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Administrative Officer, Iraq

Erbil, Iraq
12 months, with immediate start date
Closing date: 
Until filled

IWPR’s Champions for Reconciliation and Women’s Rights (CRWR) project in Iraq, funded by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), supports and empowers vulnerable groups, particularly women and youth devastated by ISIS. We are seeking an Administrative Officer to work closely with our project management team on trainer selection and contracting, project implementation and delivery, and financial record keeping of small grants awarded to local civil society organizations (CSOs). On top of overseeing program delivery and all financial aspects of the small grants process, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for collecting, collating, and organizing pre-defined results data on the effectiveness of IWPR programming. The Administrative Officer will also play a key role in compiling findings and preparing reports for the project management team.

You Will:

  • Work with the Grants Manager to select small-grant recipients and help them tdevelop their ideas, proposals, and budgets.
  • Review grant applications for innovation and financial viability in line with project objectives and  conduct due diligence on shortlisted grant applications.
  • Assist in preparing contracts for grant recipients; monitor grants to ensure progress and contract compliance, including the review of financial documents.
  • Provide timely reporting for the Program Manager on the small grants program; compile draft narrative reports for donors that include successes, challenges, costs, and pictures.
  • Work with accounting and administrative staff to keep an up-to-date record of incurred expenses.
  • Ensure that IWPR’s editorial policies and procedures are followed and implemented at all stages.

The Successful Applicant Will Have:

  • Bachelor degree in related field, or at least three years of equivalent, proven experience in managing micro projects and campaigns;
  • Experience in grants review, and administration;
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills;
  • Excellent professional and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent personal judgment;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines with heavy workloads;
  • High-level knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English;
  • Experience working with a social media campaign;
  • Ability to travel to provinces.

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Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.