Premiere Urgence Intenational

Admin Manager – Baghdad

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Job Overview

General Information

The Organization (PUI)

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. PUI teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. PUI’s aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.



Present in Iraq since 1983 through Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI), and since 1997 through Première Urgence (PU), PUI (Première Urgence Internationale) brings help to vulnerable refugees, displaced persons as well as host communities (to avoid marginalization when the pressure on available resources becomes unbearable), in order to improve their living conditions and reinforce their resilience to enable them to regain dignity and autonomy. PUI’s objective in Iraq is to provide a humanitarian response to needs arising from movements of population through actions aimed at reinforcing the existing Health system, and providing Mental Health Psychosocial Support to the people in need, but also at providing access to Shelter, to drinking Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. Given the scale of the crisis and the needs observed, PUI emphasizes multiple sectoral interventions and develops as much as possible an integrated approach, keeping health the core sector of its intervention.


Job Description 

Overall Objective: 


The CSI Administrative Manager is responsible for the management of CSI administration department under the direct supervision of the Area Coordinator and with the technical support of the Admin Coordinator. S/he is responsible for the proper functioning of the administrative services of the 3 bases, in compliance with the procedures of PUI and donors.

S/he contributes to the sound financial management, accounting/budgeting and Human Resources management in CSI.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Human Resources: S/he supervises the on-site activities related to human resource management in the 3 bases of Bagdad, Ramadi and Haditha.
  • Administrative and financial support: S/he oversees administrative and financial questions at the site, and ensures compliance with relevant procedures, with substantive support from the mission’s Admin Coordinator.


Specific objectives and linked activities

  • S/he implements HR rules, procedures and tools in CSI bases regarding: new HR regulations, local staff contracts, procedures of recruitment, payroll operations, implementation of appropriate working conditions, HR records (electronic and physical).
  • S/he ensures the HR management of national staff, in particular, payroll operations, monitoring absences, the construction, updating and archiving of personnel files.
  • S/he assumes or delegates responsibility for the integration of any new employees in the bases and makes sure they received comprehensive briefings with representatives from each departments.
  • S/he suggests to Admin coordinator possible updates to HR policy in terms of rules, procedures and tools relating to recruitment, remuneration, administrative management, disciplinary aspects and management of individual career development within the organisation.
  • S/he monitors risks associated with HR issues in the 3 bases in CSI (Central and South Iraq: Bagdad, Ramadi and Haditha).
  • S/he contributes to the organisation of recruitment (development of Job Descriptions, provisional planning, advertisement, applications, and interviews) for all departments or supports base admins in this process.
  • S/he participates in the hiring process, as well as in any decisions related to the termination of employment contracts of local personnel at the site with the input from line managers and the support of Admin coordinator.
  • S/he trains managers on how to realize performance appraisals and makes sure they are done in a timely manner.
  • S/he compiles training needs for the national staff and communicates them to the Admin coordinator.
  • S/he handles the management of interpersonal conflicts that arise on his/her site, and refers the matter to the Area coordinator and/or the HR coordinator based on the need.
  • S/he ensures a follow up of employees’ careers for the national staff, in collaboration with the managers
  • S/he provides regular refreshment trainings on PUI internal regulation and policies, including Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy, Child Protection Policy, Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
  • S/he promotes PUI policies dissemination and implementation in the workplace and ensures the staff understands the procedures for reporting any breach.
  • S/he promotes the implementation of staff care and wellbeing activities, along with CSI Area Coo and Admin team.

S/he is the guardian of the image of PUI in his/her area of operation, and in that capacity ensures that the entire staff under his/her authority displays behaviour consistent with the values upheld by the organization

  • S/he works in collaboration with the Admin Coordinator to set up aspects related to finance, including budgetary, accounting and treasury elements in Bagdad base as well as Ramadi and Haditha bases.
  • S/he supervise the Base Cash and Bank Books for each currency, including the daily management of the cash boxes, carrying out the cash counts and verifying the bank reconciliations each month for all the bases in CSI.
  • S/he ensures the setting up and proper use of tools and procedures for financial, accounting and budget management in CSI bases, including but not limited to accounting procedures, accounting records, SAGA, budgets follow up, allocation tables, budget projections, cash forecasts, cash management and cash security.
  • S/he is responsible for the budget follow-up and costs optimisation, supporting the other Admin Managers in ensuring the adequate financial resources are available and the appropriate estimation of project implementation needs..
  • S/he monitors bank balances to ensure sufficient funds are always available depending on program needs, ensuring timely treasury requests to coordination office.
  • S/he consolidates the monthly accountancy books from all the sub bases in CSI and validating the entries, closing the accountancy and sending it to Coordination as per the agreed deadlines.
  • Ensure all the bases are updating their cash and bank book on regular basis.
  • As regards with budgetary monitoring, s/he participates in team-based analysis (along with technical, administrative and logistics management) and is responsible for detecting anomalies and proposing adjustments to the Area Coordinator and the Admin Coordinator.
  • S/he ensures that accounting entries are completed in compliance with internal rules, and communicated to the Admin Coordinator according to the agreed calendar, after endorsement by the Area Coordinator.
  • Together with the Admin Coordinator and the Area Coordinator, s/he tracks the cash flow for all bases in CSI, and oversees disbursements.
  • Together with the Admin Coordinator and the Area Coordinator, s/he ensures that a system of internal oversight is in place in all bases. S/he ensures compliance with procedures for undertaking expenditure commitments, and participates in the process of endorsing purchase orders.
  • S/he is the guardian of the bookkeeping, and in that capacity makes sure that cash balances and bank accounts (if applicable) are absolutely and permanently backed up by appropriate accounting documents.
  • S/he ensure the proper archiving of the accounting documents, for both the physical and the digital archive. Periodically, and in line with agreed timelines, s/he arranges the shipment of physical archives to coordination.
  • S/he is responsible for building the national staff capacity on cash and bank book process, and the use of the Financial Follow up tool.
  • S/he organises and provides training to the administrative national staff in the three bases on Finance department tools and procedures, making sure that procedures are understood and tools applied.
  • S/he organises the preparation of audits at base level, under supervision of the Admin Coordinator.
  • S/he contributes to the preparation of proposals drafting the budgets for the base/s.
  • S/he ensures CSI Admin department remains accountable for the work, ensuring that decisions are taken in a transparent manner and all supporting documents are in place.
  • S/he conducts frequent visits to CSI bases (Haditha and Ramadi), to ensure the proper monitoring, identification of training needs and capacity building of the Admin department.
  • S/he ensures efficient flow of information to the Admin Coordinator, and at CSI level to the Area Manager, the Programme and Logistics teams.
  • S/he drafts or participates in the drafting of reports on internal operations in all matters concerning his field of action in financial, budgetary, accounting and HR management of the mission.
  • S/he supports the base manager(s) in the performance of their administrative activities, in a functional, not hierarchical, relationship (if applicable).
  • S/he sends the internal and external reports to the immediate supervisor, while meeting internal deadlines for endorsement (monthly logistical reports / accountancy/ returns on budgetary monitoring / cash flow estimates).
  • If necessary, s/he represents PUI with partners, local authorities and various actors involved in the financial, administrative, legal and human resource aspects of the mission.


  • S/he ensures the direct supervision and management of Liaison Officer and Finance Assistant in Baghdad, as well as Admin managers in Haditha and Ramadi bases, and indirect supervision of the cook in Baghdad base.
  • S/he ensures the setting of objectives to be achieved by the administrative department and tracks their realization, and leads the mid-term and final staff appraisal.
  • S/he contributes to the decision making process regarding any termination of employment contracts.
  • S/he ensures or delegates responsibility for the integration of new staff within CSI administrative department, ensuring the relevant tools and procedures, and PUI policies are well understood.
  • S/he prepares the job profiles of local staff under his/her immediate supervision.
  • She ensures the follow-up of visa procedures (new submission and extension) and of any procedures with local authorities in collaboration with the Admin Coo, Area coordinator and Head of mission whenever relevant.


Prioritization of 4 activities relative to mission environment

  • Enforcing PUI regulations and policies across CSI bases as well as enforcing the respect of local legal obligations by PUI in the area.
  • Revising and strengthening HR and Finance procedures implemented in the bases and building capacity of national staff.
  • Direct involvement in the HR upsizing/downsizing of the bases in support to the new projects implementation
  • Ensuring a timely and sound follow-up of budget implementation and forecast

Team supervision

Number of persons to manage and their position (expatriate personnel / national):

  • Direct management: 4 National Staff: Finance Assistant and Liaison Officer in Baghdad, as well as Admin manager Anbar (covering both Haditha and Ramadi bases).
  • Indirect management: 1 Cook in Baghdad and Admin teams in Haditha (1 Admin Officer and 1 Cook) and Ramadi (1 Admin Officer, 1 HR Assistant and 1 Cook)

This position is managed by:

  • Line management: CSI Area Coordinator
  • Additional Functional Management: Admin Coordinator


Required Profile
Required knowledge and skills
  required ·         desirable
training Bachelor/Master in Financial/accounting management or related field ·         Project management

·         Human resources management

professional experience

·         Humanitarian

·         International

·         Technical



Min. 1 year






1 year


knowledge and skills


·         Team management

·         Logistical skills

·         Administrative and management skills


·Knowledge of procedures: institutional donors (UE, OFDA, ECHO, AAP, UN agencies …); iNGOs.



·         English

·         Arabic










·         Pack Office

·         Other (to be specified)


X (Excel proficiency is compulsory)





Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)
·         A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.

·         Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;

·         Capacity to manage multi-donor, multi-sector and multi-location (governorates) projects

·         Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;

·         High resistance to pressure, stress and ability to say “no”;

·         Strong listening and empathy skills;

·         Problem solving and leadership skills;

·         Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;

·         Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;

·         Proven capacity for analysing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;

·         Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;

·         Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;

·         Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;

·         Important organization and rigor skills.

·         Understanding of the political situation in the area
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