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Governorate Erbil
Job Shift Morning
Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2023-09-13
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 5 Year
Required Travel 50%
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2023-09-13
Deadline Date 2023-09-25
[Erbil,Iraq ]

About Bahar

Bahar Organization is an independent non-profit and non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian aid to vulnerable people without any discrimination in all its forms. BO is operating to respond to the needs and basic requirements of the humanitarian crisis in Syria in the middle of the affected communities caused by the conflict the basic principles of BO’s activities are to enhance the basic living standards of the affected population by delivering humanitarian aid based on the needs.

Purpose of Position:

  • Provide leadership to Bahar Organization in Iraq, ensuring that the strategy and vision are clear, that staff are well integrated and engaged into high-performance teams, and the organization is functioning effectively in order to fulfill its mission and achieve its goals.
  • As required, represent Bahar to all donors, project partners, host Government, non-governmental organizations, and other external entities.
  • Oversee Bahar's presence and programming in NE Syria.
  • Ensure that Bahar’s work is directly contributing to the sustained well-being of families and communities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Actively participate in the SMT, and take all necessary decisions that enable the Executive Director to perform the assigned tasks and implement plans as agreed with the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure plans for Iraq and NES have been derived from the Organization’s strategy with clear, measurable short-term and long-term targets.
  • Submit monthly reports to the Executive Director and discuss the same in periodic meetings.

Leadership and Management of the Country Office:

  • Promote Bahar’s Mission, Vision, Values, and key Standards and Practices among the staff and partners in the area of responsibility, ensuring these are the foundation of Bahar’s strategies and work.
  • Ensure capable staff aligned with Bahar’s values are available to implement the Organization’s strategy and operational plans.
  • Advise the Executive Director as to appropriate staff and management succession plans that ensure that proper capacity is in place.
  • Promote and participate in leadership development initiatives.
  • Supervise direct reports in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships, and integrity.
  • Ensure implementation and compliance of Bahar’s staff Performance Management guidelines and policies.
  • Support initiatives for Duty of Care and well-being, both for local and international employees.
  • Respect, value, and promote gender, age, religious, and ethnic diversity.

Oversight of Field Programming in Iraq and NES:

  • Travel to NES to oversee field offices and monitor the progress of individual projects including plans, budget burn rate, activity sites, and satisfaction of beneficiaries, and send feedback to Programmes.
  • As part of field monitoring, assess how the support functions and MEAL are working together on implementation for efficient and effective functioning, and report results back to relevant departments in HQ.
  • During field visits, monitor compliance with the expectations of Bahar, donors, and other local stakeholders.
  • Meet with existing donors to get feedback on Bahar’s performance.
  • Meet with local authorities during visits to strengthen and improve relations.
  • Conduct capacity building for staff on management, updates, and clarification of Bahar policies and changes in structure.
  • Leading field-level security assessments for new project areas.
  • Conduct exit meetings for all staff at the end of field visits.

Financial Management, and Financial & Operational Audit Compliance:

  • Monitor and advise HQ on the organizational practices in the area of responsibility to support and contribute to successful financial and operational audit results.
  • Monitor strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of program/project reports.
  • Contribute to strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the programme and meet the organization’s operational expenses.

Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent, engage, and build strategic alliances with host country governments, major donor agencies, non-governmental agencies, and partners.
  • Support appropriate local advocacy strategies in the field to raise awareness of- and advocate for change in key issues that are priorities for Bahar.
  • Ensure that the Bahar brand is respected within the country and no office operations or staff conduct harms it.
  • Ensure Bahar is identifying new opportunities and forging alliances that lead to the optimization of all resources.

Enterprise Risk Management:

  • Monitor and review security and safety plans and protocols for the area of responsibility in coordination with the HQ and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.
  • Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security and legal threats.
  • Oversee staff safety and orient staff to the management of potential risks related to operation within restricted contexts.
  • Oversee that Bahar’s organization-wide – wide is in place for stakeholders, staff, and beneficiaries in areas of responsibility.

Compliance and Host Country Legal Requirements:

  • Ensure the office complies with host government legal requirements and standards.
  • Ensure and oversee proper mechanisms for implementation of Bahar’s Code of Conduct and other Standards and Principles.
  • Represent Bahar in courts, if required
Qualifications & Preferred Skills

Academic Qualification/s and Professional Experience:

  • English language (both written and spoken) proficiency: Fluent in Arabic.
  • Leadership and Supervision ability.
  • MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • Ability to set goals.
  • The ability of effective planning.
  • Leadership and dispute resolution.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Coordination and tasks assigning skills.
  • Mathematical prediction skills.

Preferred to have:

  • B-Com- Human Resources Management.
  • B-Com- Business Administration.

Preferred to have:

  • Higher Diploma in managing non-profit organizations.
  • Training courses:
  • PCM.
  • Quality Systems’ Concepts.
  • Managing Teams.
  • Internal Auditing.


  • Five years minimum including two in a similar position.
  • Two years minimum inside the Organization.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

Bahar is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants, or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary-General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and adhere to the Bahar Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by completing the form at the following link:

The post will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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