Under sub-component 1.1 of the Iraq Social Stabilization and Resilience Project (ESSRP), IOM Iraq will work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) to implement a large-scale cash-for-work (CfW) programme in Ninewa and Salah Al-Din Governorates. The 18-month programme will aim to: i) increase access to short-term employment and kick-start economic activity through labor-intensive public works; and ii) build the capacity of MOLSA to establish a Public Works/CfW program as a social safety net.
Core Functions / Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the IOM Iraq Chief of Mission and the overall supervision of the Cash for Work Programme Manager, the incumbent to be based in Mosul and Tikrit will be responsible for overseeing the programmes in Ninewa and Salah Al-Din through field visits. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Advise the Programme Manager on operational plans and strategies to efficiently meet the project’s objectives, in liaison with technical sectors.
- Establish and maintain a network of strategic partnerships (e.g. Governmental counterparts, UN partners, local authorities, INGOs, and CSOs) to ensure complementarity in the implementation of the CfW project.
- Overall day to day oversight and management of all operations in the respective governorates, including facilitating implementation and monitoring of the CfW project at the districts/sub-district levels.
- Supervise the day to day activities of the operations assistant/site supervisor, to ensure compliance with the CfW workplan, and to provide guidance and follow up to the field team, and coordinate closely with the CBI officer in Erbil on the different implementation activities.
- Liaise closely with other IOM units at the sub-offices and Erbil office who have direct responsibilities for elements of the operational management of the CfW project, including logistics, finance, procurement and IT.
- Advise supervisor of any bottlenecks that may impede the timely delivery of the project, and proposed solutions and actions to resolve problems.
- Facilitate and support communication and discussions, and ensure an adequate level of coordination, between relevant IOM units, and partners who may be contractually engaged for the management and delivery of the project e.g. banks, and telecommunication companies, and review any contractual arrangements made.
- Draw up plans for timely delivery of CfW in coordination with government, NGO and UN partners, donors, and commercially contracted companies, and monitor their implementation.
- Closely coordinate with the M&E officer/Unit, to ensure that relevant output and outcome indicators for the project are systematically being collected and analyzed in a manner that will help determining efficiency and effectiveness of the project operations.
- Undertake field visits to locations where CfW activities are conducted, throughout the governorates, in coordination with the site supervisors, to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of project objectives.
- Ensure, in coordination with other operational IOM units, adherence of partners to all operational and reporting obligations as stipulated in any Letters of Agreement or contracts, and that reports required for IOM are accurate and provided as scheduled.
- Contribute to the regular reporting on CfW through providing updates and information as may be needed, and carry out editorial review of reports from the field and ensure correct and precise filing of all reports
- Ensure compliance with IOM’s policies and procedures for CfW programming.
- Supervise other programme staff involved in the planning and management of the project and provide training and technical guidance in their work.
- Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science or related field, from an accredited academic institution, with five years of relevant professional experience; or
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.Experience & Skills
- International experience in programming in Cash Based Interventions/CfW activities;
- Excellent knowledge of CBIs in humanitarian emergencies and/or early recovery contexts, throughout the project cycle;
- Knowledge and understanding of key developments and actors within the humanitarian area;
- Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs and building effective partnerships with private sector;
- Proven ability to supervise, train and direct staff and operations in transitional contexts;
- Work experience in the Middle East and Northern Africa region advantageous.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Knowledge of other local language (Kurdish or Turkmen) is an asset.
- Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism.
- Works effectively with all focal points and managers.
- Promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly.
- Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management.
- Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility.
- Displays mastery of subject matter.
- Contributes to a collegial team environment.
- Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation.
- Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.
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