Associate at Adam Smith International – Baghdad


Job Description

Recruitment for the upcoming Iraq Technical Assistance Facility opportunity  Position: Associate 
Background Information: The UK government is shortly to release a tender to run a Technical Assistance Facility to support the Prime Minister’s Office in Iraq. The project duration is 3 years, expected to begin in 2021. This will help to support the implementation of the GOIs far reaching reform plan and boost the capacity of the GOI in strategic areas to: 

  • Support the digitalisation of the Iraqi Civil Service; 
  • Facilitate the GOI’s development of external communications expertise; 
  • Help sequence and prioritise the delivery of infrastructure and project delivery plans; 
  • Develop financial advisory capabilities to support negotiations with international financial institutions and banks, as well as to support fiscal reform implementation; 
  • Enhance customs tax collection and tax reform plans; 
  • Work closely with HMG and the UK private sector to identify further opportunities to mobilise UK capabilities to support GOI needs. 


Skills and Experience Required: We are looking for Arabic speaking associates to work on the ground in long term roles across the duration of the project, with extensive experience of working in Iraq in a range of technical areas.  

  • Good quality university degree in history, economics, social sciences or engineering  
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a professional services firm (consulting, banking, law firm or a major corporation)  
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills. Competency on statistical software would be desirable but not necessary 
  • Excellent command of Arabic both verbal and written 
  • Excellent command of English both verbal and written (proof of English language proficiency will be required eg. TOEFL, IELTS or other recognised ELP tests) 
  • Evidence of being a high achiever would be desirable 

Job Details

Job Location
Baghdad, Iraq

Company Industry
Economics & Financial Consulting; Project & Construction Planning; Management Consulting

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role

Employment Type

Monthly Salary Range

Number of Vacancies

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Entry Level

Years of Experience
Min: 2 Max: 10

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Good quality university degree in history, economics, social sciences or engineering


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