Program Officer, Iraq Program, L6

  • Added Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020

Organization profile

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Vacancy Background

Reporting directly to the Head of Civil Society Initiatives (CSI) of the Iraq Program, this position will help advance the Iraq program’s strategic engagement with relevant Iraqi civil society actors and families of the missing, in close collaboration with other divisions of the Program.


  • Identifying coordination or implementing partners, particularly in the Iraqi civil society, to achieve defined objectives and targets in data collection, and in the provision of support to families of the missing and related program objectives
  • Supporting the supervisor on visibility-increasing and public engagement efforts
  • Assisting in the translation of tools, materials and collected data, and providing interpretation support to ICMP's non-Arabic speaker during events and meetings
  • Ensuring effective implementation of ICMP’s program in accordance with the defined results framework and associated work plans
  • Assisting the Head of Civil Society Initiatives with the small grants program
  • Preparing program proposals to multilateral and bilateral donors
  • When needed, support the Head of Civil Society in designing and conducting data collection efforts, Needs Assessments, Action Action Reviews, or other types of field research (utilizing participatory and consultative approaches), to aid mission analysis and reporting
  • Monitoring contextual developments in Iraq to identify threats and opportunities to ICMP’s objectives
  • Contributing to the preparation of relevant external and internal reports and correspondence
  • Performing other related duties.


  • Education in political science, sociology, law, or other relevant discipline
  • At least six years of experience working with civil society organizations
  • Proven record of experience in the field of human rights or humanitarian assistance
  • Experience in documentation of human rights or working directly with victims will be considered an asset
  • In-depth understanding of the Iraqi conflict and the region, particularly the humane impact of the conflict, as well as some work experience related to Iraq and the region is desirable
  • Demonstrable experience of a proactive approach to organizing various events and meetings and handling procurement and logistics
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills; comfortable in speaking to public on complex matters
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills, including frequent report writing

Mandatory requirements

  • Legally entitled to work in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Professional written and spoken fluency in English and Arabic is essential; knowledge of Kurdish is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Proven ability to interact positively with colleagues and external partners regardless of culture, nationality or gender
  • Ability to travel at short notice and to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings
  • Commitment to the underlying objective of helping the authorities and families of the missing to account for missing persons in an impartial and transparent manner
  • Willingness and ability to work and live in hardship conditions with limited infrastructure and personal privacy


This is a full-time position with a competitive base salary at the LES 6 level on the ICMP Iraq salary scale, generous paid leave and extensive health insurance benefits for the incumbent and any eligible dependent.

This position is not eligible for expatriate allowances.

Review of applications will begin on 26 February 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

ICMP is committed to maintaining an environment of mutual respect, where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. ICMP believes that diversity and inclusion among our staff are critical to our success as a global organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented individuals from a thoroughly diverse range of candidates. ICMP is proud to be part of the International Gender Champions network.

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