TVET & Job Skills Qualifications Advisor

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 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. 

About the project 

The “Assisting Reconstruction and Improving Living Conditions in Anbar” (ARILA) is commissioned  by BMZ to improve the conditions for better livelihoods in selected communities in the districts of  Fallujah, Heet and Ramadi in Anbar governorate. ARILA’s economic component seeks to promote income opportunities through both dependent and self-dependent employment. Corresponding  activities supported by the project include (i) short-term vocational training followed by job  matching and placement services to improve the target group’s perspectives for dependent  employment as well as (ii) a combination of vocational training, entrepreneurship/business training and business activation grants to foster entrepreneurial self-employment. The activities  are implemented in concert with ARILA’s measures to rehabilitate and restore public and social  infrastructure and efforts to promote peaceful and inclusive communities. 

Your tasks  

The advisor will contribute to or, if delegated, be responsible for the day-to-day  implementation of component activities. Amongst other tasks, the advisor proactively:

  • Builds and maintains a network with formal and informal providers of technical and  vocational education and training (TVET) or job skills and qualification courses, relevant  authorities for the development of training curricula and plans, and stakeholders in the  private sector with the overall aim of improving training for job seekers based on the  needs of the labor market 
  • In close coordination with the Head of Component, prepares options for supporting the  TVET and qualification training architecture in Anbar. This will include capacity building  and organizational development to strengthen individual actors and networks. 
  • Provides advisory services on capacity development for cooperation partners in Anbar  related to TVET, short-term qualification courses, internships and apprenticeships for  youth entering the labor market, and other topics as per the guidance of the Head of  Component. 
  • Cooperates closely with the component’s advisor for business development in order to  match trainings to the needs of supported businesses.  
  • Facilitates contacts to networks and individuals for the Head of Component and, if  necessary, for other GIZ projects and project consultants 

The advisor will be instrumental in developing and putting into action the strategic and  operational plans of the component. Amongst other tasks, the advisor proactively: 

  • Supports the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan in  cooperation with the Head of Component and other colleagues. This may include the full  responsibility for certain, delegated activities such as the development of Terms of  Reference for contracts, developing Bills of Quantity and specifications for procurements,  writing of reports, backstopping of consultants, and other tasks 
  • Advises the Head of Component to identify new ideas and partners for implementation of  activities to create and promote sustainable livelihoods, income generation and job  opportunities for vulnerable groups in Anbar 
  • Assists all other employment promotion and training activities implemented through the  ARILA project or its implementing partners, including providing technical advice and  coordination efforts
  • This position is based in Baghdad, but frequent travel is expected between Baghdad and  the project office in Ramadi as well as to project locations in Falluja, Ramadi and Heet. 

Your profile  


  • Master’s degree in education and teaching, social work, social sciences, business  administration or related fields.  
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in managing and/or teaching at a vocational  training center or equivalent institutions, or in supporting vocational training centers • Work experience with actors and agencies for international cooperation for sustainable  development (such as UNDP, USAID, DFID, JICA, GIZ, KfW) or their contractors and  consulting firms 
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Arabic languages are mandatory for this position • Very good working knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures  are agreed with management.  
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate their professional skills, their written and  spoken English as well as capacity to talk freely about the subject matter during the  selection process 

Important notes for your application 

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH ARILA 022-118) TVET & Job Skills Qualifications Advisor 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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