PUI recruits 01 Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs

PUI recruits 01 Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs


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.

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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 group (ISg) 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 ISg fighters remain active up to this day.

Iraq as a whole has been facing one of the most critical humanitarian crisis of the moment. Starting from 2014, the conflict engendered mass displacements, and left up to this day more than 8.7 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. In the end of 2018, more than 4.1 million people returned to their area of origin, and over 1.8 million are still displaced. There also remain approximately 225,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq whom have been displaced since 2013.

Our action in the field:

PUI, present and registered in both Republic of Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), is operating in four governorates (Dohuk, Ninewa, Baghdad, and Anbar) and has been responding to the emergency health and WASH needs during the ISg crisis with the aim to be as close as possible to the frontline and be involved in immediate response in accessible areas. Over the crisis, PUI has been positioned as a major health and WASH actor and a first responder in challenging areas with little humanitarian presence. PUI plans to maintain its ability to provide emergency health and WASH response in and out of camp, as well as participating to the early recovery in mass return areas by re-insuring the access to basic health, WASH and shelter services.


Current Programming:

Static PHCCs in IDP Camps

  • Management of 2 PHCCS in Bajet Kandala 1 (in Dohuk) and Salamiyah 2 (in Ninewa) camps.

Health Facilities Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation of PHCCs and BEmONC units in Ninewa and Anbar governorates

Mobile Health and Mental Health Interventions

  • 6 Mobile Health Teams and 9 MHPSS mobile Teams in Anbar, Ninewa and Baghdad

Comprehensive MHPSS

  • As well as integrated into all our health activities we have a dedicated comprehensive MHPSS project in East Mosul.

WaSH response out of camp

  • Rehabilitation of water treatment plants in western Anbar

Shelter response

  • Repairing damaged houses in Anbar

Click here for more information about our response to the crisis

As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a  Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs. 

The Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs ensures the effective implementation of PUI’s Health, Protection (MHPSS), Shelter and WASH program in the CSI. S/he is also responsible for representation on technical topics with external stakeholders and in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the Program.

Tasks and activities: 

Under the supervision and line management of the Area Coordinator, the Deputy Area Coordinator is responsible for oversight of quality implementation of all programmes within CSI region covering such sectors as health, protection (PSS), shelter and Wash S/he ensures that implemented activities remain aligned with PUI strategy as well as proposes new interventions in line with the changing humanitarian context..

Programs: S/he provides technical support in the definition and implementation of the programs in CSI to Field Coordinators and Project Managers. S/he ensures that operational and qualitative aspects of the programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures.

MEAL: S/he supervises the CSI MEAL Department ensuring implementation of high quality MEAL processes in synergy with programs. S/he ensures accountability and quality improvement measures, initiates the design of relevant tools when needed and ensures compliance of programs to the MEAL Framework. .

Representation: S/he liaises and engages in cooperation with relevant external stakeholders such as local authorities, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. S/he actively participates in the technical forums (Working Groups and Clusters) at local level in coordination with the Area Coordinator

Logistics and Administration: S/he oversees the logistic and administrative duties of the projects in CSI in collaboration with the CSI Admin Manager and raises any concern to the Area Coordinator

Strategy: S/he ensures that the programs implemented are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region.

Do not hesitate to look at the job description below for all the details you need.

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Ville Baghdad, with frequent travels to other bases
Expériences / Formation du candidat Training: Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences


Minimum of 3 years in the areas of program development, project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;

At least 2 years’ experience as a Humanitarian Project Manager

Knowledge and skills: 

Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel,

database management software, statistical packages,


Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment):

A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.

Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;

Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;

Problem solving and leadership skills;

Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;

Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;

Proven capacity for analysing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;

Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;

Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;

Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;

General ability to resist stress;

Important organization and rigor skills

Experience 0 à 3 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activité Economie, Finance, Administration
Pays Moyen Orient, Irak
Salaire / Indemnité Monthly Gross Income: from 2,200 up to 2,530 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 collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)

Break Policy  : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy  : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months


Comment postuler Please send your application (Cv and Cover Letter) to Pauline Gallay, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at
Date de fin de validité 30/06/2019

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