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VA20P090V01 - MRC Coordinator

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Project title:
Silk Routes

Job Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Duration: 12 months – 40 h/week
Closing Date: 06 Jul 2020


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 Coordinator 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, also strongly related to the political, economic and security situation in the country over past decades. In view of the aggravated Covid situation, the vulnerability of the population to trafficking, migrant smuggling and labour exploitation is likely to increase.

In view of the overall situation, the clear priority of the government is to address the internal displacement of its population, and there have been a number of government policies and initiatives developed in recent years to respond to those needs. 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), 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 Coordinator, Migrant Resource Centre. The position is Baghdad based with travel within the country.

Job Description:
The MRC Coordinator is responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of the MRC activities.The MRC Coordinator administers MRC inputs, organises activities and is responsible for a timely achievement of high-quality outputs within his/her area of work. The MRC Coordinator generates substantive outputs and MRC content as well as contributes actively to the overall MRC project component in Iraq. The MRC Coordinator supervises the work of MRC counsellors based in MOLSA. The MRC Coordinator will report directly to the MOLSA and ICMPD. S/he will also work closely with the responsible ICMPD project team, ensuring effective implementation of the MRC activities. The MRC Coordinator will furthermore work closely with the ICMPD Country Coordinator based in Baghdad, to seek technical input, networking with stakeholders and liaise with government authorities.


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