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NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. 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, utility 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 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2018, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2018). 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, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. 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.
Education Project Officer
The purpose of the officer position is to oversee the day to day implementation of the education project. Education officers will oversee all operations and supervise education assistants. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
- Implement education activities under direction of the Education Project Coordinator
- Supervise Education Assistants and provide support to them in line with program objectives
- Develop and maintain effective filing systems, both electronic and paper
- Update and maintain effective workplans and logframes
- Provide support to NRC activities, schools and incentive staff in line with NRC quality standards
- Document technical issues and questions, and channel to the Education PC
- Ensure ongoing monitoring, tracking and reporting of education projects
- Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and psycho social support (PSS) activities
- Oversee distributions of teaching and learning materials
Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate or higher in a relevant field(s) with work experience in project position in a humanitarian/recovery context settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Knowledge of spoken and written Arabic and English are required. Computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Contract period: five months (with possibility of extension subject to funds)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Mosul, Nineveh
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.