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Iraq : Camp Officer Ninewa

Reference : CO/IRQ

Department: Program

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Iraq

Duration 6 months

City: Ninewa

Starting date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Country profile

Country Profile

Number of projects 44

Number of areas 6

Number of national staff 212

Annual budget (EUR) 18,12

Number of offices 6

Number of international staff 21

Position context and key challenges
ACTED has been present in Iraq supporting conflict affected populations since 2004 and currently operates in 15 regions. For the last 4 years, our team of 350 people has been responding to the Syrian refugee and IDP crisis, notably in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where ACTED supports over 1.5 million people. Our multi-sectoral approach addresses the most urgent needs of internally displaced people and refugees by ensuring their protection, delivering life-saving food assistance, providing shelter and non-food item packages with lifesaving items and improving their living environment in and out of camps through camp management and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation activities.

Position profile

Main responsibilities:

  • Establish and ensure a transparent system of management including the coordination of services and other activities.
  • Supervise the mobilization and the participation of the population allocated in the management system of the camp, with a focus on the insertion of the women
  • Supervise the maintenance of the infrastructure of the camp.
  • Set up an information management system in the camp, including the collection and the supply of data and the transparent sharing of the information.
  • Follow-up the supply of services in all the sectors of the camp according to the agreed directives, the standards and indicators.
  • Identify the gaps, estimate and analyze the needs of the camp to avoid the duplication of services and gaps in the help and the protection of the displaced population.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Set up committees of camp in all the sectors, and make sure that equal access is made for men/women, boys/girls.
  • Follow-up and ensure that the committees of camps act and behave according to the agreed Code of conduct.
  • Favor the self-sufficiency of the population of the camp and the empowerment in decision-making in the camp management.
  • Organize and execute, and\or oversee the follow-up of the recording of the population of the camp, update the data of the population of the camp.
  • Make the link between the various communities and the groups living in the camp and favor a peaceful coexistence.
  • Protect the interests of the population of the camp towards the authorities of the camp, the service providers and the stakeholders.
  • Ensure liaison between the population of the camp and the service providers and the stakeholder
  • Ensure liaison between the national / local authorities, the state institutions, the civil society and the other relevant stakeholders. Ensure the effective coordination and the information exchange with them.
  • Supply services needed in the technical sectors, if necessary.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Implement a system to record and collect data
  • Design a progressive withdrawal of the camp and a strategy of closure from the beginning of the existence of the camp.
  • Evaluate the environmental impact of the camp and the hosting community : assess the negative impacts on environment as well as activities which could prevent or reduce such impacts.
  • All the main technical skills / requirements relative to the management of the camp

Qualifications

Master Level education in a relevant field such as International Relations or Development
Project management experience (management, planning, staff development and training skills) in development programmes
1-2 years previous work experience in a relevant position
Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
Excellent skills in written and spoken English
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in cultural and organizational terms
Ability to work well and punctually under pressure

Conditions

Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus
Additional monthly living allowance
Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

Submission of applications

Please send your application including cover letter and CV to jobs@acted.org under Ref: CO/IRQ

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