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"Program Coordinator – Iraq"


Country: Iraq – Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq with regular travel to Ninewa and Baghdad in Federal Iraq.

Location: Position currently based in Erbil, with upcoming shift of the duty station to Baghdad, with frequent travel to Erbil and Mosul offices

Duration: 12 months, from June 2020– (pending context evolution and funding validation)

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary of €1800 to 2300, monthly per diem 650 USD, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months.

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


The regional conflict in Iraq and Syria, started in 2011, has torn apart families, displacing millions of people inside the country and pushed other millions to look for refuge in the neighboring countries and Europe.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq, hosting 97% of the Syrian refugees within Iraq, also hosts around 700 000 internally displaced persons. Furthermore, the KR-I faces a budgetary crisis which presents serious challenges in the access to services (e.g. education) for displaced and host community populations.

The defeat of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in Iraq is now leaving ground for reconstruction and IDPs return. However, in places such as West Mosul and other vast portions of territories that have seen severe destruction where services are lacking, returns face structural limits (absence of livelihood opportunities, lack of public services, shelter…) and Iraqi people are still displaced in IDP camps of Ninewa or the East bank of Mosul.

Inter-community tensions are still present in this context, as military groups contribute to the political shaping of the areas retaken from ISIS. Despite the loss of the territories it used to control; ISIS cells are still present and active across Iraq, conducting frequent attacks.

The serious institutional crisis that the country is going through with the absence of a government is leading to numerous tensions between the military and political actors. These tensions are extremely high in Baghdad and in the south of the country and provoke violence against civil society and the US presence. In Ninewa, these tensions do not translate into violence, demonstrations are currently non-existent.

Presentation of the mission and project

TGH worked in Kurdistan from 1995 to 1999 in the education and agriculture sectors to support refugees from Turkey. In 2013, TGH reopened a mission in Iraqi Kurdistan and conducted several projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, Winterization distribution and progressively specialized in Child Protection and Livelihood sectors.

TGH provides psychosocial support to thousands of children and their families in the IDP camps of Khazer and Salamyiah as well as in the Balad area (Salah Adin Governorate). TGH coordinates the care and response provided to child protection cases requiring external support (medical NGOs, national child protection services, etc.) to ensure children receive the most appropriate care. TGH continues to undertake large Capacity Development project for government social services across Kurdish region and Federal Iraq, providing coaching and mentoring to DoSA (Department of Social Affairs), Government social workers in Ninewa, and National NGO LCN (Legal Clinic Network).

The organisation is also implementing food security and livelihood programmes focusing on water resource management, rehabilitation of agricultural infrastructure, veterinary care, economic recovery and population empowerment. These programmes help to revive agricultural economic activity, a crucial sector in rural Iraq, and encourage people to return to the villages where they belong.

TGH have opened sub-offices in Baghdad, Mosul, Sinjar, Dohuk, and Sulaymaniyah.

TGH’s ongoing and expected interventions

Job description

The Program Coordinator ensures the coordination of projects implemented in Ninewa, Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Diyala, Salah al-Din, Dohuk, Erbil and Suleymaniyah governorates, in the field of Child Protection, Education, Food Security and Livelihood. He/she ensures the quality of interventions.

He/she directly supervises 3 to 7 Project Managers, a Grants and Reporting Officer, a Monitoring and Evaluation officer, as well as a Protection Technical Advisor. He/she works under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission, and has a direct collaboration with support Coordinators, including Field Coordinator for Ninewa. He/she also has functional links with TGH HQ FSL and Education and Protection Technical Advisors.

The main responsibilities include:

A- Supervising the current projects and their implementations on the field in accordance with TGH’s general strategy as well as the one defined for Iraq programs.
B- Proactively contributing to the strategic programming and constant adaptation of the operational strategy regarding the evolutions of humanitarian situation
C- Ensuring the relevance, integration and quality of interventions, in accordance to TGH, national and regional standards.
D- Ensuring project monitoring and evaluation, internal reporting and capitalization.
E- Ensuring external reporting and coordination
F- Managing project management teams,
G- Contributing to maintain and develop current and future partnerships with international and national NGOs, as well as local authorities and technical departments.

Main Tasks

Supervision and support of the Program Department

Program quality and monitoring

Operational strategy


External coordination

Profile required

Educational background and experiences


Personal Qualities