BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC has long-term programs based in Baghdad and Erbil, as well as emergency response programs supporting Syrian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), returnees and Host communities.
Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Iraqi IDPs from several operational bases in the region. Our activities in the region focus primarily on the provision of non-food items, unconditional cash grants, health, early recovery, community protection and child protection and form part of an overarching humanitarian response in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey and the region that seeks to assist IDPs and refugees survive conflict and displacement.
SCOPE OF WORK: The Economic Recovery and Development Livelihoods Business Trainer is a short term IRC position working to improve livelihoods of families’ affected by conflict in Iraq with access to business training followed by apprenticeship, business grants and Job counselling. Supervised by the ERD Manager, the ERD livelihood Business Trainer will work closely with the ERD livelihood Senior Officer, Officers and Assistants. This program aims to improve service access, socio-economic empowerment and enhance recognition for Iraqi IDPs, Returnees and Host community.
With the ERD Senior Officer, identify targeted business skills & financial management training needs of ERD program beneficiaries.
With support from ERD Technical Advisor identify, adapt and develop relevant training materials and corresponding monitoring tools.
Implement appropriate Business and financial training as per the IRC Business training curricula and day-to-day business trainings work plan, including working with WPE program staff and participants on attendance sheets, pre and post-tests, logistics and other issues.
Participate in designing and leading the collection and analysis of data on relevant trainings and any follow up with participants.
Assist in data collection and analysis for beneficiary and community selection, as well as for monitoring and evaluation of all training.
Work with ERD sr. officer on create linkages with WPE team as well as with other actors delivering curriculum.
Conduct regular field visits to ensure successful program implementation;
Write regular field reports including progress against targets, all implementation details and challenges;
Organize and attend regular meetings with relevant stakeholders to ensure a coordinated and streamlined approach across target areas;
Providing parenting skills training supporting ECD program, if required.
Work on beneficiaries individual mentoring and implementing month planning with them.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: ERD Livelihood Sr. officer
Position directly supervises: N/A
Bachelor degree in social sciences, education, public or business administration or equivalent.
2 years of experience in training, skills development, and employment or life skills projects.
Demonstrated experience and capacity in delivering adult training.
Previous experience in drafting reports.
Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
Good in English and fluent Arabic required.
Female is highly preferred.
SPECIFIC SECURITY SITUATION/HOUSING:
The security situation in Iraq remains fluid and unpredictable. Candidates may expect periods of insecurity, periodic suspensions of, or restrictions in, program operation and/or field travel, and high levels of volatility in the operating environment.
Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including maternity leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention Returning National Candidates:
IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs. We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, IRC has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply.
Notice to all Job Seekers
IRC implements an equal employment opportunity policy and our recruitment process is based on merit.
Applicants and/or successful interview candidates (both internal and external) are not required to pay any fees at any
stage of the recruitment process. If anyone asks you for any financial or non-financial favors to help you secure a job at IRC, kindly report to Iraqhr@rescue.org