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Re-Advertised - Advocacy and Research Coordinator CLCI – Iraq


Re-Advertised - Advocacy and Research Coordinator CLCI – Iraq

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Organization: Oxfam GB

Location: Iraq, Erbil


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Closing Date: 2022-04-30

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Advocacy and Research Coordinator CLCI – Iraq

Closing date: – Till the position is filled
Interview date: – On Rolling Basis
Vacancy reference: – INT8383 – Advocacy and Research Coordinator CLCI

Iraq Context

The Country Goals – that are directly linked to Oxfam’s programs – include:
Humanitarian Response: we envision all Iraqis who are conflict-affected and/or disaster affected to have access to essential life saving support in a timely, effective, accessible and appropriate manner.
Governance: we envision Iraq to have equal access to services and opportunities for all people, whereby equal distribution and control of resources and meaningful participation can build resilient and sustainable solutions for the future.

Equality: We envision an equitable and just society where people in all their diversity, live free from violence, enjoy ownership and control of resources and participate in decision-making processes across all spheres.
In order to serve these three goals, Oxfam work aimed to integrate the following key areas of work:
• Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL)
• Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
• Gender Justice
• Protection
• Diversity and Inclusion
• Triple Nexus Approach
• Expansion in the South
• Influencing and Campaigns
• Localisation
• Innovation
The Cash and Livelihoods Consortium for Iraq (CLCI), previously known as the Cash Consortium for
Iraq, is a multi-donor, multi-program partnership that has implemented over USD 160,000,000 USD
in humanitarian and recovery funding since its formation in 2015. The CLCI is comprised of the
Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the Norwegian Refugee
Council (NRC), Oxfam and Mercy Corps as lead. The CLCI focuses on harmonized implementation
at scale to meet basic needs and support the self-reliance of vulnerable populations with cash- and
market-based livelihoods approaches.

Job Purpose
To increase the use and effectiveness of cash and livelihoods policies and programming at
national and global level through evidence-based research, policy and advocacy.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
• Implement and update the CLCI’s 2020-2022 Research and Learning Strategy;
• Lead on the design, planning and implementation of all CLCI research initiatives, including
research and innovation funds, in-house analysis products and learning products from pilot
• Manage third-party consultants or consultancies contracted to implement elements of CLCI
research initiatives;
• Identify key topics for future research that are under-researched, and contribute knowledge to
the wider cash and livelihoods sectors, with a focus on the multisectoral impacts of relief,
recovery, resilience and integrated programming, demonstrating impact through rigorous,
evidence-based research;
• Develop and nurture strategic partnerships with local/national organisations, the private
sector, academic institutions, coordination structures (HRP, DS, 3RP), and other international
organizations, in order to strengthen research, policy and advocacy initiatives, to test
innovative approaches, and replicate and scale successful models and methodologies.
• Lead the dissemination of research results, for example by organizing and facilitating
study launches, donor/cluster/partner presentations, workshops, roundtables as
• Increase linkages with other cash and livelihoods actors, seeking opportunities to organise
technical training for partners and non-CLCI actors and other opportunities for collaboration;
• Lead on the CLCI’s general advocacy agenda bringing together the ad-hoc CLCI Advocacy
Working Group for product-specific or thematic advocacy initiatives;
• With the CLCI Director, lead on the CLCI’s advocacy initiatives with key social protection
stakeholders, including the World Bank, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA), and
the Social Protection Forum, to promote the transition from emergency cash transfers to
government social protection transfers;
• Hold regular meetings with non-cash actors to ensure regular participation and representation
in all relevant sectors, clusters, and working groups in Iraq, as a forum to promote
methodologies and research, develop partnerships, and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the
crisis dynamics, as well as ensuring CLCI interventions and advocacy initiatives are relevant
to the changing context;
• Lead the Middle East Consortia Learning Exchange (MECLE), a group that convenes
consortia in the Middle East with strong research agendas to exchange best practices and
lessons learned conducting research in the fragile states context;
• Promote awareness and use of CLCI cash and livelihoods programming model and best
practice in all relevant forums;
• Maintain good working relationships with key global cash and livelihoods actors, including
partner organisations’ regional and global teams, CaLP, OCHA, and others as relevant.
Develop relationships with the IASC and global UN agencies to influence where cash sits
globally in coordination, with key donors, and key cash implementers. Identify areas of
collaboration and cooperation;
• Prepare evidence-based policy documents, options papers, briefings as relates to CLCI
initiatives and mandate;
• Keep abreast of external policy developments in country and in global conversations and
undertake desk reviews and follow up as necessary;
• Advise and oversee MEAL and data policies;
• Other tasks as assigned and agreed.

Location: Erbil
Salary: As Per Oxfam Salary Sclae
Reporting to : Country Director
Internal Job Grade: C2 Global
Contract type Fixed term, Iraq
This role reports to CLCI Director and Oxfam Country Director
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.
References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably a social
science/research degree, or substantial experience).
• Experience working with I/NGOs / CSOs; experience in Iraq desirable.
• Experience coordinating with multiple organisations with varying mandates.
• Knowledge of Iraq’s political, economic and social setting.
• Knowledge of relief and recovery programming, including multi-purpose cash assistance and
livelihoods interventions.
• Experience with consortiums or similar operational models desirable.
• Knowledge of and experience in implementing different research methodologies.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to consistently work with
a diverse range of stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
• Self-motivated with proven ability to work creatively and innovatively with limited
direct supervision.
• Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to think strategically and prioritize

policy and advocacy tasks.
• Flexible/willing and able to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands,
including to shifts in organizational priorities.
• Outstanding English written and verbal communications skills, with an ability to
simplify complex concepts both verbally and orally in order to influence others.
• Experience of providing training and engaging in capacity building activities.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural team, as well as independently.
• Ability to influence others, excellent social skills and a team player.
• Readiness to undertake travel.
• Demonstrated commitment to gender equality.
• Familiarity with legal protection issues in the Middle East and North Africa region an
• Experience in policy change in Middle East and North Africa region/Fragile States
• Experience in media and advocacy in I/NGOs desirable.

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