Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund Manager

Posted 9 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) is a United States Agency for International Development Office (USAID) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. DCEO aims to support vulnerable communities to build community resilience against destabilizing factors by increasing their adaptive capacity and economic well-being. The project consists of two objectives. Objective 1, Adaptative capacity of vulnerable communities increased is achieved through two components. Component 1.1 seeks to mitigate drivers of conflict in targeted communities and Component 1.2 seeks to enhance community leadership of inclusive local development.  Objective 2, Economic well-being of communities advanced, will rest on the assessments, analysis, foundations, and groundwork of Objective 1.
In line with Objective 1, the 100 Solutions for Stability Task Order supports Iraqi communities to address key drivers of instability through community-based solutions. The Marla Fund Manager will exercise oversight over DCEO partners implementing Marla Fund supported activities. The position may supervise a small cohort of field staff..
The position will be based in Erbil with travel to the project locations.
The Marla Fund Manager (MFM) reports to the 100 Solutions Task Order Director and works closely and collaboratively with the DCEO Entrepreneurship Adviser, other Technical Advisers, Grants Officers and Specialists, and MEL Officers and Specialists.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the local authorities, individuals, community groups and local partners to support the DCEO objectives in all the communities where DCEO works
  • Work closely with the Entrepreneurship Adviser to identifying the main potential activities in the targeted communities
  • Working closely with the Inclusion Adviser to assure that 100 Solutions reaches and includes groups likely to be excluded
  • Develop, monitor and implement project work plan according to project outputs and budget
  • Oversee the work of DCEO partners who are implementing the Marla Fund activities
  • Ensure that program/project goals and plans are implemented on time and within budget and according to donor compliance requirements
  • Evaluate activity progress and determine the necessary actions to be on track
  • Contribute to project reports that are timely and meet institutional and donor requirements
  • Liaise with the MEL and Technical Advisory Teams regarding project activities implementation
  • Working with DCEO Grants Officers and Specialists, assist the local partners in writing of proposals, provide technical input, writing and budgetary input for all activities design
  • Assist in building new partnerships and relations with key NGOs and donors regarding related programs
  • Coordinate closely with agencies and organizations working on projects aligned with Marla Fund activities
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in business administration, political science, economics or other related fields is required
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in development/humanitarian programs
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff with remote management experience highly desirable
  • Direct and successful experience managing livelihoods programs, including micro and small businesses start-ups, and working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience managing partner grantees
  • Excellent time management, follow-up, problems solving and coordination skills
  • Advanced English language ability and native speaker Arabic or Kurdish language. Proficiency in other languages spoken in Iraq are a plus.

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