Project Officer for Digital Skills and Technology Trainings

Posted 3 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with more than 23,000 employees in over 120 countries. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume is around 3.3 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation and to offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions

The BMZ has commissioned GIZ to implement the Information, Communication and Technology – Perspective for Modern Youth in Iraq (ICT) project in Iraq.  

The aim of the project is to create job perspective for youth in the field of ICT, in close collaboration with its partners from the innovation ecosystem. This is achieved through the setup of innovation hubs with co-working and makerspaces, trainings in start-up entrepreneurship and advanced tech skills (start-up incubation/ acceleration, clockchain and app development, digital production) as well as interventions in the fields of early-stage finance (angel investmemt, seed grants) and entrepreneurship research.

Your tasks 

  • Manage contracted partners and consultants.
  • Ensure that all contractually agreed supplies or deadlines are meet. 
  • Advise the partners on all contract-related issues. 
  • Manage the relationships with private, public sector, investors, academia, donor organizations, NGO, CSO, international development aid sector, and related industries.
  • Advises partners on the establishment of (strategic) partnerships with the private and public sector to promote the sustainability of partner structures and to provide employment opportunities after the provided trainings are completed.
  • Providing the support of employment promotion in the digital economy.
  • Supports in the planning, preparation, and implementation of workshops (online and offline), conferences and events.
  • Supporting in the development and technical management of activities in the field of coding bootcamps (e.g. app/web development, Java, Python, AI, blockchain, data analysis and management, cloud computing, cybersecurity) and trainings in digital skills (e.g. UX/UI, digital production, robotics).
  • Ensure that all relevant materials (contracts, studies, impact documentation, etc.) are stored in the project's knowledge management system. Furthermore, the position holder is responsible for participating in data collection and knowledge management of the entire activity.
  • Coordination and cooperation with actors of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The brief profile is not intended to provide a full and complete description.


Your profile 

Required qualifications, competencies, and experience Qualifications 

Professional experience  

  • Academic degree in relevant fields such as IT, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Communications, Environmental Studies, or comparable studies. 
  • At least 2 years of working experience in the management of activities in the field of digital and (employment promotion and digital economy); work experience in the private technology skills development sector is an advantage. 
  • At least 2 years of working experience in project and partner network management.  
  • Proven working experience in the organization and implementation of workshops, conferences, and events  
  • Proven working experience in supporting development cooperation efforts in the field of employment creation in the digital sector; working experience with GIZ is an advantage 
  • Experiences coordinating activities with administrative entities, academia, business owners and managers as well as business organizations.  
  • Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken); Kurdish language skills are an advantage. 

Other knowledge, additional competencies 

  • Enjoyment of working in intercultural teams and a positive attitude towards diversity 
  • Strong project management and contract management skills 
  • Proactive working mindset  
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office 
  • High level of interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Distinctive diplomatic and social skills  
  • Ability to travel inside Iraq (incl. South and KRI) and abroad for limited periods of time 

Important notes for your application

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-ICT23-001) Project Officer for Digital Skills and Technology Trainings  Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. 

The application shall consist of 

  • CV 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Short post (max. 400 words ) on mechanisms and approaches to closing the gap between private sector demand for digitally skilled personnel and education system supply (graduates). 

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated. For the post, no GIZ template is provided therefore it can be written inside a wordfile and send to us in PDF format.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.


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