The Regional Change Agent and Inclusion (CAI) Coordinator will provide support to the design, planning, and implementation of priority activities aimed at supporting women’s inclusion in national and local governance . The incumbent will also advise on appropriate strategies for the inclusion of marginalized populations across all IGPA/Takamul components including public service delivery, public financial management, oversight & accountability, private sector engagement, and change agent activities.. These activities will reflect the current and future focus areas of the IGPA project.
Support the design and implementation of a capacity development interventionfor the provincial women’s empowerment directorates (PWEDs) to increase their roles, responsibilities, and effectiveness within the governance framework of selected provinces
Support a program to institutionalize gender-based budgeting at the national and provincial levels
Monitor and develop interventions which may support the implementation of the nascent anti-domestic violence system in Iraq
Coordinate gender and inclusion briefings and trainings as required, including new staff orientation, vendor kick-off meetings, change agent trainings, etc.
Monitor the IGPA established working group online communication boards to continuously track and support progress on activities related to marginalized populations.
Convene IGPA working group meetings as needed to ensure continued momentum on IGPA’s previous activities related to women’s inclusion in national and local governance and addressing the needs of marginalized populations
Report significant updates related to women’s inclusion in governance and potential programming for marginalized populations to senior management
Review scopes of work and/or deliverables consultants and vendors working in the Baghdad regional provinces to ensure contextually-appropriate inclusion of women and other marginalized communities
Support the CAI team in data entry; compliance with monitoring, evaluation, and learning procedures; and procurement requirements as needed
Other duties as assigned by the CAI Team Lead
MS or MA and 3 years of work experience; or BS, BA and 5 years of work experience
Experience promoting gender issues to local government officials and building strong working relationships with GOI officials
Experience training government officials on gender and equality issues
Prior experience working on USAID programs preferred
Excellent organizational and administrative skills
The ability to think creatively and be proactive in program design and management
Fluency in English and Arabic required. Fluency in Kurdish a plus
Self-motivated and well organized
Flexibility and willingness to travel to difficult environments to complete program assignments required