Social Worker

Heartland Alliance International - Iraq

Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • A bachelor degree in sociology or social work, Psychology or related social science.
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience in field.
  • Experience in working in the social sector, particularly with IDPs or refugees, or with programs focused on children and adolescents.
  • Of and experience with basic counseling skills and techniques.
  • Previous experience or understanding of the human rights, social and political environment in Iraq;
  • A strong commitment to human rights and to implementation of international law.
  • Ability to travel within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and different areas in Kirkuk governorates.
  • Capacity to have immediate intervention for the urgent GBV cases.



  • Essential – Fluent in Arabic
  • Desirable – Fluent in English (read, write and communicate)


Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), and other software applicable to the area of work

Female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply 


Personal Competencies:

Collaborative spirit and ability to work independently as well as in a team; commitment to knowledge sharing and teamwork; positive attitude and ability to see through challenges to find solutions; and strong interpersonal skills and an ability to clearly communicate, including complex concepts into layperson language.



This project will address sensitive issues. Interested applicants should have a strong commitment to child rights, addressing the issue of the use of torture with cultural sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality.  Candidates should be flexible, have a sense of patience, and be able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter (1 page maximum) explaining your interest and how your experience meets the qualifications required and a CV, to


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.


To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email/cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.