Afkar Society for Development and Relief

Livelihoods Officer

  • Albaghdadi
  • Afkar Society for Development and Relief
  • Posted date: 3 weeks before
  • End date: 2023-11-21

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Job Title: Livelihoods Officer

Job In Albaghdadi

Company: Afkar Society for Development and Relief

Start Date: 2023-11-12

End Date: 2023-11-21

Job Description


Afkar society for development and relief is a local of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Afkar is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Afkar engages. Afkar expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Afkar also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About Afkar:

Mission of Afkar society for development and relief as a non-governmental &non-profit society to develop community depends on its own capabilities, and relieving vulnerable and injurers in disasters working directly with beneficiary communities and their representatives we will provide sustainable humanitarian services and. We will focus on reaching all areas affected by the conflict, especially those where government and community support is weakest. We will strive to support the most vulnerable people in these regions through WASH, child protection, education, livelihoods, food security and GBV programming.

Afkar Vision:  A stable, healthy world where all human rights are respected.



Develop project progress reports for the donor in collaboration with project staff, technical coordinators, funding coordinator and support teams. Ensure narrative reporting and financial accounting meet donor’s (NPA) and Afkar requirements;

Ensure that budgets are drawn up for all activities, and that activities costs are kept within budgets.

Prepare monthly situation reports (financial and narrative) to update management on program progress achieved, program plans, changes in direction and challenges encountered.

Ensure that program staff provide an appropriate level of accurate progress reports and conduct detailed revision to ensure accuracy before sending it for sign-off of management.

Support and assist project staff and technical coordinators in development and implementation of appropriate monitoring systems and procedures for measuring both progress and impact.


Required to adhere to Afkar’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights

Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Job Purpose:

The Livelihood Project Manager position will lead on and is accountable for all the project implementation and coordination aspects of the livelihood and economic recovery project. As a key role within the NPA and Afkar Country program, the position will be based in Anbar-Heet- Albaghdadi Sub-district . He/she will lead on effective management and relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders at the local level, especially with the government line departments, manage the project activities throughout the project cycle, including budget management (expenditure planning and expenditure monitoring), and directly lead in preparing and developing high-quality project plans, including Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and procurement plans, progress and donor reports, ensure appropriate monitoring and project quality, and enhance internal and external learning and representation.

  • Experience in building the capacity of the team internally and of external stakeholders;
  • Experience in working and jointly implementing projects involving local authorities and/or organizations as implementing partners.

Key Attributes

  1. Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills;
  2. Good interpersonal, influencing and communication skills;
  3. Proven team leadership and ability to work independently as required;
  4. Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts;
  5. Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.

Core Details:

Location:   Anbar- Heet- Albaghdadi Sub-district

  Contract type:   Global, Fixed Term

This role reports to:  Afkar Director

 We are looking for a Livelihoods Officer

Project Delivery and Coordination:

  • Work closely with relevant government departments, especially at Anbar Directorate and Heet Directorate level, in overall implementation of project activities. This will include regular meetings with line departments to agree on work plans, technical assessments, and establishing cooperation relations.
  • Maintain good working relationships with relevant government departments, private sector actors, and other key project stakeholders and ensure Afkar interest is presented at all level.
  • Take overall project management leadership and responsible to carry out implementation of project activities within approved project plans, budget, and duration.
  • Provide project management and operational support to project team to run the project activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Ensure project deliverables are achieved as stipulated in project design maintaining the donor’s (NPA) program quality standards and expectation of relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure the skills development and employment activities are properly planned and implemented according to donor’s (NPA) and internal Afkar guidelines
  • Ensure the business development activities that includes the expansion, re-start or launch of MSME are properly planned and implemented according to the donor’s (NPA) and internal Afkar guidelines
  • Act as direct focal point for the donor and ensure project review meetings are conducted on regular basis
  • Develop overall project documents including detailed implementation plans, budget and spending plans, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plans, procurement plans and ensure the implementation of these plans.
  • Keep tracking of project progress against approved implementation plan and update management about progress, bottlenecks causing delays in delivery, challenges encountered and suggested solutions.
  • Participate and represent Afkar in monthly and quarterly area coordination meetings, including livelihood sub-cluster at Anbar, Food Security Cluster.
  • Hold full responsibility of NPA’s Program Management system (OPAL) is updated relevant for the project for the assigned project.
  • Work with MEAL team for monitoring and evaluating the project regularly, ensuring community participation as appropriate, as well as accountability towards communities;
  • Follow up on MEAL activities and findings ensuring that learning from monitoring and evaluation is included and strategies and program implementation are adapted accordingly;
  • Ensure that risk management and contingency planning is included at all stages of the program;


  • A minimum Bachelor Degree /postgraduate university degree in business management, sustainable development, economics, development studies or related field;
  • Minimum 2 to 5 years’ experience in the design, implementation and management of similar post-conflict recovery and stabilization projects and activities;
  • Proven experience in applying results-based management;
  • Experience in leading on job creation and placement, skill development programs, employment-intensive work, and youth employment.
  • 4-5 years of experience in livelihood and economic recovery, preferably in a senior role in conflict environments, or displacement and refugee crisis. Experience in MSMEs support programs, private sector engagement, value chain development, vocational training, job placement work;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the gender dynamics of protection work, and ability to capture this in the analysis and design of protection activities, with a strong emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse
  • Strong ability to be flexible and adaptable in times of unexpected challenges and provide creative solutions, whilst maintaining the ethos and objectives of the work at all times;
  • Evidence of project cycle management experience, including strategic planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring & evaluation;
  • Strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals –ranging from local partners, local authorities, local community groups, the humanitarian community and the private sector;
  • Proven ability in staff management, donor contracting compliance & budget management;
  • Proven experience managing and working with a diverse team, to achieve results in a timely manner;
  • Experience operating in Anbar Governorate, knowledge of unique local context and access to key stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic language (written and spoken) is required
  • To be a resident of Heet or Albaghdadi exclusively

Kindly note that the selection process will be on a rolling basis. Due to the urgency of the position, Afkar has reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

APPLY: We look forward to receiving your CV.

 (Please mention your permanent address in your CVs)

 By e-mail to

- Please write the position title in the subject line ex.

(Livelihoods Officer).

CVs without position subject will not be considered

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

It is not permissible to apply for more than one job to the Society, and if this happens, the application will be canceled

Source : NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq