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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:18.10.2020
Employer:Norwegian Refugee Council
Town/city:Noor City
Title:Livelihood Project Officer ( National Postion)
Employment type:Permanent position
Percentage of full-time:100
Webcruiter ID:4295427861
Start date:01.11.2020
End date:31.12.2021

                                                              Livelihood Project Officers(National Position), Hawija City

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Implement market assessments questionnaires
  • Conduct service provider mapping and assessments
  • Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities, including local leaders and identification of local focal points
  • Implement beneficiary targeting and verification process for various activity streams
    Implement/support beneficiary registrations
  • Support partners/contractors/trainers to implement business-focused training programmes
    Implement or support partner implementation of community-based soft-skills training programmes
  • Implement NRC Community Engagement Approach
  • Conduct Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, and Key Informant Interviews, with assistants and enumerators
  • Map financial service providers and implement questionnaires/surveys
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Previous experience working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
    University degree
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Demonstrated results implementing and tracking field-based activities
  • Experience conducting project inceptions with communities
  • Experience conducting beneficiary identification, verification and registration
  • Experience supporting referrals and/or identifying service providers
  • Experience conducting focus groups, questionnaires, and surveys
  • Fluent Arabic and Some knowledge of English (basic proficiency)
  • Experience working directly with vulnerable groups; able to demonstrate conflict-sensitivity, compassion, discretion
  • Experience with specific livelihoods technical activities including business development and/or business support trainings a plus
  • Coping with Change
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Initiative Action and Change
  • Planning and delivering results
Additional Information 

contract duration: 14 months Subject to Fund 
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Hawija City -Kirkuk Governorate
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
For more detail about the position please click on Job Description


 LocationKirkuk , 36001 Noor CityIraq

Badr MohammedHR / Admin Officer

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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