Humanitarian Context in Iraq
Wide-scale violence and armed conflict erupted in Iraq in January 2014. In Anbar governorate, the cities of Ramadi and Falluja were particularly affected, the violence and its impact quickly grew. Also in June 2014, ISg, together with other armed groups, attacked and seized control of Mosul and large portions of northern Iraq, including areas of Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah al-Din governorates. The Government of Iraq (GoI) has conducted multiple military operations since 2016 to regain control of territories held by ISg and announced in November 2017 that military operations had successfully concluded in their retaking of all Iraqi territory. Military operations in Mosul, Anbar and Salah Al-Din have led to ongoing massive internal displacements, serious and systematic violations of civilian protection and basic human rights, interrupted access to basic services, and put a severe strain on host communities. The country is now gradually moving from an emergency situation which required lifesaving operations to a post-conflict transition towards durable solutions. As per the HNO published by OCHA on November 2019, 5.67 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 1.77 million in acute need. Half of them are concentrated in Ninewa and Anbar governorates. Furthermore, an estimated 2.8 million returnees continue to form a complex caseload for humanitarians, development actors, relevant government agencies and donors, with 1.2 million in acute resilience and recovery needs.
PUI in Iraq
Present in Iraq since 1983 through Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI), and since 1997 through Première Urgence (PU), PUI (Première Urgence Internationale) brings help to vulnerable refugees, displaced persons as well as host communities (to avoid marginalization when the pressure on available resources becomes unbearable), in order to improve their living conditions and reinforce their resilience to enable them to regain dignity and autonomy. PUI’s objective in Iraq is to provide a humanitarian response to needs arising from movements of population through actions aimed at reinforcing the existing Health system, and providing Mental Health Psychosocial Support to the people in need, but also at providing access to Shelter, to drinking Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. Given the scale of the crisis and the needs observed, PUI emphasizes multiple sectoral interventions and develops as much as possible an integrated approach, keeping health the core sector of its intervention.
Current programs of PUI in Iraq
- Integrated Health, Protection, WASH and Shelter services provision to IDPs and vulnerable communities living in areas previously affected by the conflict in Anbar, Ninewa and Dohuk Governorates of Iraq
The project aims at improving the living conditions of vulnerable populations in areas still impacted by the previous conflict, through health, protection, shelter and WASH interventions, and at providing health and protection services to IDPs in camps.
- Strengthening quality and access to mental health services in Iraq, in consortium with ACF-lead, IMC and HI
The project aims at improving the access to quality mental health and psychosocial care in Iraq through enhancing technical capacities of governmental institutions at the ministry of health level, capacity building of stakeholders at national and governorates levels and promotion of mental health care. In particular, the project supports the mental health authorities in Iraq in order to improve the access and quality of services as well as increase community resilience.
- Increasing access to integrated Health, MHPSS, and Protection services for conflict-affected population unable to return to their area of origin in Iraq, in consortium with IMC
This ECHO-funded project aims at addressing unmet needs of conflict-affected population in Iraq who are unable to return to their areas of origin, by increasing their access to integrated Health, MHPSS and Protection services. Both PUI and IMC will provide quality primary health care services including MHPSS through a tailored approach.
The Infrastructure & Rehabilitation Coordinator ensures the monitoring of qualitative and operational aspects of the mission’s WaSH, Shelter and general rehabilitation activities on a day-to-day basis. S/he technically supervises the Project Managers dealing with WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation/constructions activities (Schools, Water Treatment Plants, Shelters, Health Centers, Community Centers, etc…)
- Programs: S/He coordinates WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation program teams jointly with the relevant Coordinators and, ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, compliance with PUI, donors and international rules and standards).
- Strategy: S/He participates, for the WaSH and Shelter sectors, in creating an operational strategy and suggests new operations according to needs identified at base and mission level to the DHoMP.
- Assessment / Development: S/He strongly participates (in coordination with other national coordinators and the relevant Field Coordinator) in the design and implementation of assessments and in the design and overall project cycle management of all WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation projects at mission level.
- Logistic, administrative, and financial monitoring: S/he contributes with the different Support Coordinators in ensuring that administrative and logistics procedures related to the WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation activities follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations
- Management / HR: S/he provides technical supervision to the teams operating on WaSH, Shelter and Rehabilitation activities (participates in technical evaluations, helps defining technical objectives, recruitment process, written tests, interviews). S/he does not have direct staff management, but coordinates the activities of the technical staff together with the PM of the project
- Representation: S/he ensures and coordinates WaSH, shelter and Rehabilitation representation at mission level with partners, donors, different authorities and any relevant coordination body (cluster, working group, etc…)
PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAMME DEFINITION AND MONITORING
PARTICIPATING IN THE DEFINITION AND THE REVISION OF AN OPERATIONAL STRATEGY
PARTICIPATING IN ASSESSMENTS AND PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT
PARTICIPATE IN LOGISTIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE MONITORING OF THE MISSION
TECHNICAL SUPERVISION OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL TEAMS IN HIS/HER OPERATION AREA
ENSURE PUI REPRESENTATION
University degree in civil engineering, architecture or similar
Technical training in water supply and treatment, sanitation and hygiene
Strong experience in WaSH and/or Shelter Project management
Minimum of 3 years as a WaSH or Shelter project manager
Minimum of 1 year in programme coordination experience
Experience in technical assessment
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sectorial programs
Excellent technical structural calculation skills
Excellent network calculation and water analysis skills
Excellent writing skills in English
Good knowledge of donors (BPRM, ECHO, OFDA, AFD, CDC, UN agencies, etc)
Good knowledge of procurement and contracts management processes
Software: Pack Office, Autocad (or similar)
Leadership and ability to make decisions
Ability to be assertive, if necessary
Ability to analyse (judgment, practicality) and to synthesize
Ability to adapt
Organization, discipline, and compliance with deadlines
Outstanding ability to listen and negotiate
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Calm and composed
Ability to work under stress in general, and in emergency situations in particular
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross income: from 2,220 up to 2,530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses « Per diem»
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months