Job Information Social Worker /Bersive2 Camp/Zakho NGO Information
Contact Name Ali Abdulaziz Ismael
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 6 months
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift day
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2020-05-21
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Psychology or Sociology are preferred.
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2020-05-21
Deadline Date 2020-05-26
[Zakho,Iraq ]



Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established on 30th May 2004 by a group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Dohuk Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals. Harikar believes in human rights, the right of every person to reach his/her potential without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, social segment and ethnicity. Harikar strives to achieve social justice especially among the marginalized vulnerable groups and works towards eliminating all forms of discrimination against women by promoting their capacity to fully participate in community development. Harikar has been able to successfully carry out many programmes and projects, through funding from various partners including UNFPA, RRT/PRT, UNHCR, UNESCO Diakonia, UNDP, UNOPS, IRD, Mercy Corps, IRC, IRI, NDI, SCF-UK, Mission east, ICSP and others. 



Job Summary:


Under the overall supervision of the WSC Manager, the Social Worker will conduct and supervise direct implementation of GBV prevention and response activities. She will supervise a team of community mobilizers to effectively Implement, Monitor & Document GBV Prevention and Response activities targeting vulnerable women and girls. The scope of the work would include basic Psychosocial Support and Counselling to the persons of concern, volunteer staff supervision, development or adaptation of training & monitoring tools, training community members, monitoring programmes progress and making adjustments as necessary with prior consultation with the direct supervisor.



Key Responsibilities:


  1. Basic Psychosocial Support and Counselling
  • Provide Comprehensive Psychosocial Support and counseling to GBV and non-GBV cases.
  • Provide assessment and counseling both at individual and group level as the situation demands.
  • Ensure all work with GBV and SGBV survivors is confidential and that ethical practices are observed.
  • Assist the WSC Manager in accurately updating the GBVIMS.
  • Participate in the interpretation of the analyzed data on trends and work with WSC Manager to disseminate information to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of the case management monitoring tools and systems and ensure that all staffs that are required to utilize it are trained on the correct way of handling the systems.
  • Participate in the preparation of accurate reports for all Psycho-Social related activities.


  • Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the camp or non-camp levels, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support.
  • Identify new networks to work with to ensure wholesome support to the clients.
  • Work in close collaboration with the community mobilizers/Volunteers and Community leaders to ensure on-going needs of at-risk groups, women and girls are being met in the outreach related activities.
  • In collaboration with other partners, design psychosocial interventions within the refugee/IDP community focusing on the psychosocial needs of adults, youth and children.
  • Assist in development of referral networks between partners implementing GBV programs in the implementation of referral pathways.
  • Participate in conducting trainings for partners on relevant organizational development areas and support peer learning between HARIKAR and other partner agencies.


  • Conduct sensitization, dialogue and mediation sessions with the wider population about issues of trauma and GBV.
  • Facilitate formation of support groups for survivors of SGBV and other vulnerable groups.
  • Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, women and youth groups as well as other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
  • Support the case manager and Volunteers, in dissemination of relevant information during the Community GBV prevention forums and meetings.


  • Assist in preparing daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, progress notes, and treatment plans on time.
  • Use appropriate data collection tools and submit assessments and reports in a timely and accurate manner.   
  • Work closely with the volunteer staff to ensure quality reporting.  
  • Assist in the designing, planning, implementing and facilitating of external trainings for various target groups.
  • Ensure Humanitarian Accountability Principles are mainstreamed in the day to day project implementation.
  • Attend training forums relevant to the job.




  • Provide supervision to the community mobilizers/volunteers and ensure effective provision of Psycho-social services.
  • Conduct continuous performance evaluation for the volunteers.
  • Engage in quality self-care through regular debriefings, and other shared sessions.
  • Conduct regular formal and on-job training and mentorship to community mobilizers /volunteers on areas related to Case Management, Counselling and other related topics to enhance professionalism.
  • Conduct regular case conference meetings with the community mobilizers /Volunteers both at individual and group levels.
  • Organize for regular capacity building forums on GBV Case Management and Therapeutic Counselling techniques for staff.







Organizational Representation


  • Develop and maintain contacts with all relevant stakeholders including government, security forces, partner organizations.
  • Cooperate with government institutions, non-government organizations, and the local community;
  • Regularly attend cluster coordination and other relevant meetings;
  • Represent the project/program in front of relevant stakeholders;
  • Regularly share information on lessons learnt in the field.



All Harikar policies, guidelines and checklists are an integral part of this Job Description and must be implemented e.g.

  • Harikar operational guidelines and Policies.
  • Guideline prevention of corruption.
  • Guideline on PSEA.
  • Harikar Code of Conduct
  • Checklist for procurement documents filing for supporting documents
Qualifications & Preferred Skills



All Harikar policies, guidelines and checklists are an integral part of this Job Description and must be implemented e.g.

  • Harikar operational guidelines and Policies.
  • Guideline prevention of corruption.
  • Guideline on PSEA.
  • Harikar Code of Conduct
  • Checklist for procurement documents filing for supporting documents



Education Background

  • The applicant must hold University degree.
  • Graduates of Psychology or Sociology are preferred.


  • Minimum one (1) years of experience in a relevant position within an (I)NGO.


•   Strong working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of English, Arabic and Kurdish.
•   Basic computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet, Email).

  • Basic knowledge about humanitarian principles.

Personal attributes
•    Ability to work independently with a team player attitude and reporting skills.
•    Leadership and training skills
•    Diplomacy, good communication and interpersonal skills
•    Rigorous, organized, ethical mindset;

  • Flexible


Working Hours      

  • Working hours are fixed from 8:00am to 3:30pm, Sunday to Wednesday, and 8: 00 a.m. to 3: 00 p.m. on Thursday





All Harikar staff must be committed to the Core Humanitarian Principles as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards in Accountability and Quality Management.

How To Apply

All application should be supplied with a CV and a letter of application, detailing a brief description of why the applicant’s qualification and previous work history are suitable to the position.


   Application should be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed to Harikar local NGO, indicating the applicant’s name, the post applied for, and should be delivered to the following address:


Harikar Local NGO

Nohadra Quarter, Jeen Street, 32/4, 1005, BA Duhok.

Duhok, Kurdistan, Iraq


Or via this Email address: indicating the position they are applying for (Social Worker /Bersive2 Camp/Zakho) in the subject line of the email.

Applications with no subject line will not be considered.


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