AMAL Project Coordinator-Agriculture

Job Overview

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of project field staff (officers) and transfer key technical skills to supervised staff.
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies.
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Livelihoods strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant livelihoods projects, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps, considering where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market based programmes.
  • Manage and implement project activities, budget and project documentation as delegated by the PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and ensure high technical quality.
  • Provide regular progress reports to PM, APM, AM, Specialist and AMAL staff.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Budget management: ensure budget management in cooperation with PM (APM if no PM) and submit regular spending plans; develop workplans for the field teams and follow up with progress on a daily basis; budget holding when delegated this responsibility; develop procurement plan and ensure all procurements are done in time; contribute to provide monthly activity reports and donor reports; contribute to proposal and budget development.
  • Donor compliance: ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is uploaded in the shared drive  (SSD) related to agriculture projects.
  • Responsible for the quality of the program: quality of data collection and distributions are according to SoPs with correct accountability measures in place.
  • M&E: With support from the AMAL PM and M&E, ensure that the following activities are implemented according to the workplan: market assessments; beneficiary assessments and verification; PDM surveys; and endline surveys. Ensures reporting tools are in place for daily tracking of activities/trainings/distributions.
  • Overall coordination of beneficiary selection process; ensures there is a communication strategy with beneficiaries in place; ensures there is a functioning complaints mechanism.
  • Support in identification and procurement of training service providers, while putting in place systems to ensure quality.
  • Oversee the use of different aid modalities including market based approaches. Take informed decisions over the implementation modality based on market assessments and price monitoring, according to technical direction and on protection mainstreaming as determined by the CCS and line manager (PM or APM), and  to ensure high technical quality of delegated project portfolio.
  • Coordinate with the Logistics, Finance and Security departments to organize activities.
  • Represent NRC in external meetings as needed, primarily with MoA, MoLSA, and any governorate level coordination mechanisms for Livelihoods.
  • Cooperate closely with counterparts from other NRC core competencies to identify opportunities for integration/synergy of NRC services alongside livelihoods.
  • Manage project budget (in cooperation with Project Manager) and coordinate across other Core Competencies.
  • Apply NRC Community Engagement Approach and hold staff to account.
  • Support identification of financial service provider(s) for cash grants and voucher distribution.
  • Contribute to design and implementation of business-focused and community-based soft-skills training programmes.
  • Oversee market assessments, mapping, and contribute to analysis.
  • Adhere to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures.

Contract Duration: 1 year
Duty Station: Kirkuk – Iraq
Health Insurance is provided
Salary: G7/S1, According to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
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 information please read the Job Description

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

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