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Project Officer – Community Mobilization (National Position) - Re-advertisement

Sinjar (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sinjar (Iraq)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-31

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NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended 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, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. 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 and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property, and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.

The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. 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, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.  

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution.  NRC runs integrated 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 purpose of the officer position is to undertake day to day community mobilization activities of “Market-based Agricultural Rehabilitation & Employment in Post-Conflict Iraq” in Ninawa governorate including implementation of the team’s weekly plans, information managing and acting as the focal point with targeted sites’ community leaders. 

  • Organize and lead needs assessments, focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities
  • Supervise the beneficiary selection in accordance with the project selection criteria
  • Assist the PM in developing messaging around project implementation methodology, the scope of work, selection criteria and any other related beneficiary project documents and ensure effective delivery of such messaging to beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • In collaboration with Project Coordinator prepare Procurement Requests. 
  • Track and record information related to follow up carried relating to any project beneficiary information requests and complaints as directed by Project Coordinator and M&E unit
  • Carry-out field-level coordination with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation
  • Organize and lead field level M&E activities and develop success stories from project implementation
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by the line manager
  • University degree in social work, humanitarian assistance/development, project management, or related subject
  • At least two years’ experience working in an emergency setting or development work;
  • Basic experience in financial, asset and human resources management, budgeting and administration;
  • Proven skills and experience in monitoring and documenting humanitarian project implementation
  • Experience in conducting, organizing and managing conducting needs/vulnerability assessments and beneficiary selection processes.
  • Ability to prioritize needs and carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience in field level coordination with community stakeholders, local and international NGO’s, and local government officials.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Basic understanding of concept note, proposal and report writing
  • Advanced computer skills, especially in Word and Excel. Knowledge of Microsoft Project is a plus.
Personal qualities
  • Experience working as a Project Officer (or Equivalent) in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of additional local dialects is a plus. 
We can offer

Contract Duration: 9 months 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Sinjar and Baaj.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability

For full position details please click on  Job Description.


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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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