Program and Admin Officer – Education for Peace (Pending funding)

Mercy Corps


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.
Organization and 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 Program Summary
Overall Project Objective: The economic and social foundations for peaceful development of
selected communities in Anbar are strengthened
Leveraging its strong relationship with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Directorate of Education
(DoE) in Anbar as well as the Local Peace Committees (LPCs) established under peace education
activities for children and youth in targeted schools in Fallujah, Heet, and Ramadi. Mercy Corps will
also draw from its extensive experience working with local CSOs to provide them peace education
capacity building in targeted districts to implement programming in social facilities (youth and
community centers). In general, Mercy Corps will support programming in areas that have mixed
populations where safe and sustainable return and reintegration is hindered by inter-communal
tensions and lack of governance structures, to maximize program impact.
The physical and conceptual conditions for an increased offer of extracurricular or recreational activities with
peace education elements for children and young people have been create
Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Organize all activities/events related to the Hiwar program according to the work plan.
• Work together with Hiwar staff to facilitate and coordinate the jointly program activities implementations
• Provide support to all Hiwar 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
humanitarian mission.
• 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
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: MEL Unit, Program staff, field-based logistics and finance teams, and other MC team members.

How To Apply

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
education certificates.
For full position description for the noted posts please visit NCCI website.
ALL APPLICATIONS/ CVs SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY December 7th ,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 and admin 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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