Private Sector Engagement Officer

  • Contract
  • Baghdad Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD



iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.


iMMAP Iraq is implementing a project funded by the GIZ. The project, run from iMMAP office in Baghdad, aims at supporting both the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) through the creation of tailored interactive online information systems on the labour market situation and capacity building of both ministries regarding information management, monitoring and evaluation and website development and maintenance. The project aims to support both ministries to better manage Labour market-related data and provide a digital platform to facilitate Iraqi youth access to employment and training opportunities.

Description of Duties

The Private sector engagement Officer will work under the supervision of the project manager and in close coordination with the team to ensure the proper engagement of the Private sector in the project and support the staff of both ministries with developing a better understanding of labour market analysis.

Private sector engagement

  • Lead mapping, analysis, and cooperation activities with the private sector in the project locations.
  • In coordination with the Project Manager and the project team, develop the overall private sector engagement strategy with both ministries.
  • Liaising with both ministries, partners and other stakeholders on policy matters related to private sector engagement in the project.
  • Assess and co-facilitate dialogues between the private sector and both ministries to foster better engagement in employment activities, and coordinate efforts to respond to private sector priorities.
  • Design and facilitate private sector engagement workshops with multiple stakeholders from the ministries, private sector, and other partners.
  • Support the Communication team in developing a media campaign to increase private sector engagement and interest in the project.
  • Coordinate private sector engagement in the testing and development of the employment systems for both ministries
  • Support disseminating information about the platforms, the private sector users and other benefits of the project to the Private sector in project locations.

Capacity building in Labour market analysis

  • Lead the planning and facilitating of Labour market analysis training for the staff of both ministries.
  • Support the staff of both ministries in conducting labour market analysis based on data analysis and qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Lead the preparation of reports and knowledge products related to private sector engagement and Labour market analysis.


  • Ensure regular coordination with iMMAP’s security department.
  • Assess and review the security status of identified areas of operation in close coordination with security focal points.
  • Ensure security plans and protocols for the areas of operation and for the project are adequately followed.


As part of the iMMAP commitment to organizational learning, and in support of the understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, it is expected that the incumbent will commit 5% of his time to learning activities that benefit iMMAP as well as individual professional development.


iMMAP team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries of iMMAP programs, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of field projects.



Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics, political science, law, development studies or other relevant fields.


  • At least 3 years or more of professional experience in the fields of market systems development, private and public sector stakeholder engagement, and private sector development.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in the field of Humanitarian and development cooperation sector in Iraq.
  • Previous experience in Livelihood programmes.
  • Experience and knowledge in Iraqi labour law and the private sector are required.
  • Previous experience in organizing/delivering training required.
  • Ability to develop methods to engage the private sector in policy reforms, advocacy, and public-private dialogue.
  • previous experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Good knowledge of data analysis, information management and the theory of web development will be an asset.


  • Strong knowledge of the private sector and labour law in Iraq.
  • Ability to Liaison and cooperate with local administrators, government, NGOs, and agencies operating on Private sector engagement matters.
  • Strong communication and training skills.
  • Good writing skills in Arabic and English.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively in a team.
  • High adaptation skills to different contexts and actors.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Office.

Guiding Principles

Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.

How to apply

Please apply through:

Closing date: 9/5/2022