Project Operation Officer

Posted 8 months ago by MSELECT
Location Erbil, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Agriculture

MSELECT is looking to hire a Project Operation Officer for an international development consultancy in Erbil. Candidates must have minimum 3 years of relevant experience and must be fluent in English, Kurdish and Arabic.

Project Objectives

  • Introduce and showcase innovative farming technologies that are best suited for the Iraq climate. Those technologies will demonstrate efficient farming techniques to enable farmers achieve high quality and high yield products
  • Create market linkages and optimize post-harvest value chains of the horticulture sector
  • Enhance the knowledge base among counterparts and partner organizations in efficient and sustainable horticulture management

Project Features and Implementation Approaches

  • Supporting linkages and cooperation among partners in the Netherlands, Jordan and Iraq
  • Channeling Dutch innovations and technologies in cultivation and postharvest systems to the Iraqi markets
  • Building joint research and knowledge platforms in the region to tackle specific challenges
  • Building on existing infrastructure and systems in Jordan, provide access to Iraqi farmers, engineers, and researchers for training and placement programs
  • Focusing the pilot project on high-value interventions that will bring immediate benefits to the sector
  • Building capacities and enhance skills for continuous improvements
  • Progressive and expanded implementation
  • Leveraging resources to support the viable farming options and improvements in the horticulture sector chain
  • Social inclusion and gender equality

Project Operation Officer – Job Descriptions and Required Qualifications

The Project Operation Officer is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operational needs of the offices in Jordan and Iraq.

  • Responsible for all office and travel logistics for the Iraqi Office
  • Follow-up on logistics and procurement with the Iraqi Office to ensure all operational requirements are met
  • Coordinate and follow up on communication between the offices in Jordan and Iraq, ensuring that updates on project progress is articulated between different counterparts
  • Organize and facilitate events and meetings in Jordan with the Iraqi counterparts
  • Supervise and follow-up on all operational tasks in Jordan’s office including but not limited to administration, logistics, procurement, and financial
  • Coordinate with different Iraqi entities and authorities on entry of materials and supplies to Iraq
  • Organize mission team assignments between Iraq, Jordan and Netherlands
  • Arrange for travelling arrangements and logistics for Iraqi trainees in Jordan and overseas

Qualifications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Public Administration or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 3 - 7 years of experience in procurement and logistics for development programs and projects
  • Experience in working with Iraqi and Kurdish counterparts
  • Strong computer skills including working on MS office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Fluent in English, Kurdish and Arabic

Soft Skills

  • Thorough and organized, responsible and reliable
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with project goals
  • Capable of making good and timely decisions that keep the project moving forward
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, verbal and interpersonal relations, and cross-cultural communication

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process


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