Hand-made carpets/kilims’ designer

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

Context:

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

Languages

English (Working Proficiency), Arabic is an advantage

How to apply:

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

http://iomiraq.net/vacancies/hand-made-carpetskilims%E2%80%99-designer

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

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