Local Coordinator – Iraq

Magenta FZE

Location: Baghdad, Duhok, Erbil, and Basra

Number of Openings: 4 (one focal point in each governorate)

Reporting Manager: Programme Manager

Duration: (17th July – 31st October)

Start date: ASAP

Remuneration: $350 – $500 per month, depending on level of experience and qualifications.

MAGENTA is a leading Social and Behavioural Change (SBC) agency that specialises in understanding human decision-making processes in order to design communications solutions for positive change in fragile and development settings. We implement programmes across the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, using the latest in behavioural science principles and a rigorous approach to research, strategy, campaign design and implementation.

Our client base includes UN agencies, INGOs, governments and the private sector. We aim to amplify the voices of local actors while bringing international expertise and methodological rigour. To do so, we partner with civil society, creative agencies, media and academics to design innovative, relevant and impactful solutions to some of the most challenging problems of our time. Whether we are aiming to shift parenting practices to improve children’s outcomes or to understand how social norms underpin corruption, we always go the extra mile to ensure we can create positive impact for some of the most underserved populations in the world.

MAGENTA’s team operates across the globe, with offices in Jordan, Tunisia Mexico and Pakistan and operates on a range of projects that include research, strategy development, SBC intervention implementation, and evaluation.

In partnership with UNICEF Iraq, MAGENTA is designing and implementing a social behavioural campaign to encourage the enrolment of girls in schools by raising awareness throughout society including at the family level of the importance of girls’ education and combatting entrenched gender norms and traditions around the role of women and girls in the community. In parallel with the media campaign, MAGENTA will design a training guide on best practices in developing and implementing communications and social mobilisation activities.

MAGENTA is looking for (4) four focal point in each of the following governorates: Baghdad, Duhok, Erbil, and Basra.


The focal point from each governorate will receive and engage in a multi-day training conducted by MAGENTA’s Programme Manager. This training will cover SBCC approaches, and how to deliver the campaign and social mobilization activities across each of the four governorates.

The focal points will revert to their governorates to conduct the same training for the social mobilization team (3-4 district level focal points)) and the district level focal points from the Directorate of Education. The focal point will be responsible for managing the social mobilization team during community outreach and implementation of the activities. The focal point will coordinate the team of social mobilizers to conduct outreach and monitor activities. They may also be required to implement outreach activities as needed and will provide ongoing support for monitoring. They will work closely with the Directorate of Education focal points to ensure sound and smooth implementation.

The focal points may be required to support with recruitment for the social mobilisation team therefore demonstrated strong personal networks and connections within their community is also key to the success of this role.

Requirements and Competencies


  • Relevant degree required.


  • 5-8 years professional experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in education, youth, or social mobilisation.
  • In depth understanding of the individual, social and structural drivers of education enrolment.
  • Strong experience in project coordination.
  • Strong experience as a trainer/facilitator, and ability to mentor other trainers and facilitators.
  • Solid understanding of project management cycle.
  • Technological and software fluency.


  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.


  • Good sense of humour, personable and demonstrated ability to build networks.


  • Excellent written and spoken Arabic and/or Kurdish.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent travel is required
  • May involve working in areas that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure

MAGENTA is committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

How to apply

Apply before 26 Jun 2022. Applicants should submit a two-page CV and letter of motivation here. The letter of motivation should describe why the applicant wants to join the MAGENTA team, with a specific example of how their experience and skills can enhance MAGENTA’s work.