Country: Iraq - Based in Mosul with frequent travel to Sinjar
Duration: 1 year – from February 2020 (pending funding validation)
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1’900 to €2’600 depending on experience, 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.
Since 2003, Iraq has faced a succession of crises and conflicts that have severely affected its population. Since 2014 and the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in the northern and western areas, the security situation has considerably deteriorated. The population had to choose between taking refuge in IDP camps or abroad and living for several years under the occupation of the group. In 2016, the Iraqi government regained possession of the entire country, but unrest continues to disturb the country as it tries to recover.
In total, nearly 6 million Iraqis have been forced to leave by the conflict since 2014, when Mosul was taken by IS. As of 31st of October 2019, more than 1.4 million Iraqis were still displaced across the country. The latter have sought refuge in camps located mainly in the Governorate of Nineveh, near Mosul, as well as in urban areas, particularly in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. In addition to this displaced population, there are refugees from neighboring countries, mainly from Syria, fleeing confrontation as well as the presence of armed groups on their territory.Insecurity, lack of infrastructure and living conditions deteriorated by the conflict are prolonging the exile of displaced populations.
The defeat of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in Iraq is now leaving ground for reconstruction. However, in places such as West Mosul that have seen severe destruction or remote areas where services are lacking, returns are not happening fast and Iraqi people are still displaced in IDP camps of Ninewa or the East bank of Mosul.
Presentation of the 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 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.
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 and in Mosul for the Mosul / Hamdaniya operations and develop further project in Federal Iraq.
Presentation of the project
Catchment Area Protection on Sinjar Mountain
This project is a second phase of TGH intervention in Sinjar area, with the aim to consolidate achievements of the previous phase, further enhance skills, expand works and to capitalize on infrastructure investments made during 2019 through labour intensive cash for asset creation scheme.
The aim of this project is to improve agricultural infrastructure through the plantation of trees for fruit, stabilisation, and fodder for livestock, and protect the four major natural water sources around Sinjar town. The works to protect the catchment area on Sinjar mountain will enhance agricultural productivity through soil and water conservation, in that of the four target areas one feeds the city water supply system, and the three others provide water for irrigation. This type of labour-intensive landscape measures will enhance the infiltration of rain and snow melt water on the mountain slopes and thus replenish the aquifers that sustain the sources.
In addition, the project will enhance the natural vegetation, which is mainly used as fodder for sheep, along with growth of fruit trees with little to no need for irrigation, avoiding therefore to encourage further pressure on water resources.
Under the direct responsibility of the Field Coordinator in Mosul and the functional supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Project Manager is in charge of the overall implementation of the activities falling under TGH responsibilities. The position includes, among other responsibilities, human resources management, internal and external coordination, reporting, planning of activities and purchases.
The main responsibilities include:
- She/he ensures the proper implementation, supervision, monitoring, reporting of the different components of the project titled “Catchment Area Protection on Sinjar Mountain – Phase 2”.
- She/he is in charge of managing the HR dedicated to the project.
- She/he conducts frequent field visits to plan and monitor the implementation of the activities.
Logistics and administration
- She/he makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures linked to the project implementation are established and alerts her/his superiors if gaps are observed so that corrective action may be taken.
- She/ he anticipates the Logistics (procurements; purchase, vehicles, etc.), Administrative and Financial needs related to the project (recruitments, payments, cash requests, etc.) related to the project.
- She/he participates in monthly internal coordination meetings and communicates regularly with the Program Coordinator and the Field Coordinator.
- She/he communicates regularly with the technical advisor at headquarters level on the project evolution, the technical problems faced, the potential risks and proposes solutions.
- She/he contributes to the Internal Coordination Report writing the part dedicated to the project.
- She/he is involved in providing relevant communication on the project (pictures, video, success stories etc.)
Representation and external coordination
- She/he represents the association as required with donors, partners, local authorities (Department of Agriculture, Department of Water Resources, Muktars, Mayors, etc.) and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project.
- She/he especially maintains good relationship with other UN and NGO actors.
- She/he ensures regular presence in UN-led Food Security and Livelihoods clusters
- She/he writes donor narrative reports and internal reports.
- She/he contributes to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to the field coordinator.
- She/he participates to need assessments according to the needs and mission strategy discussed with HQ
- She/he contributes to the development of new interventions based on identified needs, especially linked to the FSL sectors and areas of the projects.
- She/he analyzes, collects relevant information linked to the FSL situation in the country and identifies key trends in collaboration with her/his colleagues and headquarters.
- She/he meets with potential local partners (NGOs).
This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs in the field.
Educational background and experiences
- Postgraduate diploma in international Development and / or relevant master’s level degree (anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology, agriculture, civil engineer, rural economy…
- Experience in cash transfer project an asset;
- At least 2-3 years of experience in the field as Project Manager;
- Experience in conflict area / post-emergency contexts desired.
- Strong communication, analysis and reporting skills
- Willingness to work in complex and volatile environments
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure
- Strong negotiation skills
- Knowledge of project cycle management and tools
- Management qualities
- Skills in transfer of competences
- Fluent English mandatory (oral and written); Arabic would be a plus
- Computer skills (including Excel and Word)