Job Title: Grants and Development Officer – IRAQ – UNGO Jobs

Country: Iraq
Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 8 May 2022

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:
HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

HI has been registered and operational in Iraq since 1991 and has become a lead implementing agency in the emergency response in the Health and Protection sectors, operating across Ninewa, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Sulemaniyah and Diyala Governorates. Since 2014, HI has scaled up its intervention in Iraq to respond to the humanitarian needs generated by the capture of territory by the IS-group, subsequent military operations and the widespread displacement of Iraqi populations.
In line with HI Iraq’s Operational Strategy, the global objective of HI programming in Iraq is to enhance the protection and resilience of conflict-affected communities in Iraq; an objective achieved through an operational framework of three central pillars:
Protection: Reduce the impact of the Conventional Weapon (CW) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for conflict-affected populations through Risk Education, land release and access to victim assistance services;
Health: Improve access to specific services for the most vulnerable people whose physical and functional and/or psychological integrity is compromised, through the provision of physical rehabilitation and Mental Health/Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services and support to local stakeholders;
Social Inclusion: Ensure equal access to essential services, protection and basic needs for all conflict-affected populations, including persons with disabilities, and support to inclusive economic practices and interventions.
These pillars are complemented by three cross-cutting themes: a comprehensive approach to mine action, inclusion mainstreaming, and protection mainstreaming.
HI Iraq is looking for a Grants and Development Officer for 12 months.

Under the direct responsibility of the Country Operations Manager, you are responsible for coordinating business development efforts, including proposal writing and donor liaison, and for ensuring an efficient and effective grant management function.
In this framework, your main responsibilities are:

 Proposal Development and Donor Relations :

  • Coordinate proposal development liaising with different departments, scheduling tasks, and providing guidance to relevant staff members to ensure timely and high quality inputs
  • Lead the development of high quality proposals and concept notes in collaboration with Programme
    teams and Support Services departments, and in compliance with donor regulations and expectations,
    including logical frameworks, MEAL plan, context and needs analysis, planning, staffing and budgeting

    • Proactively monitor available funding opportunities and keep up to date on donor priorities and
      strategies (both for the organization itself as an INGO and for HI’s partners as local NGO
    •  Grant Management :
    • Provide support and oversight to the Reporting and Communication Officer, to ensure timely and high
      quality intermediary and final donor reporting
    • Maintain filing system of all grant management documents in HI’s grant portfolio
    • In coordination with the various heads of departments, monitor implementation of projects to ensure
      they are in accordance with donor and HI internal regulations
    • Provide technical guidance on HI and donor regulations to ensure compliance within operations,
      program implementation, and reporting. Raise compliance issues proactively with program staff and
      the senior staff in relevant departments
    • Field Visits and Capacity Building :
    • Regularly visit field offices in order to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals
      and to maintain an in-depth understanding of HI’s program activities and operational context
    • Offer training and capacity building support to all staff members of the organization, as well as to HI
      partners’ staff on program development and reporting, as well as on HI’s program specific documents
    • Supervise the Reporting and Communication Officer in the planning, execution and feedback of his/her
    • Support the Country Operations Manager and Country Director and in any other tasks, if required

With a degree in international cooperation, you have at least 3 years of experience in humanitarian contexts,
with significant experience in proposal development and grant management.
 You have experience working with and knowledge of donor guidelines/compliance
 You are fluent in English and have excellent communication and networking skills
 You know how to organise and prioritize, coordinate and ensure transfer of knowledge
 Knowledge of the Middle East context is an asset

This position is based in Erbil where there is an active social life and most facilities are available. The position
will require occasional travel to the areas of intervention, where HI teams are working in the communities and
service facilities in areas of Kirkuk, Nineveh, Anbar and Basra if visas are issued. The security context remains
fluid and movement restrictions can be introduced on an ad hoc basis.


**At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.
 12 months International contract starting from 15th May 2022
 The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI
 Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
 Perdiem: 517,89 € net/month – paid in the field
 Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
 R&R: 5 days every 3 months
 Position unaccompanied
 Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
 Housing: individual taken in charge by HI
If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:
Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!
Only successful candidates will be contacted.