Chemonics Iraq seeks applications from qualified candidates for multiple positions of Field Program Assistant (FPA) for a USAID sponsored project. One position will be based in Anbar, one position in Mosul, and one position in Sinjar. The FPA will play a key role in identifying potential program partners and grant concepts, developing grant ideas, overseeing implementation, and monitoring of grantee performance.
Locations: Anbar, Mosul, Sinjar
Help the Program Development Officer (PDO) to identify potential grantees and develop written grant proposals and reports
Provide weekly situational program reports to be reviewed and approved by the PDO, that address social, political, and economic developments in the FPA’s area.
Work with the Grant Manager and Assistant to define grant implementation strategies and budgets as needed.
Assist with all field activities.
Monitor the progress of each grant along with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer and Assistant, Grants Manager and Assistant, and PDO.
Provide program detail to the PDO as necessary for program reports.
Assist in procurement functions as directed.
Assist PDO, other project staff, and others (as appropriate) in scheduling and facilitating meetings with past, current, and prospective grantees, and in providing updates and briefings on the evolving situation in the field.
Conduct situational awareness and contextual analysis on the geographic and surrounding areas of the location of the FPA.
Assist with general administrative and operational issues in coordination with other program staff.
High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in development, social sciences, or related field preferred.
Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local and regional political context of Iraq and assigned Province strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Iraqi social and political structures at the national, regional and local levels is highly desirable.
Good interpersonal and communications skills are required, as is the ability to organize assigned workload.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Fluency in written and oral Arabic is required; Written and oral fluency in English, and other local languages is highly preferred, but not required.