Financial Inclusion for Economic Restart and Integration in Iraq

Team leader with int./reg. experience (80 days)
Arabic; English
Friday, May 26, 2023

The overall objective of the Project is to sustainably improve the access to inclusive financial services for vulnerable target groups and MSMEs.

With the project focussing on the development of the financial sector, institutions in the downstream partner structure are mostly private financial service providers. The target group of the overall project is the Iraqi population as they indirectly benefit from enhanced access to financial services across the country. The beneficiaries are vulnerable Iraqi population groups such as women, youth, people affected by poverty, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, refugees and MSMEs.


Tasks of the team leader:

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for Iraqi partner financial service providers in the area of inclusive finance
  • Plan and coordinate expert missions, develop training and capacity building material, develop “work streams” for FSPs related to MSME finance and digital finance. Plan and oversee all activities in both WPs and at the same time actively provide training and capacity building by him-/herself.
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration (for example, gender equality, digital solutions)
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase
  • Maintaining contact with other donors or partners of the FSPs
  • University degree (Master) in Banking and Finance, Business Administration or Economics
  • Knowledge of Arabic C2 and English C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • 10 years of professional experience in MSME Finance
  • 8 years of professional experience in advising financial service providers (FSP) on financial product development or enhancement
  • 5 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or senior manager in a financial institution
  • 5 years of work experience in MENA region (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen).
  • 5 years of experience working in DC projects
Start / Duration: 

From July 2023 until November 2024


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