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a Consortium Coordinator - Erbil, Iraq

Duration : 24 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Iraq  Salary & Benefits Living & Security conditions in this base

General description of the position

You will coordinate the implementation of the Iraq Madad MHPSS Consortium Project, including acting as the lead focal point for the Steering Committee and Technical Working Group, overseeing quality of programming and accountability to beneficiaries, and taking the lead on all external stakeholder engagement.

Main responsabilities
  • Coordinate consortium partners for implementation of project, including all project cycle management duties
  • Provide overall leadership and coordination for Consortium unit and harmonize tools and systems
  • Complete external representation and advocacy
  • Ensure quality of programming and accountability to beneficiaries;
  • Actively participate in hiring of additional consortium staff 

Do you fit the requested profile ?
  • You hold a Master’s Degree, ideally in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations
  • You have at least three years of field experience in operational management of humanitarian programs in similar role; experience in emergency context required
  • You have a minimum of two years’ experience in a managerial role
  • You have excellent capacity of strategic humanitarian context analysis
  • You have led consortium in the past
  • You know ACF intervention sectors and especially in MHPSS
  • You have strong communication, networking and representation skills and you can liaise with government officials and lead negotiation
  •  You have leadership and management skills in a complex international setting
  • You are Fluent in English
  • If you are able to speakArabic it is an asset
  • If you have a MEAL experience that would be considered as a asset

Specific conditions / Salary

Contract24 months fixed term contract under French legislation

Remuneration and benefits :

  • Monthly gross salary: from €1805 to €2305 upon experience.
  • Per diem and living allowance:  €487 (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • + 12 % of monthly gross salary as country allowance. 
  • + 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
  • + Child allowance, limited to 5 children.

Transportation and accommodation:

  • Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
  • Individual room in guesthouse covered

Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

Leaves and RnR

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • + 20 RnR per year.   
  • + 215 € at each RnR period every 12 weeks
  • Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference (Turkey)

Training :

  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
  • Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year). 
  • Intermission Workshop once a year.
  • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

Work context

 In Iraq, based in Erbil,

As of today, ACF Iraq is operational in Erbil and Dohuk Governorates of Kurdistan region of Iraq, as well as in Ninewa Governorate of Iraq, and working towards the expansion of its activities to South / Central Iraq. Throughout 2017, ACF has been implementing its humanitarian response in Iraq with an integrated, multi-sectorial approach, addressing WASH, MHCP, Food Security & Livelihoods, as well as Nutrition-related needs of the Syrian refugees and the Iraqi IDP population in camp and non-camp settings. In 2018, ACF is willing to continue the provision of humanitarian response in the areas still presenting urgent needs while designing and rolling out post-emergency / recovery interventions.

As of January 2018, ACF’s team is running operations of approximatively 9 million EUR. The main donors of the mission are OFDA, SIDA, UNICEF, OCHA, WFP, RDPP, SDC, CDC and ACF. ACF Iraq currently employs 21 expatriate and 107 national staff, working from the coordination office in Erbil, a field office in Dohuk and Bagdad and Mosul.

ACF is taking the lead of a large consortium, gathering 4 partners, mainly focus on Mental Health, Protection and Social Support activities.  

You would be based in Erbil, the capital and largest city of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It is located approximately 350 kilometres north of Baghdad. The situation remains stable. There are 3 guesthouses with generally good living conditions for expatriates. Freedom of movement and many social opportunities exist.

Manager word:

This is the first of its kind in Iraq, so will be exciting, but likely tough period of startup. The consortium Coordinator need to work closely with internal ACF stakeholder, but also with consortium steering committee and technical team. 

There are high expectations for the project. This position would be an interesting opportunity to lead a new type of challenging project in Iraq – especially one that will involve large scale capacity building and work with the government.”

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