About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development
programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced
persons. Mercy Corps Iraq’s goal is to work with civil society, and public and private sector partners to meet
immediate needs and reduce longer-term vulnerabilities of communities within Iraq. Mercy Corps Iraq focuses
on (1) providing humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected populations to meet basic needs, maintain
human dignity and facilitate self-empowerment; (2) supporting income-generating opportunities that transition
individuals and households from financial dependency towards financial independence, while facilitating
market-system approaches; (3) working with young females and young males to address their diverse needs,
promoting leadership and linkages with civil society, as well as access to education, psychosocial support,
and economic opportunities; and (4) promoting reconciliation and fostering trust
across community divisions by strengthening conflict management and prevention mechanisms and
enhancing social cohesion.
General Position Summary
The Program and Admin Assistant will be responsible for administrative work related to the Mercy Corps’
new two-year ACTIVATE (Advocacy Creates Transformational Influence Validating Action for the
Environment) program in Iraq, funded by the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Rule of Law
The program will be implemented in three governorates in Iraq – Anbar, Baghdad, and Basra. The program
recognizes that the effects of climate change combined with other influencing factors have the potential to
lead to escalating socioeconomic grievances and increased risk of conflict. To better enable communities
and government decision makers to collaboratively strengthen governance around environmental issues
and reduce community tensions over natural resources, the ACTIVATE program will bring together
communities, activists, and government decision-makers to work towards 1) reversing the cumulative
impacts of decades of neglect of monitoring, planning, and governance of Iraq’s natural resources; 2)
ameliorating the erosion of Iraqi ecosystems; and 3) address climate change. The Program Manager will be
responsible in ensuring the program team in each governorate is implementing their respective activities onscope,
on-time, and on-budget, in line with the program’s objectives.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Organize all activities/events related to the ACTIVATE program according to the work plan.
• Work together with ACTIVATE staff to facilitate and coordinate the jointly program activities implementations
• Provide support to all ACTIVATE program staff in terms of procurement and finance support.
• Submit monthly progress report.
• Support in the documentation process for program activities.
• Prepare additional reports/presentations/statistics as needed.
• Attend project related meetings and trainings.
• Abide by all security protocols.
• Disseminate and document success stories of program
• Conduct him/herself professionally and in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its
• Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• At least 2 years of work experience with an INGO / local NGO administratively
• Prior skills in organizing training/events is a plus
• Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with multiple stakeholders including the private sector,
local authorities, and partners in complex environments.
• Successful and proven negotiation, communication, and organization skills
• Computer skills – Word and Excel desired
• Language skills – Arabic, English desired
• Ability to work and interact with a diverse staff from different ethnicities and backgrounds
• Ability to conduct oneself with sensitivity and respect toward others
ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to Position Description, MC HR Manual, and Code of Conduct Mercy
Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our
beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively
engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: none
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Program Manager
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: MEL Unit, Program staff, field-based logistics and finance teams, and other
MC team members.
How To Apply
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:
Successful candidates should meet the education and experience requirements in the position descriptions for the vacant
positions. S/he must be self- motivated, creative, tolerant, and able to work in challenging, stressful environments and
follow Mercy Corps procedures. S/he must respect diversity and gender equality at the workplace.
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability and transparency to its beneficiaries
and to international standards guiding relief and development work.
Interested candidates should submit their CVs, references, and application letter to the email address:
[email protected] Any Resume will be sent without mentioning the job applied for in the
subject line will not be considered. Submission should include a copy of Iraqi national ID card and
For full position description for the noted posts please visit websites NCCI, E- Wadifa ,and Kodo jobs
ALL APPLICATIONS/ CVs SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY October 21st ,2021 at 16:00.
Mercy Corps will review CV’s and applications on a rolling basis (i.e., as applications are submitted).
Potential Candidates for the post will be contacted for an interview and processed according to Mercy
Corps Human Resources policies and procedures. As soon as qualified candidates are identified the
positions will be closed automatically. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for
potential interview. Any documents submitted will remain with Mercy Corps and will not be returned to
Female Candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Program Officer. Mercy Corps is an equal
opportunity employer. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be .collectively
stronger and have sustained global Impact.
Mercy Corps Iraq offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers. Mercy
Corps Iraq ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security
training and measures to provide secure working arrangements on-site and in the office.
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