Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced the former RCMP superintendent's new appointment late today, as one of more than a dozen new foreign service postings.
Saccomani was thrust into the spotlight last year when a leaked internal report raised concerns about the prime minister's security detail.
The management review included interviews with 41 per cent of the 116-member unit, many of whom reported problems with their boss including intimidation, favouritism, discrimination and harassment.
But RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has called Saccomani a great officer, and numerous other Mounties have come to his defence.
Canada's embassy in Amman, Jordan, oversees operations in neighbouring Iraq, which remains plagued by violence a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
Also on HuffPost