Iraq nationals: WASH & Shelter Assistant community Mobilizer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Anbar, Iraq
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 


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NRC in Iraq

Since the Government of Iraq declared that combat operations against the Islamic State Group (IS) had ended in 2017, Iraq has been recovering from the significant damage and destruction caused by the armed conflict. Of the more than six million Iraqis who fled their homes since 2014, 4.5 million Iraqis have returned to their area of origin and 1.4 million remain internally displaced. Many Iraqis have returned to areas that lack basic infrastructure, services and livelihood opportunities, or where explosive devices have not been cleared. Other challenges returnees and secondarily displaced people face include the lack of security, community acceptance, housing, property and civil documentation issues as well as critical educational and health service gaps. Throughout this, Iraq continues to host over a quarter of a million Syrian refugees.

The UN estimates that more than 4.1 million Iraqis will need assistance in 2020, 1.77 million of them in acute need. With military operations against IS group having ended, the Iraqi government faces new challenges to ensure an inclusive reconstruction and reconciliation that will sustain peace.
Since 2010, NRC Iraq has been assisting internally displaced Iraqis, Syrian refugees, returnees, and host communities in Ninewa, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra, Salahdeen and Anbar Governorates.  

We focus on assisting the newly displaced, those experiencing protracted displacement in camps, and people returning to and living in hard-to-reach places by improving their chance of obtaining a durable solution.  NRC runs integrated programmes across Iraq to respond to people in need using our shelter and settlements, education, camp management, legal assistance, livelihoods, and cash activities.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Conduct needs assessments, focus group discussions and community meetings, and other community mobilization activities
    With the support of the Wash/Shelter officer, establish and train the local community committees for shelter and wash project
  • In collaboration with Wash/Shelter Officer, conduct door to door visits to potential beneficiary households and correctly fill project related forms and questionnaires.
  • Explain to the beneficiaries the project implementation methodology, scope of work, selection criteria and any other related beneficiary project documents.
  • Implement Wash and shelter activities and support technical Wash/shelter assistant in technical damage assessment.
  • Responsible for Conducting Social Vulnerability Assessment (SEVAT) for all targeted household
    With the support of the Wash/Shelter Officer and Wash/Shelter coordinator, provide the drafts of ToR an BoQ of Wash/shelter non construction activities
  • Provide technical support and orientation to local technicians and community workers, train and develop their capacity
  • Carry out regular follow-up visits with selected project beneficiaries during and post-project implementation.
  • Conduct community sensitization, awareness and mobilization to encourage beneficiary commitment and engagement for Wash shelter activities.
  • Participate in field level coordination with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation as directed by Wash/Shelter Officer.
  • Participate in activities at distribution sites including registration of recipient households, verification of IDs, and signing of distribution lists by beneficiaries.
  • Conduct household level M&E activities and develop success stories from project implementation
  • Perform any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project Officer and/or the Project Coordinator.

Higher degree in Engineering, or in Architecture, or project developments, or equivalent university education.
1 to 2 years of experience working as a Wash or Shelter Assistant (or Equivalent) in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Fluency in spoken and written and Arabic . Some knowledge of written and spoken English is plus

Additional Information 

Contract Duration: 3 months with the possibility of extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.
Duty station:  Anbar
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
For more detail about the position please click on the Job Description