Iraq – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs, in Mosul and Dohuk

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Titre du poste

Iraq – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs, in Mosul and Dohuk



Lieu (ville/région)

Dohuk & Mosul

Type de collaboration


Type de contrat


Date de prise de poste


Durée du poste

6 months renewable

Résumé du poste


Humanitarian Context in Iraq

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.

PUI in Iraq

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.

Current programs of PUI in Iraq

  • 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
  • Strengthening quality and access to mental health services in Iraq, in consortium with ACF-lead, IMC and HI
  • Emergency Response to the North East Syria refugees through the provision of Primary Healthcare services in Bardarash refugee camp, Kurdistan Region of Iraq


The Deputy Field Coordinator Program ensures at base-level the effective implementation of PUI’s program in North Iraq. She/He is also responsible for representation on technical topics by humanitarian stakeholders at local level and in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the Program.

Principales activités

Under the supervision and line management of the Field Coordinator, the Deputy Field Coordinator is responsible at base level for the direct supervision of the Programs being implemented in the Base. This includes the, Health, MHPSS, Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) departments.

  • Programmes: S/he coordinates the project teams and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of the programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, synergy of the teams) according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures
  • MEAL: S/he supervises the NI MEAL Department ensuring implementation of high-quality MEAL processes in synergy with programs. S/he ensures accountability and quality improvement measures, initiates the design of relevant tools when needed and ensures compliance of programs to the MEAL Framework
  • Representation: S/he liaises and engages in cooperation with relevant external stakeholders such as local authorities, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations under the supervision of the Field Coordinator. S/he actively participates in the technical forums (Working Groups and Clusters) at local level in coordination with the Field Coordinator
  • Human Resources: S/he is the direct line manager of the Project Managers, Health Liaison Officer (HLO) and MEAL Managers (5 at the time being) based in Mosul and Dohuk and will ensure that appropriate support and capacity building is brought to the senior managers of the programmes
  • Logistics and Administration: S/he oversees the logistic and administrative duties of the projects in collaboration with the Admin and Log Manager and raises any concern to the Field Coordinator
  • Strategy and Local Context Analysis: S/he keeps monitoring and analyzing the humanitarian context and ensures that the programmes developed are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region.

Profil recherché


Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences


Minimum of 3 years in the areas of program development, project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;

At least 2 years’ experience as a Humanitarian Project Manager

Experience in staff management


Strong Knowledge of Project Management methodology and cycle;

Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel,

Database management software, statistical packages,


A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.

Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;

Capacity to manage multi-donor, multi-sector and multi-location (governorates) projects

Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;

Problem solving and leadership skills;

Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;

Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;

Proven capacity for analysing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;

Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;

Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;

Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;

General ability to resist stress;

Important organization and rigor skills.


Excellent command in speaking and writing in English



Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months

Starting date: October 15th 2020

Monthly Gross Income: from 1 980 Euros up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Prises en charge

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

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