AMAL Project Technical Assistant – Agriculture

Job Overview

Job Description

1.      Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Livelihoods project portfolio related to agricultural value chains according to work plans
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filling of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms

Specific responsibilities:

  • Data collection for household level assessments and market assessments.
  • Assist the Project officer in organizing and delivering safe and secure distribution events, trainings and community events.
  • Assess training needs for project beneficiaries in all areas of targeted agriculture / horticulture value chains development such as agro-business development, agricultural livelihoods and quality management through regular consultations with relevant institutions and stakeholders.
  • Provide implementation support to AMAL project activities including training sessions, distributions, monitoring and support to incentive staff in line with NRC quality standards.
  • Document technical issues and feedback from beneficiaries and channel to the relevant AMAL project Officer and Coordinator.
  • Regularly travel to the field to support and monitor different activities such as farmer field schools, extension services, producer groups throughout the seasonal calendar.
  • Liaise with support departments including Logistics, Finance and other departments as appropriate.
  • Organize and facilitate fto conduct Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, and Key Informant Interviews with project beneficiaries.
  • Provide technical guidance and backstopping to all actors involved with AMAL’s identified plant-based value chain development activities (incl. horticulture).
  • Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities including local leaders and identification of community focal points, relevant government departments as well as other agricultural actors in the operational areas.
  • Contribute to data collection, documentation and reporting.
  • Any other tasks required by the line manager.

2.    Our Idea Candidate:

  • Sound technical knowledge in the fields of 1. agriculture / farming / horticulture, 2. business economics / business development and 3. developing and overseeing trainings
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Overall good knowledge of geography, local population and local language in the areas of operational interests.
  • Ability to show leadership in a multi-cultural team.
  • Fluency in Arabic both spoken and writing and medium-level in English.
  • Competencies in all computer related tasks including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Good understanding of community participation, and very good ability to communicate with beneficiaries.
  • Ability to manage (sometimes) high workloads for a limited time and meet deadlines.


3.      Other information:

Contract Duration: 11 months

Duty Station: Kirkuk-Hawija- Iraq

Health Insurance is provided

Salary: G4/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.

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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. 

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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