Technical Advisor – Public Finance Management

Posted over 1 year 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 various 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 offering people better prospects and sustainably improving their living conditions.


Field of Activity

  1. The government formed in Iraq in the wake of the has defined comprehensive reform measures to embark on an inclusive development path based on stable and accountable institutions and increasingly driven by the private sector. This includes public financial management and tax reforms. GIZ is supporting the Government of Iraq in its reforms in these areas and is looking for a Technical Specialist to Support our efforts in Public Finance Management Reforms.

Your tasks Tasks

  1. Advising the partner institution(s)

The  advisor

  • Assists and monitors the development and implementation of project/programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts in the field of public finance management
  • Deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the project/programme’s area of activity
  • Develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
  1. Networking and cooperation 

The advisor

  • Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with PR work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental
  • Agencies and individuals in the project/programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  1. Knowledge management

The advisor

  • Ensures knowledge transfer to project/programme information
  • Develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • Draws up reports and presentation documents
  • Prepares appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office


  1. Coordination tasks

The professional, advisory

  • Assists with general project planning and develops project concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
  • Coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects 
  • Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • Handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting) 

Your profile

  • Masters/MSc in an area that is related to the project/programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field.

Professional experience

  • Experience in Public Finance Management Reform, Budgeting, Auditing of national budgets, Macroeconomic Forecasting
  • Experience working with or in the MoF, Auditor Supreme or Central Bank
  • Experience working with Donors is a plus at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experience working with Donors is a plus
  • Working experience with GIZ internal instruments, processes and structures, including Capacity WORKS, is an advantage; 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of Arabic and a working knowledge of German or English
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management 

Important notes for your application

  • The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH-FFM22-085) Technical Advisor – Public Finance Management Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. 
  • The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

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