Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

Women Protection and Empowerment Project Intern

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Job Overview

The position is based in Duhok, KRI with travel to other areas of operation within KRI and Federal Iraq as required.


·       High interest in working in the Humanitarian and Development Sector (especially the work in regard  to women empowerment).

·       Active participation and experience in engaging with volunteering initiatives such as, humanitarian sector, women’s rights, youth, etc.

·       Bachelor degree in social science, political science, human rights, Computer Science or other relevant advanced educational degree.

·       Proficiency in English, Arabic, and Kurdish language skills, both written and verbal.

·       Good interpersonal skills, good communication, organizational and analytical skills and ability to work well in a team.

·       Good understanding of report methodology and report writing.

·       Ability to adapt to dynamic environments and work collaboratively within a team to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the field of women protection and empowerment.

·       Commitment to self-reflection, continuous learning, and personal growth in understanding and addressing issues affecting women from diverse backgrounds.

·       Strong coordination skills, with the ability to lead, inspire and build competence of implementing partner staff and achieve results through others.

General description:

Under the direct supervision of the WPE Project Manager, the position holder will be responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the WPE programme activities.

·       Assist the WPE Project Manager and other NPA units in the process of partner identification and verification.

·       Maintain active coordination and cooperation with local partners and I/NGOs..

·       Be the principal day to day link between NPA and its partners.

·       Closely follow up the status of human rights, specifically women rights’,  in the KRI and Federal Iraq and share updates accordingly.

·       Interact with local communities and authorities and may, should the occasion arise, have to act variously as advocate and/or moderator. These functions require on the part of the position holder, an ability to relate to the needs and aspirations of the vulnerable groups in a manner that is both supportive and respectful of culture and traditions.


Specific duties:

·       Assist in overseeing the implementation of the projects’ activities in accordance with plans and activity budget.

·       Assist the WPE Project Manager in monitoring the work plans, budgets, and progress reports that NPA donors require, also all reports required from partner organisations.

·       Contribute to monitoring the projects’ expenditures.

·       In liaison with the MEAL Department, prepare and regularly update the Project Monitoring Plan (PMP).

·       Organise and participate in grant opening meetings, steering committee meetings and other meetings. Conduct required preparation for the meetings and strictly follow up the decisions made in the meetings.

·       Assist in overseeing the contracts with partners, ensuring timeliness of their reports, in cooperation with the other NPA units.

·       Conduct regular visits and communication with partners on a regular basis to follow up project activity implementation and provide support when required.

·       Participate in conducting assessment meetings with potential local partners.

·       Assist the NPA team in the process of partners’ capacity development assessment.

·       Participate in giving inputs and updates for different reports such as Annual and Final Narrative Reports, Quarterly Reports, among others.

·       Represent NPA in formal events such as conferences and meetings conducted by stakeholders.

·       Develop and maintain proper soft and hard copy archiving for all projects under their responsibility.

·       Other duties assigned by the WPE Project Manager and/or the Country Director in relation to programme’ issues.



Authority/ Decisions:

Typical decisions the holder of the positions makes

Reference is made to the NPA Regulation for Delegation of Authority, Quality Management and Guidelines for the NPA Iraq Office.
Required qualifications:
Must have:

·       Strong passion for advocating and advancing women’s rights and equality.

·       Bachelor degree in social science, political science, human rights, Computer Science or other relevant advanced educational degree.

·       Proficiency in English, Arabic, and Kurdish language skills, both written and verbal.

·       Excellent computer skills and experience with MS Office applications, including Excel.

·       Good organisational, analytical skills and ability to perform well in a team.

·       Strong knowledge of cultural and political contexts in the Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Personal Competencies:
·       Self-driven with integrity, initiative and ability to think and work independently

·       Strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills

Additional Considerations:
§   The position holder is to abide by the policies and personnel Code of Conduct by the Norwegian People’s Aid and represent the organisation in a loyal and responsible manner.

§   All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks including vetting and due diligence.

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