Job Information Project Officer – Mosul Emergency Response & Recovery NGO Information
Contact Name HR
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Job Information
Contract Duration 12 Months
Governorate Nineveh
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2017-11-23
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel 50%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2018-02-22
Deadline Date 2018-02-28
[Mosul,Iraq ]




Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community. CRS supports more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries around the world, providing support on the basis of need, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.


In Iraq, CRS is currently supporting conflict-affected people to live in dignity through the provision of food and critical relief items, improved shelter conditions, access to water and sanitation facilities, and educational and psycho-social support for children.


CRS has offices in Duhok, Erbil, Kirkuk, and Baghdad. In addition to programs in these Governorates, these offices also support programming in Ninewa and Anbar Governorates. CRS partners closely with Caritas Iraq, with all programs in Baghdad and Anbar implemented through Caritas Iraq.


In 2017, CRS started responding to the needs of people displaced as a result of the military operations in Mosul through relief assistance for IDPs in camp and non-camp settings. CRS is exploring options to expand and diversify its activities in and/or out-of-camps in the Mosul corridor.


CRS seeks a Project Officer with extensive experience in emergency response, relationship and security management, and a deep understanding of the local context in and around Mosul who can lead this second phase of the response. 


Under the direct supervision of the CRS Mosul Program Manager, the Project Officer for Mosul Emergency Response and Recovery will organize and manage aspects of the relief response, promoting integration and cross sectoral response. S/he will support the programmatic and donor requirements of the Mosul Emergency Response and Recovery activities to meet objectives and targets of grants. S/He will also provide surge leadership to other emergencies, as requested by his/her Line Manager. This position is based in Mosul, with regular travel to beneficiaries and CRS offices for the delivery of services and coordination of interventions.

Key responsibilities

Staff supervision

-          Supervise Mosul emergency response and recovery teams (CRS Assistant Project Officers and Field Workers), providing distant and on-site support.

-          Support the recruitment of field workers and volunteers; organize and lead training of field workers and volunteers.

-          Support the Program Manager in leading program staff under his/her direct supervision to respond to the emergency situation in an adaptive, responsive and timely manner, with security as the highest priority in programmatic decision-making.

-          Support PM in ensuring high performance from Mosul emergency teams by providing support in planning and managing monthly, daily, and weekly tasks.

-          Seek other opportunities to build the capacity of his/her staff.

Program Management, Monitoring, and Quality

-          Support PM to ensure beneficiary accountability in all phases of the program.

-          Support PM in the process of developing and writing detailed implementation plans and closely monitor progress against this plan; propose and make implementation and programming adaptations and modifications to ensure achieving results on time, effectively and efficiently.

-          Implementation of participatory assessments and monitoring of community needs and support the analysis to ensure CRS’ response and recovery efforts adapt to the changing context in a timely and appropriate manner.

-          Support PM in planning the implementation of emergency response and recovery activities based on needs assessed. 

-          Guide the targeting and selection process for identifying target areas and communities as well as for identifying vulnerable households within communities.

-          Ensure consistent use of CRS Iraq Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for any emergency response-related in-kind, cash, or voucher distributions.

-          Ensure that registration and distribution lists include all data required by CRS and donors; ensure that beneficiary signature sheets are signed/stamped appropriately at the time of distribution; ensure that CRS protocols are followed related to updating or revising lists.

-          Help manage regular and efficient monitoring of local markets to determine appropriate emergency response modalities.

-          Participate in physical inspection visits to vendor facilities and warehouses; conduct spot checks and be present for truck loading prior to NFI shipments.

-          Monitor vendor compliance with donor regulations and Standard Operating Procedures related to distributions, commodity management, and adherence to agreed product specifications.

-          Contribute to identification and pursuit of new programming opportunities for Mosul response and recovery, both in emergencies and in longer-term opportunities, and support proposal development for future programming.

-          Flag key programmatic issues to PM in a timely manner.

-          Deploy to other parts of the country to support CRS responses as needed.


Representation, Communication and Coordination:

-          Identify key internal and external stakeholders and ensure they are appropriately aware of and/or involved in CRS Mosul response and recovery programming.

-          Support in establishing and maintaining excellent collaborative working relationships with the relevant government officials, camp managers, and humanitarian actors active in Mosul area to build strategic partnerships and leverage in-country experience, systems and tools.

-          Support PM in the representation of CRS in relevant Cluster and camp coordination meetings, working groups and other external coordination meetings, and lead CRS inputs into Activity Info and other information sharing mechanisms relevant to the Mosul response.

-          Promote the involvement of partners at all stages of the project cycle



-          Coordinate with the Dohuk Security Focal Point (SFP) for all staff movements to project sites. Ensure that staff/projects have the required approval from relevant Government.

-          Immediately report/inform all security incidents and regularly update SFP on any changes in the operating context in project locations.

-          In consultation with Mosul PM, Senior Management and SFP adjust standard operating procedures and security posture as needed.


Key Working Relationship

Supervisory: Mosul Emergency Response and Recovery Assistant Project Officers and field workers (number of team members still to be determined).

Internal: Mosul Program Manager (line Manager), Head of Programming, Emergency Relief Project Managers, Officers, and Assistant Project Officers throughout the Country Program, Dohuk Head of Office/Security Focal Point, MEAL staff, Shelter/WASH staff, Procurement and Finance teams.

External: Local and international organizations, camp managers, Governorate and municipal Government officials, donor representatives, community leaders and other local actors.


Agency-wide Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

-          Serves with Integrity

-          Models Stewardship

-          Cultivates Constructive Relationships

-          Promotes Learning


Program Quality Competencies

-          Supports Effective Teamwork and Cooperation

-          Focuses on Quality


Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Personal skills

-          Maturity, diplomacy, tact and discretion, with strong negotiation skills.

-          Capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.

-          Ability to work diligently and independently

-          Ability to prioritise work, multitask and control processes



-          Minimum Bachelor degree (4 years of education).

-          Minimum 3 years work experience and minimum 1 year working in the field.

-          Strong understanding of the local context and dynamics in Mosul city and surrounding areas of displacement.

-          Proved ability to work in a dynamic security environment and provide appropriate security recommendations.

-          Willingness to travel throughout the Mosul corridor and/or deploy to other parts of Iraq to support other emergency responses.

-          Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.

-          Ability to effectively communicate key information in a timely and appropriate manner.

-          Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

-          Must be able to work independently and represent CRS.

-          Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel).


Language Required:

-          English and Arabic fluency, both spoken and written.

-          Kurdish spoken fluency valued.



This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.




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