Relief News



December 17, 2014
Organization: Action Contre la Faim
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 19 Jan 2015

Context:Based in Dohuk, in Kurdistan Regional Government

UN agencies and KRG authorities estimate that 200,000 people have crossed the border into Dohuk governorates, entering host communities, staying at hotels and with friends and family.

The profile of individuals seen crossing the checkpoint on both days of monitoring includes a significant proportion of families with limited financial resources.

Indeed, preliminary results of assessment carried out by the Protection Sector Lead in urban areas of Dohuk and Erbil shows that the main concern of IDPs is the high cost of adequate shelter and the lack of sufficient incomes to remain within KRI areas.

IDPs rely on personal saving and support from relatives as income sources for Food and Shelter/rent. A rapid depletion of their resources is anticipated and already observed for the most vulnerable persons leading them to resort to negative mechanisms or to engage in risk-taking behaviours.There are varying reports of people returning to Mosul, attributed to limited financial means, but fears of repercussions from the Iraqi army, such as air strikes, are present

Length of contract: 3 months starting from the 1st of January 2015

The position: Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, you will be responsible to implement, coordinate and monitor the "Mental Health Care Practices" program for IDPs in Kurdistan.

More precisely, you will be in charge to:

Ensure the communication & coordination with the authorities, partners, organizations, and UN agencies at governorate and regional levels

Build capacity of the national team: Organize training of psychosocial staff on MHCP' ACF approach and implementation of the activities and project cycle management. Provide support to the national team by supervising regularly the MHCP activities

Ensure program coordination and management

Coordinate with the camp management about the localization of our activity spaces

Ensure the timely production of monthly and technical reports from the field; provide feedback on quality and quantity aspects of the activities.

Follow up the activities, analyse and evaluate the programs; conduct field visits. Elaborate the monitoring tools.

Adapt the project's objectives/results/activities/methodology if relevant

Ensure good coordination and representation towards and partners

Ensure the development of ACF mission in KRG

The applicant:You hold a master degree in psychology, and demonstrate both successful clinical and at least 2 years of humanitarian field experiences in mental health and care practices, especially in traumatology and emergency programs.

Recognized for your relational and communicational skills, you have developed strong training and team supervision capacities. You are also experimented in the coordination of several actors (authorities, partners, UN agencies, at governorate and regional levels) in complex environment.

First experience with IDPs will be a plus.

Your English (oral and written) is fluent. Arabic or Kurdish speaking and writing will be a plus.

A first experience with ACF would be an asset.


Volunteer status (VSI) or salaried status depending on relevant experience

Gross monthly salary ranging from [euro]1600 to [euro]1975 or [euro]838 of VSI indemnity per month

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective accommodation and medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

Pre departure training, at the HQ in Paris (1 to 2 weeks)

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