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Governance Officer

Job Title: Governance Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Iraq, Iraq
REF: 869
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Governance Officer for a major international programme to be based in Iraq.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a network of project-partners at municipal, regional and national levels and provide a professional platform for further networking and partnership building between the government, local authorities, civil society, and other development organizations in the subject area to achieve progress in project implementation
  • Work directly with the municipal authorities to promote implementation of innovative governance practices at the municipal level
  • Facilitate the selection of municipal micro-projects eligible for project support following competitive procedures
  • Facilitate the work of engaged consultants/experts to prepare a collection of best practices of the project and information communication materials
  • Support in internalization/replication of successful practices by municipalities and adoption of public recommendations by local authorities
  • Provide support in development of necessary training materials and implementation guidelines for municipal authorities
  • Provide support to the development of a web site, devoted to the collection of best practices of public monitoring on administrative service delivery
  • Report on progress in the areas of responsibility and provide advice on effective project policies and procedures
  • Assist with donor visits, provides services of donor guide during donor visits and events in urban areas;
  • Maintain record keeping (files and folders) related to activities of monitoring by non-state actors on administrative service provision.

Measurable outputs of the work assignment

  • Number of innovative technologies and practices developed/identified for implementation
  • Number of cities that adopted innovative technologies and practices offered by the Project
  • Delivery of project resources against annual target/s.

Performance Indicators for evaluation of results

  • Effectiveness of the innovative technologies and practices in promoting participatory governance;
  • Quality of process in implementing innovative technologies and practices


  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work with a wide cross-section of partners: Government, NGO’s, communities, media and international donors

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Masters` degree or equivalent in science, sociology, economics, engineering, or related field
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in working with governments and non-government organizations
  • Sound knowledge on the concept of social mobilisation, decentralization and sustainable development
  • Sound knowledge in using IT and social media, and other tools for monitoring of local development and public services
  • Fluency in English and Arabic or Kurdish languages
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.