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HR Assistant (National Position) Re-advertised

Sinjar (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 in Iraq

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.


HR Assistant

A University graduate in management or relevant fields with minimum (1) one-year experience working as HR assistant in humanitarian/recovery context (INGO). Ideally the candidate should be able to use MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. S/he should have the ability to prioritize responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and able to meet deadlines.  Fluency in spoken and written English and local language is a must. Knowledge of humanitarian principles and code of conduct is essential.


Role Specific Information:

  1. Assist in the staff recruitment throughout the process.
  2. To maintain good archiving system for HR files (soft and hard).
  3. Ensure and maintain up to date records of the staff leave
  4. Ensure monthly timesheet are done by staff within the office area and kept at HR files.
  5. To maintain the incentive workers records in the line with NRC related standard operation procedures (SOP).
  6. Assist on preparing the monthly payroll.
  7. To facilitate and advise staff on the local medical insurance
  8. Update HR trackers as needed
  9. Giving training to incentive workers


Our Ideal Candidate:

A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with minimum 2 years’ experience in project Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context position and in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in Arabic both verbal and written is required.  Some knowledge of English.


Additional Information:

Contract period: 5 months

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

Duty station: Mosul, Nineveh

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Screening CVs will happen on a rolling basis due to the urgency of the position.

For more information, please find attached the job description.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sinjar (Iraq)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-23

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