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Community Outreach and Liaison Officer

Dohuk (Iraq)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Dohuk (Iraq)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-25

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Field Investigation Unit (FIU) and the direct supervision of the Lead Investigator, the Community Outreach and Liaison Officer will:

Provide relevant guidance and advice to the investigative team on: inter and intracommunity dynamics; cultural; religious; political traditions; and recommend approaches for engaging with the Turkmen community in Iraq regarding investigations into ISIL/Daesh crimes;
• Assist in the organization and facilitation of community outreach meetings with representatives of Turkmen communities in coordination with the investigative team by preparing presentations, identifying and inviting participants, and interpreting. Facilitate other community convenings and meetings as required;
• Strengthen daily coordination and relationship building with Turkmen leadership groups and community members including civil society, religious leaders, political representatives, and victims/family groups of Da’esh crimes;
• Support the development of a broad network of interlocutors from Turkmen communities in Ninewa and Kirkuk Governates and across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that can assist investigations into crimes committed by ISIL/Daesh against that community;
• Support the investigative team to conduct site visits and inquiries into locations of interest;
• Keep Turkmen community leaders updated about investigations’ advancements;
• Assist and support the development of investigative interview themes/questions to support targeted information gathering by the team from victims and/or witnesses;
• Assist the investigative team in the drafting of summaries, reports, and other documents;
• Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area: social sciences, political sciences, international relations, humanities, or a related field.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in design, implementation, and management of community mobilization, community outreach, and training, and/or communication projects
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious leaders and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in issues surrounding international criminal/humanitarian law, missing persons, human rights, and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Capacity building of non-governmental organizations, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination Area of expertise details:

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Iraq and legal residents in Iraq with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 25-01-2021

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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