Human Resources Consultant, Iraq

Global Communities, Dohuk, Iraq

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2017

Job Description


Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities is currently implementing a multi-sectoral relief program in northern Syria from its field offices in Dohuk and Erbil, Iraq.

Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance intends to engage a consultant to develop a Human Resources Manual that is compliant with Iraqi local labor law as well as Global Communities’ standard policies and procedures.

Location of Work: Dohuk, Iraq with travel to Erbil as necessary

Anticipated Level of Effort (LOE): 45 business days


Scope of Work:

  • Review current Global Communities’ HR management procedures, policies, guidelines, and templates to develop a manual that is aligned with Iraqi local labor law
  • Secure current Iraqi local labor code and documentation of predominant local Iraqi employment practices, including but not limited to: employment standards, occupational health and safety, and compensation
  • Identify gaps between code/practices and current Global Communities’ procedures, policies, guidelines, and templates
  • and make recommendations for improvements
  • Coordinate scope of work and deliverables with HR at Global Communities’ headquarters and the Turkey field office


Human Resources Policies and Procedures Manual that reflects Global Communities’ standard policies and practices, and is in accordance with Iraqi local labor law. The final content will be defined in coordination with Global Communities.

The following is an illustrative outline of the contents of the Human Resources Manual

  • Standards of Conduct
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Induction and Orientation
  • Payment Procedures and Timekeeping
  • Leave and Absences
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Performance Management and Evaluation
  • Separation Process

Past Performance: The Consultant shall submit a list of all current contracts and completed assignments that are similar in size, scope and complexity to the Scope of Work. The Consultant shall provide the customer’s name, contract value, current postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number for an available point of contact.

Fees: The Consultant shall submit fully completed and signed Contractor Employee Biodata Form to support his/her daily rates for this consultancy.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business or Public Administration, or a related field
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in administration and human resources
  • Experience with an international non-governmental organization preferred
  • Experience developing HR manuals
  • Familiarity with accepted HR practices and procedures, Iraqi labor code and USAID rules and regulations
  • Prior experience in Iraq and the MENA region preferred
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, and working knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish is an asset


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