Iraq: Human Resources coordinator (M/F) – Iraq

Organization: Médecins du Monde
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 13 Mar 2017

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.In 2014, MdM decided to start a program targeted the IDPs in the KRI region through the support of Mobile clinics, fixed Health Units but also the support to local partners and the Ministry of Health.

Since November 2015 MDM supports through preventives and curatives Primary Health Care (PHC) and Mental health and Psychological Support (MHPSS) activities in 2 camps in Dohuk Governorate. Since March 2016, MdM is running mobile clinics for a PHC & MHPSS care in the newly liberated areas of Sinjar District particularly in Borek village. In August 2016 MDM made an assessment in Ninewah Governorate in order to support health services in two districts (TelAfar and TelKaif). In Tel Kaif district the MDM health unit is already active in Kalata Farhan and Bozan villages but due to the security situation in Tel Afar district (Al Amlah and Bezuna villages) the two mobile clinics are not yet regular. In Kirkuk governorate, two mobile clinics (Khalobaziani and Badawa) have been launched in July 2015; while a third one started in April 2016 (Al Abadi) and a fourth in July 2016 (Al Mansiya).

Beside MDM health units intervene in Nazrawa camp (Kirkouk district) since November 2015 and in Daquq camp (Daquq District) since October 2016.

The activities in both Dohuk and Kirkuk Governorates are based on Basic Package of Health Services including sexual and reproductive health within the primary health care, mental health and psychosocial support, health promotion.**


Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you will be responsible for the overall human resources (HR) management of the projects in order to guarantee rigorous and transparent procedures and to fulfil the objectives of the mission in the respect of MdM guidelines.

You will directly supervise 1 human resources officer in Erbil, and support fieldCo and their officers such as 1 human resources officer in Dohuk and 1 human resources officer in Kirkouk.

You will work closely with the administrative & financial coordinator and his officers.

You will receive the support of the HR national staff referent at HQ level. Regarding the fact this position is new for the KRI/Iraq mission and the context which can evolve quickly, an important part will be also to refine roles and responsibilities and to train the HR national officer.

More precisely, you will be in charge of :

-The human resources management

You will contribute to the development of organizational charts and supervise their monthly update

You will update the classification and salary grid and ensure its strict implementation on the bases

You will develop harmonize job profiles templates in the respect of the classification grid and provide its to field coordinators

You will develop contract staffs templates and ensure the strict implementation at field level

You will develop harmonize HR tools (such as database HR monitoring contracts; leaves; etc.) and supervise the implementation by all field teams

You will participate to the definition of human resources needs in terms of writing project proposals and any amendments

You will update yearly evaluation template, explain and monitor its implementation

You will define and follow-up training plan for the national staff in accordance with MdM guidelines

You will develop the HR policy regarding the context in KRI/Iraq : write internal regulation, study the local labour and tax law

– The technical support & capacity building team management

You will supervise the overall recruitment of national staffs

You will train the HR national officer on the general HR administration procedures in place

You will perform regular field visits in Dohuk and Kirkouk to control and supervise the human resources folders, and report to the related field Coordinator for implementation of key recommendations

– The team management

You will contribute to the recruitment of HR officers

You will provide regular evaluation to the team under your responsibility

You will propose disciplinary measures when appropriate

-The communication, reporting, capitalisation

You will liaise with International NGOs HR Directors in-country

You will coordinate meetings with the administrative & financial department

You will elaborate HR national folder requirement, control and monitor its implementation

You will centralize all HR information available on the mission to be delivered to your Line-Manager & the regional office referent

You will provide relevant data related to your position to MDM administrative Team, to MDM Logistic team (payment on progress, etc.) and to deputy general coordinator


Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 6 months

The position is to be filled as soon as possible

Single posting


Diploma in Human Resources Management;
Experience of 1 year minimum in a similar position with a NGO is required (with MDM is an asset)
Experience in negotiation and relationships with authorities in a moving and difficult legal context;
Excellent computer skills in Excel particularly (database management)
Working Experience in Middle East is an asset
Organisational skills, rigor, detail oriented
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
Ability to provide training
Supervision skills is required
Ability to work under stressful situation
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills;
Be a communication person; Diplomacy;
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
Languages: English is mandatory (oral and written), Arabic would be a plus.
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.

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