Project coordinator for cooperation with SAPSSI
JOB TITLE: Project coordinator for cooperation with SAPSSI
EMPLOYER: GIZ Azerbaijan DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-28 LAST UPDATED: 2019-12-10 DEADLINE: 2019-12-21

Project coordinator for cooperation with SAPSSI to support implementation of the project “Good Governance for Local Development” in Azerbaijan

Reports to: Team leader Azerbaijan Good Governance for Local Development South Caucasus
Deputy: --

A. Responsibilities

The technical professional is responsible for

- supporting SAPSSI and selected rayons in transferring SAPSSI standards to rayon level;
- supporting the development of criteria for standards to be improved;
- definition of criteria for the selection of rayons;
- cost-benefit analysis of measures to be applied;
- supporting the development of a road map/ plan of operation;
- providing support to selected districts
- supporting implementation of activities on rayon level
- supporting ASAN training center for capacity development on relevant topics for staff/ stakeholders concerned
- supporting SAPSSI in process management;
- ensuring sustainability of approaches chosen;

In addition, he/she will provide advice/ backstopping support to the following topics:

- gender-sensitive approaches in public service delivery
- supporting the introduction/ promotion of e-governance methods on rayon level

The technical professional performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Coordinating activities in partnership with SAPSSI and supporting partner organizations (SAPSSI and selected District Executive Authorities)

SAPSSI coordinator

- assists in preparing a plan of operation for the activities under the project
- contributes in implementing the GIZ assistance to the project
- assists in implementing the activities under the project
- organizes the deployment of short-term experts as planned in the project
- provides technical advice to partners in every day interaction and cooperation
- organizes monitoring and evaluation of planned activities
- prepares for and contributes to evaluation of achievements
- organizes capacity enhancement measures for partners.

2. Management and coordination within GIZ

SAPSSI coordinator

- coordinates and assists in preparing and conducting project activities and related tasks
- contributes to break-down of project activities into the specific action plans and assists in synchronizing the operating and budgeting system
- plans, coordinates and documents meetings, workshops, seminars, forums and other project activities with a focus on technical and organizational aspects
- assists with recording and documenting the results of all activities
- supports in project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
- assists national and international experts assigned to the project in carrying out their work

3. Communication and networking

SAPSSI coordinator

- develops and maintains contact with project stakeholders
- ensures knowledge management: collects processes and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction between government institutions, NGOs and society through analyses of the media, direct dialogue, participation in meetings and seminars etc.
- contributes to the project visibility and PR activities.

4. Other duties/additional tasks

SAPSSI coordinator

- performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


- Master Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or comparable academic background
Professional experience/ sector competence
5 years professional experience in comparable position and in thematic areas of local governance and public service management
- excellent knowledge of SAPSSI’s role and functions with the AZ public service context and service system
- excellent knowledge of standards, procedures and processes of administrative service delivery at local level i.e. rayon and municipality level and responsibilities of stakeholders;
- cooperation experience with SAPSSI, and public service system in AZ including the role of ministries;
- good knowledge of e-Governance approaches and developments in the sector of digitalization of services;
- awareness of the ASAN structure and its specificities. Rich experience in designing and implementing
- Development of Management Systems such as HRM, QMS (Queue Management System), Monitoring and Assessment and Automatic Work Scheduling in accordance with business requirements;
- awareness of citizen oriented working style;
- cooperation experience with international organisations.

Other knowledge, additional competences

- excellent analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills
- ability to apply professional expertise successfully in cooperation, advisory services and management
- ability to operate flexibly, soundly and with diplomatic skills in a context of international cooperation and change and reform processes
- excellent organisational skills, ability to operate independently and a high responsibility for achieving results
- strong professional ethics, interpersonal skills, intercultural competencies and sensitivity
- tolerance, flexibility and self-motivation
- ability and willingness to work in a team and to cooperate closely with an international team incl. German, Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian citizens
- ability and willingness to travel frequently within Azerbaijan and occasionally to Georgia and other international locations as well as to accompany Azeri delegations in regional and international exposure visits and conferences
- Fluent language skills in Azerbaijani, English are required. Knowledge of German and/or Russian are an asset.

Qualified candidates are kindly asked to send their applications by e-mail to:
Please indicate the name of the position (GIZ Coordinator ASAN) you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Application deadline: 20.12.2019
Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview.

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