International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Community Engagement Technical Assistant

  • Baghdad
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-21

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Job Title: Community Engagement Technical Assistant

Job In Baghdad

Company: International Organization for Migration (IOM)- Erbil

Start Date: 2024-02-11

End Date: 2024-02-21

Job Description

Context/Reporting line:

The Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) of IOM Iraq focuses on addressing the initial challenges of reintegrating individuals impacted by displacement in post-conflict areas. TRD’s engagement includes activities related to data and research, leadership of coordination and strategy development mechanisms, and field-level activities such as housing, livelihoods and economic development, basic services rehabilitation, durable solutions, civil society and community strengthening, and other activities. Community engagement and participatory planning are at the core of TRD’s programming, to ensure that programming is responsive to community needs and to promote active participation of community members and local authorities in the recovery and development of their own communities.

Under the general guidance of the Head, the Transition and Recovery Division, the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator(DurableSolns&ComE), the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub Office (HoSO) and the direct supervision of the Community Engagement National Officer and in close coordination with the Program Coordinator (Community Engagement and Durable Solutions), the Regional Community Engagement Adviser is responsible for coordinating the on the ground roll out of community engagement related activities across the region  within the area of responsibility as below:

Core Functions / Responsibilities


  1. Plan and independently implement the execution of community engagement activities for within the Transition and Recovery Division (TRD).
  2. Develop plans and materials for staff capacity building to maintain quality control standards.
  3. Provide technical guidance to all TRD operational staff in the Area of Responsibility, identify bottlenecks, seek technical advice, and provide orientation; provide recommendations for improvement or corrective action to the Operations Officer.
  4. Engage with government officials, local authorities, and community leaders to support field teams in carrying out community engagement activities.
  5. Coordinate and independently organize field visits, ensure quality control, and provide technical assistance.
  6. Prepare and implement tools for vulnerable communities in coordination with the Programme Coordinator for Migration, as well as the Community Engagement Technical Core team to address challenges and obstacles.
  7. Follow up with procurement and finance unit to process with all payment request related to program activities in the area of responsibility.
  8. Consolidate activity-related information and develop technical field reports to facilitate information sharing with reporting and monitoring and evaluation colleagues.
  9. Foster collaboration and capacity building among UN agencies and NGO partners in the field to promote coordination efforts.
  10. Develop strong connections with communities and relevant stakeholders to understand community structures and power dynamics.
  11. Ensure that community perspectives, capacities, needs, and resources are considered in the implementation of strategies and plans.
  12. Promote the integration of cross-cutting issues such as Communication with Communities, Accountability to Affected Populations, Protection mainstreaming, Gender mainstreaming, Disability inclusion, and Conflict-sensitivity in all approaches and activities.
  13. Perform any other assigned tasks.


  • University degree in social science or any related field from an accredited academic university or institute.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in community engagement, climate change, environmental degradation, and climate related displacement though a gender lens and experience with international organization is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Ability to present clear and concise information.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds, ability to handle confidential matters.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.



  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.


Behavioral Competencies


  • Work prioritization and ability to multitask.
  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Positive, constructive attitude.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure with discretion in politically sensitive environment with a minimum of comfort.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Ready to work independently, under tight deadlines.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude.
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion, and loyalty.
  • Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.
  • Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment, retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

While this vacancy is open to both Internals and Externals, priority shall be given to qualified Internal applicants.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link:      


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