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.
This position will report to Deputy Chief of Party-Operations and will supervise a Human Resources and Staff Care Assistant
Ensures implementation of the local labor laws, the project policy manual and USAID rules and regulations, verifying their compliance with appropriate entities
Assists the team leadership in the tracking of staff performance management, staff care, and professional development
Develops and maintain confidential personnel files for all local staff in electronic and hard-copy format technical, financial and administrative documents, in compliance with the applicable local laws, as well as the project’s policy manual
Works with technical teams to identify recruiting needs and conduct local recruits
Supports the management team in training staff as needed and ensures staff are briefed on the project’s policy manual, as part of their onboarding process
Works closely with operations manager on communication to staff and labor law compliance
Ensures project compliance with local labor laws by conducting regular audits and keeping updated on local labor laws and HR best practices
Acts as project’s resource for questions on IRP’s policies, Iraqi labor law and USAID personnel policies and regulations
Participates and provides input into the development of the program strategic framework and objectives
Assists staff to access and account for personal training funds.
Assuring expat residency is renewed when required.
Other duties as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred
At least three years of experience in operations, staff care, human resources management and/or pertinent work experience
Experience working with Iraqi labor law, a working experience on USAID projects and familiarity with USAID/Chemonics rules and regulations preferred
Experience supervising host country local personnel
Ability to work with and manage culturally and geographically diverse staff
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines consistently
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with colleagues, visitors, and the general public
Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, 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: 12 Months with possibility of extension
Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-07
The 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 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 trainings 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 13 December 2020 and the screening will be on a rolling basis.