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Project Officer

Job Title: Project Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
REF: 1406
Contact Name: Susan Rafat
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Project Officer for an international organization in Baghdad, the candidate must have minimum of 1-3 years of relevant occupational experience and Fluent Arabic and English in speaking, reading and writing

The project “Stabilization Support Iraq (SSI)” aims at the stabilization of the IS-liberated areas in Iraq and the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). Thereby the project supports the Iraqi government in improving their capacity to provide basic services in the liberated areas in Anbar, Diyala, Ninewah and Salah ad Din Governorate. Thematically the project is focusing on the support of the sectors: road network, water, electricity, health, education and security. This includes the procurement and delivery of mobile clinics and heavy machinery such as water trucks, excavators, dump trucks, waste trucks and generators as well as further supporting equipment. Further the project is supporting capacity building such as the training of mechanics of municipalities. The Project Officer will support the work of SSI which.
Project activities require to also travel to partners in the mentioned governorates as well as to the second project office in Erbil. This will be on a demand basis. The project officer will work in the Office in Baghdad within an international team.

Overall Purpose of Post
The project officer will support the project team located in Baghdad and Erbil in all necessary tasks. The focus will be in the support of the operations in the Baghdad Office and guaranteeing business continuity. Therefore, main tasks will be the coordination with partners for the planned activities as well as managing procurement processes.

Responsibilities/Administrative Tasks
  • Facilitate of communication with all partners in Iraq on project activities and its processes
  • Support administrative processes for contracting and payments
  • Support the project filing system in reference files in the office and in the Intranet (DMS) in line with filing regulations
  • Translation (English – Arabic) during project meetings
  • Support the organization of events and documents meetings, workshops and seminars
  • Organize logistics for the project staff
  • Keep up to date with rules and regulations which are relevant for the project
  • Perform further duties and tasks at the request of the line manager
Project Tasks
  • Facilitate the procurement processes of the project throughout its whole cycle in coordination with international project staff
  • Engage with stakeholders and partners in project processes including traveling to partners under organization Security Regulations
  • Support the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of the project for internal use and to the German Federal Foreign Office (AA)
  • Participate in project-relevant meetings (with for example government, UN, NGOs) and prepares minutes
  • Undertakes thematic background research on recent developments relevant to the project
  • Provide input for the continuous development of the project
  • Perform further duties and tasks at the request of the line manager
Required qualifications, competencies and experience Qualifications Professional Experience
  • Education: University degree in business administration, social science, political science, project management, international studies or similar
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant occupational experience
  • Work for an international company or development organization is an advantage
  • Understanding of Iraqi government structures and international agencies active in Iraq are an asset
  • Experience in working with IDPs, refugees or similar are an asset
  • Fluent Arabic and English in speaking, reading and writing
  • Committed to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of Iraqis
Other knowledge, additional competencies
  • Office Software literacy
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Ability to independently execute tasks according to existing plans
  • Team player, proactive and responsible personality, solution oriented, innovative and flexible
  • German and Sorani language skills are an advantage