Program Coordinator

Posted 8 months ago by Yazda Organization
Location Iraq Job Type Contract
Salary 30000 - 34000 Sector Operations , Administration, NGO
Yazda Iraq is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to manage and coordinate all Yazda projects on of Iraq. Yazda is seeking a dynamic and motivated leader with the vision to build up the programs and presence in the region where there is potential growth in our humanitarian work.
Job Title: Pogram Coordinator 
Monthly Salary: 3150 USD/ Month 
Contract Period: 1 Year
Deadline for applications: 26th of October, 2018
Employment Location:
Sinjar, Nineveh Plains, Dohuk and Baghdad - Republic of Iraq 
Job Description:
The Program Coordinator is the Second-in-rank official representative and leader for Yazda Iraq and will report to Yazda Country Director/ The Program Coordinator will help implement the strategy for Yazda programs in Iraq, providing high level oversight and coordination over all areas of program implementation and operations.
The successful candidate should have the capacity and skills to represent the organization and professionally engage with donors and partners while leading planning and implementing the projects. He/she will have demonstrated ability to build the capacity and counsel Yazda Iraq employees as well as manage team members. S/he will need to have a strong commitment to minorities empowerment, excellent leadership and management skills, the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and to operate successfully in unstable and challenging environments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Programmatic Coordination and Development:
  • Work with project managers and the staff on the successful implementation of all programs offered by Yazda Iraq. 
  • Ensure that data collection, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on any aspect of the program is conducted in a timely manner and in line with Yazda and donor policies, procedures and grant agreements (to be coordinated with the M&E Specialist (if present)).
  • Identify interventions that require additional monitoring, grants writing and fundraising activities.
  • Work closely with the project managers on all aspects of programming to ensure efficiency and accountability and to develop innovative programmatic approaches
  • Translate Yazda program ideas into proposals, complete with budgets and log frames, in collaboration with the fundraising team in HQ
  • Ensure compliance with grant agreement and best practice and principles.
Financial, Operational, and Human Resource Management:
  • Ensure that programs staffing is maintained at appropriate level and within budget.
  • Participate in the recruitment of outstanding talent for the program team.
  • Mentor staff and ensure that performance appraisal systems are implemented properly by all managers.
  • Ensure an effective grant management, budget utilization and fulfillment of annual targets.
  • Ensure compliance with all organizational policies, procedures and program guidelines.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper safety & security measures are taken to safeguard staff, participants, visitors and assets.
  • Oversee the drafting of quality funding proposals and ensure accountable grant management in line with organizational and donor requirements.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with local and international partners, grantees, and relevant government agencies and community leaders.
  • Represent the organization to external audiences and stakeholders when needed.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Experience of team and project management and coordination. 
  • Excellent leadership and management skills and demonstrated experience of managing teams of 10 or more staff member.
  • Knowledge of HR, purchasing accounting, finance procedures.
  • Experience working in conflict-affected and/or refugee contexts a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrable understanding of minority issues and proven commitment to addressing inequalities in all key areas.
  • Familiarity with managing budgets, financial reporting and grant writing.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong operational and logistical management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.
• High level of maturity and cultural sensitivity.
• Knowledge of the political, economic and social context of Iraq.
• Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email applications.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
Willingness and ability to live in Dohuk, Iraq, travel within Iraq to program sites, and travel internationally as required



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