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Admin Officer (National Position)

Baghdad (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-09

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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.

Admin Officer(National Position)

The purpose of the Admin officer position is day to day implementation of the Administration functions responsibilities in Baghdad Area office.

Duties and responsibilities

  •  Develop, Implement and maintain effective office administrative systems and procedures whilst ensuring that controls are monitored and reinforced.
  • Responsible for applications and renewals of licenses/registration with the relevant government authorities.
  • Ensure timely processing of, visas and other relevant permits for International staff and NRC visitors and maintain a follow up system for renewals.
  • Liaise with Erbil (Country) office for the process of Iraqi visas for all international staff based in Erbil & KRI. 
  • Develop a system of monitoring of visas for international staff and ensure staff is informed in advance for any extension of permits required. 
  • Provide support to international staff in taking them to Govt. departments if/when required.
  • Assist HR & Admin Coordinator in Administration related issues for the Area office.
  • Coordinate with Erbil Area Office Admin team on accommodation/transport arrangements for international staff and visitors (transit and to Baghdad). Perform other
  • duties as agreed and assigned by Line Manager
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience that will help you succeed in this role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3-5 years of experience in similar roles in an INGO/UN agency.
  • Knowledge of Iraqi rules & regulations about visas, registration and other local regulations related to foreigners.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong administrative service orientation
  • Keen sense of compliance with policy and procedure
  • Strong organizational and team working skills
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity Good computer application skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, database and network communications 
Additional Information

Contract period: 7 months with possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Baghdad
Female candidates encouraged to apply
We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


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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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