Since the 1980s, Iraq has been engulfed in multiple cycles of conflict and recovery, with the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, 1990-91 Gulf War, and 2003-11 Iraq War causing extensive loss of life and property and far-reaching consequences for stability and development. Now, once again, Iraq is emerging from a brutal conflict – this time with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Between 2014 and 2017, the military campaign of ISIL had a devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities across the country, especially ethno-religious minorities. Thousands of people were killed or remain missing, and survivors of ISIL violence continue to grapple with the physical and/or psychological consequences of conflict.
IOM Iraq’s Peacebuilding and Stabilization Division (PSD) aims to address the drivers of conflict and displacement through contextualized and community-driven social cohesion, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), transitional justice, tribal engagement, legal assistance, community policing, climate security, and preventing violent extremism (PVE) programming. PSD seeks to support IDPs and returnees to regain a sense of safety and dignity, while developing tools to deal with the past and restore hope and agency. IOM recognizes that restoring economic opportunities is not a panacea to prevent future violence, and that broader bottom-up efforts should continue to strengthen relations between citizens and the state.
Under the overall supervision of the Head, Peacebuilding and Stabilization Division and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Peace Bldg&Stabl), the successful incumbent will perform the following duties:
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Lead on the coordination and compilation of donor reports and strategic papers in accordance with IOM guidelines and donor requirements.
- Monitor, evaluate, and contribute to reporting on IOM’s peacebuilding and stabilization programming in Iraq, check that targets are met in accordance with relevant workplans and recommend ways to strengthen programme quality and relevance.
- In coordination with IOM’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Programme Support Units (PSU), support the programme coordinator in reviewing new proposals and result matrices to check that strong frameworks are in place to monitor project results and impact; provide technical guidance on how to report and analyze progress against the project results matrices.
- Contribute technical inputs to programme design and development, supporting the development of concept notes, proposals, and project logframes.
- Collect qualitative and quantitative feedback/data on PSD projects in coordination with field staff, project partners, and other local stakeholders, providing feedback and recommendations to strengthen the quality and relevance of programme activities.
- Contribute to the analysis and dissemination of information by checking the quality and accuracy of data and information collected and ensuring the timely entry into the appropriate databases.
- Undertake travel in Iraq as requested and perform other duties when required.
- Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.
Experience and Skills:
- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience.
- Familiarity with donor reporting, program development, and general grants management is required.
- Familiarity with donor reporting monitoring, evaluation, and reporting is required.
- Experience conducting research on the familiarity with the literature surrounding the intersection of conflict, security, and development is desirable.
- Experience in liaising and building effective partnerships with donors and government authorities and/or other national/international institutions, such as research institutions and local and international NGOs is desired.
- Previous experience in Iraq of familiarity with the region is an asset.
- Strong technical proficiency in written English with the ability to concisely synthesize complex thematics in a time efficient manner.
- Knowledge of UN and NGO donor reporting and proposal development processes.
- Knowledge of M&E principles including logframe development, monitoring targets, and designing project evaluations.
- Fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic is required.
- 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:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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