Hand-made carpets/kilims’ designer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 02 Sep 2017


Under the SEZ funded project, IOM aims at establishing hand-made carpet/kilims workshop that will benefit women from the minority groups in KRI. To accomplish this, IOM is looking for a carpet/kilim designer with a previous experience in the development of carpet/kilim brand in the Middle East

Under general guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and Programme Manager, overall supervision of the Project Officer the designer will:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research on patterns, colors and design traditions relevant to the culture of Iraqi Yazidis;

  2. Conduct workshop with the project beneficiaries to develop understanding of the design traditions;

  3. Based on the desk review and workshop findings, develop a collection line of hand-made carpets/kilims and provide functional design templates that can be used in the hand-made carpets/kilims workshop;

  4. Prepare and conduct workshop for the programme beneficiaries to build their capacity in the carpet/kilim design.

Required Qualifications and Experience

-Advanced skills in carpet/kilims design with proven experience in this field;

-Previous experience in carpet/kilim brand development in the Middle East;

-Experience in non-profit/UN sector is an advantage;

-Experience in carrying out interviews, focus group discussions, data collection and assessments.

-Effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners;

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

-Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

-Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

  • Good level of computer literacy.

-Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility, drive for results


English (Working Proficiency), Arabic is an advantage

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via a link:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should submit their CVs, portfolio and financial expectations