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"Finance / HR / Admin Coordinator - Kurdistan region of Iraq"


Country: Kurdistan region of Iraq / Iraq – Location: Erbil with regular trips to Mosul and very regular trips to Bagdad

Duration: 12 months, renewable according to funding, departure July 2020

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800 depending on experience at first, and then from July 1st gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800 depending on experience (general upgrade of the salary scale), monthly per diem USD 650, 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, education 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, is also now host 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.

Presentation of TGH mission

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 Kurdistan and conducted several projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, Winterization distribution, Education and psychosocial support. Since 2016, TGH has deployed an emergency response supporting Iraqi IDPs in three camps of Ninewa Governorate (Salamiya 1, Khazer M1 camps) with child protection services.). The organization has also been conducting and still developing livelihood activities towards vulnerable returnee households in ruralHamdaniya districts. More recently, TGH opened an office in Baghdad and as well in Mosul which is dedicated to the Mosul / Hamdaniya operations and develop further project in Federal Iraq. TGH has also been implementing a project in Sinjar funded by WFP for several months: based on a cash for work modality, this project aims at improving groundwater recharge.

Job description

The overall objective of the Finance/HR/admin Coordinator is to ensure the implementation of all administrative procedures and to train the local support team in order to support the current and future projects.

The Finance/HR/admin Coordinator will be under the responsibility of the Head of Mission. He/she will be managing the national admin team, composed for now of 2 assistants based in Erbil, 1 admin/liaison and 1 finance Manager in Baghdad and 1 field officer based in Mosul. The main responsibilities include:




In collaboration with the logistics coordinator:




This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs in the field.

Security, working and living conditions

Despite the unstable political context in Iraq and KRI, the KRI region is generally safe and current TGH areas of operation in Federal Iraq are considered safe.

Erbil city is safe, and there are no restrictions of movement within the city. Much entertainment is available such as restaurants, sport centres, parks, supermarkets, cinema etc. Trips to the countryside are possible at weekends with prior validation by HoM. Security rules may be revised according to the evolution of the context.

Working and living conditions in Erbil are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones). The office is separated from the guesthouses. Individual rooms are available for each expatriate.

Operations in Dohuk, Suleymaniya are subject to the same security condition as for Erbil.