Iraq – A Financial Coordinator based in Erbil
Starting date : As Soon As Possible
Duration of Mission: 12 months
Location: Erbil, Iraq
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs
Iraq has suffered nearly 39 years of conflict and unrest starting with the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s which lasted for 8 years and resulted in around a million people being killed as well as dealing a significant blow to the Iraqi economy. This was closely followed by the annexing of Kuwait and subsequent First Gulf War in 90s which saw heavy causalities and destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure. The 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition saw even more upheaval and conflict for this population. After a short period of relative stability between 2009 and 2012, the rise of Islamic State group (ISg) in 2014 and its seizure of, at one point, an estimated 40% of Iraq including Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul, Iraq saw mass population displacement and the exposure of the people of Iraq to multiple and cumulative acts of violence. The military operation to retake areas under IS control has been officially completed end of 2017, however some pockets of ISg fighters remain active up to this day.
Iraq as a whole has been facing one of the most critical humanitarian crisis of the moment. Starting from 2014, the conflict engendered mass displacements, and left up to this day more than 8.7 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. In the end of 2018, more than 4.1 million people returned to their area of origin, and over 1.8 million are still displaced. In addition, 225,000 Syrian refugees who have been displaced since 2013 are still living in Iraq.
Our action in the field
PUI, present and registered in both Republic of Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), is operating in four governorates (Dohuk, Ninewa, Baghdad, and Anbar) and has been responding to the emergency health and WASH needs during the ISg crisis with the aim to be as close as possible to the frontline and be involved in immediate response in accessible areas. Over the crisis, PUI has been positioned as a major health and WASH actor and a first responder in challenging areas with little humanitarian presence. PUI plans to maintain its current health and MHPSS activities in camps as long as the populations are not able to return. Iraq being today in a recovery phase, PUI intends to transition from mobile to static health and MHPSS interventions by supporting existing health facilities. PUI’s strategy for the coming months is also to keep developing a better integrated approach, linking health, protection, WASH, shelter and livelihood interventions in areas of return and displacement to ensure that basic needs of the populations are covered, opening the path to social cohesion among the communities.
As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a Financial Coordinator
The Financial Coordinator is accountable for the sound financial, accounting and budgetary management of the mission as well as the administrative and legal records.
Tasks and activities
- Financial, budgetary and accounting management: S/he is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
- Administrative and legal management: S/he supervises administrative financial records and guarantees that the status and functioning of the mission are in legal accordance with PUI management standards and the requirements of the intervention country and donor requirements.
- Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the financial, and administrative aspects of the mission
- Coordination: S/he centralizes and diffuses information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial, administrative, aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for these domains.
Training and Experiences
Experience: At least, one experience in a similar position.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (ECHO, Europe aid, OFDA, UN agencies…)
- Good knowledge of the financial administration of a humanitarian mission
- Training and capacity building skills
Languages: English is mandatory, French, Arabic and Kurdish are assets.
Starting date: September 2019
Fixes-Term Contract: 12 months
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 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 every 2 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our website.