Team Assistant

Job Overview

Functional setting:

The Silk Routes Regional Office will be implementing two new upcoming projects in Iraq for which the support of a Team Assistant would be required.

One of the projects would seek to focus on information dissemination and awareness raising campaigns among potential migrants and returnees in Iraq. The campaign will apply three intervention levels – mass media, community outreach and personal counselling – to communicate balanced information on irregular migration, options for legal pathways, skills development in Iraq as well as legal, social and economic realities of life of irregular migrants in Europe.

The other project would seek to pursue whole-of-government/whole-of-society and capacity partnerships approaches to contribute to a sustainable reintegration of Iraqi returnees, individuals as well as families, in their communities of return in Iraq. This would be achieved by – strengthening partnerships with and the institutional capacities of the Government of Iraq, including supporting with an expanded role and partnerships with Iraq’s private sector and enhanced outreach to returnees and their referral to return and reintegration services

Team Structure: The Team Assistant would be based out of ICMPD Iraq Office in Baghdad and would work closely with the Iraq and Vienna headquarters based project implementation teams, under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, ICMPD Iraq.

Position-Specific Expertise:


  • An understanding of Iraq’s governance structures, politics and ministerial dynamics, migration policies, action plans and strategies is considered an asset
  • Experience working on migration related topics in Iraq or similar national contexts (especially MENA region) is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge on reintegration of returning migrants, post-conflict rehabilitation, durable solutions for displaced persons, youth engagement, community engagement and related topics is considered an asset.​


Position-Specific Qualifications and language Skills:
  • Bachelor degree in public policy/administration, migration studies, international development or related subjects is considered an asset
  • In addition to the languages listed in the job profile (i.e. fluent English), fluency in Arabic is considered a requirement. Proficiency in Sorani (Kurdish) is considered an asset.
The appointment to this position is subject to confirmed project funding​​.