Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM), the overall direction of the Head of Migration
Management Unit and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Technical Cooperation and
Security Governance), the Programme Officer (Technical Cooperation) will work in the framework of the
ongoing Security Sector Reform, on technical cooperation including Community Policing and Border
Management, and the community based initiatives in Iraq to ensure the promotion of the democratic
governance in this sector in Iraq, with focus on strengthening trust and cooperation between Law enforcement,
Civil society, and communities to enhance the capacity in the area of Migration and Border Management.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
- Oversee the development, management, and implementation of the administrative and operational
activities of projects falling under the thematic area of Community Policing as part of MMU’s
Technical Cooperation and Security Governance programme. Supervise, manage, and provide technical
support all staff (project and field) under the CP thematic area, ensuring that appropriate structures,
effective communication channels and internal processes are in place to guarantee transparent and
smooth implementation of routine activities in line with IOM rules and regulations.
- Identify opportunities to further strengthen peace, security and gender concerns in the existing CP and
IBM programming; and provide technical support and advise to the MMU team in developing strategies
aimed at ensuring complementariness of interventions across relevant sections including Community
Policing, Integrated Border Management and Counter-Trafficking.
- Plan and manage the mapping of Law Enforcement and Security Services capacity and structures and
identify focal points as interlocutor of the programme activities. Manage security mapping and vetting
processes, and establish the Community Policing Forum (CPF), including developing, explaining, and
ensuring the understanding of the ToRs.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Border
Authorities in Baghdad and relevant stakeholders at the different Administrative levels, closely
coordinating joint plans for field work, trainings, and workshops. Recommend focal points in the
directorates of the Ministry of Interior to ensure the implementation of the programme activities.
- Design and develop training curricula for the CP high institute based on the findings of the conducted
assessments and coordinate with the national counterparts, in order to make sure their contribution is
reflected in the drafting of the curricula. Manage and participate in the conduction of the trainings on
human rights, rule of law and on operational procedures for the community policing in Iraq.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female
candidates are especially encouraged, as well as the internal and external candidates are eligible to
apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, the internal candidates are considered as
- Ensure the organization and preparation of the training courses for the focal points of the community,
Border Law Enforcement, and directorates of the ministry of Interior. Guide the design surveys and
manage their administration in the communities on community perception of security and security
- Analyze and assess the police and Border Authorities technical capacity and training needs and advise
the Programme Coordinator and Head of Unit on the development of technical concepts to be
operationalized such as the Community Policing and the Integrated Border Management as part of the
mission strategy to support the stabilization of the country and the capacity building process in the area
of Migration and Border Management.
- Lead Focus Group Discussions on security services and security perception by the community. Ensure
community feedback is addressed, incorporated, or mainstreamed into activities and programme
- Develop and manage the work plan and activities for information, awareness, and monitoring of human
rights, and ensure implementation in coordination with Border Authorities, focal points of the
community structures, police, and Ministry of Interior.
- Ensure the tracking of the beneficiaries of the project activities; for example: trainings, awareness,
report of abuses, etc. and participate in the development and improvement of tracking databases and
relevant information management systems.
- Provide financial, administrative, and technical support to projects in coordination with MMU Head of
Unit and Programme Coordinator to ensure the timely management and implementation of projects.
Serve as a liaison between IOM and programme partners, and all other stakeholders.
- Manage all financial, administrative and technical aspects of the projects under her/his supervision to
ensure the timely implementation in accordance with IOM rules and regulations, in close coordination
with the Support Services, and regularly brief and advise the Migration Management Head of Unit and
programme Coordinator on any related matter.
- Prepare monthly implementation, progress, and other required reports as well as summaries and other
materials relevant to all activities performed.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Master’s degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Correction, Law Enforcement, or a related field
from an accredited academic institute with five years of relevant professional experience; or
University degree in the above fields from an accredited academic university or institute with seven
years of relevant professional experience.
Experience and Skills:
Experience in the areas of Law enforcement and community and international policing and project
management and implementation;
Experience working with IOM and/or another UN agency is an advantage.
Knowledge of MS Office and Internet Explorer.
A combination of police studies and qualifications and more than 10 years law enforcement experience,
with particular regard to International Police Relations, Operations and Police Capacity Building
Programme Implementation in UN Missions.
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of Kurdish and Arabic is advantageous.
Work prioritization and ability to multitask.
Shares knowledge and experience.
Positive, constructive attitude.
Ability to work and act under pressure with discretion in politically sensitive environment with a
minimum of comfort.
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
Ready to work independently, under tight deadlines.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude.
Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.
Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment, retaliation, and promotes the prevention of
sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
How to apply
While this vacancy is open to both Internals and Externals, priority shall be given to qualified Internal
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.