Represent the organization in country toward partners, donors and local authorities;
Ensure the smooth running of the mission;
Ensure development and implementation of the mission strategy, according to the regional Solidarites International strategy and positioning in Iraq based on geopolitical and humanitarian context;
Mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for the programs to run effectively and supervises the administration of these resources;
Monitors projects, ensuring that they are progressing in accordance with the Solidarités International charter and complying with internal and contractual procedures;
Coordinates the teams in place and ensures their security on the mission.
Direct liaison for Solidarités International HQ.
Contextual and security analysis in country;
Actively seek for funding and cooperation opportunities in Iraq competitive environment; ensure low financial risk of operations, continuation of program and possible expansion in terms of geographical areas and sectors;
Develop stakeholder analysis, develop and maintain strong relation with donors;
Ensure access to intervention areas;
Readjust the operational strategy according to contextual evolutions, and maintain a strong internal coordination with SI mission in Syria, with the aim to jointly develop a regional humanitarian strategy.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months
Ensure continuation of program and funding;
Develop strategic partnerships priorities in shifting operational environment in Iraq, ensure SI positioning within early recovery actors;
Ensure the conformity of SI reporting to Baghdad Department of NGOs;
understand the articulation of Iraq mission with Syria mission, Erbil being a hub for all expats going to North Est Syria.
Responsibilities and main activities:
Reporting to the Country director, the setup will be evolving: one Admin/Logistic coordinator; one Mosul Field coordinator; Consortium director; Reporting and Monitoring Officer; Liaison officer (national staff);
Without hierarchic relation with Iraq mission, the Syria mission has two permanents positions based in Erbil.
More than 3 years of professional humanitarian experience at senior management level;
Demonstrated experience in conflict contexts and insecure environments, with consequent experience in supporting emergency response programming, access negociation and security analysis and management;
Previous experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset;
Extensive program development and fund raising experience, including in working with major institutional donors.
Problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions;
Outstanding communication skills, including excellent diplomacy skills with the ability to influence and negotiate;
Analytical skills and proven organization and methodical skills;
Strong interest in the context and strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
Ability to withstand pressure;
Good sense of humor and great team member.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic is an advantage.
Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.