Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Inclusive Development Advisor for the USAID Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Baghdad, Iraq. The Inclusive Development Advisor is part of the DCEO’s technical advisory team and provides technical support to program design and implementation.
The Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. DCEO aims to support vulnerable communities to build community resilience against destabilizing factors by increasing their adaptive capacity and economic well-being. The project consists of two objectives. Objective 1, Adaptative capacity of vulnerable communities increased is achieved through two components. Component 1.1 seeks to mitigate drivers of conflict in targeted communities and Component 1.2 seeks to enhance community leadership of inclusive local development. Objective 2, Economic well-being of communities advanced, will rest on the assessments, analysis, foundations, and groundwork of Objective 1.
Responsibility for providing technical assistance to ensure that program activities are designed and implemented with proper consideration for issues related to inclusion of women, youth, the disabled, religious and ethnic minorities, IDPs, and returnees.
Provide technical input into task order design, activity design, activity implementation, and activity monitoring and reporting – focusing on gender, youth, and vulnerable populations considerations
Ensure activities across task orders are designed and implemented in a consistent and complementary way from an inclusivity perspective, advocating for and on behalf of groups likely to be excluded within the team and, as agreed with project management, partners and stakeholders.
Contribute to periodic technical assessments and research products.
Contributes to appropriate implementation of program strategy through periodic reviews of project progress, changes in context, feed-back loops, and monitoring outcomes.
Contributes to project research, monitoring, and reporting functions as directed and in collaboration with other project counterparts
In collaboration with local staff in-country, identifies program opportunities and potential local partners.
Bachelor’s degree or greater in a related field or commensurate relevant professional experience
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in a technical advisory or program design role or similar on large scale USAID- or other donor-funded programs
Demonstrated experience and expertise in the issues facing traditionally marginalized populations and methodologies/best practices to support and empower their meaningful inclusion in community and economic life
Clear understanding of drivers of marginalization and vulnerability in Iraqi communities and experience/tools to assist in identifying such drivers in new communities in a volatile environment
Demonstrated sensitivity to the intersection of conflict and vulnerability and a practical background of addressing marginalization in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff and teams
Fluency in Arabic is required and a working knowledge of English is desirable.