Program Coordinator for an anticipated U.S. Embassy-Baghdad funded Northern Iraq Skills Development Program. The program will build on existing World Learning Iraq programming – including our 10-year history implementing Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) as well as our Basrah Employment and Entrepreneurship Program. This new program will provide an opportunity to expand our jobs skills and mentoring activities to involve youth and mentors in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, targeting Halabja, Garmain, and Charmo universities. Opens a New Window.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for leading program implementation, coordinating with program assistants, and providing administrative and quality control oversight. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of coordinating youth development programming, experience successfully recruiting youth to participate in skills development programs, a strong network with private and public sector organizations, and ability to leverage their network to identify mentors and learning opportunities for youth. The Coordinator will also possess exemplary communication skills, an energetic and positive attitude, and ability to work effectively and respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds. The position will be a long-term consultancy of at least 8 months requiring up to full-time work depending on programming needs. The position is located in the Iraqi Kurdistan region and the successful candidate must be willing and able to travel within the region. Fluency in Arabic and English is required.