The Assessor is a short-term role to support the assessment of emergency needs of persons displaced in the Ninewa area due to the current conflict. The Assessor is responsible for meeting with potential beneficiaries of emergency support and verifying the need for assistance. The verification is based on set criteria and formats. The role may also involve follow-up meetings, at a later time, with the beneficiaries to ensure support was provided and to learn from the beneficiaries. The length of the role may vary; it would like be a contract for a number of days each time, but could also be longer.
Position in organisation
- Reports to the Cash and NFI Project Officer (or equivalent).
- Works with Cash and NFI Project Assistant
- Liaises closely with other staff as required.
- Organizational requirements
- The post-holder will, at all times, carry out their responsibilities with the utmost respect for the protection of children in accordance with Tearfund’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy
- The post-holder will be expected to behave in accordance with Tearfund’s ‘Code of Conduct’ as referred to in the Personal Conduct Policy.
- The post-holder will be required to help meet the needs of all, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious beliefs in line with Tearfund’s commitment to impartiality.
- Carry out beneficiary assessments based on predefined assessment formats.
- Beneficiary assessments will take place in the location where the IDPs are living, in various locations in Hamdaniya district of Eastern Ninewa.
- Support verification of pre-selected beneficiary lists through repeated field visits and liaison with local authorities.
- The assessments will also require use of computer and other technologies and the ability to manage data.
- Assist in the organised and planned distribution of Non Food Items (NFIs) according to selection criteria and beneficiary needs assessments. NFIs could include Hygiene items, Shelter/sealing off kits, emergency latrines/bathing units and water tanks.
- Assist in the safe and organised distribution of Cash assistance according to selection criteria and beneficiary needs assessments.
- Carry out follow-up meetings with beneficiaries to ensure support was provided well.
- Work with the Cash and NFI team and Senior Project Officer to support Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) official procedures.
- LISTENING & SHARING LEARNING
- One of the most important responsibilities is to listen to beneficiaries and to learn from them what they need and how Tearfund can best support them.
- This also includes sharing learnings and feedback to Tearfund managers.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Highschool diploma
- From and/or living in Erbil
- Work experience for a business or NGO
- Good Kurdish communication skills (Verbal and written)
- Excellent Arabic communication skills (verbal)
- Writing ability.
- Computer literate (spreadsheets and forms)
- Administrative and organisational skills
- MUST be able to work with staff members from other religions and ethnicities
- MUST be able to respect the privacy of information about the programme and about Tearfund
- Kind and caring in relation to others and with displaced people
- Hard working
- From and/or living in Erbil/Ninewa