The unfolding crisis in Iraq is one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in the world today, with millions of uprooted Iraqis, and hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. For the past several years, millions of people have been displaced from and within Iraq as a result of military operations. At the end of 2015, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) began a military operation to enter and retake control of parts of the country under the control of armed opposition groups, especially in the Anbar governorate. Civilians have been caught in the crossfire.
NRC has been present in Iraq since 2010, with offices located in Baghdad, Erbil, Dohuk, Kirkuk and Mosul. We have scaled up our response across Iraq to meet the large-scale crisis facing the country, reaching Iraqis with emergency assistance and supporting Syrian refugees as they live in exile. Our goal is to always be prepared to work in new settings, so we are establishing more local partnerships in Iraq. Additionally, NRC is part of the UNICEF and WFP-led Rapid response mechanism (RRM), which enables us to reach newly displaced populations with the most urgent life-saving assistance.
Today, NRC is one of the biggest cash providers in Iraq. Our emergency assistance also includes distributing food rations, hygiene kits, water and basic non-food items (NFIs). In the winter months, we also provide blankets and heaters. We pay particular attention to gender equality and ending gender-based violence (GBV).
More recently NRC in Iraq has been responding to the ongoing Mosul crisis, where it is estimated that 1.2 million people are in grave danger.
Procurement Coordinator - Mosul
The Procurement Coordinator will be responsible for managing the NRC’s Area Office procurement team, ensuring procurement of all goods and services required by the Mosul office is carried out in compliance with NRC’s procurement policies, relevant national and international procedures, donor rules and regulations. Together with the Logistics Manager, the incumbent will work on improving the quality of NRC Iraq’s procurement systems, processes and procedures and ensure a systematic approach to capacity building within the field of procurement.
Role Specific Information
A university graduate in a relevant field with minimum 3 years experience in procurement and contracts management in humanitarian/recovery settings and especially in complex and volatile environments. Good working knowledge of supply chain operations, and of key institutional donors procurement rules and regulations. We are looking for a highly organised candidate who possesses strong administrative and information management skills as well as a high level of computer literacy and strong interpersonal communication abilities.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written is required, knowledge of Arabic and previous work experience in the Middle-East and Iraq will be a distinct advantage.
Contract period: 6 months with possible extension
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Mosul (with 20% in-country travels)
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
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