Liaison Officer

CTG, Salah-ad-Din, Iraq
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CTG Overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Our client was established in1997, by the General Assembly, and as per the UN Policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the United Nations system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."

Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our client's main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub -office in Geneva. Our client provides direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisors in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices and (IED) Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

Our client's Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under - Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. Our client is supporting multiple layers of operations under our client's Iraq Strategic Plan which focusses on three main components: 1. Explosive Hazard Management; 2. Capacity Enhancement, and 3. Risk Education. The post of ‘Liaison Officer / Interpreter’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of our client's Explosive Hazard Management component

Role objectives

Under the direction of the Senior Operations & Quality Assurance Officer (Ops / QA) and EHM Project Manager, the Liaison Officer/Interpreter will be specifically responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Translating, compiling, archiving and disseminating of all Weekly Work plan (WWP) of our client's Iraq Contractors and Implementing Partners to national authorities (JCMC, DMA, Others)
  • Set up meetings with national authorities on weekly basis (DMA office Baghdad, JCMC office in Nineveh, others), as well as weekly calls on behalf of EHM
  • Compiling, translating, archiving and disseminating of all work orders for our client's Iraq Implementing Partner’s to be tasked by DMA office in Baghdad.


  • Provide high quality consecutive simultaneous interpretation into Arabic/Kurdish from English and/or from English into Arabic/Kurdish during all meetings with Iraqi counterparts, press conferences, our client's Iraq events and workshops.

  • Produce meeting notes and minute


  • Provide timely translations from Arabic to English and vice versa, in line with United Nations standards and of various types of documents covering a broad range of topics

  • Provide quality control overview of the documents concerning EHM translated by other Liaison Officers/Interpreters within our client in Iraq.


  • According to the requirements of EHM team


  • Build and/or consolidate relationships with key stakeholders needed to disseminate information relevant to EHM operations

  • Produce correspondence with Iraqi counterparts. (DMA, JCMC, Governors offices in areas relevant to EHM Operations)

  • Arrange meetings, workshops, and other events in partnership with our client's Government counterparts and within EHM
  • Prepare talking points, briefing notes, summary notes and minutes
  • Establishment/maintenance of all hard and soft copy documents, reference materials and confidential records as required, and evaluation of information for retention or disposal;
  • Provision of all other related administrative and substantive support for visitors, when required;

List of Exact Functional Responsibilities

  • Maintain updated documentation related to the internal management of EHM office, such as but not limited to activities and Tracker/leaves planner

  • Coordination of EHM Liaison officers/Translator/Interpreters (Kirkuk, Sinjar, Baghdad) within the front office and the Senior Ops/QA officer

  • Ensure the administrative organization of conferences and meetings; Take notes and produce meeting minutes;
  • Assist with the interpreting and translation for the EHM office
  • Support in the coordination of operational activities between EHM team and its counterparts (local, governmental, non-governmental and international organizations)
  • Assist the coordination of logistical planning in preparation arrangement for donors and stakeholders field visits to the clearance sites
  • Assist in procurement planning for EHM Office
  • Support in drafting plans, reports and related documents as required to support the EHM activities
  • Conduct of field visits in support to UN Agencies and Partners;
  • Assist with routine and administrative duties at the duty station;
  • Other duties as instructed by supervisor and EHM PM

Key competencies- Integrity and Inclusion

  • Leading Self and Others
  • Partnering
  • Result Orientation
  • Agility
  • Solution Focused
  • Effective
  • Communication