INTERSOS Organization

Liaison Officer- Telafar (pending donor approval)

Job Overview

Overview of the Role

Liaison Officer

The Liaison Officer is responsible, under the direct supervision of the Operational Manager, to establish and nurture strong relationship between the Organizations (INTERSOS and NP – Nonviolence Peaceforce in particular) and local actors as national authorities, security forces, and relevant stakeholders in the governorate, especially in West Ninewa, ensuring proper communication as well as cooperation. S/he is in charge of obtaining the necessary permits for accessing to all projects areas in coordination with the Operational Manager. The Liaison Officer acts as well as Security Focal point for all activities and movements between Telafar and Ba’aj.

Main duties and responsibilities:

More specifically, the Consortium Liaison Officer will carry out the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all procedures related to INTERSOS and NP permits and agreements in the governorate, registration with the relevant governorate departments, programme letters of support, any other documentation needed to work in the governorate;
  • Follow-up and ensure the submission of the governmental reports (type of report, timing, date of submission, addresses) and keep the line supervisor informed accordingly;
  • Meet with the representatives of different government offices and other administrative and security services and provide necessary information about the humanitarian activities provided by the organizations;
  • Collect, analyse and share information including changes of the context in order to support the Operational Manager and mission staffs to develop an in-depth understanding of the areas of intervention. Provide translations and interpretations according to INTERSOS protocols, standards and procedures in order to facilitate the mission coordination tasks;
  • At the request of Operational Manager represents INTERSOS in meetings with communities and government and non-government stakeholders to negotiate access to the field, and prepare full report
  • Report to the line supervisor the progress of on-going procedures and alert in case of change of legislation as regards government procedures in all related aspects
  • Fulfil any other related duties as instructed by supervisor

Security Support

Act of Security focal point in the governorate, but especially for Telafar, Sinjar and Ba’aj districts under the overall responsibility of the Operational Manager, and in coordination with the Security Officer and Security Manager.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

More specifically:

  • S/he will be responsible of Liaising with INTERSOS Security Manager for all aspects related to safety and security in West Ninewa.
  • S/he will be tasked with supporting the Operational Manager in collecting and analysis daily information on the security context in the governorate.

Other tasks required:

  • Adherence to Humanitarian principles of Neutrality, Impartiality, Independence and Humanity
  • Excellent communication skills with different population groups (age, gender, social status, etc.)
  • Clear & timely communications to line management
  • Very good knowledge of INTERSOS project, abiding by INTERSOS internal rules and guidelines and respect INTERSOS Charter of Value and Code of Ethics


  • University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Political Science, International Relations, or related fields
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in the humanitarian sector especially in fragile and unstable environments. INGO experience is an asset
  • Arabic native-speaker and fluent in spoken and written English and Kurdish. Turkmen is an asset.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Respect of INTESOS values
  • Previous experience with INTERSOS is an asset

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