Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Under the supervision of the Field Coordinator, you will be in charge of setting up the Financial, accounting and Human Resources policies, procedures for the base. You will also ensure sound accounting, financial and Human Resources management of the base according to the procedures defined for the base and within the ACF financial and human resources management framework, for an optimum support for the programmes.
Do you fit the requested profile ?
You hold a post-graduate diploma in Finance. You have successful experience in humanitarian sector as finance or admin manager with complex budget arrangement. You hold a strong financial background, knowledge and understanding of donor requirements. You are recognized for your autonomy, your organizational and multitasking skills. You can demonstrate a high capacity of work and are a challenges-seeker with high degree of flexibility. You have the ability to deal with two different legislation and labor laws at the same time (Iraqi and Kurdish) and to communicate accurately to the different teams. Fluency in English is mandatory, Arabic or Kurdish is a plus
Iraq faces a double crisis since the beginning of 2014. After the arrival of nearly 250,000 Syrian refugees in 2013, the multiple offensives of the Islamic State organization have caused the displacement of more than three million people across the country. In the summer of 2014, attacks on Mosul and the Sinjar region pushed hundreds of thousands of people into Iraqi Kurdistan. In the space of a few weeks, more than 800,000 people find refuge in the three governorates of the region (Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah). The humanitarian aid in Iraqi Kurdistan has thus become one of the major challenge for NGOs.
Presentation of the mission:
ACF's intervention in Kurdistan region of Iraq started after the sudden massive influx of refugees fleeing the Syrian crisis in August 2013. ACF has been operational in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Diyala, Dohuk and Ninewah Governorates responding to WASH, Food Security and Mental Health needs of the Syrian refugees and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) population both in camps and non-camp settings. In addition and according to IOM-DTM, since the start of Mosul operations in October 2016, an adding 142,698 individuals and 23,783 families are currently displaced. ACF is responding to Mosul emergency with mobile teams across the country and is scaling-up its humanitarian response in 2017 with an integrated, multi-sectorial approach, addressing WASH, Mental Health & Care Practices and Food Security needs. ACF is strongly involved in the coordination mechanisms, as an active member of the national WASH, FSL, Health, Protection and NFI/Shelter Clusters, and is currently the national WASH and Food Security Clusters co-coordinator.
Security, working and living conditions:
ACF is operationally working in 2 bases: Dohuk and Erbil (for Mosul response), with its coordination team located in Erbil. In total, the mission has 180 national staff and 24 international staff.
Dohuk has hot summers and cool and wet winters. The expatriates live in a shared guest house with all necessary equipment. There are some bars and restaurants where you can go, you can have as well access to tennis courts, swimming pools, gyms, basket grounds, etc. Dohuk is surrounded by mountains and it is possible to go hiking in the weekend. Overall the security environment can be considered as relatively safe, it is essential that all expatriate staff adhere to security rules being put in place as things could change in the future.