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Youth Education Project Coordinator - Mosul, Iraq
The Norwegian Refugee Council
Mosul, Iraq
24 November 2017


Passionate about youth education programming? NRC Iraq is hiring! Application deadline 24 November 2017.

NRC Iraq seeks a Youth Education Project Coordinator - Mosul, Iraq. NRC is developing a community-based youth pilot programme for Iraqi returnees and urban IDPs in/around Ramadi.  A Youth Education Coordinator is required to support the start-up and implementation of the programme.  The Youth Coordinator is responsible for project implementation, staff management, limited budget supervision, and liaising with stakeholders.  The Ramadi youth programme is expected to launch in early 2018.

  • Contract period: 6 months (possibility of extension)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty station: Mosul, Iraq (with 20% travels)
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start


NRC in Iraq

The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire. 

NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul.  We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile.  Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq.  Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.

Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters.  We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).

More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where it is estimated that 1.2 million people are in grave danger.

  • Coordinate and implement the youth project according to strategy, proposals and plans developed by NRC
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements when implementing the projects.
  • Develop monthly activity and work plans
  • Supervise, train and develop Youth staff in accordance with development plans and work plans
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Cooperate with relevant partners and local authorities
  • Organize trainings for the Youth team, relevant partners and beneficiaries
  • Contribute to donor reports as required
  • Ensure proper filing of all project documents
  • Manage and support the start-up of NRC’s youth project in Ramadi, including the planning and implementation of activities as well as management of youth teams and community facilitators
  • Manage staff performance using NRC’s Performance Management system
  • Build NRC’s position as a key coordination partner for youth actors operating in the local area and in developing partnerships with relevant authorities and cooperating agencies
  • Supervise the budget lines for above activities and monitor expenditure. Meet regularly to review budget versus actual expenditure for all projects and donors funding activities.
  • Draft concept papers, proposals for new activities to expand the youth programme and for the continuation of on-going activities, in coordination with the Education Specialist
  • Liaise closely with the CCCM, ICLA and Livelihoods teams to identify synergies and design integrated programming.
  • Draft donor reports for on-going projects, in coordination with the Program Manager and Education Specialist
  • Lead key programme development discussions with field staff for follow up with Program Manager and Education Specialist


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • University graduate in Education or relevant field, with experience from working in a site-level management role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Our ideal candidate will have previously worked with youths in an educational/training context, preferably related to employability training and labour market, with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  An effective leader who will manage and build up the technical capacity of his/her staff and who has proven ability to manage a start-up project in a complex settings.   Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Arabic is strongly desired.
  • We are particularly looking for a humanitarian professional with a strong youth education background with recent experience working with UN or INGOs.

If this sounds like you, apply now to join one of the world’s leading NGO’s and be part of a team of highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.


To download the full job description and to apply please visit NRC's webcruiter site here. Application deadline 24 November 2017.

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