Job Information RRU Regional Livelihoods Technical Advisor NGO Information
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Governorate Basrah
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Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-10-22
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 5 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-10-22
Deadline Date 2019-11-03
[Basrah,Iraq ]


IOM is a major actor in post-conflict recovery and reconstruction, and as such is heavily involved in livelihood development and job creation programming. 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.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) ,the overall supervision of the Head of the Returns and Recovery Unit, the Livelihoods Technical Lead ,the direct supervision of the National Livelihoods Officer and the administrative supervision of Head Of Office ( and HoSO as applicable) , the incumbent will be responsible for assisting programmes related to returns and recovery under the area of responsibility.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. By working in close coordination with Team Leaders in each governorate within the assigned region and the national operations officer (NOO) for that region, provide technical guidance to Returns and Recovery (RRU) staff to implement all activities under the livelihoods portfolio, in line with all livelihoods tools, policies and procedures;
  2. Provide advice and guidance to the regional team to conduct livelihoods assessments including labour market and supply chain mapping, under the guidance of the National Livelihoods Officer and Team Leader, in line with livelihoods technical tools;
  3. In coordination with team leaders and community engagement technical teams in the assigned region, provide advice to team to assist in the identification and selection of individuals for livelihoods assistance, in line with livelihoods guidelines and policies;
  4. Assist Team Leaders to identify partners and create opportunities with local authorities, associations, chambers of commerce/ industry to implement IOM’s livelihoods projects
  5. Provide support to RRU teams to support selected individuals by facilitating orientation meetings and/or business trainings and/or counseling as necessary and provide support to them in the formulation of their business plans;
  6. Travel to all project sites in designated region (and as needed to other regions) and monitor individuals who have received IOM livelihoods assistance, EDF support and ensure that activities are being carried out in accordance with livelihoods guidelines and provide guidance to the team leaders to make necessary improvements of changes to livelihoods service delivery;
  7. Follow up with the field teams to quality check data and service delivery and follow up with the workplans and make recommendations, in coordination with Team Leaders;
  8. Organize and conduct satisfaction and feedback surveys in order to improve future livelihoods projects, provide guidance to the livelihoods team and Team Leader to improve delivery of livelihoods assistance;
  9. In coordination with team leaders and community engagement technical teams, consider and present strategies to strengthening the operational and implementation skills and suggest capacity building strategies to correctly and fully maintain a proper operational system, under the guidance of the National Livelihoods Officer and Team Leader.
  10. Develop and maintain internal control and compliance processes and recommend to Technical Lead and National Livelihoods Programme Officer how to strengthen those controls;
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Behavioral Competencies

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following core behavioral IOM competencies:

  • Accountability;
  • Client Orientation;
  • Continuous Learning;
  • Communication;
  • Creativity and Initiative;
  • Planning and Organizing;
  • Professionalism;
  • Teamwork;
  • Technological Awareness;


IOM IN/234 - Policy and Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

IOM has a policy of zero tolerance of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by IOM staff members and the employees or any other persons engaged and controlled by IOM Contractors. The staff members and all contract type holders shall protect against and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA). 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • University or college degree in Business administration, business management, socio-economic, or equivalent combination of relevant training with practical experience of 5 years in relevant projects

Experience and Skills

  • Experience in social projects/community stabilization through a gender point and experience with an international organization is an advantage.
  • Extensive experience in livelihoods or income generation activities.
  • Experience in enterprise development and business grants


  • Fluency in English and Arabic (written and spoken) are 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.

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