Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the Head, Return and Recovery Unit, the overall
supervision of the Program Coordinator (Community Engagement and Durable Solutions), the administrative
supervision of the Head of Sub Office and the direct supervision of the Community Engagement National Field
Officer, the Regional Community Engagement Adviser is responsible for supporting the on the ground roll out
of community engagement related activities across the region.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
1. In line with regional workplans and team structures, provide on the ground technical support to returns
and community engagement related interventions in North West rejoin.
2. Liaise with UN agencies and NGO partners to encourage coordination and partner capacity building.
3. Support the roll out of tools related to operations in camps and in areas of origin to ensure the qualitycontrolled
implementation of multi-sectoral programming including shelter, protection, livelihood, and
4. Ensure staff capacity building, developing material and field plans to ensure quality control.
5. Liaise with government officials, local authorities, and community leadership structures in coordinating
safe and dignified departures from camps.
6. Coordinate closely with operational team to undertake field visits, quality control, and conduct technical
7. Support in the technical capacity building of field staff and ensures C.E and durable solutions related
technical standards and principles are considered during implementation of programmatic activities.
8. Support the roll out of tools and be in close coordination with Community Engagement Technical Core
team to address challenges and bottlenecks.
9. Handle the consolidation of activity related information to compile information and develop technical
field reports to support information shared with reporting and M&E colleagues.
10. Coordinate closely with National Community Engagement Field Officer to undertake field visits and
conduct technical assistance missions.
11. Act as the Community Engagement field focal point for other units within the mission including CWC,
Community Policing, and CSU to support in intermission community engagement related activities.
12. Support remote activity monitoring utilizing systems and tools developed.
13. Through relationships with affected populations and network of partners stay abreast of political, social,
economic, and cultural developments that have an impact on programming, whilst remaining fully
informed about community structures and power dynamics within respective communities through the
development of strong links with communities and relevant stakeholders.
14. Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the communities are reflected in the roll
out of strategies and implementation plans.
15. Lead the field monitoring, backstopping, and assessing the technical implementation of Community
Engagement related activities on the ground.
16. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
University degree from an accredited academic university or institute.
Experience and Skills:
Five (5) years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in Community Based Programming.
Must have working knowledge of conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring community-based
interventions and initiatives.
Thorough understanding of the Iraqi civil society context and knowledge of recent political
developments and social conditions.
Demonstrated experience in community-based interventions and project management.
Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to
Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
Knowledge of Kurdish is an advantage
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.