Consultant for Youth Mapping and Baseline Study – Iraq

Search For Common Ground


SFCG Iraq is implementing a 18 month project “Promoting Inclusive Governance for Youth and Women in Iraq”. The project is funded by the US State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) and will run through October 2018 to March 2020.

In Iraq, Search is working to promote inclusive governance among youth and women by bringing young women and young men together to interact purposefully in a safe, co-equal space to forge trust and empathy with their communities, local authorities and decision makers. Stronger, constructive and diverse youth voices and welcoming civic and political environment for youth inclusion will support long-lasting reconciliation and sustainable peace in Iraq. For further information please visit

For detailed information on Research Objectives, Methodology, Key Research Questions and Remuneration: download the Terms of Reference


The project has two objectives:

Objective 1: Equip the next generation of Iraqi youth with the skills and avenues for engaging in local governance and decision making.

E.R. 1.1: Youth show improved negotiation, advocacy, project management, leadership and effective communication skills;

E.R.1.2: Youth have increased avenues for engagement with public officials and decision makers;

The expected results under objective 1 is expected to achieve through following activities.

A.0.1 Youth Mapping; A.1.1. Identification of Young Leadership Council (YLC) Members; A.1.2 Partners Training of Trainers A.1.3 Advanced training of young leaders;

A.1.4 Establishment of Youth Leadership Councils; A.1.5 Youth Leadership Council Dialogues; A.1.6 Governorate-level YLC Roundtable; A.1.7 Town Hall meetings; A.1.8 National Youth Leadership Councils Meetings; A.1.9 Youth Leadership Council Initiatives (Small-grant program);

Objective 2: Promote a conducive environment for youth participation in local governance and democratic processes.

E.R.2.1: Communities and decision makers are sensitized about the importance of the inclusion of young women and young men in local governance;

E.R.2.2: Iraqis show an increased understanding of everyday local governance mechanisms and democratic processes

The expected results under objective 2 is expected to achieve through following activities: A.2.1: National Call for Youth Mayor Casting for Reality TV; A.2.2: The Youth Mayor Content-design Workshop; A.2.3: Youth mayor Competitors Mentorship A.2.4: Production and Broadcasting of the Youth Mayor Reality TV; A.2.5 Youth Mayors Community Discussions

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As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


Required qualifications for the consultant

  • Master’s degree in peacebuilding, community development, international relationships, sociology or related field.
  • At least 5 years of experiences of conducing qualitative and quantitative research
  • Sound understanding of the youth issues in Iraq and UNSCR 2250 on youth and conflict.
  • Sound understanding of inclusive governance, peacebuilding and community development
  • Previous experience in conducting research in Iraq
  • High level of written and spoken knowledge of English. Ability to write high quality report in English.
  • Fluent in Arabic.
  • Ability to work in conflict prone areas and strong cultural sensitivity in work practice
  • Team player and receptive of feedback and suggestions
  • Having knowledge of local language will be an added advantage
  • Ability to travel to Iraq, especially Baghdad and Erbil.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates may send their technical and financial proposal, a copy of each individual’s CV and three writing samples to, no later than 30, November 2018. Telephone call and personal visits are not welcomed.

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Type: Contract

Application Deadline: 11/30/2018

Erbil, Iraq