Community Coordinator – Qaraqosh, Tel Uskof, Sheikhan Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response - Learning and Pilots (GRPR L&P)

  • Posted on 28 October 2019

Job Description

Community Coordinator – Qaraqosh, Tel Uskof, Sheikhan

Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response - Learning and Pilots (GRPR L&P)

Project Summary:

The Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response (GRPR) activity is implemented by Management Systems International (MSI) under its Governance Integration and Stabilization for Resilience (GISR) Project of the USAID MENA Bureau.

USAID launched the GRPR program to guide its efforts to help ethnic and religious minorities affected by ISIS heal and restore their communities, support economic recovery, and prevent future atrocities. The purpose of this GISR-supported activity is to explore effective approaches to aid survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), through assessments of current services, the design of pilot projects, testing improved interventions, and learning, sharing, and “scaling up” of promising approaches. Activities will focus on communities in the Ninawa Plains. The GRPR Activity will run until August 2020. Activities supported by USAID’s 2018 Women Peace and Security (WPS) Incentive Fund to counter the negative and destabilizing effects of violent extremism have also been integrated into program for 2019-2020.

Community Coordinator positions are open to Iraqi nationals only. There are 3 positions: one is based in Qaraqosh; one in Tel Uskof; and one in Sheikhan.

Position Summary:

Each Community Coordinator will serve as the primary liaison between GRPR Erbil and project partners and represent MSI in the community. S/he will report directly to the Deputy Field Representative.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and inform MSI Erbil of community trends as relevant to project implementation including but not limited to security, population movements, status and needs of women and girls, GBV service provision and other community initiatives.
  • Liaise with and support partners on the ground who are implementing GRPR initiatives.
  • Facilitate coordination among partners and with stakeholders as necessary
  • Work closely with the Erbil program team to identify needs of partners and ensure proper support is provided
  • Work closely with the Operations Team in Erbil to ensure all logistical needs and compliance of partners
  • With support from MSI’s monitoring, evaluation and learning team, work closely with partners to ensure partners gather, document, and report on program activities.
  • Identify relevant influencers and other service providers or NGOs that might be helpful to GRPR programming
  • Contribute to work planning, including both technical activities and budget
  • Gather information from partners and staff to draft and submit timely reports.


  • Minimum 3 years program experience and understanding of the community, principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated expertise or experience in gender or GBV programming strongly preferred
  • Fluency in English and Arabic or Kurdish required (written and spoken); fluency in all 3 languages preferred
  • Strong English writing skills and experience writing reports.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience working with local NGO partners and staff
  • Bachelor’s degree in gender, social work, development, or related field.
  • Understanding or experience in one or more of the following technical areas preferred: livelihoods, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS), legal services, adolescent girl programming; negotiation
  • At least 2 years residence or work in the community.

These are full-time positions. Each coordinator will work remotely with the Erbil office. S/he should be able to have reliable internet access The Coordinators will be required to travel outside their community to Erbil and other parts of Iraq and Kurdistan to support project activities.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

About the Organization

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

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