(MEAL) in the Shelter/WASH Program

The duties of the Project Assistant may evolve over time.  The below is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, but rather an illustrative list based on current needs.


  • Technical Assessments: Participate in and/or lead a team of Field Workers in technical assessments of shelter/WASH conditions of internally displaced people (IDPs) living in unfinished buildings and informal settlements in Dohuk/Ninewa.  Assessments may include both technical aspects of the structure from an engineering perspective and household information from a social perspective.
  • Baseline, Endline & Satisfaction Surveys: Assist the implementation of baseline and endline data collection for a sample of beneficiaries.  Facilitate field-based logistics for data collection, act as team leader during data collection, clean data and support analysis team to ensure the timely and accurate analysis and storage of all data.
  • Beneficiary Accountability: Serve as the project representative to beneficiaries in the field, meeting with individual households during the assessment period to explain who CRS is, the entitlements of the program, and explaining the roles and responsibilities of each party participating in the program.  Ensure the project agreements are explained, signed, and on-file for each household participating in the program.  Follow-up on eviction cases when needed.  Prepare and share key messages about project information for beneficiaries.  Respond to feedback
  • MEAL Compliance: Ensure compliance and documentation of compliance with CRS MEAL policies and procedures
  • Project Monitoring: Ensure that the project has an accurate and up-to-date MEAL Operating Manual, in coordination with other project team members and the MEAL Manager.  Prepare, review, and implement tools to collect project monitoring data.  Help train enumerators in the use of the tools and support the execution of the tools.
  • Data Management System: Prepare, clean, and maintain the project data base in electronic format and ensure that hard copy documents are on file, organized, and accessible to match electronic data.  Work with other MEAL team members to conduct quarterly Data Quality Assessments, checking hardcopy documents against reported figures.  Protect confidentiality of data, sharing only with relevant staff.
  • Tracking Progress: Receive, review, and record inspection forms to document and track work completed by shelter/WASH contractors and progress against targets.  Prepare data visualizations to demonstrate progress, as requested or needed.
  • Reporting: Prepare inputs to monthly progress reports (Indicator Performance Tracking Table/IPTT, Activity Info, other reports as requested).
  • Evaluation: Participate in Real Time Evaluations, Project Evaluations, and quarterly project review meetings to determine if the project is on track to achieve objectives and provide the right services to project beneficiaries.

Personal Skills

·   Acute attention to detail for data management;

·   Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with diverse groups of people including beneficiaries, community leaders and authorities and multi-cultural teams;

·   Service-orientation with sensitivities to vulnerable populations.

·   Problem-solving mentality

·   Able to prioritize work, multi-task and control processes.

·   Able to work diligently and independently.

·   Ability to work in a team work environment and coordinate team work.

·   Ability to work under pressure with short deadlines.

·   Maturity, diplomacy, tact and discretion, with strong negotiation skills.

Ability to remain calm and professional in tense situations



·   Undergraduate degree in a directly related field

·   Minimum of two years’ work experience in development and/or emergency programs and/or supporting vulnerable communities in-the-field.

·   Familiar with building and construction and/or engineering, a plus.

·   Excellent communication skills in 2 languages: English and Arabic, Kurdish a plus.

·   Strong cross-cultural skills and experience working with people from different ethnic/religious backgrounds

·   Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

·   Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)

·   Willingness to travel (Dohuk/Ninewa as well as Erbil, Kirkuk, and Baghdad)

Foreign Language Required:

·   Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.

Only candidates can apply for this job.


On KurdistanJob.com there are jobs for high-and low-skilled to find. Every day new jobs on the site. The probability is high that even your dream job at KurdistanJob.com be found.


Please contact us by email: info@kurdistanjob.com

Like us on Facebook!