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Resident Senior Political Parties Advisor – Baghdad

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Resident Senior Political Parties Advisor – Baghdad


Resident Senior Political Parties Advisor – Baghdad

International Republican Institute

  • Location
    Baghdad, Iraq

Position description

Primary Functions & Responsibilities 

  • Leads on the development and implementation of political party programs and activities related to political party development, campaigns and elections in collaboration with the RPD and with support from IRI/Washington staff.
  • Consults with and trains Iraqi political parties across the political spectrum to build the capacity and political skills of these organizations and individuals within them.
  • Monitors and reports on political and economic developments and media responses in coordination with the RPD and the field team.
  • Assists RPD with management and oversight of national staff as needed, especially those involved in political party/legislative programming
  • Assists RPD with monitoring programs to ensure compliance with IRI and donor regulations.
  • Assists RPD with recruitment and management of program partners, contractors, consultants and other similar collaborators.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with donors, similar NGOs, political party partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Represents IRI at events and meetings.
  • Contributes to specified semi-annual, quarterly and final reports, new proposals, work plans and budgets in collaboration with the RPD and IRI/Washington staff.


Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree and at least 10 years professional political experience on campaigns and elections. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Direct experience working in a political party or on political campaigns.
  • Experience in capacity building programs and projects in the Middle East and North Africa required. Previous work in Iraq and demonstrated knowledge of the functioning of institutions and governance structures in Iraq strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated international experience and familiarity with international political systems. Familiarity with the Iraqi context, politics and society preferred.
  • Experience in identifying needs, developing training materials and delivering engaging trainings and workshops, particularly for political parties and candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively direct or participate in complex negotiations with bilateral and/or multilateral government agencies, political party leaders, other donors or relevant audiences. Demonstrated ability to interface with high level stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program needs.
  • Experience identifying and analyzing complex problems and developing creative solutions.
  • Experience with grant management and basic accounting experience necessary to draft and oversee a budget.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral) required; fluency in Arabic is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel and live in a challenging political environment abroad, including locations outside of Baghdad/Kurdistan.

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