Starting date : As Soon As Possible
Duration of Mission: 6 months (renewable)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs:
Wide-scale violence and armed conflict erupted in Iraq in January 2014. In Anbar governorate, the cities of Ramadi and Falluja were particularly affected, the violence and its impact quickly grew. Also in June 2014, ISg, together with other armed groups, attacked and seized control of Mosul and large portions of northern Iraq, including areas of Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah al-Din governorates. The Government of Iraq (GoI) has conducted multiple military operations since 2016 to regain control of territories held by ISg and announced in November 2017 that military operations had successfully concluded in their retaking of all Iraqi territory. Military operations in Mosul, Anbar and Salah Al-Din have led to ongoing massive internal displacements, serious and systematic violations of civilian protection and basic human rights, interrupted access to basic services, and put a severe strain on host communities. The country is now gradually moving from an emergency situation which required lifesaving operations to a post-conflict transition towards durable solutions. As per the HNO published by OCHA on November 2019, 5.67 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 1.77 million in acute need. Half of them are concentrated in Ninewa and Anbar governorates. Furthermore, an estimated 2.8 million returnees continue to form a complex caseload for humanitarians, development actors, relevant government agencies and donors, with 1.2 million in acute resilience and recovery needs.
Our action in the field:
Implemented in Iraq since 1983 through Aide Médicale Internationale (AMI), and since 1997 through Première Urgence (PU), PUI (Première Urgence Internationale) brings help to vulnerable refugees, displaced persons as well as host communities (to avoid marginalization when the pressure on available resources becomes unbearable), in order to improve their living conditions and reinforce their resilience to enable them to regain dignity and autonomy. PUI’s objective in Iraq is to provide a humanitarian response to needs arising from movements of population through actions aimed at reinforcing the existing Health system, and providing Mental Health Psychosocial Support to the people in need, but also at providing access to Shelter, to drinking Water, Hygiene and Sanitation. Given the scale of the crisis and the needs observed, PUI emphasizes multiple sectoral interventions and develops as much as possible an integrated approach, keeping health the core sector of its intervention.
The Deputy Area Coordinator for Programs ensures the effective implementation of PUI’s Health, Protection (MHPSS), Shelter and WASH program in the CSI. S/he is also responsible for representation on technical topics with external stakeholders and in charge of proper reporting to the donors supporting the Program.
Tasks and activities:
Under the supervision and line management of the Area Coordinator, the Deputy Area Coordinator is responsible for oversight of quality implementation of all programmes within CSI region covering such sectors as health, protection (PSS), shelter and Wash S/he ensures that implemented activities remain aligned with PUI strategy as well as proposes new interventions in line with the changing humanitarian context..
- Programs: S/he provides technical support in the definition and implementation of the programs in CSI to Field Coordinators and Project Managers. S/he ensures that operational and qualitative aspects of the programmes are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures.
- MEAL: S/he supervises the CSI MEAL Department ensuring implementation of high quality MEAL processes in synergy with programs. S/he ensures accountability and quality improvement measures, initiates the design of relevant tools when needed and ensures compliance of programs to the MEAL Framework. .
- Representation: S/he liaises and engages in cooperation with relevant external stakeholders such as local authorities, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. S/he actively participates in the technical forums (Working Groups and Clusters) at local level in coordination with the Area Coordinator
- Logistics and Administration: S/he oversees the logistic and administrative duties of the projects in CSI in collaboration with the CSI Admin Manager and raises any concern to the Area Coordinator
- Strategy: S/he ensures that the programs implemented are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region.