NRC in Iraq
Iraq has seen an unprecedented rise in displacement over the last several years, reaching a peak between 2014 and 2017. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 6.7 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, of this, those in critical need include 1.75 million people which includes both in- camp and out-of-camp IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 701 million USD to deliver basic assistance to these Iraqis (HRP 2019). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure displaced populations return home, receive adequate services while ensuring inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation efforts that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach areas. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Role Specific Information
The Programme manager is responsible for implementing integrated programmes and representing NRC at coordination forums, as delegated by the Area Manager. The Programme Manager will be a member of the Area Management Group. Specific responsibilities include:
- Deputise for AM when appointed
- Representation in sectorial coordination, clusters and/or working group at the Area level
- Coordination with Donors and other external stakeholders at the area level, in coordination with the AM
- Contribute to planning and implementation of needs assessments, with Core Competency Specialists, including for new areas of operation
- Work with Core Competency PMs to develop programmatic strategy for both emergency response and returns
- Responsible for area-specific input to local strategies, including contingency plans and emergency plans
- Responsible for holistic and integrated programme implementation, taking into consideration quality, cost efficiency, and targeting beneficiaries most in need
- Coordinate with grants department to complete start-up, grants opening and grants closing meetings in area
- Oversight of implementation of projects, including targets and budgets, in coordination with all project managers
- Ensure that technical direction is followed up on and implemented by Core Competency PM, in line with Core Competency Advisors
- Serve as link to M&E and Grants Department
- Regular 1:1 meetings with direct line reports and completion of work and development plans for all direct reports.
Contract period: 12 month period (possible extension)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Ninewa
Family station: Non-Family duty station
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start