Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

Democracy and Human Rights Project Intern

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Job Overview

General description:

Under the direct supervision of the Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager, the position holder will be responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the human rights and development projects.

·       Assist the Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager and other NPA units in the process of partner identification and verification.

·       Maintain active coordination and cooperation with local partners and I/NGOs..

·       Be the principal day to day link between NPA and its partners.

·       Closely follow up the status of human rights situation in Iraq and keep the DPM updated accordingly.

·       Interact with local communities and authorities and may, should the occasion arise, have to act variously as advocate, moderator, and/or mentor. These functions require on the part of the position holder, an ability to relate to the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged in a manner that is both supportive and respectful of culture and traditions.


Specific duties:

·       Assist in overseeing the implementation of the projects activities in accordance with plans and activity budget.

·       Assist the Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager in monitoring the work plans, budgets, and progress reports that NPA donors require, also all reports required from partner organizations.

·       Contribute to monitoring the projects expenditures.

·       Work with the Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager to monitor and revise budgets, as needed.

·       In liaison with the MEAL Department, prepare and regularly update the Project Monitoring Plan (PMP).

·       Participate in grant opening meetings, conduct required preparation for the meeting and strictly follow up the decisions made in the meeting.

·       Support the partner organizations in the process of logical framework and implementation plans.

·       Organise project kick off meeting and steering committee meetings on quarterly basis, providing materials to partners and organising the agenda in liaison with Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager.

·       Oversee the contracts with partners, ensuring timeliness of their reports, in cooperation with the other NPA units; organise payment requests for instalments.

·       Conduct regular visits and communication with partners on a regular basis to follow up project activity implementation and provide support when required.

·       Participate in conducting assessment meetings with potential local partners.

·       Assist the NPA team in the process of partners’ capacity building assessment.

·       Participate in giving inputs and updates for different reports such as Final Narrative Report, Quarterly Report, among others.

·       Represent NPA in formal events such as conferences and meetings conducted by stakeholders.

·       Develop and maintain proper soft and hard copy archiving for all projects under their responsibility.

·       Other duties assigned by the Democracy and Human Rights Projects Manager and/or the Country Director in relation to program issues.

Authority/ Decisions:

Typical decisions the holder of the positions makes

Reference is made to the NPA Regulation for Delegation of Authority, Quality Management and Guidelines for the NPA Iraq Office.
Required qualifications:
Must have:

·       High interest in working in Humanitarian Sector (especially the development work).

·       Active participation and experience in engaging with volunteer initiatives such as, humanitarian sector, democratization, youth, etc.

·       University degree in social science, political science, human rights, or other relevant advanced educational degree.

·       Proficiency in English, Kurdish language skills, both written and verbal. Arabic is plus.

·       Excellent  computer skills and understanding of ICT systems and experience with MS Office applications, including Excel.

·       Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and build competence of staff and achieve results through others, especially in local partnership.

·       Good organizational, analytical skills and ability to perform well in a team.

·       Strong knowledge of cultural and political contexts in the Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Other qualifications:
·       Strong coordination skills, with the ability to lead, inspire and build competence of implementing partner staff and achieve results through others.
Personal Competencies:
·       Self-driven with integrity, initiative and ability to think and work independently

·       Strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills

Additional Considerations:
§   The position holder is to abide by the policies and personal code of conduct by the Norwegian People’s Aid and represent the organisation in a loyal and responsible manner.

§   All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks including vetting and due diligence.


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