IOM the Netherlands has started the second phase of its Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D) programme. Through the transfer of knowledge and expertise, CD4D2 engages diaspora to support the development of their countries of origin.

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The overall objective of CD4D2 is to promote the active role of diaspora in selected sectors in four focus countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Somalia.

In each country priority sectors and institutions have been identified, in close coordination with responsible ministries and the Netherlands embassies. Assignments are for a short periods of up to 3 months and the project offers an allowance to cover costs.

Background Information about Host Institution

The Population Policy Department is responsible for migration-related data and policy in the Ministry of Planning and is involved in preparing progress reports on Iraq’s national development goals. The Chairman of the Department chairs the migration Technical Working Group, which seeks to strengthen migration governance in Iraq.
Migration trends are a growing area of policy interest in Iraq following the displacement of people from areas affected by the conflict with ISIS. As recovery and reconstruction begins and Iraq prepares to undertake a new census, there is need to make greater use of existing migration data. The Ministry of Planning works closely with the Central Statistics Office in this area.

Position Information

Organizational unit/Department: Population Policy Department
Duration of assignment: 6 weeks

Objectives of Assignment

The assignment will support the Ministry of Planning to consistently analyse national migration data. This will be achieved through the following three steps:
1) a desk review of migration data currently held by the Ministry of Planning and Central Statistics Office;
2) identifying ways the data can be used to report on indicators set by the Ministry of Planning for its reporting on Iraq’s progress toward national development goals;
3) hands-on training for Ministry staff on data collection, analysis and concepts.

Output/Deliverables

The assignment will provide three deliverables:

1) a desk review of all existing data reported against indicators used by the Ministry for Sustainable Development Goals;
2) a concise report in Arabic for the Population Policy Department proposing how to make use of the existing data;
3) a training for relevant ministry staff on existing migration data and concepts on data collection and analysis.

Responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Complete a desk review of all existing migration data held by the Ministry
  • Draft a concise report proposing ways to make use of existing data in light of needs of the Ministry
  • Provide short training for relevant ministry staff on existing migration data
  • Seek partnerships with universities, research institutes, and other practitioners in Baghdad to link up population research experts with the Ministry

Competencies 

  • Behavioural
    • Strong communication and leadership skills, creativity for problem-solving
  • Technical
    • Strong general knowledge of statistics
    • Knowledge of statistics computer software such as SPSS is highly desirable

Education and Experience

  • University degree in Political Science, Social Science, Statistics, Evaluation or Management or a related field;
  • Experience in data collection, statistics or knowledge management is considered an asset;
  • Experience in population statistics, demographics or census exercises is highly desirable.

Language requirements

  • Arabic required
  • English highly desirable

 

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