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Program Officer

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    Omid Miri

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    5 days ago

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Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Iraq Office in Baghdad is hiring a Program Officer. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in project management within economic and social development, finance, or relevant sectors in the private, government/public, or non-governmental sector. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must. mselect is supporting the hiring procedures.
  • Formulating, implementing, and supervising projects in designated sectors with guidance from supervisors of the organization through strategic documentation, information gathering and sharing, establishing strong relationships with ministries, agencies, and development partners, and providing regular reports to the supervisors
  • Assisting in administrative tasks including drafting official letters (in English and Arabic), translation, coordinating logistics for business operations (accommodation, flight bookings, security arrangements, etc.), maintaining files and records, facilitating communication with Iraqi government officials, consultants, contractors, and others as per instructions from supervisors. This also includes procurement, accounting, and financial transactions
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant information regarding political, social, economic, and security aspects in all areas of Iraq
  • Performing other duties as directed by the supervisors
To excel in a career at this organization, the candidate should possess two essential elements:
(A) Core Business Skills:
  • Logical thinking
  • Document preparation and presentation skills (including proficiency in English and Arabic for official purposes and necessary computer skills)
  • Business knowledge and practice (with a general understanding of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and organization’s available schemes, to be acquired through on-the-job training)
  • Macro perspective to comprehend national and regional development issues in various sectors and propose solutions
  • Goal-oriented and problem-solving business management skills (for project implementation)
  • Accurate and efficient implementation of general affairs tasks, problem-solving, and management skills (for general affairs)
  • Negotiation and coordination
(B) Behavioral Characteristics (Code of Conduct):
  • Sense of mission: Work with a "public mission," "customer-oriented," and "results-oriented" approach
  • Planning: Identify and proactively plan for relevant issues
  • Action: Execute plans efficiently and reliably
  • Business improvement and efficiency: Actively seek to improve and streamline operations without being bound by precedent
  • Reporting, Communication and Consultation: Communicate accurately with supervisors and promptly consult them on the situation
  • Teamwork: Collaborate effectively, pay attention to others, and share information while providing timely and appropriate feedback (including sharing business knowledge and training of juniors)
  • Inter-organizational negotiation and collaboration: Negotiate with other departments inside and outside the organization, establishing strong relationships built on trust
  • Acquisition and dissemination of knowledge: Enthusiastically pursue and enhance business knowledge, specialized knowledge, and language skills
  • Information collection and analysis: Gather and organize a wide range of information and analyze problem structures for effective solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in areas suitable for the job description such as engineering, economics, and finance. A Master's Degree or PhD is preferable
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of 3 years in relevant areas such as private sector, government/public sector, or non-governmental organizations for project management in economic and social development and finance
Required Skills:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office applications and relevant computer applications
  • Project management experience
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process