TAHAWER Project Manager - Iraq
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Education & Society
Job Category
Project Management
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade G
Vacancy Description
Contract Type: FTC 2 years Location: Baghdad, Iraq Pay Band G/6 Salary: 2041 USD / medical insurance / annual leave Closing date: 8 December 2018
Role Purpose

This post will support the Team Leader in the delivery of components of the EU-funded TAHAWER project in Iraq granted to the British Council through a grant agreement for implementation to the value of Euro 4.85 million over three years. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the project is managed in accordance with the contractual funding agreement, technical proposal, logical framework analysis, budget, timeline and British Council’s policies and procedures.

Function Overview

The overall objective of the project is to enhance understanding of religion and local custom’s relationship to peace building with and between community groups (including marginalised groups) in Iraq, and inform provincial, national, and European key policy and decision makers. 

The specific objective of the project is to facilitate better understanding and appreciation of perspectives between community groups, on religion’s relationship to peace building and to increase evidence and knowledge sharing to inform policy development and decision making. 
To achieve this objective, the project comprises 4 inter-connected components : 
  • Component 1: Religion’s relationship to stability – ‘bottom up’ conflict analysis
  • Component 2: Establish a country wide debating programme – Iraqi Voices
  • Component 3: Promote the constructive role of religion to stability
  • Component 4: Promote dialogue on stability with policy and decision makers.

Implementation of the project will began in October 2017 and continue for a period of 36 months. 

A fixed term employee contract for this post will be issued only after the contract with the donor is signed. A total of 400 working days have been budgeted for this position to be delivered over a period of 2 years. The British Council reserves the right to withdraw this post at any time until the employment contract is signed

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If you are interested in this post, kindly submit your application by 8 December 2018

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