Rapid Response Project Officer ( National Position)Erbil AO – Iraq

Job description

  • Generic responsibilities :
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  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.
  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated Rapid Response project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Monitors security events that could trigger displacements in the areas of interest.
  • Ready to be deployed to areas of new displacements within 24hrs notice.
  • Liaise with community leaders, local authorities and security forces to enable access of field teams in the areas of operation.
  • Leads the team in the field and ensures that the distribution sites are organized according to standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for the management of field teams and in charge of security for field teams.
  • Responsible for the security of the staff in the field.
  • Ensures project objectives are communicated to NRC’s beneficiaries during distributions.
  • Lead field based multi-sectoral assessments in areas experiencing new displacements.
  • Liaise with the logistics/finance/security teams whenever needed in the NFI/cash distribution; ensures the items are available in the warehouse and transported to the field.
  • Specific responsibilities:
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  • These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
  • Ensure that field data collection is in line with reporting requirements.


  • Generic professional competencies:
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  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English
  • Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
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  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Overall good understanding of the political context in Iraq, with focus on conflict zones.
  • Overall good knowledge of geography, local population and local language in the areas of operational interests.
  • Previous experience working with NFI and cash distributions in an NGO.
  • Experience with conducting multi sectoral assessments.
  • Ability to show leadership in a multi-cultural team.
  • Fluent in Arabic both spoken and writing. Kurdish language is an asset.
  • Competencies in all computer related tasks including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Good understanding of community participation, and very good ability to communicate with beneficiaries.
  • Ability to manage high/low workload depending on emergencies.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment.

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment


  • English
  • Arabic
  • Kurdish

We offer

  • The starting salary for the position is IQD 2,535,366
  • Health Insurance

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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