Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Conflict Mitigation and Adaptive Advisor for the USAID Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Conflict Mitigation and Adaptive Advisor is part of the DCEO’s technical advisory team and provides technical support to program design and implementation.
Provide technical assistance to ensure that all activities to mitigate conflict drivers in the targeted communities.
Ensure all activities across task orders are designed and implemented in a consistent and complementary way from a technical perspective.
Contribute to periodic technical assessments and research products.
Work closely with the partners and targeted community on social cohesion and community dialogue to assure all activities are designed to mitigate the conflict drivers and increasing trust between the community members.
Develop methods and procedures to mitigate conflict drivers in the targeted communities implemented in a manner that reflects conflict sensitivity and are nuanced to the circumstances of each community.
Provide technical input that assures that all DCEO activities contribute to mitigating conflict and building adaptive community responses and strategies into task order design, activity design, activity implementation, and activity monitoring and reporting.
Contribute to ensuring that all activities reflect conflict sensitive and adaptive design.
Contributes to appropriate implementation of program strategy by actively participating in various monitoring, analysis, learning, and feedback loop mechanisms as a matter of routine.
Ongoing research, tracking, etc in collaboration with local staff in-country, identifies program opportunities and potential local partners.
Bachelor’s degree or greater in a related field.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in USAID- or other donor-funded programs.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in conflict assessment, conflict mitigation strategies, building community adaptive capacity in conflict and post-conflict environments, and peacebuilding, and community leadership development
Excellent knowledge of current political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics in Iraq
Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff and teams