Iraq: Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Project Manager

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 26 Feb 2017

Rights Respected, People Protected

“We cannot let Iraqi civilians down again in this moment of truth,”

Wolfgang Gressmann, Country Director Iraq

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire.

NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Anbar province, Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk and Kirkuk. We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile. Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq. Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.

Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters. We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).

More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where it is estimated that 1.2 million people are in grave danger.

Rapid Response Mechanism – Project Manager

Role Specific Information

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of Cash strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Cash proposals.
  • Coordinate and manage Cash project implementation (activities, budget follow up and project documentation, reporting) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Provide regular monthly progress reports to the Area Manager and the Cash Specialist
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need in line with vulnerability criteria, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budgets (in cooperation with Cash Specialist) and coordinate across Core Competencies
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills

Our Ideal Candidate:

University graduate in relevant field, with a minimum of 3 years’ previous experience in from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian context

A results-oriented attitude and someone with a highly level of energy. Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in the Middle East. Technical Cash Programming expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a humanitarian professional with strong cash programming skills, who can contribute to development of cash strategies and coordinate and manage the project implementation.

If this sounds like you, apply now to join one of the world’s leading NGO’s and be part of a team of highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world’s biggest displacement crisis.

Additional Information:

Contract period: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Erbil, Iraq

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

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