Procurement Coordinator - Iraq

Norwegian Refugee Council Middle East
  • Location
    Mosul, Iraq
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 31

Position description

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

  • Manage all procurement for the NRC Mosul programme being undertaken through the eSourcing tool in line with programmatic requirements, whilst ensuring compliance with NRC’s procurement policies and procedures, donor rules and regulations;
  • Ensure competitive and transparent procurement processes are followed to ensure best value for money is achieved;
  • Ensure all requisitions are processed in a timely and efficient manner and all accompanying documentation is filed in an appropriate and accessible manner to ensure a clear audit trail;
  • Work with the procurement team to manage the expansion of NRC Mosul’s existing supplier portfolio and ensure professional management of suppliers and contractors at all times;
  • Improve the efficiency of NRC Mosul’s procurement services by monitoring procurement needs and trends and identifying and addressing any potential gaps;
  • Ensure NRC’s values, anti-corruption policy and ethical standards are understood and adhered to by staff and suppliers;
  • Together with the Logistics Manager and Logistics Coordinator support the development of a comprehensive set of local procurement tools, systems and procedures for the NRC Iraq programme and ensure all relevant staff are trained in their content to ensure comprehension and compliance;
  • Manage, inspire, coach and capacity build the procurement team at the country office level and provide of technical guidance support to any other staff conducting procurement at the field level;
  • Any other duties as required.


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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