Liaison Officer at UNOPS, Baghdad, Iraq

Deadline: 21 August 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Liaison Officer in Baghdad, Iraq.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Liaison Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Act as the focal point for the ICC project vis a vis partners and stakeholders.
  • Support all project components and maintains dialogue with counterparts: UN agencies, NGO, stakeholders, partners and advise and report the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Attend inter-agency meetings, working groups and tasks forces and report to the PM. Identify potential risk/issues, assist in troubleshooting.
  • Build and/or enhance relationships with key stakeholders, UN agencies/funds/programmes, and/or programme beneficiaries to disseminate information.
  • Correct and timely sharing of information between stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the analysis, mapping and identification of potential opportunities with partners such as UN, governments, foundations, NGOs, academia, think tanks and private sector.
  • Provide support in the implementation of IIC Communication and Advocacy strategy.
  • Develop and prepare materials (e.g. factsheets, brochures, presentations about IIC) for meetings, briefings and other events.
  • Support finding valuable stories of beneficiaries during the whole cycle of the project. Assist in achieving optimum visibility for the project.
  • Implement the Community Mobilisation Strategy and organize and conduct awareness activities among the community.
  • Provide assistance to colleagues during formulation and contracting of project proposals.
  • Support the preparation of field visits.
  • Assist the team in drafting plans, reports, and related documents, as required.
  • Prepares monthly reports on the status the project.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Project Manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in political science, international relations, international law or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • First degree, in combination with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination, and information management skills.
  • Strong background in data collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Experience in producing high-quality reports.
  • Detailed knowledge of the UN System and NGO humanitarian community.
  • At ease making public presentations and liaising with external stakeholders.
  • Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues.
  • Strong experience in usage of Microsoft Office software package (MS Word, Excel especially).
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations, and Communicating with Communities.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.

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