Risk Education Agent (Male)

Posted 2 months ago by Handicap International
Location Baghdad Job Type Contract
Salary Sector Education

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit French organization with no religious or political affiliation.

Handicap International (HI) started its activities in Iraq in 1991.

The program currently implemented in Iraq includes three main components:

- Long-term development projects: support to civil society, access to services, awareness campaigns, community-based rehabilitation;

- Emergency response for Internally Displaced Persons and vulnerable host communities (rapid protection assessments, provision of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support services);

- Mine Action component: risk education, victim assistance, non-technical survey and clearance operations.

The current operations are implemented in direct intervention and through local partners in the Kurdistan region and in the disputed territories of Iraq. The operations are implemented through local partners in Central and South Iraq. HI has currently a country coordination office in Erbil, field offices in Mosul, Kirkuk, Kalar and Baghdad as well as a support office in Suleymaniyeh.

Directly linked to the Emergency Response Department of Handicap International France, the employee will be mandated for the following mission:




Under the line management of the Deputy Project Manager supervising Risk Education activities, the Risk Education Agent is responsible for giving RE safety briefings to persons at risk on the dangers of mines, explosive remnant of war (ERW), small arms and light weapons (SALW) and improvised explosive devices (IED), as well as other topics identified and relevant for the sake of the RE project in Diyala Governorate.





  • Give presentations and awareness sessions to vulnerable groups in the governorate of Diyala on the dangers of explosives of war.
  • Report back on the presentations and suggest solutions for improvement.
  • Adapt the sessions to the audience each time it is required to ensure high quality of activities.
  • Assist the team in developing RE material (leaflets, posters, etc).
  • Train other actors to deliver RE messages.


Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.





  • University degree in social work or a related field.



  • Arabic working knowledge mandatory. English and Kurdish are an asset.



  • Minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience.
  • Previous experience with international or local NGOs desirable.



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to speak in public and present to large groups.
  • High capacity to organise work and manage priorities.
  • Reliable to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and humanitarian values.





The working hours are the following:


Sunday until Thursday, from 7.00 AM to 3.30 PM or from 8.00 AM to 4.30 PM with 30 minutes lunch break.  The work duration is fixed but the working hours can vary according to the planning of activities.


It can be exceptionally requested to work on Friday or Saturday. In that case a day off is planned between Sunday and Thursday during the previous or following week.


Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager. In that case the overtime will be considered as recovery time to be planned by the line manager in the next days.





Base: Baghdad

Line Manager: Deputy Project Manager

Head of Department: Project Manager Victim Assistance & Risk Education

Management: No

Operational link: Risk Education Technical Coordinator, Mine action team.














How to apply:


Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities

Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter so as to reach on or before

16th March 2019                   

Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be

Taken into consideration, the others will be rejected automatically.

Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:

Ref: HI-IRQ -BGD-REA–407

Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the

Subject line of your e-mail

Please address all applications to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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