The Iraq Community Resilience Initiative – Ta’afi (ICRI-Ta’afi) is a United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. ICRI-Ta’afi aims to increase stability in Iraq by supporting accelerated recovery in conflict-affected areas, improvement of the public’s perception of local leadership and strengthened the social fabric of Iraqi communities.
The Field Program Coordinator (FPC) reports to the Program Development Officer(PDO)
The position is based in Ninawa Plains-Nineveh-Iraq
Serves as the lead representative of IRP in specified geographic areas, establishing connections with local leadership, civil society, and other stakeholders to gather program context information and inform activity design
Participates in the development and continuous improvement of the program's strategic framework and objectives. Devises concepts for YL in collaboration with PDO and rest of GMU
Gives substantial input into the design and development of activities for clearance, with input
into the design of engagement and implementation plans
Collects data required for grant budgets and gathers cost and pricing information from specific locations
Provides written and in person site visit reports
Conducts small surveys related to activity implementation, or other related tasks
Assists the grants manager and grants assistant to develop grant implementation strategies and budgets as needed
Works with the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) officer and assistant, grants manager and assistant, and program development officer to monitor the progress of each grant
Provides frequent updates on grant implementation in the field.
Assists in procurement functions as necessary
Assists the program development officer and other IRP staff in scheduling and facilitating meetings with past, current, and prospective grantees, and in providing updates and briefings on the evolving situation in the field
Builds program situational awareness and contextual analysis/reports on the location of assignment and surrounding areas
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in international development, social sciences, or related field preferred
Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local and regional political contexts in Iraq
and assigned province strongly preferred
Knowledge of Iraqi social and political structures at the national, regional, and local levels highly preferred
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, the general public, and partner institutions, including international and local nongovernmental organizations, governmental entities, and support organizations
Strong interpersonal and oral and written communications skills required
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, strong professional judgment
Strong 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 preferred, but not required
Equal employment opportunities:
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
Contract period: Until 31-01-2022 without the possibility of extension
Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-06
Selected candidates will be vetted.
Chemonics Iraq offers a fair, competitive, and transparent recruitment process. We are promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their loved ones. We are just as committed to creating an environment that encourages professional learning and growth. Our benefits include:
Health insurance for its full-time fixed-term employees and their dependents (spouse and children) at no additional cost. The health insurance Chemonics provides is an exclusive package with a wide network in different cities within Iraq. The employees and their dependents can visit hospitals and receive treatments with no payment.
Life insurance for the employee at no additional cost
Resilience Support Program at no additional cost
Annual professional development fund for approved training for each employee.
Online platforms for language and technical skills development (Mango Languages and Degreed)
Contribution to Social Security scheme.
Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications are due by February 02, 2021