Iraq is at a critical juncture, emerging from conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and a long history of the internecine conflict which have set back the country’s economic, social, cultural, educational and security development substantially. Iraq grapples with many of the features of the socalled “conflict trap”, in which the cumulative effects of Iraq’s conflicts on development leave the country vulnerable to the recurrence of conflict. Over the past years, the Government of Iraq (GoI) has stepped up its efforts to respond emerging challenges posed by violent extremism both, in the country and regionally. In 2019 the government adopted the National Strategy to Combat Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism which highlights the need to increase prevention of violent extremism (PVE) measures across different actors. IOM Iraq works in partnership with the Government of Iraq, in particular the Office of the National Security Advisory, to support and strengthen government and civil society led PVE efforts.
Application organizations must meet the following requirements and qualifications:
• Formally registered as a non-governmental organization in Iraq. Applications from individuals and government bodies will not be accepted.
• Currently, or recently, operating in Iraq.
• Financial capacity to pre-finance 30% of the activities.
• Strong project management skills, as evidenced by the successful delivery of projects and grants.
• Experience in relevant technical areas, such as gender mainstreaming, women peace and security, PVE, advocacy, dialogue, and/or awareness raising.
• Ability to work proficiently in English for project management and monitoring and evaluation purposes.