Job Title: Operations Consultant

Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI), with occasional travel other areas of KRI.

Type of position: Consultancy contract

Length of Contract: 3 months

Post Date:  12 November, 2018

Start Date: ASAP

Note: This position is open until filled.

About SEED Foundation:

SEED Foundation (SEED) is a registered charity organization in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, whose mission is to promote the Kurdistan Region’s (KRI) social, educational and economic development, human rights, and to address the humanitarian needs of the residents of the region. SEED works with survivors of violence and conflict in the KRI to help them rebuild their lives. SEED takes a comprehensive approach to recovery, integrating psychotherapy and case management services with a range of vocational, educational and recreational activities, to reduce symptoms of trauma, empower and protect survivors, and improve individual and family well-being. SEED also works to improve the skills of local psychologists and other service providers through education, training and supervision programs to better equip them to help individuals and communities heal. Finally, SEED works with local institutions and others to promote laws, policies and procedures that promote human rights and the protection of the most vulnerable. Our work reflects international best practices and expertise, combined with local know-how and understanding.


SEED requires an international consultant with at least 10 years experience advising NGOs on all aspects of operations and administration including financial management systems, procurement and logistics, HR and administrative systems, and grant management/compliance with donor regulations to ensure that SEED’s policies and procedures ensure high accountability and compliance, and are both effective and efficient. Work with SEED management and staff to identify challenges and bottlenecks, make appropriate revisions and improvements to policies and systems, conduct training and staff capacity building.

SEED requires consultant as soon as possible for a period of three months to be based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with some travel to SEED offices in Dohuk, Koya, and Suli. Applicants should have a minimum of ten years working in or advising international and US NGOs on all issues above and compliance in particular with US and other government grants and regulations. Attractive compensation package will be offered.

How to Apply:

Please e-mail the following to using “Operations Consultant”and Your FULL NAME” as the subject of your e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references with complete contact information

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.