Job Information Cash, Shelter and NFI Project Manager NGO Information
NGO Name Medair
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 12 months
Governorate Nineveh
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2019-04-25
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Bachelor degree in a relevant subject
Minimum Experience 1 Year
Required Travel 25%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2019-04-25
Deadline Date 2019-05-09
[Mosul,Iraq ]

Job Title: Cash, Shelter and NFI Project Manager


Location:  Mosul                                       


Job Holder Reports To: Projects Coordinator Mosul


Reporting to Job Holder: Sr. Project Officer, Project Officers and Project Assistant


Overall Purpose: Working as an important member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate care the Project Manager (PM) plans, develops, monitors and evaluates the assigned project(s). This involves assessing beneficiary needs for shelter, cash and NFIs, supporting the designing of future projects and proposals, initiating and effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, timeframes and budgets. The PM will provide leadership; strategic direction and technical support to his/her team and liaise with stakeholders and potential donors. The PM will be responsible for the assessments, selection and registration of beneficiaries in line with the appropriate working groups and clusters in Iraq.


Project Overview: In response to the ongoing crisis in Iraq, Medair’s programme is delivering assistance to Iraqi IDPs, returnees and host communities in Duhok, Ninewa, Kirkuk and Salah-al-Din governorates.  Projects include Health, Shelter and NFI Assistance, Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and WASH. The Iraq programme operates within the Medair Middle East programme, collaboration, coordination and shared learning of projects is expected within the region.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Manage the assigned project(s) in order to meet the project objectives within budget and within the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns to line manager (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; project spending needs)
  • Continuously monitor and supervise project activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the line manager, the project team (and where applicable local authorities) in analysis and taking appropriate action as needed to ensure continued progress
  • Build the capacity of the project team to ensure efficient and timely implementation of the project activities and objectives
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned project(s), working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local authorities (where applicable) and local staff
  • Understand and implement the principles of cash based interventions to ensure quality programming
  • Conduct market assessments and reports in areas of operation
  • Develop intervention activities relevant to the local context utilizing findings from needs assessments and market assessments
  • Contribute to development and implementation of an appropriate and effective strategy including proactive planning for responsible exit in consultation with the line manager, staff, field managers and, where appropriate, with the local communities
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project
  • Actively monitor CASH, Shelter and NFI sector trends in Iraq, and with the different actors and areas of operation for effective planning and coordination
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to Medair, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats in close collaboration and oversight of the line manager.
  • Support the development, design and writing of new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers.
  • Prepare and submit monthly situation reports (sitreps) in accordance with standard format
  • Assist in writing of interim and final project reports for donors as required
  • Assist in reviewing, revising and updating Medair’s national shelter, NFI and CASH strategies for Iraq
  • Participate in multi-sector needs assessment together with the Health and WASH teams, prepare relevant sector reports
  • Represent Medair at appropriate working groups, clusters, UN, and other stakeholders


Information Management

  • Monitor the data collection related to beneficiaries, Medair’s selection of households and the tracking of cash payments and NFI assistance to beneficiaries
  • Ensure effective systems regarding database management and security are in place and maintained in accordance with Medair’s policies and guidelines and best practices.
  • Ensure data gathering is done according to the latest sector standards and results of lessons learned are integrated into the project
  • Exchange best practices with other actors working in data collection
  • Coordinate with other IRQ team members on IM development in the programme


Staff Management

  • Line-manage staff of the assigned project(s), including day-to-day management, recruitment, development and training, performance reviews, etc. It may also be necessary to line manage other project staff, i.e. enumerators
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback
  • Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for project activities
  • Assess the training needs of staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted


Financial Management

  • Manage the budget for the assigned project(s) and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance
  • Analyse budget vs. actual (BvA) data on a monthly basis and adjust spending accordingly
  • Support the team where needed in the selection, the set-up and management of cash assistance modalities for the project, in alignment with sector standards of the concerned banking institutions.
  • Understand the potential for loss and/or fraud in cash transfer programming and work with the line manager to mitigate such risks
  • Supervise the payment of project enumerators
  • Prepare the cash needs forecast for the project on a monthly basis
  • Work closely with the finance department to ensure that payments to a Hawala agent or a third party transfer/distribution agency are done in a timely manner


Communication and Coordination

  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned team, Medair in-country managers and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships
  • Participate in Medair internal training, as required, representing Medair and feeding back to staff and field managers on relevant issues
  • Coordinate with the sub-national NFI cluster and cash working groups to ensure that Medair strategy and implementation is in line with the national strategy and other actors
  • Coordinate in relevant coordination / cluster meetings and working groups, and feedback relevant information to the line manager and cash and NFI team



  • Assist in the development of a procurement plan for each project, in cooperation and coordination with the line manager and PSM, which is to be reviewed and updated regularly
  • Prepare and submit purchases requests in accordance with the procurement plan
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the logistics and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly
  • Ensure project staff comply with logistics procedures
  • Ensure equipment assigned for the project is used properly, accounted for and stored securely


Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair intranet, Box, Portfolio and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed
  • Ensure projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and CHS standards
  • Regularly review data and documentation produced by the cash/NFI team and provide trainings as required


Delegated Responsibilities

  • Implementation of the assigned project(s) within budget and the agreed timeframe
  • Management of the budget for the assigned project(s)
  • Authorisation of expenditure on applicable budget lines up to delegated amount
  • Line management of assigned staff, including recruitment, performance monitoring, disciplinary action, etc.
  • Management of the technical aspects of the assigned project(s), including staff knowledge and performance
  • Representation of Medair at meetings and through relationships with external partners (e.g. community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs)
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Person Specification

Qualification / Experience



Vocational qualification

University or College degree in a relevant field

Training in Project Management, Proposal Writing and Humanitarian Negotiation


Work experience

5 years post-qualification professional experience with at least 1 year project management experience in relevant context

Experience working in humanitarian context

Experience working on cash assistance, managing distributions and shelter rehabilitation.

Experience in humanitarian coordination


Good English (spoken and written)

Good Arabic (spoken and written)

Ability to speak and write Kurdish


Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and/or Access or other database skills.

Use of ODK on tablets

Experience with GPS mapping, knowledge of GIS software








Passionate about serving the poor


Desire to learn


Team-player with good inter-personal skills

Highly organised and able to communicate work plans effectively

Willingness to support others and to share workload

Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building

Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff

Experience of working in a multicultural team


Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner

Willingness to be stretched professionally and personally

Technical expertise








Ability and willingness to manage project implementation

Good numerical, report writing and administration skills

Problem solving ability

Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and CHS Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols

Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills

Good report and proposal writing skills

Experience in the design, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of projects



Management and leadership

Strong management skills

Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks

Able to take the initiative in project decisions

Able to enforce procedures

Able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate

Excellent coordination skills, able to participate at national and sub-regional cluster levels

Good understanding of UN cluster system, able to take on appointed roles in working groups  

Good understanding of humanitarian work

Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership

Areas of expertise

Cash Assistance

Distributions of NFIs


Project and Staff Management

Data Management




Position will be based in the Medair Mosul Office, with frequent field trips to locations within Ninewa governorates, and possibly Duhok and Kirkuk governorates.

Working hours will be 08:30 to 17:00 with 30 minutes for lunch.






According to Medair standard salary scale






Type of contract:



Planned start date:

24 May 2019, pending funding


Duration of commitment:

12 months


How To Apply

APPLY: All applicants should send a cover letter and an update CV no longer than four pages, both in English. Your CV should also include contact details of two professional references.


Submit CV To:


Before Applying please read the below notes:


  • Please write the position title in the subject line ex (Cash, Shelter and NFI Project Manager)
  • CVs without position subject will not be considered
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date for applications 9 May 2019.
  • We will be reviewing the CVs on continues bases and the position can be filled even before the closing date.
  • Position will be based in the Medair Mosul Office, with frequent field trips to locations within Ninewa governorates, and possibly Duhok and Kirkuk governorates.

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Note: Medair adopts a comprehensive approach in recruitment. All details relating to the recruitment and selection process are confidential and may not be disclosed. Any enquiries in this regard will not be entertained.

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