After the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) has been largely defeated in Iraq, the country is at a critical stage. Mosul, a city with a former population of approximately 1.4 million, has been suffering from widespread destruction of public and private infrastructure since its final liberation from the IS in July 2017. In other districts of the central Iraqi province of Ninewa, the situation is similarly serious as refugees return to their ruined cities and communities.
The objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in selected communities in Ninewa, specifically in the city of Mosul, and in the district of Hamdaniya. The results will significantly contribute to civil conflict transformation, promoting peaceful coexistence, and strengthening social cohesion beyond the project region. The project consists of the following fields of action: (1) rehabilitation of basic public social infrastructure (2) livelihood activities to support returnees and vulnerable groups and (3) peacebuilding measures.
Action field (3) peacebuilding measures aims at an overall promotion of conflict-and context-sensitive approaches in all fields of action, aligned with the requirements for peace and security. For this purpose, operations in all three fields require a do no-harm check and a continuous review of the conflict-sensitive implementation activities. Furthermore, short- and mid-term peacebuilding measures will systematically include experiences with the latter into the conceptual development of long-term peacebuilding approaches.
Within the above-described action field “peacebuilding measures”, the Advisor will be supporting the Project Director focusing on conceptual development, process management and monitoring.
In particular, he/she will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Ensuring regular assessment of strategic implementation of actions, identifying areas of emphasis to guide project improvements, future activities and further strategic development of the project;
- Incorporating and applying conflict sensitive approaches as well as addressing cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender) in design and implementation of activities;
- Continuous updating of the conflict and context analysis with the involvement of well-connected local and national implementation partners (Think Tanks, NGOS, etc.);
- Close coordination and cooperation with the relevant international organizations and state actors plus other stakeholders including identification of further interfaces and synergies;
- Monitoring the progress on agreed results framework and performance indicators and providing timely assessment.
- Master of Arts in a relevant field, such as peace and conflict studies, international relations, law or political science;
- First experiences in supporting and monitoring peacebuilding or development programmes in Iraq or a similar context;
- A proven experience in the field of conflict transformation (in the MENA region) and with implementation of context and conflict sensitive approaches and conflict sensitive monitoring;
- Previous working experience with conflict stakeholders, CSO/NGO and in taking responsibility for contract management and partner relations;
- Strong coordination and organisation skills with attention to details and deadlines regarding effective implementation, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the project as well as reporting of project activities in a context and conflict sensitive manner;
- Fast-learner with willingness to assume additional responsibilities and develop new activities;
- Works well independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting;
- Creative personality, with service orientation and excellent communication skills;
- Fluency in German and English is essential, Arabic is an asset.