Job Overview

Project title: ‘’EU Facility supporting policy dialogue and technical assistance in Iraq’’

Brief description of the project: The specific objective of this assignment is to strengthen public institutions and develop capacities for policymaking, planning, and implementation in view of engaging with non-state actors, responding to citizens’ needs and contributing to general socio-economic development including domestic revenue mobilization. Within this framework, the purpose of this contract is to provide on-demand technical assistance open to all Government entities targeted by EU interventions in Iraq through EU Special Measures and the EU multi-annual indicative program 2021-2026, as well as technical assistance directly to the EU delegation and support to the EU delegation for policy dialogue.

Position: NKE 3 SENIOR NON-KEY EXPERT / POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYSIS (Housing, Land and Property (HLP) sector)

The expert will carry out the following tasks:

  • Drive and deliver the Political Economy Analysis (PEA) in the context of HLP sector assessment and programming , including through planning and coordinating PEA inputs from across the team of technical and country specialists as required.
  • Ensure close integration of the PEA process and findings into the overall assignment deliverables, including HLP sector assessment and programming outputs.
  • Contribute to effective teamwork through regular ongoing communication, progress and ad-hoc updates within the team, according to internal coordination arrangements agreed with the NKE1/ Team Leader.
  • Flexibility to support adjoining /associated tasks if needed for successful completion of the overall assignment.

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Master’s degree in relevant disciple and 10 years of relevant experience, or a relevant bachelor’s degree plus 15 years of relevant experience.
  • At least five prior roles leading the development of PEAs in an international development context. Experience with PEAs in the supply side governance sector is preferred.
  • Experience with programming processes of EU or like-minded development partners, in particular project design.
  • Experience in Iraq or KRI preferred. This may be compensated by deep PEA specialisation and regional knowledge, subject to suitable country knowledge in overall team composition.
  • Experience in fragile and conflict-affected settings preferred.
  • Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to draft high quality English language technical reports for development partners, and to integrate inputs of different team members (examples may be requested as part of recruitment process).
  • Fluent English.

Commencement date: ASAP

Input: Part-time, contract

Duration of the assignment: Up to 45 working days 

Place of the assignment: Baghdad and/or Erbil, Iraq

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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