Job Opening

Posting Title: Community Outreach Adviser
Department/Office: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 05 June 2023 - 19 June 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL-210753-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultancy will be conducted through the completion of the following deliverables:

• Communication between UNITAD and representatives within Anbar authorities and NGOs regarding the preparation ahead of the Townhall meeting in November is ensured as appropriate.
• Logistical and administrative arrangements in preparation of the Townhall are taken care of.
• Preparing an expert report on local NGOs and civil society representatives who have documented ISIL's crimes against the Sunni community in Anbar Governorate, including:
Description of the organization, its operating principles and methods, goals, content of data collected, the possibility of sharing data with UNITAD, representative’s contact information, etc.
• Weekly report on communication and meetings with local authorities, NGOs and other counterparts.
• Guidance and advice to the investigative team on: inter and intra community dynamics; cultural; religious; political traditions; and recommended approaches for engaging with a variety of constituencies in Anbar, including victim communities, local authorities and tribal leaders, within investigations into ISIL/Daesh crimes.

Work Location

Anbar, Iraq
The candidate should be based near Anbar, Iraq, but mainly working from home.

Expected duration

Six (6) months

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting and Reporting:

UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.

The Consultant will report to the Head of the Field Investigation Unit 6.


Under the direct supervision of the Lead Investigator, and the overall supervision of the Head of the Field Investigation Unit (FIU), the Consultant - Community Outreach Adviser, within limits of delegated authority, is responsible for the following:

• Provide relevant guidance and advice to the investigative team on: inter and intra community dynamics; cultural; religious; political traditions; and recommend approaches for engaging with communities in Anbar within investigations into ISIL/Daesh crimes;
• Assist in the organization and facilitation of community outreach meetings with representatives of communities in Anbar, in coordination with the investigative team by preparing presentations, identifying and inviting participants, and interpreting. Facilitate other community convenings and meetings as required;
• Identify local NGOs and representatives of civil society who have been documenting ISIL crimes against the Sunni community in Anbar Governorate and assist the team to engage with them.
• Support the development of a broad network of interlocutors from victim and survivor communities in Anbar Governate that are able to assist investigations into crimes committed by ISIL/Daesh against those communities;
• Liaise closely and support the team to maintain effective channels of communication with a wide range of stakeholders from communities in Anbar, including NGOs and civil society, religious leaders, political representatives, and victims/family groups of Daesh crimes;
• Assist the investigative team in the drafting of summaries, reports, and other documents;
• Perform other duties as required.
• Support the team to initiate and maintain contact and co-operation with the local government representatives in Anbar and the governmental administrative units.
• Support the team to initiate and maintain contact and co-operation with official governmental security apparatuses
Identifying potential witnesses and facilitating screenings and interviews

Qualifications/special skills

A university degree in a relevant field or other relevant area is required. An advanced university degree is desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in community liaison, community outreach, access to justice, and/or human rights is required.
Knowledge about Al-Anbar and demonstrable experience in working with Sunni tribes would be desirable.
Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.


For the position advertised, fluency in Arabic and English is required.

Additional Information

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to use other relevant software (such as information management and/or analysis tools), to organize and access material collected during investigations is desirable. Actively seeks to apply technology appropriate to tasks.

No Fee


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