Iraq - A Grants Officer based in Erbil

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

Starting date : Mid January 2020

Duration of Mission: 6 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.

Find out about our history and values

Humanitarian situation and needs

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.

Our action in the field

Implemented 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.

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As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a MEAL Coordinator

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission for Programs, the Grants Officer is responsible of the fluid dissemination of information related to the mission’s grants, together with the organization and drafting of concept papers, proposals, and reports. S/he gathers all necessary information on the ongoing projects in order to adequately communicate on PUI’s activities. S/he strongly contributes to PUI’s internal and external coordination participation.

Tasks and activities

  • Development of projects’ proposals and amendments: under the supervision of the DHoMP and HoM, S/he leads the elaboration of all project’s concept notes, proposals and projects’ amendments
  • Reporting: S/he ensures PUI staffs at mission-level are aware of all internal and external reporting requirements – S/he leads the planning and writing of interim and final narrative reports
  • Project follow-up and monitoring: S/he supports the DHoMP in the project’s follow-up and monitoring (programs general follow-up, indicators’ and objectives’ progression)
  • Visibility and communication: S/he contributes to the visibility of donors and PUI within the frame of the projects, and ensures the preparation of external communication content and
  • Context follow up: under the supervision of the DHoMP and HoM, S/he contributes to the follow-up of local, Iraqi, and regional context and disseminates selected information
  • Internal/External Coordination: S/he facilitate organization of internal meeting and attends as required to external meeting

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Training and Experiences

Training: Bachelor or Master’s Degree in International relations, Political sciences or related field


  • Required: Previous experience with PUI
  • Desirable: Experience in working in Arab/Muslim countries will be an added value

Knowledge, Skills and personnal characteristics :

  • Detailed knowledge of donors (USAID, UN agencies, etc.)
  • Good knowledge on Middle East context
  • Organizational skills, rigor, ability to be thorough and respect due dates
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Autonomy and proactivity
  • Trustworthiness and a sense of responsibility
  • Analysis and synthesis abilities (discernment, pragmatism)
  • General ability to resist stress and in unstable circumstances particularly

Languages: English is mandatory, French, Arabic and Kurdish are assets.

Proposed Terms

  • Fixed-Term Contract:6 months
  • Starting date: Mid January 2020
  • Monthly Gross Income: from 1650 to 1980 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
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