Area Manager Ninewa

  • Added Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 15 March 2020

Place: Mosul, IRAQ

Length: 12 months

Starting date: 01/05/2020

Closing date for applications: 15/03/2020

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations,
we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity”

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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HI has been registered and operational in Iraq since 1991 and has become a lead implementing agency in the emergency response in the Health and Protection sectors, operating across Ninewa, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Anbarm Sulemaniyah and Diyala Governorates with plans to extend services into the south. Since 2014, HI has scaled up its intervention in Iraq to respond to the humanitarian needs generated by the capture of territory by the IS-group, subsequent military operations and the widespread displacement of Iraqi populations.

In line with HI Iraq’s Operational Strategy for the period 2017-2020, the global objective of HI programming in Iraq is to Enhance the protection and resilience of conflict-affected communities in Iraq; an objective achieved through an operational framework of three central pillars:

  1. Arms Risk Reduction: Reduce the impact of the Conventional Weapon (CW) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for conflict-affected populations through Risk Education and land release
  2. Health: Improve access to specific services for the most vulnerable people whose physical and functional and/or psychological integrity is compromised, through the provision of physical rehabilitation and Mental Health/Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services
  3. Access to Essential Services: Ensure equal access to essential services, protection and basic needs for all conflict-affected populations, including persons with disabilitiesThese pillars are complemented by three cross-cutting themes: a comprehensive approach to mine action, inclusion mainstreaming, and protection mainstreaming.

In Ninewa governorate, HI’s current activities include:

  • Direct risk education on ERW and IEDs for IDPs, returnees and vulnerable populations;
  • Physical Rehabilitation for conflict-affected persons with injuries and functional limitations in both the camps and host communities
  • Psychosocial support for conflict-affected persons and their families in both the camps and host communities;
  • Support to a local rehabilitation centre, through donations of equipment and consumables and through trainings;
  • Promotion of the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response;
  • Disability Inclusion mainstreaming amongst other actors
  • Support to civil society organization and disabled person organization


Under the management of the Country director, the Area Manager implements HI’s Operational Strategy in the area with the full deployment of HI’s mandate. Particular attention must be given to ensure relevance of HI’s intervention in regard to the quick evolution of the context (camps consolidation, security development) in a transition perspective (nexus).

Main Responsibilities

  • The Area Manager is responsible for developing and implementing, in the area where he/she is based, the projects part of the Programme operational strategy.
  • He / She follows up security management, assist planning of shared services managers and operations team on a daily basis to facilitate activities implementation.
  • Under the guidance of his/ her line management and other relevant departments, he/she supervise the deployment of all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring, and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual obligations towards donors.
  • He/she contributes to monitor and analyse context developments in his/her geographical area, in order to identify operational risks and opportunities, and proposes actions to his / her line management.
  • He/she contributes to organizational transformation in line with Lean, Shared Services and ROOTS projects.


  • You hold a Bachelor degree in Humanitarian Assistance or Development studies, Political Sciences, International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, or another relevant subject is a strong asset
  • You have 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian/development sector for an INGO and at least 2 years of professional experience in humanitarian contexts as Field Coordinator or Area Manager
  • You shares HI’s vision, mandate, values and strategy
  • A previous experience with HI is preferable
  • You are experienced in risk management (safeguarding of beneficiaries and security)
  • You have excellent skills to manage and lead multi cultural and multi sector teams, on site and remotely
  • You can represent the organization
  • You have excellent written and oral communication capacities in English


  • Security: Insecurity in Ninewa mainly due to criminal activity, presence of multiple armed groups and access restrictions.
  • Isolation: restricted movements, movements on foot very limited and curfew for expats is in place at 8pm, limited amount of places are pre-validated (other INGOs compounds, few restaurants), two weekends spent in Mosul on three. Security is slowly improving, but regional and local tensions remain important.Travel: Trips to program activities allowed prior security approval by security manager. Phone and GPS tracking procedures in place for all the movements.
  • Living conditions: Individual room in safe and comfortable GH.
  • Limited access to shops close to the compound
  • Social life: few international organizations are present in Mosul: ICRC, MSF,


  • Starting date : 01/05/2020

  • Length of the contract: 12 months

  • Salary from 2750 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 510,57€ net/month

  • Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : 5 days every 3 months

  • Status : position unaccompanied

  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

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