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Head of Mission – Iraq

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Organisation : INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus
Site web : http://
Adresse email :
Lieu de l'emploi : Erbil/Baghdad, with regular presence in field offices / Iraq
Type d'emploi : Contrat à durée déterminée
Type de contrat : Temps plein
Fonction : Gestion de projet
Date de publication : 05/12/2018
Date limite : 19/12/2018


Required profile and experience


Post-graduate or professional qualification, in development, humanitarian, management or related subjects;

Security training.

Professional Experiences 

Minimum of five (5) years of relevant working experience in Senior Management Position (CD/HoM), and in Humanitarian Emergency context

Professional Requirements 

  • Substantial experience working in an emergency context
  • Substantial experience working in a complex conflict environment
  • Proven successful people management experience, managing large teams
  • Proven project and budget management experience, managing large scale budgets
  • Proven ability in strategic planning and thinking
  • Proven ability in acquiring and managing institutional funding
  • Proven security management experience


  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Requirements 

  • Excellent team-working and team-building skills, as well as ability to work under high pressure and with flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work and integrate in a multicultural team
  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature
  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Able to work independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Flexibility, capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills
  • Available to share accommodation facilities when required
  • European Driving license B “desirable”


For further information and to apply, follow the link below: 

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS' platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: "SR-29-744 – Head of Mission – Iraq".

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


Job Title: Head of Mission 

Code: SR-29-744

Country: Iraq

Duty Station: Erbil/Baghdad, with regular presence in field offices

Starting date: 01/01/2019

Contract duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Regional Director

Supervision of: Senior Management Team members (SMT)

General context of the project

The mission originally responded to the needs of those fleeing from Syrian conflict in and seeking refuge in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI). Since November 2016, INTERSOS is on the forefront of the response to the humanitarian emergency caused by the military offensive on the city of Mosul. Throughout 2017, mobile medical assistance, protection and education teams have been operating in the areas of the country most affected by the conflict and with a high concentration of displaced persons. In 2018, the health response shifted to a static approach, providing technical support, as well as medical equipment and drugs supply to the Primary Health Community Centers (PHCC) indifferent areas of Iraq. In particular, our medical, educational and protective services have been offered both in the camps for displaced people and in urban and rural areas under government control. Women, men and children have benefited from basic medical care, educational activities and psychosocial support, as well as specific legal assistance. Among the most vulnerable groups, INTERSOS have given particular attention to women and children who are victims of violence, organizing activities aimed at safeguarding and protecting their psychophysical state.

At the same time, we have been active with protection and education activities in the Syrian refugee camps of the Erbil governorate.

General purpose of the position

The Head of Mission represents the Organization in the country of assignment and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.

Main responsibilities and tasks

The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:

Communication and representation

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities
  • To monitor donor’s priorities and intervention strategies in the country as well as to map and approach new donors

Planning and implementation

  • Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions
  • Assess, promote and submit new projects, following the procedures defined and promoting a spirit of participation among beneficiaries at all management stages, ensuring the transparency of the intervention
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations - and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects - ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures

Information and Reporting

  • Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention


  • Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts

Human Resources

  • Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance
  • To ensure the respect for the values, Code of Ethics and Organization Management and Control Model of INTERSOS within the mission
  • Ensure personnel compliance with procedures foreseen by INTERSOS’ Organization Management and Control Model
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings


  • Validation of all the mission security plans (Capital and projects)
  • Interaction on the Country security issues with HQ (Security Referent) and relevant actors
  • To hold final responsibility for any decision concerning security