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"Field Coordinator Ninewa – Iraq (Mosul)"



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Fonction: Field Coordinator Ninewa

Country: Iraq

Location: Mosul, with frequent visits inside Ninewa governorate and to Erbil and Baghdad

Duration: 7 months – renewable depending on funding

Starting date: ASAP

Conditions: : Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,650 to €3,150 depending on experience, monthly per diem USD 650, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. No family duty station.

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Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, education and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Context

The regional conflict in Iraq and Syria started in 2011 and since then, it has torn families apart, displaced millions of people inside the country and pushed other millions to look for refuge in neighboring countries and in Europe.

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), hosting 97% of Syrian refugees within Iraq, also hosts around 700,000 internally displaced people. Furthermore, the KR-I faces a budgetary crisis which presents serious challenges in the access to services (e.g. education) for displaced and host community populations.

The defeat of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in Iraq is currently leaving ground for reconstruction and IDPs’ slow and unplanned return to their home villages and cities. However, in places such as West Mosul and other large areas that underwent severe destruction and where services are lacking, returns face structural limits (absence of livelihood opportunities, lack of public services, shelter, etc.) and Iraqi people continue to be displaced in camps in Ninewa or in the East bank of Mosul.

In this context, inter-community tensions are still present while military groups contribute to the political shaping of the areas retaken from ISIS. Despite the loss of the territories it used to control, ISIS cells are still present and active across the country and conduct frequent attacks.

Starting from October 2019, anti-government protects started in Baghdad ad spread all over the country, in particular in the southern regions. In some cases, these led to violence against civilians, although this has not been reported in Ninewa, where TGH’s expatriate staffs are based. By the end of 2019, the then Prime Minister resigned and was not replaced until May 2020, leading to a protracted institutional crisis while the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time, strong tensions between military and political actors exacerbated and attacks against US emissions in Iraq become more and more frequent.

Presentation of the mission

TGH worked in Kurdistan from 1995 to 1999 in the education and agriculture sectors to support refugees from Turkey. In 2013, TGH reopened a mission in Kurdistan and conducted several projects in Erbil: WASH in schools, Winterization distribution, Education and psychosocial support. From 2016 to 2020, TGH has deployed an emergency response supporting Iraqi IDPs in three camps of Ninewa Governorate (Khazer M1 and Nimrud, Salamiyah 1 and more recently Salamiyah 2 camps) with child protection services and education in emergencies. TGH has also been conducting and still developing livelihood activities towards vulnerable returnee households in rural Tilkaif / Hamdaniya districts. More recently TGH has opened offices in Baghdad, Mosul, Sinjar, and is developing programs in these areas of Federal Iraq. 

TGH have its main office in Erbil and sub-offices in Baghdad, Mosul, Sinjar, Rabia, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah and will open an office in Tikrit.

Ongoing interventions

A note about TGH project management: While restrictions related to Covid-19 pandemic are slowly reducing, access to a number of locations controlled by the GoI might continue to be restricted and could translate into a number of activities being managed at a distance with new arrangements and set-ups to put in place.

Job description

The overall objective of the Field Coordinator is to ensure, under the responsibility of the Country Director, the implementation of activities in Ninewa Governorate, good coordination with local authorities in operational and security terms, and the general functioning of TGH’s Mosul office, in order to deliver essential services in the sectors of Child Protection, Food Security and Livelihood, and Natural Resource Management.

He/she supervises directly the team who will be composed of 3 expatriates (possibly more, according to the evolution of funding) and a team of national staffs (around 80 staffs). The Field Coordinator will develop TGH’s office in Mosul and contribute to the development of TGH activities.

The main responsibilities include:

Coordination and follow-up of projects

Implementation and development of intervention strategy

Security

Base management in Mosul, Sinjar and Rabia

Representation

Team Management

Those responsibilities may be revised depending on the evolutions of needs in the field.

Security, working and living conditions

There are two main bases/offices on the mission, located in Erbil and Mosul. In GOI TGH opened sub-bases in Sinjar and Rabia linked to Mosul base. In early 2022, TGH will open a sub-base in Tikrit linked to the Mosul base.

In Ninewa Governorate, the area of operation (Mosul) is located approximately 80 kilometers west of Erbil. Although the situation in terms of security is considered safe enough to physically operate directly, security risks and constraints have been identified and security incidents happen regularly. Staff movement are always monitored and tracked. In terms of working and living conditions in Mosul city, an office and guesthouse are operational with strict security measures in place (TGH security plan) with limitation of movement.

TGH coordination team is located in Kurdistan Region in Erbil. Concerning security, despite the dynamic context in Iraq, the region of KRI is currently safe. Security rules are regularly updated according to the change in context. In Erbil city, there are few restrictions of movement and expatriate staff can easily go out to bazaars, restaurants, sport centers, parks, shopping centers, supermarkets. Trips to the countryside are possible at weekends.

In Baghdad, due to the security environment, international staff movements are strictly limited and under tracking. Curfew is set up at 5PM for all staff.

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