Aid Gate Organization for Economic Development

Description


About Aid Gate Organization “AGO” 

 

Aid Gate Organization (AGO) is an independent, nonpartisan, national organization in Iraq whose history goes back to 2014 with the beginning of ISIL’s occupation in Iraq. At that time and throughout the mass conflicts occurring from 2014 onwards, ISIL groups took control of large swathes of the country, including Nineveh, Salah al-Din, Anbar, and parts of Diyala. This period witnessed an unprecedented wave of displacement for people who lived in these areas in addition to extreme human rights violations. With the Iraqi government, unable to provide much-needed, widespread assistance, many international organizations entered the country to facilitate a response. In doing so, local community members were actively recruited to assist in the movement and return of displaced peoples, while providing them with emergency life-saving assistance to meet their basic needs. Since 2014, AGO has been working untiringly to help Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, and vulnerable host communities for the implementation of whole-of-community resilience-building measures in Iraq. Today AGO is functional in Salah al-Din, Kirkuk, and the Nineveh governorates, with 50–150 employees, depending on the situation in the region. We are currently working on expanding our operations into the Anbar governorate as well as southern Iraq through proven programs to rebuild the lives of men, women, children, and refugees IDPs, minorities, ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The purpose of the livelihood assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Livelihoods activities in the project under the instructions of her/his supervisor, conducting community-based activities, ensuring community-involvement and assisting with open dialogue/communications between AGO and targeted communities.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities, including local leaders and identification of local focal points.
  • Implement delegated Livelihoods project portfolio activities according to plan of action, developed by her/his supervisor.
  • Implement beneficiary targeting and verification process for various activity streams
  • Implement/support beneficiary registrations.
  • Respect, in accordance with humanitarian principles and human rights standards.
  • Work alongside implementing partners and/or contractors based on activity plans; implement directly where required
  • Prepare and develop weekly update reports.
  • Ensure that projects targets beneficiaries most in need
  • Ensure the sustainability of the livelihood support.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Reporting and communication:

  • Verbal and written reports to be shared with relevant project responsible persons in regular basis.
  • Keep the team updated with all new and progresses.
  • Following AGO and supervisor’s instructions for information sharing.

 

Networking / Coordination:

  • Maintain good relations with all stakeholders and local authorities.
  • Collaborate closely with other team members and partners in the implementation of all activities.
  • Participate in governorate livelihood clusters and meetings.

 


Qualifications


COMPETENCIES

  • A high school degree with one (1) year work experience in Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery programme is required.
  • Fluency Arabic Language and English is a plus;
  • Time management skills and effective problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work with both community members as well as local authorities in a sensitive and respectful manner, and ensuring that all community members are represented.
  • Willingness to work in all areas of Qaim district and any other area will be identified by AGO in any Governorates.
  • Computer knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel.

How To Apply


Interested applicants must send their most recent: 

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter 

To [email protected] , Subject line must read: Livelihood Assistant

Note:

  • Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements may not be considered
  • The CVs received after the closing date may not be considered.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of communication and writing skills.

 

Due to the nature of AGO work activities, AGO demand its employee to have the highest discretion and flexibility qualities. AGO can anytime according to the needs of his mission, and change the work location of his employee. AGO can at any time update tasks on this Job Description according to the evolution of the program or strategy changes. The above-listed tasks are not exhaustive, the employee can be asked to undertake other tasks by the employer according to the competencies, to work over settings time.

 

  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Deadline: 2/11/2023