NRC in Iraq
Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.
The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.
We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution. NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.
Rules and Responsibilities
- To assist in the implementation of education activities under direction of the Education Officer
- Supervise education activities and provide support to teachers in line with program objectives
Provide support to NRC activities, schools and facilitate key activities with children in line with NRC quality standards
- Ensure direct communication and feedback with beneficiaries and relevant host communities
- Ensure ongoing monitoring and reporting of projects at field level
- Organize, support and participate in Mother’s Group, parents teach association (PTA), DoE and community-level meetings.
- Regularly travel to the field to support education, recreation and psycho-social support (PSS) activities.
- Organize and implement distributions of teaching and learning materials
- Any other task relevant to the position as requested by line manager
- Establishing positive work relations with headmasters and DoE supervisors and representatives in school level
Our Ideal Candidate
- Experience from working as a Project Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts ability to remain calm and professional in tense situations
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Knowledge of local languages, especially Arabic. Knowing English is an advantage
- Solid computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook and Excel
- Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
- Ability to work diligently both independently and in a team setting
- Understanding of the circumstances, needs and challenges trauma-affected children face
- Understanding of the role of education in meeting the needs of trauma-affected children
- Understanding of SPHERE and/or INEE minimum standards
- Knowledge of the basics of Child Protection and/or psychosocial support
- Experience working with children and/or educators; MoE-level experience a plus
- Experience in community mobilization and/or relationship building
- Candidates with a university and/or advanced degree preferred
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station: Kirkuk.
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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