GOAL Iraq Programme
Dohuk (Sumel and Akre)
01 June 2019
General Description of the Programme
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency that works with poor and vulnerable communities to ensure that they have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate food, shelter, water and sanitation, healthcare, education and economic opportunities. GOAL is a key Irish player in humanitarian emergency response and works to find lasting solutions to change the root causes of poverty and vulnerability. Throughout our history, GOAL has worked in over 60 countries and responded to almost every major humanitarian disaster since our inception. We are currently operational in 13 countries globally.
GOAL has supported conflict-affected populations in Iraq since 2015. Registered in both Baghdad and the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI), our Country Office is in Dohuk, with a sub-office in Mosul. The team implement programmes directly and via local partners. We focus on developing sustainable livelihoods and increasing household and community resilience. Specifically, GOAL aims to support sustainable, inclusive and stabilising change in Iraq by stimulating enterprise growth and agriculture production.
As Iraq moves towards a post-conflict environment, communities are increasingly focused on recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation alongside building resilience. GOAL supports stabilisation through working with refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities to build sustainable livelihoods and improve food security. With countrywide registration and national partners, GOAL is also well positioned to respond to urgent needs while Iraq remains susceptible to shocks.
The project under which the Project Offier would be recruited is a 6 months (June 2019 –November 2019) UNDP funded project in Dohuk Governorate promoting income generation through provision of Business Skill Trainings and Small Grants requiring extensive stakeholder consultation and ensuring women participation.
Overview of the role
The Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Team Leader. The project officer will coordinate with the local community and different stakeholders in implementing livelihood recovery through assessment, business skill trainings and provision of small grants.
- Liaise with various stakeholders relevant for the project, improve communication with them and involve relevant stakeholders to the project activities.
- Ensure participation of the community by mobilizing the community into the project activities.
- Support in conducting Rapid Market Assessments of Syrian Refugees, IDPs and host communities, in Akre and Sumel and dissemination of the findings to relevant stakeholders.
- Data collection and analysis for baseline and identifying employment opportunities and determining relevant training needs.
- Support developing of participant selection criteria in consultation with the stakeholders, and have it validated.
- Selection of participants based on the selection criteria.
- Facilitate Business Trainings and ensure the trainees to successfully attend the trainings.
- Ensure data collection of trainees.
- Support provision of grants to the beneficiaries after the completion of training.
- Conduct post distribution monitoring of grants.
- Identification of employment opportunities for the trainees with relevant business.
- Support developing of the training modules and curriculum along with MOLSA.
- Ensure the trainees successfully attend the vocational trainings.
- Ensure engagement of trainees to prospective employers for apprentices.
- Monitor apprentice during their period of employment.
- Conduct data collection for assessments.
- Manage the project assistants through-out the project cycle.
- Undertake other activities as advised by the team leader.
- Provide regular progress reports to the Team Leader.
- Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to GOAL and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other duties as assigned.
Requirements (Person Specification)
- University degree in a related field.
- Must have 1 years of experience working in livelihood programming and /or employment generation.
- Previous experience in training of trainers, vocational trainings, agricultural and business trainings.
- Good level of written and spoken English.
- Must be fluent in Kurdish.
- Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
Kindly, submit your resume and cover letter via the link:
General terms and conditions
GOAL has Code of Conduct, Safeguarding and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.