Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Social Worker

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Job Overview


Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a charitable organization supporting survivors of human rights violations, defending fundamental freedoms, and promoting democratic values. Our programs provide mental health services, medical treatment, and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations in Iraq and Syria.

For the implementation of our human rights education and dialogue projects, we are seeking applicants for the following position:

Position: Social Worker

Status: Full-time employee (40 Hours/Week).

Based: Alqosh, Iraq

Required Degree: Bachelor Degree.

Reports to: Center Manager (CM) Alqosh, Clinic Manager

Application deadline: January 20, 2024

Duration of contract: 12 Months



  • Interviewing clients about their needs, living conditions and social problems
  • Developing together with the client an assistance plan and identifying adequate social services
  • Implementing the plan and monitoring its progress


  • Problem-specific assessment
  • Contacting and making referrals to other agencies and services
  • Individual sessions to strengthen coping and decision-making


  • Prepares, implements, and evaluates non-clinical activities for beneficiaries, such as awareness-raising on mental health and social problems, the introduction of Jiyan services, self-help groups, information events, or psychoeducation


  • Regularly participates in meetings with other social workers across centers

Administrative tasks

  • Service documentation and evaluation, record keeping of client assessments
  • Regularly reports to management and the Head of Trauma Care and Health

Representation and networking

  • Represents Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights to external stakeholders and participates in meetings or events related to social work
  • Continuously works on building and maintaining networks with other local organizations, partners, and stakeholders for collaboration and referrals

Carry out any other relevant duties according to the professional capacities and position in the organization as assigned by the line manager in mutual agreement.


  1. Language Skills: Fluent in Arabic, Kurdish, and English;
  2. University degree in Social Work;
  3. One year of work experience in related filed;
  4. Basic knowledge of MS Office and data entry;
  5. Ability to travel, including multi-day trips both nationally and internationally;
  6. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, and cooperate with other staff members, centers, and external partners;
  7. Active interest in promoting human rights and social justice


  1. Participation in staff-to-staff training as well as seminars with external trainers
  2. High standard and qualitative training and education in psychotherapy
  3. Paid holidays (24 days for the full-time position) plus 15 statutory holidays. Additional paid holidays, especially on the occasion of religious festivals, may be agreed upon


Please submit, in English:

  • cover letter outlining your motivation to work with Jiyan in this particular position
  • CV detailing your previous work experience
  • Reference letters or reference contacts

via this form: APPLY HERE

Please note that applications that do not meet the requirements or that are incomplete will not be considered.


The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace, fostering an environment that respects and appreciates each team member’s unique perspectives, experiences, and talents.

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