NRC in Iraq
Iraq, with a long history of displacement, has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years. Of the more than 5.8 million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, two million remain displaced. Over four million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, utility services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges include: lack of security, community rejection, housing, property and civil documentation issues and lack of educational opportunities.
The UN estimates that more than 8 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2019, and 3.2 million children attend schools irregularly or not at all. Humanitarian agencies are asking for 569 million USD to deliver basic assistance to Iraqis (HRP 2018). With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010,NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Anbar. We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those in lengthy displacement in camps and those in hard-to-reach places. In 2018, NRC scaled-up programmes across Iraq to respond to the large-scale displacements and returns, especially in Anbar governorate, around Kirkuk and in Ninewa using our water and sanitation, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, camp management, and cash activities.
Livelihood - Ramadi
The purpose of the Database Officer position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the program portfolios.
Role Specific Information :
- To work closely with the livelihoods and cash staff (Project Coordinator, officers and assistants) to ensure that data collected for NRC’s Programme livelihoods and cash activities is processed and analysed in relation to Programme objectives;
- To design, build and maintain an online or network database storing the most up-to-date data from NRC's area of responsibility;
- To design and maintain the project's online filing system to ensure that data and updated information is archived for easy access and reference;
- To design and maintain mobile data collection (or equivalent like Kobo toolkit) and analysis system for the programme;
- To report daily/weekly progress to livelihoods and Project Manager
- To work closely with Field teams to ensure that the information brought back from the field is able to be quickly transferred to database systems;
- Reporting cash and livelihoods data on GORS
- To share database information with consortium partners
- To conduct duplication checking with databases from other agencies
- To provide data summarise forms that may be requested by programme for reporting.
- Preparation of MPCA, business grants and other items beneficiary distribution lists
- Protection of beneficiary database
- Recording of job seekers information in a database in the community hubs and facilitate referrals.
- Preparation of final project beneficiary data and ensuring the data is up to date.
- Any other tasks as assigned by the PC or Project Manager
Our Ideal Candidate:
A university graduate in a relevant field(s) with minimum 1 years’ experience in a Database position and in humanitarian/recovery settings, especially in complex and volatile environments. Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required. Knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
Contract period: 05 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Ramadi
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply