Iraq – A Field Coordinator in Mosul/Dohuk
Iraq – A Field Coordinator in Mosul/Dohuk
Type of contract
Fixed Term Contract
Expected start date
Duration of mission
6 months renewable
Humanitarian situation and needs
Wide-scale violence and armed conflict erupted in Iraq in January 2014. In Anbar governorate, the cities of Ramadi and Falluja were particularly affected, the violence and its impact quickly grew. Also in June 2014, ISg, together with other armed groups, attacked and seized control of Mosul and large portions of northern Iraq, including areas of Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah al-Din governorates. The Government of Iraq (GoI) has conducted multiple military operations since 2016 to regain control of territories held by ISg and announced in November 2017 that military operations had successfully concluded in their retaking of all Iraqi territory. Military operations in Mosul, Anbar and Salah Al-Din have led to ongoing massive internal displacements, serious and systematic violations of civilian protection and basic human rights, interrupted access to basic services, and put a severe strain on host communities. The country is now gradually moving from an emergency situation which required lifesaving operations to a post-conflict transition towards durable solutions. As per the HNO published by OCHA on November 2019, 5.67 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 1.77 million in acute need. Half of them are concentrated in Ninewa and Anbar governorates. Furthermore, an estimated 2.8 million returnees continue to form a complex caseload for humanitarians, development actors, relevant government agencies and donors, with 1.2 million in acute resilience and recovery needs.
Our action in the field
Implemented in Iraq since 1983 through Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI), and since 1997 through Première Urgence (PU), PUI (Première Urgence Internationale) brings help to vulnerable refugees, displaced persons as well as host communities (to avoid marginalization when the pressure on available resources becomes unbearable), in order to improve their living conditions and reinforce their resilience to enable them to regain dignity and autonomy. PUI’s objective in Iraq is to provide a humanitarian response to needs arising from movements of population through actions aimed at reinforcing the existing Health system, and providing Mental Health Psychosocial Support to the people in need, but also at providing access to Shelter, to drinking Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. Given the scale of the crisis and the needs observed, PUI emphasizes multiple sectoral interventions and develops as much as possible an integrated approach, keeping health the core sector of its intervention.
- Integrated Health, Protection, WASH and Shelter services provision to IDPs and vulnerable communities living in areas previously affected by the conflict in Anbar, Ninewa and Dohuk Governorates of Iraq. The project aims at improving the living conditions of vulnerable populations in areas still impacted by the previous conflict, through health, protection, shelter and WASH interventions, and at providing health and protection services to IDPs in camps.
- Strengthening quality and access to mental health services in Iraq, in consortium with ACF-lead, IMC and HI. The project aims at improving the access to quality mental health and psychosocial care in Iraq through enhancing technical capacities of governmental institutions at the ministry of health level, capacity building of stakeholders at national and governorate levels and promotion of mental health care. In particular, the project supports the mental health authorities in Iraq in order to improve the access and quality of services as well as increase community resilience.
- Emergency Response to the North East Syria refugees through the provision of Primary Healthcare services in Bardarash refugee camp, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The project aims at ensuring the access to quality primary health care services to the Syrian refugees affected by the emergency in North-East of Syria (started on October 2019, and still ongoing). The assistance includes the revitalization of a PHCC, awareness campaigns on good health and hygiene practices, referrals to secondary health care, in addition to mental health and psychosocial support, and sexual and reproductive health services.
The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of both bases, and the proper implementation of programs developed on the bases.
Safety and security: In collaboration with the Head of Mission, with the support of the Field Security, Safety & Access Officer., he/she is responsible for the safety and security of the bases.
Program: He/She is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S/he ensures the coordination between the support team (Admin and Log), and Program Managers in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of all projects are reached. He/She preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM and Deputy HOM Programme.
Human Resources: He/She supervises all the teams at the base, composed of national and international staff and participates to recruitment, briefing and follow up.
Logistical, administrative and financial support: He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the bases for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics and Administrative Coordinators based in the capital and of their counterparts at base level.
Representation: In the area of responsibility and by delegation of the HoM, He/She represents PUI with the stakeholders (such as donors, authorities, International/Local NGOs, Clusters).
Coordination: He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the sites, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the Head of Mission and relevant Coordinators.
Assessment/Strategy: He/She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations.
At least 3 years of experience in projects development/implementation
Experience in Budget/Finance Management (cost-efficiency)
Experience of managing logistical processes
Experience working with a variety of donors
Experience in Safety and Security Management
Excellent writing skills
Project Management skills
Ability to represent PUI and with other actors
Security management and context follow-up
Ability with Pack Office
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 months renewable
Starting Date : July 2020
Monthly gross income: from 2,200 Euros up to 2,530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered:Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Person in charge of this offer
Emmanuelle Gracia, Deputy Recruitment & Career Manager - Hiring