Want to be a member of Iraq’s cabinet? Just apply online


Published: 2018-10-10 11:26

Last Updated: 2021-09-18 00:11

The vacancy for Iraqi minister is one click away. (World Atlas)
The vacancy for Iraqi minister is one click away. (World Atlas)

In an unprecedented move, Iraq’s Prime Minister-Designate, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Launched a website on Tuesday, which allows Iraqi men and women to submit a candidacy application for the post of minister in the next government.

The website opened to applicants from early Tuesday and will stop receiving applications on Thursday evening, October 11th, 2018, according to Alhurra.

Hopefuls are required to submit their personal data, political orientation, the name of the party they would like to be affiliated with, if any, and the ministry they wish to work for.

Applicants must also submit their university or higher education certificates, or their equivalent - which is mandatory for candidacy - in addition to listing their job history.

Before the application has been submitted, candidates are required to write a personal statement, naming the biggest challenges faced by the ministry they wish to work for, while coming up with practical solutions for those problems.

Candidates are also required to outline what makes a successful leader, while explaining what sets them apart from other applicants, in addition to giving real-life examples of how to efficiently run a team.

Abdul Mahdi was tasked with forming a new government last week, and he has until November 1 to complete the task.

The Prime Minister-Designate must put a government together to secure a vote of confidence from the Parliament. If he fails to do so, another Iraqi figure will be constitutionally appointed to do the job.