• Contract
  • Baghdad,Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights



Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is a charitable organization supporting survivors of human rights violations, defending fundamental freedoms, and promoting democratic values throughout the world. Our programs provide mental health, medical treatment, and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations.

We are planning to increase our services for clients in Iraq and are in the process of establishing a center in Baghdad.

We are seeking applications for the following position:

Position: Capacity Building Assistant CBA

Status: part-time employee (75% of 40 hrs position)

Based: Baghdad, Iraq

Reports to: Head of Capacity Building (HoCB), Center Manager (CM) Baghdad

Application deadline: February 10, 2023

Duration of contract: 12 months




The CBA supports the Capacity Building Program, with the aim to enhance professional capacities within the organization and the countries Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights works in. The CBA is part of the CB team (currently three members: Seminar Program Coordinator and Capacity Building Officer in Sulaymaniyah as well as HoCB in Berlin). Responsibilities and duties include:

  1. Facilitate the preparation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the capacity building, training, and supervision activities in Baghdad, both for Jiyan staff and external professionals;
  2. Plan, coordinate and organize local face-to-face training in cooperation with CM, including hotel and venue booking, transport of participants, technical support for trainers and participants, and keeping track of due implementation or possible challenges;
  3. Coordinate translation of training materials, interpretation, preparation of evaluations and participant attendance sheets;
  4. Prepare and support remote capacity building, such as training or seminars via Zoom;
  5. Administrative tasks, such as regular reporting, documentation of training, and contracting;
  6. Cooperate with the CB team, HoPs, CMs, accountants, administration, project coordination, and M&E staff;
  7. Find suitable training opportunities for Jiyan staff in Baghdad and online;
  8. Approach external mental health stakeholders in Iraq and arrange their participation in Jiyan Seminar Program for External Professionals;
  9. Prepare written input for project proposals and donor reporting upon request by HoCB;
  10. Remotely support the Program for Capacity Building also in other locations Jiyan works in, with occasional travels;
  11. Networking and communication, such as attendance of meetings, communication with trainers, and building new partnerships.



  1. Very good Arabic and English skills in listening, speaking, and writing; Kurdish is considered an asset;
  2. Completed bachelor’s degree or higher;
  3. Advanced familiarity with Microsoft Office tools, email communication, and online video conferencing (e.g. Zoom);
  4. Care for detail and organizational skills, also under time pressure;
  5. Very good communication skills;
  6. High level of self-organization, commitment, and reliability;
  7. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team, cooperate with other staff
    members, centers, and external partners;
  8. Prior work experience with non-profit organizations or project management is considered an asset;
  9. Readiness to travel, including multi-day trips nationally and internationally;
  10. Active interest in promoting human rights and social justice; awareness of current relevant events both nationally and internationally.



  1. Participation in professional training and seminars;
  2. Working in an international and dedicated team, with the opportunity to travel;
  3. Paid holidays (24 days for the full-time position) plus 15 statutory holidays. Additional paid holidays, especially on the occasion of religious festivals may be agreed upon;
  4. Voluntary pension scheme with employer contributions.

How To Apply


Please submit your application, including a motivation letter and your curriculum vitae, via this form: https://form.jotform.com/230291070088451



The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage women and disadvantaged groups to apply for this position.

Deadline: 2/10/2023