Solidarités International
Mosul, Iraq
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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Desired start date: 07/07/2019 
Duration of the mission: 2 months (renewable pending fundings up to 6 months)
Location: Position based in Mosul

The SI mission in Iraq opened in February 2017 with a focus on the Mosul response. The mission is relatively small with one base in the capital Erbil (7-8 expatriates and approx. 8 national staff) and a field base in Mosul (3 expats and approx. 20 national staff). SI’s work in 2018 focused in the centre of Mosul, working on water network rehabilitation in west Mosul. In 2019 SI began work outside of Mosul city, expanding into wider Mosul District in Muhallabiyah and Hamdaniyah (Nimrud Camp).

SI is currently the lead of two OCHA IHF-funded WASH consortia in Iraq; the WASH Consortium for In-Camp Interventions (WCICI) and the WASH Out of Camp Consortium (WOCC). Under these consortia SI also delivers two projects as a partner:

  • 6 month WASH project in Nimrud Camp, Ninewa: one camp targeted by SI (3000 individuals); the provision of water trucking, desludging, garbage collection, hygiene promotion and kit distribution and the refurbishment of sanitation blocks and cesspits. 
  • 4 month WASH project in Muhallabiyah, Ninewa (rural context), providing water trucking to areas which are not connected to the water network and connecting households who are in the area of a water network but who are not yet connected to the network.
  • It is expected that SI will continue as the WASH actor in Nimrud camp beyond the end of this project and new funding is in the process of being identified

The mission will keep an emergency WASH component through the team’s work in Nimrud camp, and will explore new areas of intervention in 2019/2020. SI are well recognized for their contribution to the WASH sector in Iraq and this will remain in 2019/2020, alongside a strategy to diversify SI programmes by entering the Food Security and Livelihood sector.


General objective:

SI is looking for an emergency-focused, proactive WASH program manager in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals.

He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program.

He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance.

Responsibilities and main activities:

Reporting to the Field Coordinator, the Wash PM will directly manage a WaSH Activity manager ; 2 Team Leaders; 6 WASH officers 

Specific challenges :

  • No wash / prog coordinator, gap filed by the CD
  • 2 interventions areas (in camps and out of camps) with possible constraints in terms of access
  • Prepare the monthly and the final report of the 2 projects (in and out of camps)
  • Contribute to the writing of the next projects
  • Possibly involved in evaluation in new areas in the Wash Sector
  • According to profile, contribute / coordinate the wash sub cluster of Ninewa, SI being the lead and organizing sub cluster wash meeting in SI premises in Mosul office
  • Priorities for the first month
    • Launching contract of suppliers building network inside Nimrod camp
    • Follow up of ongoing activities (especially wash facilities in Nimrod camp)
    • Understanding of the two contexts of intervention in and out of camps


Knowledge and technical skills

  • Strong WaSH technical background or proven experience in WaSH programme management
  • Previous professional experience in a similar position is mandatory. Previous experience working within a consortium mandatory
  • Previous experience with Solidarites International is a plus
  • Proven Experience in team management and in training, capacity building.
  • Previous experience in an emergency and volatile context
  • Previous experience in the Middle East would be an asset.
  • Previous experience with humanitarian INGO as a Program Manager is required
  • Strong and good management skills
  • WaSH: water treatment, desludging, waste water treatment, distribution, assessments, network rehabilitation
  • Specific knowledge of DEWATS will be an added value
  • Monitoring: data base management and analysis;

Transferable skills

  • Patience and support stressful environment;
  • Organizational, planning and analytical skills;
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity building of staff;
  • Knowledge of project cycle management,


A salaried post:

According to experience, starting from 1980 euros gross per month (1800€ base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem rate of 750 USD a month. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.


During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. Our policy was just modified: from now on, Solidarités offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break. In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.

Social and medical cover:

Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.


Erbil security situation is stable, however the situation is prone to changes due to the political situation. Though the living environment in Erbil feels safe, there are still risks, including the risk of car accidents, robbery/theft and sexual harassment (in particular from taxi drivers to female expats). The major risks currently are from ‘wrong time, wrong place’ incidents, such as small arms fire resulting from personal disputes. There is no curfew in Erbil.

Security in Mosul city is volatile, but relatively stable day-to-day and is a permissible operating environment for NGOs. This security situation can deteriorate rapidly within the city so strong security processes remain in place and the context is constantly monitored. There is a large presence of armed actors who control different areas (various PMU factions, Iraqi Army, Police etc) which remains a risk for power struggles and security incidents. There are occasional VBIED incidents within Mosul city with no confirmed authorship, criminal activities such as burglary, homicide, and police search and arrest operations (often related to suspicions of IS-affiliation) take place across the city daily. NGOs have not been targeted in the last few years and are not often caught in these incidents for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mosul-based expats typically stay from Sunday to Thursday afternoon and return to Erbil for the weekend. There must be at least two expats staying overnight – a single expat cannot stay alone in Mosul. The office/guest house is one large and well maintained building, and has 24/7 guards and a standby car with driver during expats presence at base.

For the office/guesthouse in Mosul there are strict security procedures in place (curfew, no movements at night, no restaurants), though the situation is improving and once SI is registered it may be possible to review some of these rules. Movement takes place by car to the local food shops and it is possible to get take-away food (pizza, falafel, chicken). The office is comfortable and well maintained with individual rooms which are assigned to each expat, and a room for visitors. The wifi and electricity is generally stable. 


Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. 

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension 

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:  http://www.solidarites.org/en/