Job Information Country Director NGO Information
Contact Name HR Department
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration 1 year
Governorate Duhok
Job Shift
Nationality International
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-01-22
Maximum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Maximum Experience 10 Year (07-10)
Required Travel 50%
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-01-22
Deadline Date 2021-02-28
[Duhok,Iraq ]
Job title: Country Director
Job type: Full time contract  
Place of work (City, Governorate):  Iraq (mainly in Duhok Office+ required to travel to Sinjar, Baghdad and Erbil)
Contract period: 1 (one) year  
Salary grade: E1
Number of Jobs: 1(one) job
Probational period: 3 (three) months
Working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 08:30-04:30 PM
Deadline for application: 28 February 2021 at 04:30 PM
Documents required: Cover letter and CV

Responsibilities and Tasks:

Program Management
  • Oversee the administration and implementation of currently funded programs, plan and prepare NCEs and budget realignments in coordination with the finance department and with project managers.
  • Oversee the financial management of in-country activity, including currently funded programs, in line with YAZDA financial management policy
  • Oversee program reporting, ensuring compliance with our policies and procedures, donor regulations, and local laws
  • Report regularly to the executive director and board with updates of project developments and expenditures
  • Ensure the use of appropriate management methodologies to plan, organize, and control resources to achieve goals
  • Manage field assets, including equipment and materials in coordination with the logistics team.
  • Oversee the financial management of the NGO.
  • Oversee the regular updating of financial reports for donors
  • Lead the financial planning, cash requests, and cash flow, bank accounts management in coordination with the Finance manager
  • Oversee the payment of local tax, the compiling of financial reports, and annual reports, and oversee audits and auditing reports
  • Oversee the overall financial management of the NGO, including the allocation of expenses to overheads.
  • Coordinate the accounts reconciliations with HQ
Human Resources
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified program field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all staff
  • Maintain teamwork and ensures a productive working environment for staff members
  • Empower staff members to meet organizational goals and work as a highly functioning and cooperative team. Provide training opportunities for staff capacity building.
  • Review on monthly basis the allocation of funds for core staff, according to resources available.
Representation, Communications, and Visibility
  • Ensure that the strategy provided by the Board is communicated with donors and reflected in the type and quality of implementation.
  • Provide leadership and representation of Yazda before all external partners and Authorities
Programs Development
  • Assist leadership in expanding country portfolio
  • Assist leadership in identifying new sources of donor funding and maintain adequate donor funding levels to sustain identified program and support activities
  • Assist leadership in drafting and editing proposals for funding
  • Perform all tasks connected to the representation of the NGO, to fundraising, to project management, to base management, and to strategic implementation.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Skills & experiences required:
  • Graduate level degree in relevant field
  • 10+ years’ experience in humanitarian aid settings
  • Ability to manage a team of 80+
  • Experience in the Middle East
  • Strong knowledge of financial management
  • Experience working with major grants and international  donors


How To Apply


Interested applicants must send their CVs with a cover letter to with a subject “Country Director JV-53

NOTE: Applications not meeting the specified minimum requirements or received after closing date may not be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview that may include a written test of technical

NOTE: due to the urgency of the position, we might close the announcement prior to the mentioned deadline.

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