People In Need

Project Coordinator

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Job Overview


People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide. Formed in 1992 in the Czech Republic, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in post-communist Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society at home and abroad.

PIN began its work in Iraq in 2003 focusing on reconstruction and renovation of schools and health centres. After a short break, PIN decided to re-establish its presence in the country in January 2015, mainly in response to deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country and massive displacement of people from conflict-affected areas. Since then, PIN has maintained a strong presence in Iraq, and has gradually extended its activities across the Governorates of Ninewa, Salah Al-din, Kirkuk and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Typical recipients of our aid are internally displaced persons, returnees, and people who survived the fighting near their homes and meet the pre-defined criteria of vulnerability.

Apart from humanitarian aid, PIN is currently working on long-term programmes supporting restoring livelihoods, education, and climate change.


Note: Emergency Recruitment_ Short Term Contract (2 Months)

The Project Coordinator will contribute to successful implementation of PIN´s internal projects and the overall development and quality of PIN’s program portfolio. The staff will report to the Programme Coordinator and work alongside with Advisor for Market System Development and Partnership Advisor, and in a close cooperation with all support departments (MEAL, Finance, Log/Admin/HR, and Security).

The Project Coordinator will primarily be responsible for implementation and management of a planned resilience project “Circular KRI: Market Assessment on Recycling”. The objective of this project is to develop market system analysis focusing on the circular economy and recycling sectors in KRI. The assessment will analyse and map legal, market and civic environment and inclusive value chains with relevant circular economy potential. The main tasks of the Project Coordinator will focus on:

  • Desk research related to mapping of circular economy technologies, initiatives and stakeholders in Kurdistan,
  • Conduct a data collection for the market system analysis focusing on the circular economy in Kurdistan, especially recycling (FGDs, KIIs),
  • Together with the MEAL department and Programme Coordinator, supporting the data cleaning and analysis and drafting the market system analysis report,
  • Identifying inclusive entities in KRI engaged in circular economy and recycling and establish a cooperation/partnership (networking, drafting a FSTP call ToR).
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documentation in proper manner and following up on all internal project reporting obligations.
  • Managing the project and coordinate all of its activities with relevant stakeholders and teams.

Additionally, Project Coordinator will support the Programme Coordinator for Iraq in tasks related to:

  • establishing partnerships with local grassroot organisations, CSOs, and community initiatives to increase PIN´s localisation efforts (supporting the implementation of internal project “Partnership Investment Fund”),
  • assessment and research activities aimed at strengthening the knowledge base and effective delivery of PIN programs in the area of civic society engagement and youth initiatives,
  • represent PIN and liaise with local authorities, key stakeholders (research institutions, private companies), UN agencies, international and local organizations, and representatives of the target communities,
  • assist with quality project development.


  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.
  • Adhering to all PIN policies and procedures at all times including those stipulated in the Code of Conduct, National Staff Handbook, Security Standard Operating procedures, etc.
  • Punctual attendance to work including both working hours in the assigned office and schedule field trips if applicable
  • Ensuring timely and effective delivery of tasks
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks
  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness. The Agreement of Liability of Assets has been signed separately.
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to their supervisor
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within not publically available
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documents in proper manner
  • Representing and upholding the values of People in Need at all times
  • Behave in appropriate manners at all times and in all places



Degree (Bachelors or Masters) in business management or related field.

Experience (at least 5 years) in implementing early recovery and/or development projects in an NGO context.

Previous PIN experience with project coordination is a preference and an advantage.

Language skills: Arabic, Kurdish, English.

Good communication skills, highly organized, result-oriented, responsible and reliable. Ability to work under pressure, proactive and independent working style.

Good understanding of community participation and ability to communicate with impact and respect.

Ability to effectively coordinate with other members of the team.

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