Head of Programmes in Iraq

Iraq · Iraq


Country: Iraq

Job Title: Head of Programmes for Iraq country program

Starting date: ASAP

Contract Length: 18 months with the possibility of extension

Exact Job Location: Erbil with frequent travel to the field

Reports to: Country Director

People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization established in early 1990s in the Czech Republic. Since then, PIN has grown to be the biggest organization of its kind in post-communist Europe and currently provides humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide.

PIN draws on extensive past experiences and lessons learned across many emergency and post emergency contexts to design, implement and monitor quality programming; and has been active in Iraq since 2003, most recently across Education, Shelter/ NFI, WASH and Cash assistance. Current and past donors include ECHO, IHF, GIZ, EC, UNESCO, UNICEF, Czech and Slovak MFA. Pin currently has over 100 employees and offices in Erbil, Duhok, Ninewah, Salahaddin and Anbar.

Head of Programmes works closely with Country Director on management and development of PIN Iraq humanitarian, early recovery and development programmes portfolio. He/ she is together with Programme Managers responsible for PIN Iraq response efforts to develop and implement programmes that contribute to improved situation on the ground, achieve the greatest possible impact, and hold PIN accountable to beneficiaries, government, donors and partners. Furthermore, Head of Programmes ensures quality of and synergies among existing and new programs, provides support and assistance in donor communication, liaison with government and external representation.

Head of Programmes reports to PIN Country Director in Iraq. He/ she has delegated management responsibility for Programme Managers/Coordinators and MEAL. Head of Programmes works closely with Operations Manager, Security Manager as well as Desk Officer, Relief and Development Department (RDD) Management, Knowledge and Learning Department (KLD), external consultants and other key staff.

The main tasks and responsibilities are:

Programme support

Quality of PIN programmes


Acting as a member of the mission’s Incident Management Team (IMT)

Head of Programmes assists Country Director with:

Representation of PIN programs in Iraq towards partners and donors:

Staff management and capacity development



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