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Iraq : Project Development Officer- Erbil

Reference : PDO/IRQ

Department: Program

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Iraq

Duration 6 months

City: Erbil

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 : 38

Number of areas : 4

Number of national staff : 313

Annual budget (EUR) : 21 M

Number of offices : 6

Number of international staff : 23

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

1. Grant Management
1.1 Contract follow-up
1.2. Reporting
1.3 Partner Follow-up

2. Internal Coordination
2.1. Internal Coordination and Communication
2.2. Filling

3. External Communication

4. Fundraising
4.1. External Relations
4.2. Contribution to proposal Development
4.3 Contracting


Postgraduate diploma in International Development and (or) relevant Master’s level degree
(anthropology, development studies, humanitarian aid, sociology)
Fluency in written and spoken English
Strong writing abilities and analytical skills
Skills in political sciences or international relations
Ability to work efficiently under pressure
Previous experience in the humanitarian field, proposals development, and donor relations are
Previous experience abroad is required


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 organization’s guesthouse
Transportation costs covered, + luggage allowance
Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance

Submission of applications

Please send your application including cover letter and CV to under Ref: PDO/IRQ

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