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VA21P035V01 - MRC Counsellor, Iraq

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Project title:
Silk Routes

Job Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Duration: 9 months (with possibility of extension)
Closing Date: 05 Mar 2021


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the MRC Counsellor for the project Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries. One component of this project aims at establishing a Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Baghdad, Iraq.

The current migration situation in Iraq is strongly related to the political, economic and security situation in the country. Iraq is also a source country for migrants and asylum seekers due to the political, economic and security situation in the region over the past decades. In view of the aggravated security situation, the vulnerability of the population to trafficking, migrant smuggling and labour exploitation has increased since 2015.

In response to these challenges, the EU funded project “Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries” seeks to support the national institutions of Iraq, namely the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) as the federal responsible government entity, with the establishment of a Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) in Baghdad. Through collective collaboration of other key stakeholders at federal and provincial level, the centre aims to increase accessibility to general and specific information on migration, providing potential migrants with information and counselling, linking up with the diaspora communities, as well as raising awareness on irregular migration and its related risks.

In this regard, ICMPD is seeking applications from qualified and results oriented Iraqi citizens for the position of the Counsellor, Migrant Resource Centre. The position is Baghdad based with frequent travel within the country.

Job Description:
The MRC Counsellor is responsible for the delivery of MRC outreach, awareness raising and counselling activities through the office placed at MOLSA. The MRC Counsellor administers the hotline, organises outreach and information activities and is responsible for a timely achievement of high-quality outputs within his/her area of work and under the supervision of the MRC Coordinator. The MRC team reports directly to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and ICMPD. S/he will also work closely with the responsible ICMPD project team, ensuring effective implementation of the MRC activities. The MRC team will furthermore work closely with the ICMPD Country office in Baghdad, to seek technical input, networking with stakeholders and liaise with government authorities.


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