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Vacancy for Project Coordinator at International Labor Organization in Iraq

Vacancy for Project Coordinator at International Labor Organization in Iraq

Country: Iraq
City: Baghdad
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Apply for Vacancy for Project Coordinator at International Labor Organization in Iraq. The deadline for this job is 20th May 2021.


The private sector in Iraq is underdeveloped due to the economy’s heavy reliance on oil exports, an abundance of cheap imports, and competition from state-owned enterprises. Private sector development is a central government priority, but a lack of productive investment in the formal private sector has resulted in inadequate creation of decent jobs for Iraq’s growing labor force. Moreover, years of conflict and unrest have quashed the entrepreneurial initiative of many Iraqis. A poor business environment, a weak financial system, the absence of relevant support services and the lack of a diversified and competitive economy has made it difficult for MSMEs to start-up, operate and grow.


  • Coordinate the preparation, adaptation and translation of training material and guiding documents related to SIYB and entrepreneurship development in close collaboration with IOM and relevant consultants, and organize and oversee all project training workshops on these subjects.
  • Additionally, prepare action plans for the implementation of activities, undertake travel to different governments; regions of Iraq and KR-I to supervise implementation, and coordinate all activities with IOM and other relevant project partners.
  • Prepare and submit technical reports related to project implementation as well as progress reports for submission to donors and other partners.
  • Furthermore, perform any other duties as assigned by the ILO Iraq Country Coordinator and/or the Enterprise Development Specialist.


First level university degree in economics, public policies, development studies or a relevant field. An advanced degree on studies on labor economics would be a strong advantage. Also, advanced university degree business administration, economics, development studies or other relevant fields.


  • Minimum of two years of professional experience at the national level in the area of project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Likewise, proven experience in working effectively with government bodies in charge of policy making and with development partners would be an asset.
  • Also, knowledge of ILO enterprise development work is an asset.


Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic Knowledge of Kurdish is an asset.


  • Good English drafting skills with a demonstrated ability to write reports in English.
  • Also, good understanding of the local economic and political context of Iraq and the refugee and IDP situation.
  • Additionally, ability to organize trainings and workshops and coordinate project activities and implementation with project partners.
  • Ability to guide and coordinate the work of external collaborators; general service staff and young professionals in the area of enterprise development.
  • Furthermore, good computer skills.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline20 May,2021
Country Iraq
Company Name International Labor Organization



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