Intl. Specialist Engineer Energy (m/f/d)

Job Details
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
Name of project : 
German Credit Facility to Assist the Return of IDPs in Iraq (GCFI)
asap up to 6 months until November 30, 2020.
Mission end date: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
We are currently searching for an International Specialist Engineer Energy (m/f/d) for our project in Iraq
Task description: 

Provisionary ToR

(Subject to final coordination with the client ReFAATO)

Preliminary tasks:

  1. Top-level monitor projects funded by the GCFI and implemented thru the “Electricity-PMT” at Iraqi MoE;
  2. Validate quarterly reporting by PMT electricity (SQR – Sectoral Quarterly Report);
  3. Based on task No. 2, contribute to the elaboration and validation of PMTs quarterly SQRs in coordination with MMC National Expert Energy, review of “Consolidated Quarterly Reports” (CQR) thru the MMC regional expert in charge for report coordinating and drafting  and the MMC Team Leader (Dr. Fouad Al Momen);
  4. Contribute to other reporting by the MMC, e.g. the MMC quarterly reports to the client ReFAATO;
  5. Quality-check further project proposals by the PMT Electricity (if any) – see also below;
  6. The international Specialist Engineer Energy will support MMC Capacity Development Expert in assessing capacity building needs on monitoring and implementation in the energy field and developing relevant training measures, if required. The expert will conduct capacity building measures where required and appropriate;
  7. Provide guidance/ supervision to the National/ Regional Specialist Engineer Energy (Eng. Ghazi Abdulazeez). Closely coordinate and cooperate with the local expert in particular on preparation, implementation and reporting of field missions to sites in the GCFO target provinces, where the international expert can’t go due to security constraints, but the local expert or other team members are able to go;
  8. Frequently provide the MMC Team Leader with monthly time sheets ad reports of the own missions / home work respectively and  coordinate the schedule for the next mission, obtain TL pre approval prior to conducting work from home.


Ad 5.: Prior to the submission of project proposals for approval by KfW and the SC, the international Specialist Engineer Energy will undertake a ‘quality check’ of the proposed projects in his sector by:

  • Screening project proposals against the list of eligible types of projects  by providing guidance to Electricity PMTs in coordination with MMC Procurements & Contract Expert;
  • Screening project proposals against the geographical and sectoral criteria to determine which projects fall under the relevant intervention area of the GCFI and fulfils the prerequisites for GCFi funding;
  • Verifying the preparatory status to ensure that only projects with a minimum status of effective preparation are retained in the interest of efficiency and quick wins;
  • Undertaking an initial screening of projects for potential conflicts with GCFI safeguard policies and eliminate activities that are generally incompatible with GCFI safeguard standards;
  • Ensuring that representatives from the targeted governorates and municipalities have been involved in the identification of the projects to ensure the effective identification of reconstruction priorities as well as the needs-orientation of the GCFI measures;
  • Liaising with the MoP and the MoF and most importantly with PMTs and MMC National expert to ensure alignment of the project proposals with national investment priorities and avoid duplication with other donor activities.

Required qualification (as from the GCFI ToR):

The international specialist must have:

  • At least a Master's Degree in a position-related field of expertise;
  • At least ten years of project-relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in their relevant field of expertise preferably in relation to or in infrastructure projects in the electricity, water & sanitation or transport sector;
  • Working experience in countries in the region and under similar challenging conditions and security constraints; working experience in Iraq is considered an asset;
  • Flexibility to live/visit in remote areas and challenging environments and to adapt to a dynamic environment, without losing sight of the objectives;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer programmes;
  • Be fluent in English; knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.
Other information : 

Programme objectives: The overarching objective of the GCFI is to contribute to the permanent return of IDPs to their home locations in Iraq. To this end, the GCFI supports investments into the restoration of local economic and social infrastructure, through rehabilitation, construction or supply of equipment in safe municipalities in liberated territories of four governorates (Ninevah, Anbar, Salah Adin, Diyala). The programme covers interventions in the energy, water/sanitation, roads/bridges and health sectors.

How to apply: 

If interested, please apply and/or register via our automated application system on our website ( Please provide an updated CV, pertinent certificates and diplomas as well as remuneration.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.