Senior Livelihoods and Enterprise Development Officer
Position Title: Senior Livelihoods and Enterprise Development Officer
Organizational Unit: Transition and Recovery Unit
Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq
Type of Contract: Sub-Contracting (Stars & Orbit)
Grade: Equivalent to NOA
Duration of Appointment: Six (6) months with possibility of extension
Closing Date: September 12, 2018
Reference Code: SVN2018/IRQ/148
IOM is a major actor in post-conflict recovery and reconstruction, and as such is heavily involved in livelihood development and job creation programmes. IOM’s strengths lie in its field presence around the country and operational capacity to rebuild community infrastructure, conduct vocational and other trainings, providing grant funding at local level to support business development and a variety of other areas key to recovery. Crucially, lack of economic opportunity—even more than ideology—is cited as a major push factor leading to recruitment of youth by violent extremist groups.
Under the general guidance of the Head of Erbil Office, the overall supervision by the Returns and Recovery Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Livelihoods Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Under the guidance of the Programme Coordinator, monitor and coordinate the operational planning and implementation of key livelihood assistance services delivered under the Return and Recovery portfolio;
2. Coordinate closely with the national operations officers to ensure that livelihoods targets are reached in accordance with work plans across the four regional hubs within Iraq and provide guidance to meet targets where necessary;
3. Provide technical livelihoods guidance to IOM field operations across Iraq in line with established methodologies. Ensuring technical integrity is maintained and provide inputs on specific issues, such as market linkages and value chain management;
4. Conduct regular field monitoring visits and evaluations of project activities, rapidly identifying current or potential delays and provide inputs and feedback to senior management. Participate in field assessments and surveys including; market research, needs assessment, baseline surveys, and pre-post training surveys;
5. Ensure all activities are fully documented;
6. Working closely with team members, identify trends in the data that can inform the prioritization of organizational resources and inform future policy on local economic recovery;
7. Develop and conduct training for IOM livelihoods officers in collaboration with IOM technical staff;
8. Liaise with project partners, government officials, other programme stakeholders, and relevant counterparts. Represent IOM in governorate level coordination mechanisms as required;
9. Establish and maintain transparent, functional and respectful relationships with target communities and partners to ensure the program is well understood and expectations are in line with the program objectives;
10. Compile and submit regular project updates/reports to RRU and Livelihoods Programme Coordinator, and promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues. Assist the Programme Coordinator and Project Support Unit to prepare narrative reports as required by the donor and IOM;
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
• University degree in Social Sciences, Engineering, International Development from an accredited university.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in Socioeconomic field; working experience with international organizations is an advantage
• Good computer skills (MS Office, Internet).
• Good initiative and ability to plan and manage activities with limited supervision;
• Capacity to work under pressure and hardship environment.
• Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, and drive for results
• Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
• Fluent in English, Arabic and Kurdish is required.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via a link:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
IOM is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity within the Mission. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
From 29.08.2018 to 12.09.2018