Job Information Community Engagement Assistant NGO Information
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Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-02-22
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-02-22
Deadline Date 2021-03-07
[Baghdad,Iraq ]

Context/Reporting line:

Under general Guidance of the Head, Return and Recovery Unit, the overall supervision of the Senior Operations

Coordinator, the administrative supervision of Head of sub office (HoSO), and the direct supervision of the

Team-leader in close coordination with Senior Community Engagement Assistant. The incumbent will be

responsible for assisting programs related to return and recovery within the area of responsibility as below

Core Functions / Responsibilities

1. Lead the roll out of community engagement and resilience building activities tied to endorsed areabased

community plans.

2. Mapping of community assets including the management and mobilization of human assets identified.

3. Ensure community participatory feedback mechanisms and accountability to affected populations

during project planning, implementation, and closure.

4. Leads the application of community-based standards, operational procedures and practices at the field


5. interlocutor with government counterparts at local levels, partners and technical leads to develop and

implement integrated strategies that address key priorities.

6. Leads the roll out of assessment and planning community consultative activities and ensure the

consolidation of information to relay back to operations team.

7. Provide field-based reporting related to C.E activities.

8. ln coordination with Senior Community Engagement Assistant and Team Leader, responsible for the

roll out of outreach and awareness raising activities. And mobilization and support in the identification

of livelihood beneficiaries.

9. Coordination with CRC C.E colleagues during community-based CRC activities.

10. Support the roll out of the Youth Civic Engagement pilot aimed at building youth engagement in

community self-management through the development of Youth Councils in select areas.

11. Coordinate with respective governmental interagency/ and NGO counterparts to ensure the roll out of

community-based activities.

12. Develop creative engagement approaches for affected populations including youth, providing resilience

building opportunities in a wide range of activities and programs which influence their civic engagement

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female

candidates are especially encouraged, as well as the internal and external candidates are eligible to

apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, the internal candidates are considered as

first-tier candidates.

capacity and encourages social and leadership development in the form of information, participation, &


13. Support platforms aimed at strengthening dialogue between youth and relevant governmental

stakeholders and local officials.

14. Support the roll out of Youth community plans, where youth participate in responding to community

needs identified.

15. Schedule activities, facilitate youth mobilization, organize youth coaching and mentoring sessions in

ways that allow for a transfer of skills and facilitate peer to peer knowledge generation.

16. Advocate with young people and their key stakeholders, organizing awareness raising and sensitization

activities to facilitate information dissemination on issues related to youth and to promote community

awareness on young people's contribution to community development and resource management.

17. Support in the mapping of assets & community networks/ CBOs/ & CSO and assist in the identification,

training, and supervision of Youth Council members.

18. Provide support as required for the implementation of other elements of field team activity including

those related to livelihoods and engineering.

19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills


University degree in social sciences, from an accredited academic university or institute.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in social projects/community stabilization though a gender

point and experience with international organization is an advantage.

Knowledge of local governance in post-conflict contexts, and of gender and inclusion strategies.

Experience in conflict/ emergency zones and in working in a high-risk environment.

Experience in liaising with governmental authorities and local communities, as well as national and

international institutions.

Proficiency in office applications, including Word and Excel, AutoCAD and internet explorer.


Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Any other language is an asset.

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).



How To Apply

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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