Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps as NGO Forum Director 2020

Date limite : 01 janv. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Mercy Corps

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Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps as NGO Forum Director 2020

Mercy Corps is offering a Job Opportunity at Mercy Corps: NGO Forum Director in Iraq. The successful candidate will act in their interest in sharing information and advocating for populations' needs in North-East Syria. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant field required; Master desired
  2. 5-7 years of field experience in international relief and development, preference for previous North East Syria or Syria experience.
  3. Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments.
  4. Experience with remote management contexts
  5. Knowledge of and adherence to humanitarian principles.
  6. Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills.
  7. Excellent oral and written English skills required; proficiency in Arabic is a plus.
  8. Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse stakeholder base in a sensitive environment. 


  1. Lead a coordination unit that provides appropriate, effective coordination between partners in North East Syria, including monthly coordination meetings with all team leads.
  2. Ensure partners work collectively, towards facilitation of area-based workshops.
  3. Convene and facilitate regular field level coordination meetings and ensure they are well-managed action and results-oriented.
  4. Ensure coordination structure is supported by a data-sharing infrastructure.
  5. Support increased linkages and coordination with Local NGOs, in line with Forum commitments to enhance coordination with local actors.
  6. Establish/maintain appropriate coordination mechanisms between field level and Country
  7. Ensure effective information sharing both within the North East Syria partners with regional Syria Response coordination forums
  8. Assess coordination/communication gaps and priorities to enhance the North East Syria coordination
  9. Coordinate emergency preparedness with the overall lead of the Inter-Sector Working Group Coordinator
  10. Promote and support the training of humanitarian personnel and the capacity building of humanitarian partners. Advice on training
  11. Deliver training on humanitarian principles and joint operating principles to both authorities as well as local NGOs.
  12. Structure effective coordination including the Information Management Unit in North-East Syria. 
  13. Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  14. Promote communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews
  15. Hire, orient and supervise new team members as necessary.
  16. Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.
  17. Contribute to reporting and Manage Forum budget.
  18. Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment


  • Living conditions are in group housing
  • Water, electricity, and internet are present with some cuts

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