Cash and Livelihoods Assistant Iraq Nineveh (Sinjar – National)

Job Overview

Job Description

Role and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Officer in registration of beneficiaries; verification of needs based on home visits, post distribution monitoring; and/or distribution of assistance for various activity streams in line with NRC policies and donor requirements.
  • Ensure that the most vulnerable beneficiaries are selected in line with the approved beneficiary selection criteria
  • Support partners/contractors/trainers to implement business-focused training programmes.
  • Implement or support partner implementation of community-based soft-skills training programmes.
  • Facilitate, monitor and support the implementation of the vocational training activities.
  • Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities, including local leaders and identification of local focal points
  • Conduct Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, and Key Informant Interviews, with assistants and enumerators.
  • Verify and update the beneficiary registers and report back to the project officer
  • Follow up on all beneficiaries regularly to ensure that they implement activities in line with schedules provided
  • Participate in the preparation of weekly and monthly plan and schedules to be submitted to the immediate supervisor within given deadlines;
  • Prepare and submit reports and other updates as required
  • Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms


  • 2 years’ experience in Cash and livelihood projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • At least a University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (social sciences, agriculture, etc.). Proven work experience will be considered as a substitute for formal education.
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience conducting beneficiary identification, verification and registration
  • Experience supporting referrals and/or identifying service providers
  • Experience conducting focus groups, questionnaires, and surveys
  • Overall good knowledge of geography, local population and local language in the areas of operational interests

Other Information:

  • Contract Duration:11 months ( with the possibility of extension)
  • Duty Station: Sinjar – 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.
  • For more information please read 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. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 


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.

Get social with us