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NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property, and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.

The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.  

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution.  NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities. 

Application deadline:06.10.2020
Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Title:Education & Youth Project Coordinator (National Position)
Employment type:Contract
Percentage of full-time:100
Webcruiter ID:4291450693
Start date:15.11.2020
End date:30.09.2021

Duties and responsibilities
  • Manage and support the start-up of NRC’s education and youth project in Ninawa, including the planning and implementation of activities as well as management of youth teams and community facilitators
  • Manage staff performance using NRC’s Performance Management system
  • Draft concept papers, proposals for new activities to expand the education/youth programme and for the continuation of on-going activities, in coordination with the Education Project Manager and Education Specialist.
  • Draft donor reports for on-going projects, in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Lead key programme development discussions with field staff for follow up with Project Manager and Education Specialist.
  • Regularly travel to the field to support and monitor education and youth activities
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders such as MoE.
  • If applicable, support Cluster co-lead management; serve as liaison with stakeholders and the MoE/Department of Education.
  • Assess needs for capacity building among education staff and local resource persons and partners and discuss actions with PM.
  • Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Experience from working an Education project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context 
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal.
  • Three 3 years’ Experience in implementing education/youth programmes.
Additional Information

Contract Duration: 10 months 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Ninewa
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability

For full position details please click on   Job Description


 LocationNineveh, 41001 MosulIraq

Estabrak Bassam Yahya

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

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