from Solidarités International
Closing date: 10 Dec 2019

Desired start date: October 15th 2019**
Duration of the mission:** 9 months
Location: Erbil


The SI mission has been opened in February 2017, with emphasis on the Mosul response. The mission is relatively small with at the moment one Coordination base in Erbil (3 expatriates and 8 national staff) and one operational base in Mosul (1 -2 expatriate and 23 national staff). Regarding the evolution of the context, the mission will aim at keeping an early recovery WaSH component with ongoing research for development of new areas in line with the shift of context that entail wave of return movements to newly secured area. Simultaneously, as some camp will remain at less until 2020, being a key actor in wash in camps is a process already launched through the consortia.

More specifically, being leader of 2 consortia, for out of camps (6 partners) and in camps activities (5 partners), and leader of wash sub cluster in Mosul, SI is positioning itself to become one of the key actor in WASH in Iraq.


General objective:

  • Contributes to a regional strategy according to the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and ensures its implementation once validated
  • Ensures that projects are carried out in accordance with the Solidarités International charter, respecting all internal and contractual procedures
  • Contributes to mobilize the material and financial resources necessary for programs to run smoothly, and supervises resource management
  • Coordinates the teams in place and is responsible for their security in his/her assigned zone
  • Contribute to assessment, evaluation and donors approach

The main challenges:

  • Maintain contextual and security analysis in Mosul
  • Maintain strong relation with local authorities, other NGOs, UN agencies and other local actors
  • Oversee base-level access negotiations and mapping of security actors
  • Oversee all aspects of base management; logistics, administration, programme etc.
  • If needed, implement semi- remote management processes (due to security restrictions or no access to Mosul)
  • Support the launch of new projects and/or new teams
  • Supports assessments in the region with emphasis on Ninewa

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Support security analysis of the intervention area and update base-level security guidelines
  • Capacity building and specific follow up of Admin and log team
  • Support to the documentation, archiving of project for all department



  • Logistic and Admin team:
  • 1 logistic assistant
  • 1 admin assistant
  • 1 log admin officer
  • 1 Security/Liaison assistant (hierarchical link)
  • 1 purchaser
  • 5 watchmen
  • 6 drivers (3 HR contracts, 3 service contracts)
  • 1 admin assistant (hierarchical link)
  • 1 cleaner

  • Program Team

  • 1 WasH program manager (expatriate)- (hierarchical link)

  • 1 WaSH Activity manager
  • 2 Team Leaders
  • 6 WASH officers


Specific skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of SI procedures
  • Security analysis and implementation and stakeholder relationship (armed and local authorities)
  • Logistic and administrative tasks management (focus primarily on Logistic)
  • Strong representation and coordination skills
  • Capacity building skills
  • Management, organization and planning skills
  • English spoken/written; Arabic is an asset
  • Patience and support stressful environment;
  • Adaptive to fast changing environment and able to deal with daily changing priorities


  • English written and spoken/Arabic is an asset


A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD. 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.

How to apply:

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link:

CV only applications will not be considered.

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

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