• Added Date: Monday, 09 March 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 18 May 2020

Desired start date: March 2020

Duration of the mission: 6 months

Location: Position based in Erbil


The SI mission has been opened in February 2017, with emphasis on the Mosul response. The mission in composed of one Coordination in Erbil (6 expatriates and 8 national staff) and one operational base in Mosul (1 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.


General objectives

  • Coordinate the logistics activities and team;
  • Ensure the logistics process and procedures as per SI regulations;
  • Training for logistics team;
  • Ensure purchase and timely supplies for program and office needs
  • Participate in the security and access strategy of the mission

Specific stakes and challenges

  • Implement logistics management with regular visit on the field required
  • Need to ensure/reinforce the good implementation of SI logistic procedures on the mission
  • Access challenges for staffs and goods transportation on the field in an evolving context with volatile administrative access
  • Contribute to develop new activities related to Cash based intervention

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Logistic support for ongoing projects in (supplies/access potential challenges)
  • Access strategy and security procedures implementation in new areas
  • Reinforcement of mission logistic procedures


  • Supply management
  • Vehicle fleet management
  • Equipment park / telecommunications management
  • Computer equipment management and monitoring
  • Stock management
  • Human resource management
  • Security
  • Reporting / capitalization



  • 1 deputy log co,
  • 1 purchase officer.
  • Three drivers for coordination office


  • One log/admin base manager
  • One log assistant


  • Four drivers for Bardarash and Gawilan
  • One base to be opened and organized to be operational


  • Good organizational, planning and capacity building skills
  • English written and spoken/Arabic is an asset
  • Knowledge of SI logistic procedures
  • Capacity to define base logistic sizing (operational and security aspects)
  • Access strategy definition
  • Security procedures in volatile context definition/implementation


A SALARIED POSITION:starting from 2640 euros gross per month (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.

VACATION:During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by SI). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract)

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 PMF – Popular Mobilization forces- 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.


There are good living conditions in Erbil: individual rooms in one of two fully equipped guest houses. There is a separate office about 10 minutes walk from the guesthouses. It is possible to walk around the neighborhood and there are many shops and restaurants, and some bars and restaurants which sell alcohol. There are parks in the city where you can walk or go running, and many malls and shops which sell a very large variety of goods. Expats can face street or taxi driver harassment, in particular female expat staff. It is recommended that expats do not walk alone late at night or take unknown taxis on their own.

For the office/guesthouse in Mosul there are strict security procedures in place (curfew, no movements at night, no restaurants), though the situation is improving, especially since the registration. Improvement of daily life and possibility to go outside are currently under evaluation. The office is comfortable and well maintained with individual rooms which are assigned to each expat, and a room for visitors. The wifi and electricity is generally stable.

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