Job Information ASSISTANT REHAB OFFICER NGO Information Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-07-29
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 1 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-07-29
Deadline Date 2021-08-12
[Baghdad,Iraq ]


Preliminary job information


Job Title


Country and Base of posting

Based in Bagdad

Reports to




General Information on the Mission


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organisation. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalisation and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering to their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI relies on 30 years of field experience in 50 countries in crisis, as well as on the complementarity of its medical and non-medical expertise, to adapt its programmes to each context and to the real needs of the most vulnerable populations.


The association implements an average of 180 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of Infrastructure, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 24 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and France.



Job description


Overall objectives



The project:


General objective:

To contribute to strengthen the access to basic services to the protracted IDPs unable returning to their area of origin, living in informal settlements of Latifyah in Baghdad governorate.


Specific objective/Outcomes:

To improve living conditions and access to clean water, safe sanitation, safe health structure and safe and protected learning environment of vulnerable IDPs of Latifyah


Project expected results:

-          Access to safe education facilities in Latifyah Informal settlements

-          Access to sufficient and safe water, hygiene and sanitation at households (HH) and community level (PHCC) in Latifyah Informal settlements

-          Increased awareness and safe hygiene practices among IDPs living in informal settlements

Overall objective of the position:


To provide effectively and efficiently support to Infrastructure rehabilitation and community mobilisers in planning, implementation, monitoring & supervision of integrated WASH and Shelter intervention to ensure effective contribution to live saving and recovery of the affected population. This will entail ensuring communities participate and are empowered for management and sustaining WASH facilities and safe hygiene promotion as per Humanitarian and PUI standards.


Responsibilities and scope of duties


The assistant Infrastructure rehabilitation officer responsibilities will cover: 

-          participate in conducting needs assessments and technical assessment of WASH and Shelter facilities to be rehabilitated and / or build in the targeted locations, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focus group discussions, visits to WASH and Shelter facilities and sites

-          Working together with the community key persons organize community support groups for vulnerable persons

-          Mobilization and facilitating the engagements of local authorities, communities and relevant stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and seminars.

-          Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories on monthly and quarterly,

-          Design and supervision of construction or rehabilitation of WASH and Shelter facilities (water supply, water treatment, water sources, water reservoir, sanitation facilities, and safe hygiene facilities).

-          Technical training of community volunteers, members of WASH and shelter committees, governmental staff

-          Assist Infrastructure Rehabilitation Officer in preparation of BOQs and drawings for all type of WASH and Shelter Infrastructure.

-          Recruitment and supervision of masons and labourers in the targeted communities and camps and maintaining the labour attendance sheets where required.

-          Ensure the quality and quantity of materials delivered to construction sites and maintaining proper record.

-          Ensure all safety measures are taken at site during construction work to avoid any incident.

-          Ensure community mobilization in targeted communities on the issues related to construction, operation and maintenance of WASH and Shelter activities.

-          In close collaboration with Infrastructure Rehabilitation Officer ensure that completion certificates are signed for all completed and handed over to beneficiaries and relevant government authorities where applicable

-          Work with community mobilisers to plan and support safe hygiene and Covid-19 prevention awareness campaign in collaboration with opinion leaders through group sessions with both community representatives  and health professionals, door-to-door visiting, distribution of IEC materials and hygiene kits,



-          Ensure that infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works are carried out according to BOQs, drawings, quality standards established by PUI through quality checklists. 

-          Weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed.

-          Weekly (or each time when necessary) written and oral report to line manager.

-          Preparation and sharing of feasibility and technical reports with public health engineer.

-          Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant partners and other project stakeholders working in the project areas.

-          Work with other team members (Health, MHPSS, Emergency Livelihood & protection) working in the same communities, to ensure the integration and complementary of the different sector of the intervention.

-          Ensure the integration of aspect related to gender, protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the implementation of WASH activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially women, children, elderly and disabled people.



-          Networking: Facilitate networking relationships and participation with wide stakeholders such as government, opinion leaders and other key partners at local level such as NGOs, CBOs,

-          Foster partnership with local institution in environmental conservation monitoring.

-          Ensures that correct logistics and administrative procedures are followed when implementing the above mentioned project activities

-          Follows the security guidelines and COVID-19 guidelines of PUI in all the activities implemented

-          He/she commits to continuous self-initiated and self-managed development of his/her professional skills

-          Other duties as assigned by the line manager


Other Interfaces


-    Internal: Area coordinator, deputy area  coordinator, WASH & Shelter Co., MHPSS PM, MHPSS coordinator, MHPSS deputy coordinator, MHPSS deputy technical advisor, health liaison officers, grants officer, administration and logistics, HR department

-    External: WASH, Shelter, livelihood and Health  actors and partner organizations, community level stakeholders (schools, community centers, youth centers, local NGOs and associations)



Qualifications & Preferred Skills


Required Profile


Required knowledge and skills




Education /Training


-          Bachelor/Graduate degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental or Mechanical  Engineering or 2-3 years diploma in Civil engineering


-          Training in monitoring and evaluation

-          Training in Community or public health

-          Training in community mobilization

Professional experience


-    Humanitarian

-    International

-    Technical

-          Experience in design and construction of WASH and Shletr Infratsructures;

-          Experience in emergency and community-based water supply,sanitation, Hygienen and Shelter programmes

-          Experience in needs identification and prioritisation for the poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. The post holder must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.


-          Experience in working in the communities in Baghdad

-          Experience in supervising a volunteer program


-          Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects

-          Experience in public health and mental health

-          Experience in working with an international  NGO

Knowledge and skills



-        Good communication skills

-        Knowledge of local areas and community structures in Iraq especially in Latifiyah





-              English

-              Arabic

-              Kurdish








-              Microsoft Office


Microsoft Office skills: PowerPoint, Excel, and Word



Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)



Good organisation skills

Willingness to do regular  field visits in unstable environments

Resilience to stress

Appreciation of staff wellbeing

Reactivity and anticipation

Ability to work in an international, cross-cultural team and in a challenging  context

Continuous learning attitude





How To Apply


In order to submit an application, all candidates are invited to fill the following google form by clicking on the link below:


Premiere Urgence will proceed to the preselection of candidates on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the advertisement as soon as a candidate is identified for the position. Therefore, you are kindly invited to submit your application as soon as possible.

Kindly note that all applications received by email or by paper will not be considered. Only those submitted through the application link will be processed.

Premiere Urgence International thank you for your interest in the organization

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