PUI recruits 01 Rehabilitation, Infrastructure and WASH Coordinator, based in Erbil

PUI recruits 01 Rehabilitation, Infrastructure and WASH Coordinator, based in Erbil


Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, 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 in average 200 projects per 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 in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian situation and needs: 

Iraq is characterized by multifaceted crises, with the political crisis resulting in a prolonged and bloody conflict with ethno-sectarian divisions which has significantly damaged the socio-economic fabric of the country and created one of the most severe, large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the world.

Since 2014, the armed conflict in Iraq has generated massive internal displacement from densely populated areas and major cities of Anbar, Ninewa and Salah Al Din amongst other governorates, interrupted access to basic services across the country, and put a severe strain on host communities. As a result, in 2018, over 8 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance including an estimated 2.6 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 3.2 million Returnees, alongside approximately 250,000 Syrian refugees currently hosted in Iraq. with the acute phase of the current armed conflict drawing to a close, national and international focus will shift towards Early Recovery, Resilience, and Development. However, Iraq is perhaps best characterised as an acute Protection crisis, with the impact of armed conflict on civilians being enormous. As a single example, the battle for Mosul displaced over 1 million people and resulted in untold numbers of civilian casualties. Displacement is likely to be protracted, though also affected by forced returns to unsafe areas for political purposes. Healthcare including Mental Health, WASH, Shelter and Livelihoods will continue to be enormous needs for the population of Iraq.

As of December 2017, 247,057 Syrian refugees, or 97% of all Syrian refugees in Iraq, reside in the norther Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). In addition, the situation in KRI has been worsened by the combination of fallen oil prices, the large-scale national IDP crisis, and sanctions imposed by the Government of Iraq (GoI) following referendum on Kurdish independence. This economic deterioration combined with the stress placed on KRI basic services by overwhelming IDP and refugee populations has impacted Syrian refugees’ ability to attain and maintain self-reliance. 63% of this population live outside of camps, with little access to essential services and remain therefore highly vulnerable. Ostracization and discrimination further compound the situation.

Our actions in the field: 

PUI’s presence in Iraq since 1983 has spanned the sectors of Health, WASH, Protection, Education, Shelter, Food Security and Livelihoods, through an integrated approach in both urban and rural areas. Since 2009, the approach in Baghdad has been to improve access to water and sanitation, agricultural activities and livelihoods, improving social cohesion by also considering host population needs. With UNHCR, PUI has worked on improving living conditions of urban households implementing community quick impact projects and creating job opportunities (training centres and Professional Tool Kits). In Najaf, PUI currently conducts Health interventions for IDPs living along the Najaf-Karbala pilgrimage route. In depth assessments of this community have been conducted and PUI seeks to address some of the key problems found in Protection, Livelihoods and community cohesion, building on PUI’s experience in Baghdad through BPRM and UNHCR funded livelihoods and agricultural projects, with strong expertise having been built in vulnerability scoring and selection of beneficiary households.

In November 2013, PUI began providing health and WASH services in two Syrian refugee camps in northern Iraq. In August 2014, PUI launched an emergency Health, WASH and NFI response to the IDP crisis in Dohuk, both in and outside of camps. PUI is working in IDP camps across the country as well as implementing health responses for non-camp populations of IDPs (mobile health teams) and refugees (outreach and educational services).

PUI scaled up its response to the massive displacements caused by large-scale military operations in Ninewa and Anbar governorates especially in 2016 and 2017. Programming now spans Health with both mobile and fixed support in the form of primary healthcare centres, maternal, child, and reproductive health, and nutrition services. PUI seeks to integrate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) activities with its own Health interventions, whilst also implementing stand-alone MHPSS programming in Mosul city and elsewhere.

Furthermore, WASH, Shelter, and infrastructure rehabilitation and revitalisation activities have been incorporated in areas devastated by armed conflict. The Country Strategy for 2018 includes the following:

  • To maintain a multi-sectoral emergency response capacity (Health, MHPSS, WASH, Shelter, NFI)
  • To access populations most in need in areas where little or no humanitarian assistance has been given
  • To develop Early Recovery programming, especially in support of returnees (Health, WASH, Shelter, Education)
  • To continue the provision of essential services in Bajet Kandala and Salamiyah IDP camps
  • Develop needs-based second line response to Syrian refugees in Dohuk governorate (Education, MHPSS)
  • Develop needs-based second line response to Iraqi IDPs in Baghdad, Karbala, and Najaf (incl. Education)
  • Multi-year funding for programmes in support of governmental systems and institutions (MHPSS, Health)
  • To ensure integration of Protection prevention/mitigation strategies into all projects – mainstreaming.

PUI currently has operational bases in Baghdad, Dohuk, Haditha, Mosul, Najaf, and Ramadi and a coordination office in Erbil.

Find out more about our response to the crisis. 

As part of our actions in iraq, we are looking for a Rehabilitation, Infrastructure and WASH Coordinator. 

The Rehabilitation and WaSH Coordinator (R&WC) ensures the monitoring of qualitative and operational aspects of the mission’s WaSH, Shelter and general rehabilitation activities on a day-to-day basis. S/he technically supervises the Project Managers dealing with WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation/constructions activities (Schools, Water Treatment Plants, Shelters, Health Centers, Community Centers, etc…).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Programs: S/He coordinates WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation program teams jointly with the relevant Field Coordinator and, ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, compliance with PUI, donors and international rules and standards ).

Strategy: S/He participates, for the WaSH and Shelter sectors, in creating an operational strategy and suggests new operations according to needs identified at base and mission level to the DHoMP.

Assessment / Development: S/He strongly participates (in coordination with other national coordinators and the relevant Field Coordinator) in the design and implementation of assessments and in the design and overall project cycle management of all WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation projects at mission level.

Logistic, administrative, and financial monitoring: S/he contributes with the different Support Coordinators in ensuring that administrative and logistics procedures related to the WaSH, Shelter and rehabilitation activities follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations.

Management / HR: S/he provides technical supervision to the teams operating on WaSH, Shelter and Rehabilitation activities (participates in technical evaluations, helps defining technical objectives, recruitment process, written tests, interviews).

Representation: S/he ensures and coordinates WaSH, shelter and Rehabilitation representation at mission level with partners, donors, different authorities and any relevant coordination body (cluster, working group, etc…).

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

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Ville Erbil
Expériences / Formation du candidat Training:

University degree in civil engineering or construction works
Technical training in water supply, sanitation and hygiene
Strong experience in WaSH and/or Shelter Project management


Minimum of 3 years as a WaSH or Shelter project manager
Minimum of 1 year in programme coordination experience
Experience in technical assessment
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multisectorial programs

Software: Use of Pack Office and Autocad (or similar)

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission): 
Leadership and ability to make decisions
Ability to be assertive, if necessary
Ability to analyse (judgment, practicality) and to synthesize
Ability to adapt
Organization, discipline, and compliance with deadlines
Outstanding ability to listen and negotiate
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Calm and composed
Ability to work under stress in general, and in emergency situations in particular

Experience 0 à 3 ans
Fonctions Gestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activité Gestion crise / post-crise
Pays Moyen Orient, Irak
Salaire / Indemnité Fixed-term contract – 6 months

Starting date: as soon as possible

Monthly Gross Income: from 2,220 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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