Closing date: 30 Nov 2018
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs:
Iraq has suffered nearly 37 years of conflict and unrest starting with the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s which lasted for 8 years and resulted in around a million people being killed as well as dealing a significant blow to the Iraqi economy. This was closely followed by the annexing of Kuwait and subsequent First Gulf War in 90s which saw heavy causalities and destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure. The 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US led coalition saw even more upheaval and conflict for this population. After a short period of relative stability between 2009 and 2012, the rise of Islamic State (IS) in 2014 and its seizure of, at one point, an estimated 40% of Iraq including Fallujah, Tikrit and Mosul, Iraq saw mass population displacement and the exposure of the people of Iraq to multiple and cumulative acts of violence. The military operation to retake areas under IS control has been officially completed end of 2017 however some pockets of IS fighters remain active.
Since the Iraqi Constitution was adopted in 2005 Iraq has been divided into federal regions that handle their own domestic affairs, reporting to Baghdad central government, who is also responsible for international affairs. Additionally, in the North, there is the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan (KRI) which includes the provinces of Erbil; Dohuk, Sulaymaniyah and Halabja. There are ongoing tensions between KRI government and the Central Iraqi Government over issues such as autonomy, disputed territories, budget, resources exploitation or border control. A recent referendum on 25th September escalated these tensions and the situation is constantly evolving.
Iraq as a whole has been facing one of the most critical humanitarian crisis of the moment. The conflict has displaced nearly 3.4 million people across Iraq since early 2014 and left more than 11 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. There also remains approximately 225,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq whom have been displaced since 2013. These displaced populations are highly vulnerable and have been exposed to multiple, cumulative acts of violence, so much so that the United nations have declared this a Protection Crisis.
Our actions in the field:
PUI has been present in Iraq since 1983. The programming has spanned the sectors of health, WASH, protection, shelter, food security and livelihoods, through an integrated approach, in both urban and rural areas, responding to the changing needs of the local communities.
By 2010 PUI was implementing an integrated multi-sectorial program targeting poor rural villages in Baghdad to help them regain livelihoods and restart agricultural production. Besides training and supplies, this programme emphasizes reconciliation, solidarity and cooperation among villagers. Starting in 2014, PUI has been meeting needs of the displaced population by supporting livelihood projects and promoting access to the job market through Professional Tool Kits and associated trainings.
As the war in Syria increased in severity the influx of refugees crossing into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq increased. PUI opened a Mission in KRI in 2013 to start to respond to these needs. PUI has been operating in Gawilan camp since November 2013, providing a basic package of health care services complimented by a WaSH response of active hygiene and sanitation watch out. Based on this successful first experience, PUI was chosen as a key partner by local government and UN to replicate its integrated strategy in additional camps, first in Domiz 2 and, after the IDP crisis, in Bajet Kandala and Bardarash camps.
PUI took a multi-faceted approach to supporting the needs of this newly displaced population focusing on Dohuk, Ninewa and Najaf Governorates, supporting nearly 100,000 IDPs. Firstly, working in newly set up camps in KRI, then providing additional health care outside of camps through MHT in the north and a Mobile Surveillance team in the south. Latrines were built both these areas to support IDPs living in unfinished buildings & informal settlements. NFIs distributed in multiple locations reaching people within the first few weeks of displacement.
Static PHCCs in IDP Camps
• We are currently the main health actor in two IDP camps, Bajet Kandala and Salamiyah 2.
Health Facilities Rehabilitation
• Three Health Facilities have been identified for rehabilitation in Anbar Mobile Interventions for IDPs
• 13 Mobile Health Teams and 8 MHPSS mobile Teams in the 5 governorates Comprehensive MHPSS
• As well as integrated into all our health activities we have a dedicated comprehensive MHPSS project in East Mosul.
WaSH response in and out of camp
• Full was services provision in Gawilan refugee camp including waste water system rehabilitation
• WaSH support to health facilities and transit sites
• Rehabilitation of water treatment stations in Anbar
• Sealing off kits to 150 returnees HH in Anbar
As part of our actions in Iraq, we are looking for a Health Project Manager.
The overall objective of the Health Project Manager is to ensure the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PUI project to support the IDPs, returnees and host community outside of camps who were affected by the crisis in Ninewa governorate through mobile medical and MHPSS units and PHCC rehabilitation and support.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Programs: He / She ensures the proper implementation, supervision, quality and monitoring of the projects in the area of intervention.
Human Resources: He / She is reponsible of the project teams (PUI employees and potential daily workers), giving direct and indirect supervision to the team.
Logistics and administration: He / She provides logistical and administrative monitoring of activities under his/her responsibility.
Finance: He/She ensures the financial management of the project according to the PUI and donors’ rules
Representation: At the request of his / her superiors, he / she represents the association with partners, local authorities and stakeholders involved in the implementation of programs his / her area of operation
Security: He/She guarantees to efforts aimed at ensuring compliance with safety rules at the site, and transmits all information relating to safety concerns to his/her immediate supervisor and team.
Strategy: He / She ensures the development of new interventions based on identified needs in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and relevant technical coordinators.
Training and Experience:
Training: Health discipline (Public health/ epidemiology paramedics/ nursing / medicine)
Experience in health service delivery and management
Successful experience in large team management and the management of multisectorial programs
Experience in security management
Experience with coordination and cluster system
Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission):
Leadership skills and an ability to make decisions
Ability to show authority, if necessary
Analysis (discernment, pragmatism) and synthesis abilities
Organization, rigor and respect of due dates
Great ability to listen and to negotiate
Good people person and good communication skills
Ability to remain calm and level-headed
General ability to resist stress and in unstable circumstances particularly
Fixed-term contract : 6 months
Starting date : October 2018
Monthly Gross Income: from 1 815 up to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in separate accommodation
Accompanied Status possible
Daily living expenses: (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Pauline Gallay, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at firstname.lastname@example.org