Title: Project Officer for ICT & Tech Start-Up Promotion
Program: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Youth
Duty Station: Baghdad
GIZ is looking for an advisor assisting in the implementation of the activities for the project “ICT
– Perspectives for Modern Youth in Iraq”.
To support the Iraqi Tech Ecosystem to develop, GIZ is setting up Innovation Hubs in the country (e.g. Baghdad, Basra and Sulaymaniyah), which will be equipped with Hi-tech Makerspaces, Coworking spaces and training facilities.
These Hubs provide practice-oriented business trainings for Tech Start-ups as well as programming courses including peacebuilding elements. A targeted matchmaking connects the trainees with potential investors and employers.
By introducing mobile units, these IT-trainings are extended to refugee/IDP camps and remote locations.
The responsibilities include support to and independent implementation of technical planning efforts especially with local, practical, and academic knowledge. Planning and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation measures (M&E) will round up the responsibilities.
In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:
The position holder supports within the implementation of the project’s operational plan in coordination with the project director and its deputy. This may include the full responsibility for certain activities or components.
Planning & Monitoring
The position holder provides local, practical, and academic knowledge to the project planning process. 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 and Stakeholder Management
The position holder serves as liaison officer and activity coordinator to political partners, national organizations, project partners, and beneficiaries. This includes representing the project and its activities, building up new relationships, identifying of potential cooperation partners, and being the contact person for administrative and political office holders to the project.
Other duties/additional tasks
The position holder will support the project with any additional tasks if necessary.
C.Required qualifications, competencies Qualifications and Professional experience
Academic degree in relevant fields such as (but not exclusively) IT, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration.
At least 2-3 years of experience in the field of ICT and Start-Up promotion or self- employment within the ICT sector. Work experience in the private sector is an advantage.
Knowledge of the Investment climate and/or access to Investors’ networks is an advantage.
Proven experiences in supporting development cooperation efforts in the field of ICT employment promotion. Practical knowledge of gender equality measures is an advantage.
Proven work experience in international development cooperation organizations is an advantage.
Experiences coordinating activities with administrative entities, business owners and managers as well as business organizations. Distinctive diplomatic and socials skills are expected.
Above average academic Arabic and fluent English language proficiencies are mandatory (written and spoken).
Management experience of (small) projects or contractors is an advantage.
Other knowledge, additional competencies
Office Software literacy
Team player, proactive and responsible personality, creative, innovative
Ability to work under changing work contexts and time pressure
Ability to travel in Iraq (South and KRI) and abroad for limited periods