• Contract
  • Kirkuk,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. Our programs provide mental health services, medical treatment, and other support services to survivors of trauma, terror, domestic violence, and human rights violations in Iraq and Syria.

For the implementation of our human rights education and dialogue projects we are seeking applicants for the following position:

Position: Social Worker

Status: Full-time (40hrs/week)

Contract duration: End of the year with the opportunity of extension

Based in: Kirkuk

Reports to: Center Manager/Clinic Manager

Application deadline: February 15, 2023



Case work

  • Interviewing clients about their needs, living conditions and social problems
  • Developing together with the client an assistance plan and identifying adequate social services
  • Implementing the plan and monitoring its progress


  • Problem-specific assessment
  • Contacting and making referrals to other agencies and services
  • Individual sessions to strengthen coping and decision-making


  • Prepares, implements and evaluates non-clinical activities for beneficiaries, such as awareness-raising on mental health and social problems, introduction of Jiyan services, self-help groups, information events, or psychoeducation


  • Regularly participates in meetings with other social workers across centers

Administrative tasks

  • Service documentation and evaluation, record keeping of client assessments
  • Regularly reports to management and Head of Trauma Care and Health

Representation and networking

  • Represents Jiyan Foundation to external stakeholders and participates in meetings or events related to social work
  • Continuously works on building and maintaining networks with other local organizations, partners, and stakeholders for collaboration and referrals

Carry out any other relevant duties according to the professional capacities and position in the organization as assigned by the line manager in mutual agreement.




  1. Language Skills: Fluent in Kurdish, Arabic, English;
  2. University degree in Social Work;
  3. One year work experience in related filed;
  4. Basic knowledge in MS Office and data entry;
  5. Ability to travel, including multi-day trips both nationally and internationally;
  6. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, cooperation with other staff members, centers and external partners;
  7. Active interest in promoting human rights and social justice



  1. Participation in staff-to-staff trainings as well as seminars with external trainers
  2. High standard and qualitative training and education in psychotherapy
  3. Paid holidays (24 days for full-time position) plus 15 statutory holidays. Additional paid holidays, especially on the occasion of religious festivals, may be agreed upon

How To Apply



Please submit a cover letter outlining your previous work experience and your motivation and CV (both in English) via this https://form.jotform.com/230321923054445

Please note that applications who do not meet the requirements or that are incomplete will not be considered!



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

Deadline: 2/15/2023