meetings
oversees the development, review, and timely submission of project-related materials, including regular reports that measure and evaluate project results
helps identify and maintain the needs of partner organizations and reflect this in the design of activities and planning of interventions
Communication and networking
The position holder will operate and contribute to:
Identifying, developing, and maintaining contact with all stakeholders
provides technical assistance to local and international experts
ensures knowledge management collects, processes, and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs, and society through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars, etc.
The position holder will support
Drawing up reports and presentation documents
Preparing appropriate input for various project reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the program manager and GIZ Head Office
Assisting with research activities and studies on the area of work
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional task if necessary, e.g. she/he
Supports the project with translation duties and any additional tasks if deemed necessary.
Contributes to the development of communication material and presentation supports.
Required qualifications, competences, and experience
Education: University degree (Bachelor / Master) in a relevant field (e.g. economics, business development, International affairs, etc.)
Minimum of 3 years of relevant occupational experience as a business development role, SME development role, or business development services trainer/coordinator role.
At least 1 year of professional experience for an international development agency, NGO, public agency, or similar.
Technical knowledge about private sector development would be a strong asset
Experience conducting desk and field research of a similar nature as required by the assignment
Being acquainted with administrative procedures in government and administrative offices is an advantage.
Above-average academic Kurdish and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken). Arabic proficiencies are an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competences
Tasks require constructive creative thinking, sometimes also conceptual initiative
Microsoft Office software literacy
Team player, proactive and responsible personality, innovative and flexible.
Ability and willingness to travel within Iraq including to Norther Region and abroad for limited periods.
Requirements for application:
The subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots, and links will not be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.