SayPro Head of Mission Iraq M/F

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SayPro Head of Mission Iraq M/F




Secours islamique France is looking for a Head of mission M/F based in Erbil, Iraq.


Prolonged displacement, political uncertainty, and insecurity are creating growing humanitarian needs in Iraq. The rate of chronic malnutrition among children is very high and the lack of resources resources greatly increases the likelihood that children will drop out of school to pursue to pursue livelihoods. In Erbil, SIF is providing financial support to 200 vulnerable orphans to improve their access to education. Finally, 120 vulnerable people in the Salah al-Din governorate received training and benefited from training and grants to support the creation of small and 40 others were coached in piloting savings groups to revive savings groups to revitalize their resilience.


The Head of Mission provides the overall leadership and strategic direction of SIF operations in Iraq.

You will be under the supervision of the POMA ( Maghreb, Asia, Middle East) Manager.

Your main responsabilities are the following( evolving and non enxhaustive list):

  • Coordinate and manage the overall planning and direction of SIF operations in Iraq
  • Supervise the planning and monitoring of project activities and outputs project log-frames, timeframes and budgets. This includes donors grant opening, grant closing and monthly grant monitoring meetings with all departments, as well as activity, procurement and financial planning and reviews
  • Represent SIF, coordinate and advocate on key issues with local and national authorities, UN agencies, donors and INGOs
  • Provide leadership and management to the team and participate / oversee the recruitment process of national staff
  • Ensure that a safety and security framework for SIF operations is developed, communicated, adhered to and regularly reviewed
  • Ensure that appropriate administrative and financial guidelines and procedures are established regularly, maintained / updated and adhered to by the team as well as any basic systems required in country


  • Master’s degree level in humanitarian studies or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in humanitarian work, as Country Director, or Deputy Country Director, or Chief of Party with INGOs in similar context
  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking
  • Extensive experience of securing substantial external funding
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.)
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and managemen


  • 6 months, full time, renewable
  • Contract start date: ASAP
  • Remuneration according to profile
  • Per Diem,
  • Health insurance – 60% covered by SIF
  • Rapatriztion/liablity insurance – 100% covered by SIF
  • Break allowance during the 3 and 9 month breaks
  • Airfare to and from the mission location to home paid by SIF at 6 and 12 month

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