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AMAL Project Technical Assistant Iraq Kirkuk-Tuz

Iraq (Iraq)

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Iraq (Iraq)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-01

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1.      Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Livelihoods project portfolio related to agricultural value chains according to work plans
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement

Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms

Specific responsibilities:

  • Support AMAL’s Project Officer for Markets and Skills in selected villages in Tuz District:
    1. Follow NRC’s beneficiary selection SOP to identify and select beneficiaries for AMAL
    2. Closely oversee, visit, mentor, coach and monitor directly and in-person the development of agro-livelihoods and agro-businesses (small and medium-size) which are receiving grants from NRC under the AMAL-project
    3. Organize and oversee the training sessions to receivers of livelihood- / business grants (e.g., on business development, basics in business economics, marketing strategies) and pass on requested needs and preferences for additional training topics AMAL’s PO or PC Agriculture and Livelihoods
    4. Provide regular reports and feed-backs on progress and potential as well as constraints and weaknesses for each business receiving a grant under AMAL
    5. Closely oversee and monitor job placements, internships, newly created employments
    6. Search actively for employment opportunities directly and indirectly linked to agriculture to which beneficiaries could be linked to
  • Contribute with information, quality data, reports and success stories to Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports and NRC’s M&E department
  • Support AMAL’s staff Agriculture / Livelihoods / Infrastructure / Community Mobilization in the field – in case of access problems to Tuz district. But as well NRC’s departments' Security, Logistic, Finance and M&E as appropriate

2.    Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Graduated in Business Economics and/or Agriculture (business economics, plant production, livestock husbandry). Proven work experience might be considered as a substitute for formal education
  • 2-3 years’ experience of working in Livelihood Projects in a humanitarian/recovery context preferably related to agriculture.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in business development, employment promotion and overseeing / coaching of businesses
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Demonstrated results implementing and tracking field-based activities
  • Experience conducting project inceptions with communities
  • Experience conducting beneficiary identification, verification and registration
  • Experience supporting referrals and/or identifying service providers

3.      Other information:

Contract Duration: 12 months 

Duty Station: Kirkuk-Tuz- Iraq

Health Insurance is provided 

Salary: G4/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

For more information, please read the Job Description

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