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HR- Admin Coordinator (National Position)

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-16

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Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Iraq

Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.

The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis  (HRP 2018). 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 and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.

HR- Admin Coordinator

The purpose of this role is to support the NRC HR-Admin department in ensuring compliance with NRC policies and procedures in Iraq.  Technical Supervision and support for the HR -Admin staff in the main office.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Implement and train staff in NRC’s HR policies and procedures at the office. 
  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies and the local labour law in all procedures and processes.
  • Coordinate with relevant partners, suppliers, authorities, lawyers etc.
  • Ensure that staff database are updated on a monthly basis.  Liaise with area offices to ensure staff database in the area offices are always updated.
  • Responsible to update staff database in AGRESSO accordingly.  
  • Responsible for arranging induction of new staff.
  • Support HRAM and HRO in identifying training needs/staff development for NRC in staff in Iraq.
  • Ensure reporting, documenting and payment of staff benefits, social security, taxes etc.
  • Introduce new initiatives to improve HR system.  Implement new initiatives of tracking system for i.e. staff leave, etc.  
  • Prepare periodic HR reports and HR Indicators. 
  • Assist HR Manager in other HR related issues in Country Office, particularly related to local regulations. 
  • Conduct regular visit to support Area Offices to provide support to HR Coordinators and Officers in the fields. 
  • Provide support for recruitment in Country Office and area offices as needed.  include posting advertisement in webcruiter, shortlisting, arranging interviews, etc.  
  • Ensure high confidentiality in maintained in the work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Line Manager
Our Ideal Candidate
BA Degree in Human Resources Management/Management.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in Human Resources
Understanding of the relevant laws and statutory requirements.
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector
A strong administrative service orientation Strong organizational and team working skills
Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
Basic employee counseling skills
Highly confidential 
Additional Information

Contract period: 6 months  
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions. 
Duty station: Erbil 
Female candidates encouraged to apply 
We will review applications on an ongoing basis, interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. 
For full position details please click on Job Description                                                                                                                                                                                                                   NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability


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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