Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The “Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland (ASB)” is a German aid and welfare organisation with more than 300 branches at national, regional, district and municipal level all over Germany.
More than 1.2 million members provide a broad social basis for our organisation and more than 20,000 employees as well as over 17,000 volunteers form part of the ASB ensuring a high level of quality in areas such as rescue services, civil protection and social services. Since its foundation in 1888, the ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability. ASB Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable people. ASB currently has a portfolio of more than 100 relief, rehabilitation, development and DRR projects in countries like Bosnia, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Philippines, Serbia and Ukraine.
Operational in Northern Iraq since 2014, ASB has been working in the refugee and IDP camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq around Dohuk and Zakho in the sectors Health, WASH, Livelihoods and Protection.
ASB is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified and committed individuals for the following position:
Agricultural Livelihoods Program Manager North Iraq
The Agricultural Livelihoods Program Manager will be in charge of the overall leadership and strategic development of the ASB Agricultural Program in North Iraq in coordination with the Country Representative. This includes the oversight, overall management and budget monitoring of the agricultural rehabilitation operations, liaison with the relevant DoAs, representation of ASB at the cluster and other relevant meetings, taking the lead in defining ASB’s agricultural livelihoods sector strategy in Northern Iraq in the coming years and searching for funding to drive the strategy. He/she will report to the ASB Iraq’s Country Representative and work closely with the Finance/ Admin Manager.
Project Management: manage the implementation of the agricultural livelihood project, including supervising and monitoring the projects and programmes implemented through local partners. Timely development and submission of required project documentation according to ASB and donor regulations including project case studies, proposals, assessments and evaluations, interim and final project reporting.
Strategy development: take the lead in defining ASB Iraq’s agricultural livelihoods sector strategy in the coming years and updating and refining the strategy as more information becomes available and as the situation changes.
Start date: as soon as possible
Duty Station: Dohuk with frequent travel to Erbil and within Ninewah Province
Salary: ASB offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience
HOW TO APPLY:
ASB is an equal opportunities employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants should send a Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages) and a CV specifically addressing the above job description and requirements with contacts for 2 recent professional referees to: