The purpose of the Iraq Governance and Performance Accountability (IGPA) project is to advance effective, accountable, and transparent governance in Iraq. This USAID effort, implemented by DAI, works with the Government of Iraq (GOI) at all levels to better respond to citizen needs by supporting reform initiatives and Iraqi change agents on inclusive governance and public sector transparency, accountability, and economy. “Reform initiatives” includes support to improve service delivery functions, public financial management, and open government initiatives. IGPA will support the GOI and the citizens of Iraq in forming partnerships and collaborative efforts to solve problems jointly. IGPA has four (4) objectives:
1. Enhance GOI service delivery capacity
2. Improve public financial management
3. Strengthen monitoring and oversight of service delivery and public expenditure
4. Support Iraqi change agents (cross-cutting objective)
Under the anticipated Climate Change Governance activity, Task Order 6, IGPA will support the Government of Iraq (GOI) as it seeks to increase its efforts at addressing climate change issues as part of its commitment to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The purpose of this task order is to provide technical assistance under the general scope of the overall contract through three tasks: a) Improving climate change governance in key sectors b) Supporting GOI in addressing climate changes, including engaging Iraqis and COP26 participation; c) Supporting provincial level climate change governance.
IGPA has developed effective partnerships at the provincial level in the course of its programming which supports decentralization, improved service delivery, and enhanced relationships between the provincial government and civil society. The Task Three Provincial Governance Coordinator will leverage this experience and engage with provincial government entities to move forward the GOI climate change strategy in a number of ways.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the reactivation of provincial councils of environmental improvement and protection.
- Support councils to review their current mandate, roles, and responsibilities, and identify new roles and responsibilities related to climate change. Prepare bylaws (internal procedures) for the council, and develop an appropriate mechanism to enable the council to work and coordinate with the Supreme Council on Environmental Improvement and Protection on environmental and climate change-related aspects.
- Support the council to integrate its work with the provincial planning and development councils (PPDCs) and provincial evaluation departments (PEDs) to ensure climate change is part of their work processes.
- Link the provincial council of environmental improvement and protection with the PPDC and support the PPDC in explicitly including climate change as a factor when determining the priority projects for the annual provincial project list (PPL).
- Support provincial governments in designing and implementing local projects that access GOI funding for climate change initiatives under task order task 2.
- Support provincial-level climate change initiatives through the Higher Commission of Coordination Among Provinces Secretariat (HCCPSec).
- Contribute to weekly and monthly reporting by preparing highlights and success stories.
- Ensure that all sector-specific support-related activities are properly coded in TAMIS with all required documentation.
- Any other duties as assigned by Task Order Team Lead.
Qualifications and Experience
- An MBA or master’s degree in a related field is required.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in governance and work with local government.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience on USAID-funded projects.
- Demonstrated experience engaging with local government in local governance matters.
- Demonstrated project management skills, highly organized and detail-oriented, and ability to initiate, coordinate, and complete activities with minimal oversight.
- Must be fluent in English.
Conditions of Work Requirements:
Work and living facilities are in high-security zones with frequent security drills and protocols and limited access to medical facilities. General work environment and living quarters require the ability to walk numerous flights of stairs on a daily basis. Security protocols require the individual in this position to be able to quickly climb multiple flights of stairs while wearing 30 lbs. of personal protective equipment,