Government Liaison Officer

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Liaison/Office Manager

UPDATED:  September 2016


Location: Erbil, Iraq

Timeframe: ASAP


Global Communities (GC, formerly known as CHF International) is an
international non-profit humanitarian and development organization that
works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes
that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.  In Iraq, GC is providing emergency humanitarian assistance to individuals
displaced by the conflict in Iraq. GC is
seeking a full-time Government Liaison/Office Manager to implement GC’s humanitarian
program activities.  The Government
Liaison/Office Manager will be based in Erbil, and reports to the
Program/Operations Director.


  • Establishing,
    enhancing and maintaining Global Communities relationships with staff and
    representatives of the host government agencies who have the relevant authority
    in Baghdad, and
    the KRG.
  • Providing
    advice for Global Communities staff on passport and visa documentation and
    facilitating travel for staff;
  • Work closely with the Procurement/Logistics Officer to ensure that all
    procedures are followed to have timely delivery of personnel and cargo to
    distribution sites;
  • Proactively train staff in meeting the requirements for personnel and
    cargo movement and delivery;
  • Providing
    timely and detailed incident reporting to Global Communities management on
    staff or goods which may be faced with transportation or customs issues.
  • Maintaining
    a visible presence at distribution points to ensure coordination for the delivery
    of personnel and cargo
  • Working with
    partner organizations to ensure the facilitation at distribution points of
    their personnel and cargo
  • Maintain a full and comprehensive list of all staff permits and
    approvals for cargo distribution plus ensuring these are filled properly;
  • Represent
    Global Communities to Kurdish and Iraqi Government authorities
  • Maintain and record the cargo distribution lists to ensure compliance
    with donor regulations and ensure these records are filled properly;
  • Ensure
    adherence to Global Communities safety & security SoPs at the border
  • As
    instructed by supervisor, assist in procurement and logistics activities as
  • Any other
    task which your supervisor requests of you

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A university degree in Business Management or Logistics or another
    relevant field.
  • General knowledge of accepted safety practices and principles
  • A minimum of 2 year experience in an NGO or private company with cross
    border operations and/or customs officials or similar work.
  • Past work dealing with authorities at distribution points and border
  • Past work with an international donor funded program desirable, but not
  • Strong computer skills;,
    Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required
  • High
    analytical and reporting skills.
  • Team
    player with excellent planning skills
  • Ability
    to solve problems in the field with all actors
  • Ability
    to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Good command
    of spoken and written Arabic, Kurdish, and English.



To apply, please send your CV in
English and a cover letter including the names and contact information of three
(3) professional references


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