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Field Project Assistant

Job Overview

Job Title:                                         Field Project Assistant (FPA)

Function:                                        Logistics and administration

Location:                                        Sinjar

Administrative Line Manager:   Team Leader

 

 

ABOUT US

 

Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization. We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection programming. NP implements programming through the deployment of civilian protection teams to the field and is continuing to scale up to meet the growing needs in the communities we serve. Programming is founded on unarmed civilian protection and is thematically focused on protection in displacement, child protection, gender-based violence protection, and inter-communal violence reduction.

 

JOB PURPOSE:

The objective of this position is to provide logistical support to the team. The FPA is responsible for supporting operations for the team, under the direction of the Team Leader. As with all field staff, the FPA will contribute information regarding security and general context updates. The FPA is tasked with ensuring the Field Office and NP vehicles are equipped, maintained, and secure. In addition, the FPA provides administrative support to the team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Procurement:

  • Lead on raising procurement requests with the Operations Department
  • Manage procurement processes and relationships with contractors and suppliers
  • Ensure that invoices, bills, and other financial documents comply with NP guidelines and policies

 

Assets:

  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader manage assets including equipment and materials

 

Fleet:

  • Provide direct support to the Team Leader on the organizing of vehicle movements, using up-to-date security information
  • Responsible for oversight of vehicle maintenance in the field offices including ensuring that all vehicles have: spare tire, first aid kits, emergency tool kit, emergency contact numbers, copies of access letters.
  • Organizing the rotation and allocation of drivers for movements, if directed by the Team Leader.

Office & Guesthouse Management

  • Support the Team Leader in the day-to-day running of offices and proactively improve the office environment, including by suggesting changes and adjustments
  • Oversee any upgrading/maintenance work on NP premises to ensure they meet security standards and protocols
  • Ensure the caretaker and guards have all the necessary tools and working conditions to smoothly implement cleaning and maintenance services in the field.

Other

  • Perform any other work duties assigned by the Team leader.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

Essential

  • Ability to support field staff when required
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills
  • Creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Understanding and appreciation of NP’s non-partisan approach to working in Iraq
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of confidentiality
  • Understanding and appreciation of the importance of representing NP, both during and outside of scheduled work hours
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, with different cultural norms
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite essential
  • Strong English language abilities (both verbal and written) are essential

Other Requirements

  • This position is open to nationals of Iraq only
  • Local relationships and knowledge of Sinjar is required

 

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) detailing your experience and how you qualify for the role.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The closing date for applications is 2/12/2021
  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Candidates may be identified before the closing
  • Only nationals will be considered for the Candidates from Sinjar are highly desired.

 

SPECIAL NOTICE

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. However, all qualified applicants regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, will be considered for this opportunity.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.

NO FEE

NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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