Job Description

Starting date : As Soon As Possible Duration of Mission: 6 months renewable Location: Mosul/Dohuk, 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.


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.


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.

Current Programming:

  1. Integrated Health, Protection, WASH and Shelter services provision to IDPs and vulnerable communities living in areas previously affected by the conflict in Anbar, Ninewa and Dohuk Governorates of Iraq. The project aims at improving the living conditions of vulnerable populations in areas still impacted by the previous conflict, through health, protection, shelter and WASH interventions, and at providing health and protection services to IDPs in camps.
  2. Strengthening quality and access to mental health services in Iraq, in consortium with ACF-lead, IMC and HI. The project aims at improving the access to quality mental health and psychosocial care in Iraq through enhancing technical capacities of governmental institutions at the ministry of health level, Capacity Building of stakeholders at national and governorate levels and promotion of Mental Health Care. In particular, the project supports the mental health authorities in Iraq in order to improve the access and quality of services as well as increase community resilience.
  3. Emergency Response to the North East Syria refugees through the provision of Primary Healthcare services in Bardarash refugee camp, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The project aims at ensuring the access to quality primary Health Care Services to the Syrian refugees affected by the emergency in North-East of Syria (started on October 2019, and still ongoing). The assistance includes the revitalization of a PHCC, awareness campaigns on good health and hygiene practices, referrals to secondary health care, in addition to mental health and psychosocial support, and sexual and reproductive health services.
All of these Programmes have now been challenged to adapt and upscale their health and WASH activities to respond to COVID Click here for more information about our response to the crisis.

As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a Field Coordinator in Mosul/Dohuk.


The Field Coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of both bases, and the proper implementation of programs developed on the bases.


  • Safety and security: In collaboration with the Head of Mission, with the support of the Field Security, Safety & Access Officer., he/she is responsible for the safety and security of the bases.
  • Program: He/She is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S/he ensures the Coordination between the support team (Admin and Log), and Program Managers in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of all projects are reached. He/She preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM and Deputy HOM Programme.
  • Human Resources: He/She supervises all the teams at the base, composed of national and international staff and participates to recruitment, briefing and follow up.
  • Logistical, administrative and financial support: He/She oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the bases for the purpose of program implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the Logistics and Administrative Coordinators based in the capital and of their counterparts at base level.
  • Representation: In the area of responsibility and by delegation of the HoM, He/She represents PUI with the stakeholders (such as donors, authorities, International/Local NGOs, Clusters).
  • Coordination: He/She centralizes and disseminates information from/to the sites, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the Head of Mission and relevant Coordinators.
  • Assessment/Strategy: He/She participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations.


  • At least 3 years of experience in projects development/implementation
  • Experience in Budget/Finance Management (cost-efficiency)
  • Experience of managing logistical processes
  • Experience working with a variety of donors
  • Experience in Safety and Security Management
Knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Team Management
  • Project Management skills
  • Ability to represent PUI and with other actors
  • Security management and context follow-up
  • Ability with Pack Office
Required Personal Characteristics :

  • Ability to work independently while showing a sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a diverse team and manage a varied workload;
  • A strong commitment to humanitarian principles and the will to make sure beneficiaries’ needs are covered as best as the resources available allow.
  • Capacity to delegate and to supervise the work of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Capacity to manage multi-donor, multi-sector and multi-location (governorates) projects
  • Strong commitment to support/develop capacity of national staff and developing second layer of leadership;
  • Problem Solving and leadership skills and ability to work and manage affairs professionally and with maturity
  • Proven management ability and inter-personal skills – team player;
  • Proven capacity for analysing and synthesizing comprehensive information and technical data;
  • Ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure;
  • Ability to guarantee effective and timely outputs;
  • Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization;
  • General ability to resist stress and to withstand pressure
  • Important organization and rigor skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Sense of diplomacy
  • Ability to represent the activities and the mandate of PUI to local authorities
  • Ability to integrate the local environment into operations, in its political, economic and historical dimensions

  • Excellent command in speaking and writing in English

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract - 6 months renewable
  • Starting Date : ASAP
  • Monthly gross income: from 2,200 Euros up to 2,530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester s
  • Cost covered:Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in collective accommodation
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 monthseniority with PUI
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