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Re-Advertised Project Manager Livelihoods

Iraq (Iraq)

  • Organization: Oxfam International
  • Location: Iraq (Iraq)
  • Grade: C2 - Both internationally and locally recruited - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


The Role

The Project Manager position will lead on and is accountable for all the project implementation and coordination aspects of livelihood and economic recovery project. As a key role within the Oxfam Iraq Country program, the position will be based in Ramadi, Anbar. He/she will lead on effective management and relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders at the local level, especially with the government line departments, manage the project activities throughout the project cycle, including budget management (expenditure planning and expenditure monitoring), directly lead in preparing and developing high-quality project plans, including Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and procurement plans, progress and donor reports, ensure appropriate monitoring and project quality, and enhance internal and external learning and representation.


What we are looking for

Our next Project Manager Livelihoods will require:

  • University degree in the relevant field (e.g. Gender studies, social sciences or related discipline) or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum 5 years experience of working in the humanitarian and development sector; especially in the gender and livelihood sector.
  • Experience of working in livelihoods interventions like enterprise development, business management training, youth, and women economic empowerment program.
  • Experience of engagement with the private sector, market actors, and business support services providers.
  • Experience and skills in playing a supportive role, demonstrating the ability to support field teams’ members to deliver results for operational work.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in Cash and Voucher Programming in a humanitarian & development context.
  • Experience of working with an NGO – especially in project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • A good understanding of the Iraqi context and cultures.
  • An understanding of gender, protection and diversity issues in livelihoods and economic development programs.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills, community mobilization experience and ability to work in teams.
  • Ability to travel and to work in difficult circumstances.
  • MS Office Skills (Word, Excel) and good spoken and written English and Arabic is an advantage


  • Good written and spoken English, as well as strong spoken and written Arabic is an advantage


  • A good understanding of the Iraqi/Kurdish context and cultures.


We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in your career advancement, to act as a key contributor to our Program, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply  

Kindly note that, the selection process will be on rolling basis. Due to the urgency of the position, Oxfam has reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline. 


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in this role. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.


About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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