Cash and Livelihoods Assistant Iraq Kirkuk – Tuz

Job Overview


The Norwegian Refugee Council in Iraq is looking for Tuz-based Livelihoods Assistants for implementation of livelihoods programming on agricultural and business support to communities and entrepreneurs. This role focuses on field-level engagement and sensitization of communities, business owners, farmers, and other stakeholders. The Assistant role further supports assessments and monitoring & reporting of activities.



  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated Livelihoods project portfolio related to agricultural value chains according to work plans
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filling of documents


  1. Support in community sensitization and awareness raising for activities in targeted communities.
  2. Conduct registration of beneficiaries for agriculture support and markets & skills development
  3. Ensure that most vulnerable beneficiaries are selected in line with beneficiary selection criteria
  4. Conduct data collection activities where assessments such as market assessments, price monitoring, crop harvest assessment etc. are done
  5. Support in the distribution of in-kind assistance, direct cash or cash vouchers to selected beneficiaries and monitor utilization of the items distributed
  6. Follow up on all beneficiaries regularly to ensure that they implement activities in line with schedules provided
  7. Support training of beneficiaries, especially business management, vocational skills training, and agriculture extension training
  8. Participate in the preparation of weekly and monthly plan and schedules
  9. Actively promote community participation in project activities with particular attention to gender
  10. Prepare and submit reports and other updates as required
  11. Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms
  12. Support market assessments, mapping, beneficiary selection, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) surveys and end line surveys to inform program design and implementation
  13. Support protection and gender mainstreaming in field activities



Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:


Thes are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies

  1. Minimum 1 year of experience in project positions in humanitarian or recovery contexts
  2. Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  3. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Overall good knowledge of geography and local population demographics/dynamics
  • Experience with community engagement approaches and principles
  • Analytical mindset and critical thinking skills
  • Fluency in Arabic, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to travel regularly within Kirkuk and Salah al-Din


These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.


More Information