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Iraq: Country Representative Northern Iraq

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V.
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organization with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany. More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organization and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability. ASB’s Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 100 relief, rehabilitation, development and disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction projects in countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Philippines, Serbia and Ukraine.

Operational in Northern Iraq since 2014, ASB has been committed to support refugees, IDPs and host communities in the sectors Health, WASH, Livelihoods and Protection.

ASB is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified and committed individuals for the following position:

Country Representative Northern Iraq

The Country Representative is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic development of the ASB Country Programme in Iraq. He/She is reporting to and supervised by the Desk Officer at ASB’s National Federations headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

Duration: 12 months (possibility of extension)

Start: not later than 1st February 2018

Location: Dohuk, Northern Iraq

Vacancy: International position

Salary: ASB offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience

Key responsibilities include:

· Project Management: supervision of the Project and Programme Mangers re the implementation running projects, including supervising the implementation and management of all project components implemented through local partners. Timely development and submission of required project documentation including proposals, assessment & evaluations, interim and final project reporting.

· Programme/ Project Development: ensure ongoing project and programme development through continuous fact-finding, assessment and proposal development in close cooperation with ASB HQ, including fund-raising with donors present in the country.

· Representation: liaison and representation activities with the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, various municipalities, UN agencies, the INGO community, donors, partners, the Media and other external stakeholders.

· Partnerships & Alliances: maintaining existing-, as well as building new partnerships on strategic and implementation level

· Financial Oversight: supervision of Financial Managers in controlling financial expenditures and oversight of financial management systems to ensure full-compliance with ASB’s as well as donor financial guidelines, procedures and policies.

· Reporting: submission of monthly progress reports, donor reports, end of year reporting and the preparation of an annual report and accounts for external publication.

· Internal Communication: regular and close communication with the ASB's HQ in the process of further development of the ASB's approach in Iraq in line with ASB’s overall mandate.

· Safety and Security: management and coordination activities to ensure the overall safety and security of staff and compliance with security guidelines and procedures.

Key Requirements:

· Relevant University Degree (degree in humanitarian/development or refugee studies an advantage)

· Minimum five years of relevant work experience abroad on senior
management level, experience in the region is a distinct advantage

· Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (PCM, Logical Framework analysis, objectives and indicators etc.) and

· Proficient knowledge in developing and implementing Humanitarian Aid programmes with strong proposal development skills

· Budget development and strong budget management experience and proficient knowledge in administration and logistic

· Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English, communication skills in German, Kurdish, Arabic an asset

· Experience with international donor agencies such as German Federal Foreign Office, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, CBPF, or others

· Willingness to travel and be flexible in the situation of emergency

· Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style

· The ability to inspire and work independently

· MS Office proficiency

How to apply:

ASB is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should send a Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages) and a CV (max. 4 pages) specifically addressing the above job description and requirements with contacts for 2 recent professional referees to:

Subject line: “Country Representative Northern Iraq”

Only electronic applications accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: Thursday, 30.11.2017

Website ASB Germany: