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Interviewer and Field Researcher- Female NGO Information
Contact Name HR Department
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Contract Duration 6
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-11-24
Minimum Education Diploma (Two Years)
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 1 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-11-24
Deadline Date 2021-11-30
[Duhok,Iraq ]

Job title: Interviewer and Field Researcher- Female     

Job type: Full-time

Place of work (City, Governorate): Duhok, Kurdistan region, Iraq

Contract period: 6 months with possibility of extension

Salary grade: L2

Number of Jobs: 1 job

Probational period: 2 months

Working hours: 8 hours in a day from Sunday to Thursday (08:30 AM- 16:30 PM)

Deadline for application: 30 Nov 2021 at 16:30 PM

Documents required: CV and cover letter

Responsibilities and Tasks: 

About the Documentation Program


The Documentation Program was launched in October 2015 to gather as much evidence as possible on the genocide committed against the Yazidis. Since then, the Documentation team has been collecting evidence in the form of witness and survivor interviews, in addition to visual material on mass graves and kill sites in and around Sinjar, Nineveh Province, where the genocide took place.


The Documentation Project aims to:

·       Document, consolidate, and archive existing survivor and witness testimonies on the genocide against Yazidis as well as the destruction of Yazidi cultural heritage sites in Sinjar prior to the genocide to inform future academic and public inquires;

·       Support cultural documentation by building a historical record on the Yazidi traditions, faith and daily life;

·       Support legal work to pursue criminal accountability for crimes against Yazidis before international and domestic courts;

·       Provide support and background information to further domestic and international advocacy efforts that work to improve the conditions of Yazidis.


Duties and Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Assistant Project Manager/Field Researcher is expected to fulfil the following duties:


·       Interview victims of the genocide in the office in Duhok, in IDP camps and in any other location agreed in advance;

·       Ensure that targets are met without compromising quality and adherence to domestic and international evidence gathering standards;

·       Document crime scenes in Sinjar and any other assigned location;

·       Participate in training, workshops and conferences;

·       Report to the Project Manager; and

·       Other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Preferred skills and knowledge:





-        Graduated from high school, college or university. Preferably advanced university degree in law, sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, history or other relevant disciplines. Prior knowledge on the Yazidi culture, faith and traditions is preferable.


Experience: Prior experience in a non-governmental organization or international organization is an asset.


Skills and Abilities:

·       Knowledge of survivor centered principles, do no harm principles;

·       Experience with ethical interaction with survivors;

·       Strict adherence to confidentiality clause to ensure protection of all witnesses and survivors;

·       Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivated, preparedness to work off-time;

·       Ability and willingness to work with people from different ethnic groups, religions and socio-economic backgrounds;

·       Knowledge of the political, economic, social and religious situation in Iraq and the Middle East;

·       Knowledge about Sinjar and Syria area;

·       Contextual knowledge about the Yazidi genocide;

·       Interest in specializing in Yazidi-related topics;

·       Will to contribute to build an academic record on Yazidi-related topics;

·       Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines;

·       Proficiency in Arabic and Kurmanji-Shinjari is a must. Basic oral and written skills in English is required;

·       Experience in using digital cameras; and Basic computer skills.



How To Apply


Interested applicants must send their CV with a cover letter to with a subject “JV106- Interviewer and Field Researcher- Female


NOTE: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements or received after closing date may not be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of technical


NOTE: due to the urgency of the position, we might close the announcement prior to the mentioned deadline.

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