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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Baghdad
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-08

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Data Collection Assistant (National Position), Baghdad - Iraq

Baghdad (Iraq)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Rights Respected, People Protected



NRC has been operating in Iraq since 2010, to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people affected by ongoing conflict in the region. NRC has a country office in Erbil, KR-I, and area offices in Baghdad, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Nineveh.

NRC’s national program strategy for 2018 will facilitate a shift from emergency response tools towards longer term initiatives, while maintaining the effective delivery of robust emergency response. In 2018, NRC Iraq will maintain a sectoral focus on education, Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and livelihoods interventions, complemented by post-emergency WASH and shelter interventions with a two pronged approach within CCCM: both in-camp, and in urban and peri-urban areas. Cash-based and innovative programming will be at the centre of NRC Iraq’s efforts. NRC will prioritize assistance to those who have been left outside of social assistance schemes and recovery and reconstruction efforts, which will have prevented them from seeking durable solutions.

In 2018, NRC’s target population will be new underserved communities and locations, with a focus on IDPs returning to destroyed and disrupted communities unable to reintegrate due to insecurity. NRC will also prioritise serving vulnerable IDPs unable to return for reasons outside of their control, and responding to short-term displacement as a result of localized conflict and asymmetric attacks.



The Purpose of Data Collection Assistant position is to oversee the day to day implementation of the M&E project. The main duty of Data Collection Assistant is to ensure that the assigned data collection areas/ beneficiaries are covered within the timeline. Data Collection Assistant will be reporting to M&E Coordinator. The position is based in Baghdad.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

A University graduate with significant experience in social science, economics, rural development or in other related fields with minimum (2) two years’ experience from working as Data Collection Assistant in humanitarian/recovery context. Ideally the candidate should be able to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a must. Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.


Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Attend trainings on methodology, approach, data collection tools, and measures.
  • Participate in Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Information Interviews (KII) briefing and debriefings as per instructions.
  • Follow through with Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Information Interviews (KII) protocol for data collection, as per training and pilot sessions.
  • Ensure that the assigned data collection areas/ beneficiaries are covered within the timeline.
  • Submit completed data including Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Information Interviews (KII) note-taking sheets.
  • Promptly communicate the status for data collection and challenges faced in data collection.



  • Documented results related to previous responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting.

The post will be for four (4) months contract duration with possible extension - subject to funds.

Salary: 4/1 according to NRC-Iraq's salary Scale.

Benefits: Health insurance.

Duty Station: Baghdad with frequent visits to NRC field operations.


Please see attached JD for complete details of qualifications required.

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