Job Title

Community Coordinator – Duhok

Location

Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with regular travel to other areas of KRI.

Type of Position

Full time / Employment Contract

Length of Contract

12 months

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. Local Compensation Package

About SEED Foundation

SEED Foundation is a locally registered NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SEED’s mission is to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk. SEED is committed to delivering quality and holistic approaches, combining international expertise and local know-how to achieve results for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan. SEED’s programming focuses on four key objectives: 1) the delivery of transformational, comprehensive MHPSS services including case management, mental health, and legal services, as well as psychosocial support activities; 2) strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity-building programs; 3) promoting policy and social change to strengthen the rights of, and protections for, vulnerable groups and individuals; and, 4) supporting the protection and recovery of survivors of trafficking, including through SEED’s shelter for victims of trafficking and those at risk, after care services, and prevention work to reduce the risk of trafficking through public awareness, technical assistance, and advocacy for legal, regulatory, policy, process, and institutional changes.

Role of Community Coordinator

The Community Coordinator will conduct outreach and facilitate PSS activities in various locations throughout Duhok governorate. The Community Coordinator will also coordinate a team of community mobilizers and other service providers conducting PSS activities, and may be asked to contribute to developing PSS interventions and associated materials, and providing training and supervision to staff in the implementation of PSS activities. This position reports directly to the Program Manager.

Specific Tasks

Organizational Representation and Community Outreach (30%)

  • Develop plans for outreach to community members and identification of families and individuals in need of psychosocial support services that fit within SEED’s target population. 
  • Coordinate with community leaders and camp management to ensure access to target communities. 
  • Conduct outreach activities.

Deliver High-Quality PSS Activities (30%)

  • Mobilize clients and community members into groups for PSS activities, as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Facilitate PSS activities, including awareness-raising/education sessions and support groups focused on topics such as mental health, GBV prevention, parenting, life-skills, etc. 
  • As requested by SEED’s technical unit, contribute to the development of PSS intervention curricula and associated materials.

Team Coordination (30%)

  • Coordinate a team of community mobilizers and other service providers conducting outreach and PSS activities, including schedules and locations. 
  • As requested, provide training and supervision to staff in the implementation of PSS activities.
  • Coordinate closely with case managers and psychologists delivering PSS activities.

M&E (10%)

  • Collect monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data associated with PSS activities.
  • Compile and report on M&E data collected by other service providers. This includes ensuring taking attendance of participants and keeping hard/ soft copies of attendance sheets.

Cross-Cutting

  • tain confidentiality and privacy of clients at all times. 
  • Perform other duties as necessary, as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Work as part of a mobile team alongside case managers and psychologists serving  IDPs in camp and non-camp settings, primarily in Duhok governorate.

Key values

  • Serve as a positive role model and SEED ambassador at all times
  • Treat all people with respect regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability status, marital status, and ethnicity.  
  • Working collaboratively with all colleagues.
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative attitude

Essential Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a community coordinator, mobilizer, social worker, or case manager, preferably with IDPs or refugees, in an NGO.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial support activities, community outreach and mobilization, case management, and referral pathways.
  • Experience working with survivors of SGBV and other populations experiencing a lack of social protection and social inequalities.
  • University degree in social work, psychology, or related field, a plus.
  • Counseling experience and/or experience providing psychological first aid a plus.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • High standard of spoken and written Kurdish, Arabic, and English.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via this link: https://seedkurdistan.odoo.com/jobs/detail/community-coordinator-duhok-245?
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed. NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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