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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 2019). 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.
Livelihoods & Cash Project Coordinator- Agriculture (National Position)
- The Project Coordinator-Agriculture will be responsible for planning and implementing of agriculture activities (Agricultural inputs distribution, agricultural trainings, greenhouse and open field production etc), pilot agricultural technologies and rehabilitation of agricultural infrastructure through cash for work with support from livelihoods and shelter PM.
- Liaise and Coordinate with Anbar Directorate of Agriculture (DoA), water and irrigation, land and housing Animal resources and other relevant stakeholders on the existing Agricultural practices and technologies.
- Coordinate with the college of agriculture in the university of Anbar and the DoA to set up all the demonstration plots for the vegetables production and as well setting of some of the urban farming technologies like green house, kitchen gardening, sack gardening and container gardening etc
- Lead on the preparation of TOR and organize training of trainers (ToT) for government extension workers and identified individuals from the communities in coordination with the University of Anbar
- Provide support to the Livelihoods Officers in conducting registration and verification of project beneficiaries.
- Provide technical specifications of all the agricultural inputs including, seeds or propagation materials (vegetables, cereal, fruit, root crop), CFW tools and as well as for greenhouses
- Coordinate with consultants/university of Anbar/DoA in the preparation of training material on agronomy, irrigation, greenhouse production and urban farming technologies.
- Provide technical guidance on approaches and methodologies to improve Agricultural production such as urban agriculture technologies, greenhouse production, agronomic principles and practices, compost making etc
- Supervise training sessions for farmers using the farmer field school approach (FFS) on technical agricultural the urban farming technologies and agronomic principles and practices of vegetables production based on the agreed and approved curriculum and required quality standard.
- Ensure mainstreaming gender and protection throughout the project cycle
- Budget management: ensure budget management and submit regular spending plans; develop workplans for the field teams and follow up with progress on a daily basis; budget holding when delegated this responsibility; develop procurement plan and ensure all procurements are done in time; contribute to provide monthly activity reports and donor reports; contribute to proposal and budget development.
- Donor compliance: ensure donor rules and regulations are followed and all necessary documentation is uploaded in the SSD drive and responsible for preparation of RODs for all cash and livelihoods project.
- M&E: With support from the Cash and Livelihoods PM, specialist and M&E, ensure that the following activities are implemented according to the workplan: market assessments; beneficiary assessments and verification; PDM surveys; and endline surveys. Ensures reporting tools are in place for daily tracking of activities/trainings/distributions.
- Overall coordination with other humanitarian actors in Anbar through regular representation of NRC in sub-cluster working group, bilateral meetings and other coordination fora.
Our Ideal Candidate
- University degree in Agriculture science/ Agronomy or Agricultural. Proven work experience will be considered as a substitute for higher education.
- At least 1 or 2 years in implementing Agricultural projects including but not limited to training, agricultural inputs distribution, greenhouse and open field production
- Experience of working with an NGO – especially in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
- Strong communication interpersonal skills
- Negotiation skills and the ability to influence and inspire confidence in others in a diverse working environment
- Community mobilisation experience An understanding of gender, protection and diversity issues in Cash and Voucher
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Ramadi
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.