Iraq – A Human Resources Coordinator based in Erbil

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Iraq – A Human Resources Coordinator based in Erbil



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Type de contrat


Date de prise de poste

Dès que possible

Durée du poste

6 months (renewable)

Résumé du poste


Iraq has suffered nearly 39 years of conflict and unrest starting with the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s which lasted for 8 years and resulted in around a million people being killed as well as dealing a significant blow to the Iraqi economy. This was closely followed by the annexing of Kuwait and subsequent First Gulf War in 90s which saw heavy causalities and destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure. The 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition saw even more upheaval and conflict for this population. After a short period of relative stability between 2009 and 2012, the rise of Islamic State group (ISg) in 2014 and its seizure of, at one point, an estimated 40% of Iraq including Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul, Iraq saw mass population displacement and the exposure of the people of Iraq to multiple and cumulative acts of violence. The military operation to retake areas under IS control has been officially completed end of 2017, however some pockets of ISg fighters remain active up to this day.

Iraq as a whole has been facing one of the most critical humanitarian crisis of the moment. Starting from 2014, the conflict engendered mass displacements, and left up to this day more than 8.7 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. In the end of 2018, more than 4.1 million people returned to their area of origin, and over 1.8 million are still displaced. In addition, 225,000 Syrian refugees who have been displaced since 2013 are still living in Iraq.


Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the HR Coordinator works in close collaboration with the whole coordination team to:

  • Implement the Human Resources policy in accordance with the PUI strategy and Iraqi labor law
  • Standardize HR procedures and templates
  • Support the administration departments in the bases with any HR matters
  • HR management of the Erbil employees
  • Manage Human Resources issues from Erbil office
  • Ensure the administrative follow-up of expatriate staff

Principales activités

The overall objective of the position is to guarantee constant, harmonized and efficient human resources support of employees throughout the country as well as developing and rolling out the mission strategy for 2019/2020,

HR Policy definition and application: According to the mission strategy, he/she leads the development of PUI’s HR policy in the mission in accordance with the country of operation’s relevant legal framework (including tax aspects) and the organization’s policies and guidelines (including antifraud, protection, abuse prevention, etc.)

Administrative management and processes: He/she oversees and acts as ultimate reference in the administrative management of national teams as a whole (recruitment, pay, monitoring, evaluation, training, licensing, etc.)

Salary grid: After the implementation of a salary grid in 2016, a follow up and update needs to be done in order to set salaries that make PUI competitive in the attraction of skilled staff and simplify and standardize certain positions. A benchmark study has already taken place, and new salary estimates included in the budgeting for 2018. For the end of 2017, He/She will finalize the revision of the salary grid for 2018.

National personnel development: She/he implements a clear development policy linked to objective setting and builds a plan for training and accompanying to increase the level of employee competencies. The mission objective is to have as many locally hired staff in managerial positions as possible.

Ensure the Administrative Follow-up of Expatriates: He/She will ensure a proper administrative follow up of expatriates (residence, arrival and departure, holidays and attendance…) in collaboration with the HR officer. S/he will support the HoM upon request in issues related to expat HR.

Profil recherché


Bachelor/Master degree in HR management or other relevant qualification


At least 2 years on a similar position.


Team management

Capacity building


English is mandatory, French and Arabic are assets.


Mobility:  Extensive travel required within Iraq, with the possibility of regional travelling.



Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months (renewable)

Starting date: July 2019

Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 to 2 530 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 leave per year + return ticket every 6 months

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Pauline Gallay, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates

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