Vedoucí mise v Iráku

Místo výkonu: Erbil, Irák
Typ vztahu: Plný úvazek
Nástup: co nejdříve
Výběrové řízení: Ano

Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with field activities in 27 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services programme in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a number of international and local partners.

In addition to emergency response, the organization focuses on 4 key areas: 1) health care and social services; 2) sustainable livelihoods in agriculture and small-scale entrepreneurship; 3) vocational education (youth and adults); 4) assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

CRR has 20-year experience in managing social welfare programmes, including support to people with disabilities. The organization adheres to core humanitarian principles, including gender equality.

The CCR mission in Iraq was established in April 2017 with the aim to assist individuals and families affected by ongoing military conflict, primarily through 3 main interventions: 1) distributions of food items, hygiene promotion and first aid kits; 2) capacity building to improve health and hygiene at household level; and 2) support to environmentally sustainable farming practices. The main country office is in Erbil. CCR is currently working on its new country strategy, aiming to strengthen its country presence, expand the local team and partnerships and develop the mission’s programmatic portfolio.



The Head of Mission (HoM) will be responsible for the strategic development of the country programme, overall administration of the mission and quality controls in the implementation and monitoring of the country programme. More specifically, HoM will be responsible to:

Strategic development of country programme

  • Formulate and update the CCR country strategy;
  • Develop the CCR country portfolio, including but not limited to securing new funding;
  • Monitor socio-economic, political and security situation in the country leading to the identification of existing and emerging needs;
  • Keep abreast with donors’ strategies, develop strategic partnerships with donors and present CCR’s country strategies and achievements;
  • Provide leadership in formulating project proposals in line with the country context and the CCR organizational mission.

General management and coordination

  • Provide overall management of the mission in line with the CCR internal regulations;
  • Ensure quality controls are in place in all CCR country projects;
  • Coordinate with the country and Head Office teams to ensure the country mission fulfills all in-country legal requirements;
  • Participate in regular visits of field-based activities;
  • Provide support to and oversight of local partnerships in line with technical and ethical regulations of CCR (including but not limited to regular meetings with partners);
  • Provide regular update on the progress of the mission to both the mission team and the CCR Head Office;
  • Ensure all staff members and visitors follow security rules and adhere to the organizational Code of Conduct.

Human resources management

  • Provide administrative oversight of human resource management in the country team;
  • Support professional development of the CRR country team;
  • Ensure performance reviews are carried out by line-managers in the country team;
  • Adopt and encourage a pro-active approach to addressing and resolving any HR-related issues in a transparent and positive approach;
  • Plan and provide oversight of the recruitment of new mission level personnel, including permanent staff, volunteers and technical consultants.

Financial supervision

  • Regularly review the country mission cash flow and develop expenditure forecasts;
  • Ensure regular monthly follow-ups are duly prepared at the project level and analyzed at the mission level leading to prompt resolution of identified challenges and problems;
  • Ensure procurement policies are followed at all times as per the CCR Procurement Manual.

External relations

  • Outline and implement a strategic partnership development plan;
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings and update all relevant stakeholder on the CRR mission and country programme;
  • Update the Embassy of the Czech Republic about current and planned activities;
  • Ensure the country mission has an updated communication material;
  • Lead any donor meetings in the country and provide support during external visits.




  • Proven experience in managing teams with various nationalities, gender, age and ethnicity;
  • Experience of working in development and/or humanitarian setting in a leadership position;
  • Track record of managing relations with a variety of donors;
  • Experience in proposal development;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written);
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience in managing security;


  • Technical background in agriculture, small-scale business management, health care services or education;
  • Knowledge of Caritas network;
  • Advance level of Arabic


What we offer

  • Gross monthly remuneration of approximately USD 3,000 or higher, based on experience and competencies (the monthly remuneration includes base salary, per-diem and performance-related monthly bonus of 10%)
  • Full-time job, 12 months with possibility of extension (long time assignment preferred)
  • 25 days of paid leave, in addition to official public holidays (R&R policy under development)
  • Travel health insurance
  • 2 return flights per year to home country
  • Accommodation (shared guesthouse or individual with monthly contribution from CCR)
  • Pre-deployment and on-site health, psychological and security support
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Career development in a value-driven professional organization, suitable especially for dynamic professionals

Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disability are also encouraged to apply.


How to apply

Qualified candidates may send their applications to the following e-mail address The application must include a brief motivation letter, not longer than 1 page, and a maximum 4-page CV or resume. Please type “Head of Mission in Iraq" in Subject. The deadline for submission is 28 February, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications are reviewed on continual basis and a suitable candidate may be hired before the deadline.