Project Coordinator – Youth Integration

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 returning refugees. 
The position holder is responsible for: 
The implementation of the project’s activities in its Field of Action (FoA) 6 – “psycho-social counselling and cultural integration projects” and Field of Action (FoA) 4 – qualifications & Labour Market Measures. 
In its FoA 6 the project aims to integrate young people and returning refugees into social networks which shall increase their chances to find jobs and other perspectives for their lives in Iraq. The current approach entails support to local integrative networks such as those organized by students, journalists, artists, young people, as well as selected sport and leisure (historians etc.) groups. 
In its FoA 4, the project aims to implement needs-oriented employment promotion measures and improve the range of such services available for young people including returnees. 
The responsibilities include support to technical planning efforts especially with local, practical, and academic knowledge. Identification of relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries. Planning and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation measures (M&E). The coordination and quality control of consultants and contracted researchers. 
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks: 
  • Implementation 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 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. 
Other duties/additional tasks
Required qualifications, competencies and experience 
  • Academic degree in relevant fields such as (but not exclusively) in psychology, social care, social sciences, community work, business administration. 
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in the field of social work, community work, youth mobilization, social or psychological counselling, journalism and/or employment promotion. 
  • Proven experiences in supporting development cooperation efforts in the field of youth skills advancement, youth organisations, social counselling. Practical knowledge of employment promotion measures is an advantage. 
  • Proven work experience in international development cooperation organisations is an advantage. 
  • Experiences coordinating activities with NGOs, students, art groups, journalist unions. An existing network in the named fields of work is a distinct advantage. 
  • 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 of time. 


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