Victim Assistance Project Officer

Location:      KIRKUK

Hours of Employment:   Sunday-Thursday 8:00 to 4:30.



Under the line management of the Project Manager, the Project Officer is responsible for assisting the

Project Manager in running HI activities in the governorate of Kirkuk. The projects involves victim

assistance activities through physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support.

Note: the PO position requires some movement between Kirkuk and Erbil.



1. Organize, coordinate and supervise the HI team under your management

 Create the weekly planning of HI teams and manage their daily activities and movements in the field.

 Ensure all teams are carrying out their activities to a high standard.

 Guarantee fulfillment of attendance sheets and appraisal forms of managed staff according to HR


 Identify any training needs of the field teams and relay these needs to the PM.

2. Ensure the system of identification of people in need of Physical Rehabilitation and PSS


 Ensure effectiveness of the identification system of vulnerable families in needs of rehabilitation or

psychosocial support;

 Ensure respect of internal processes in the identification and assessment of potential beneficiaries;

 Ensure adapted training of the outreach team to strengthen their capacity and quality of assessment to

identify the needs;

 Organize a relevant geographical system of assessment to ensure regular visits and monitoring of


3. Organize, coordinate and supervise HI partners activities (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial


 Ensure regular field visit with partners staff

 Ensure the communication with the main interlocutors of HI partners

 Ensure that the activities are done according to the Partnership Agreement signed (direct activities,

reporting, etc.)

4. Ensure the monitoring and Reporting activity according to the system in place

 Ensure all field teams are making appropriate records of their activities and link this information

with the data/monitoring in a timely manner.

 Support the field teams to correctly complete all the required reporting (statistics, field activity

reports, etc.)

 Provide a qualitative and quantitative report on a weekly and monthly basis

 Guarantee consistency of project archive including assessment forms, distribution lists and donation


5. Liaise with local stakeholders, authorities upon request of the project manager

 At field level, meet on regular basis the different stakeholders (local associations, authorities, etc.)

 Attend relevant working groups;

 Create and maintain a network in the area of operation;

6. Demonstrate willingness to improve professional competences and abilities to increase care

 Demonstrate motivation at work.

 Demonstrate willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any

training sessions and capacity building activities

 Respect each team member’s positions, work, and specialty

 Adapt to special situations or demands from supervisor




• University degree in social work, physiotherapy, psychology or a related field.


• Excellent Arabic, Kurdish and English mandatory (oral and written).


• Minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience.

• Previous experience with international or local NGOs.

• Previous experience in partnership

• Previous experience in social work


• Able to handle confidential and sensitive information.

• Excellent organizational skills.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Excellent reporting skills

• Team management.

• Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.

• A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and humanitarian values.


The working hours are the following:

Sunday until Thursday, from 8.00 AM to 4.30 PM with 30 minutes lunch break.

It can be exceptionally requested to work on Friday or Saturday. In that case a day off is planned

between Sunday and Thursday during the previous or following week.

Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and

by the line manager. In that case the overtime will be considered as recovery time to be planned by

the line manager in the next days.


Base: Kirkuk

Line Manager: Kirkuk Victim Assistance Project Manager

Head of Department: Emergency Operations Coordinator

Management: 4 outreach workers, 2 physiotherapists, 8 psychosocial workers

Operational link: Database Officer, Referral Focal Point


How to apply:

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from

Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter so as to reach on or before

persons with disabilities


Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be

taken into consideration. The others will be rejected automatically.

Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:

Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the



subject line of your e-mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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