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Logistics Coordinator – AMAL (Activating Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods)

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
    • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-14

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Right Respected, People Protected

NRC in Iraq

Since the end of the war with Islamic State in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014 4,2 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1,6 million remain internally displaced people (June 2019 HRP monitoring report). Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational and health services.

The UN estimates that more than 6,7 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace. Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahadeen and Anbar Governorates. 

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2019, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.

Duties and responsibilities

The Logistics Coordinator works with the NRC Logistics team to provide technical support and guidance to Logistics staff across Iraq. The position is focused on technical compliance, and will be heavily involved in supporting the set up and implementation of the Activating Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods (AMAL) project. The following is a brief description of the role: 

Generic responsibilities

  •  Implement NRC’s logistical systems and procedures at area level;
  • Ensure adherence to Logistics Handbook, other NRC policies and donor requirements;
  • Provide anti-corruption, transparency and cost efficiency focus in all processes (e.g. in procurement, vehicle management, asset management);
  • Ensure safe and efficient transport of staff and materials/goods; 
  • Supervision, training and development of logistical team;
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports and plans as required;
  • Ensure proper filing of all logistics documents in all offices;
  • Train and support  and project staff in procurement matters.                 

Specific responsibilities

  • Maintain a deep understanding of all NRC and donor requirements in relation to the AMAL project;
  • Provide technical guidance and training to field-based procurement staff to effectively support the AMAL project;
  • Travel regularly to Area offices to ensure technical compliance; 
  • Lead on all procurement processes for the AMAL project Monitor ongoing procurement; 
  • Work closely with the Project Lead AMAL and Infrastructure Advisor AMA for all procurement and logistics matters in relation to the project. 
Knowledge, Experience & Skills that will help you succeed in this role
  • 3 years of procurement and logistics experience;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; 
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Experience from working as a Logistics Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context; 
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; 
  • Arabic language is an asset;
  • Ability to work under pressure.
Personal qualities
  • Managing resources to optimize results;
  • Managing performance and development;
  • Analysing;
  • Handling insecure environments;
  • Empowering and building trust.
Additional Information

- Contract period: 12 months.

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

- Duty station: Erbil, Iraq, with 60% travel within Iraq. The position holder will be expected to travel to all areas of Iraq where the AMAL project is operational.

- Female candidates encouraged to apply.

Please download Job Description of the position here.

We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

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