Project Officer

Posted over 1 year ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Operations , Services
Duty Station: Erbil with frequent visits to Mosul and other Sub-Districts in Nineveh

A.Overall Purpose of Post
As a project manager your tasks will be within above-mentioned action field three ‘peacebuilding measures’. You will support the project manager in facilitating the conflict sensitive implementation of the program focusing on conceptual development, process management and monitoring. That includes close (data) monitoring and support to implementing partners of GIZ. Frequent visits to Mosul and other sub-districts in Nineveh and meetings with implementation partners, civil society
and other central stakeholders will provide the necessary insight for proactive action and possible redesign of the activities as well as planning of follow up measures.
B.Tasks and Responsibilities
 1.General Responsibilities                                                                                                                  
Within the above described action field 3 the project coordinator supports the project manager in:
  • Coordination and organization for effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as reporting of project activities.
  • Incorporating and applying conflict sensitive approaches as well as addressing cross- cutting issues (e.g. gender) in design and implementation of activities.
  • Regular assessment of the strategic implementation of actions, identifying areas of emphasis to guide project improvements, future activities and further strategic development of the project.
  • Continuous updating of the conflict and context analysis with the involvement of well- connected local and national implementation partners (Think Tanks, NGOs, etc.).
  • Close coordination and cooperation with the relevant international organizations and state actors plus other stakeholders including identification of further interfaces and synergies.
  • Monitoring the progress on agreed results framework and performance indicators and taking action and/ or provide timely assessment, i.e. communicating on progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics.
  • Following up on the systematic conflict monitoring and stakeholder mapping, guaranteeing a dynamic conflict analysis and adequate response mechanisms.
  • Preparation of material proactively and on request
  • Ensuring knowledge management and capitalization of information, which includes records and filing.
C.Required qualifications, competences and experience
General Qualifications
  • Degree in social science, political science, law, project management, computer science or related field of study.
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in a field relevant to the position in a comparable position, preferably in an INGO or International Development Organization.
  • Very good command of ICT technologies
  • Strong coordination and organization skills with attention to details and deadlines regarding effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as reporting of project activities in a context and conflict sensitive manner.
  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic.
Specific Qualifications
  • First experiences in supporting and monitoring peacebuilding or development programs in Iraq or a similar context.
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams.
  • A proven experience in the field of conflict transformation (in the MENA region) and with implementation of context and conflict sensitive approaches and conflict sensitive monitoring;
  • Previous working experience with conflict stakeholders, CSO/NGO and in taking responsibility for contract management and partner relations;

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