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UPP – Project Manager – Iraq

La ONG Un ponte per (UPP) ha aperto una selezione per la figura di Project Manager Iraq. Contratto di 6 mesi. Scadenza per la presentazione dei CV: 22 dicembre 2014.




Project Manager Iraq


Position Title: Project Manager
Location: Dohuk, Iraq
Supervisor: Desk, Italy.
Contract period: 6 months
Hours: Full time
Date of Issue: November 2014, 21st
Closing Date: 22 December 2014 
Starting Date (indicative): December 2014


Un ponte per… (UPP) is an italian Ngo established in 1991. It has started its activities as Un Ponte per Baghdad, right after the end of the war in Iraq, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in favor of the Iraqi civil society . Later on, the intervention of Un ponte per… has started including Serbia and other Middle East and Mediterranean countries. The Ngo mission is to prevent new conflicts, protect human rights and support civil society, especially in the Middle East, through awareness raising campaigns, cultural exchanges and humanitarian projects. UPP is active in Iraq since 1991 and is regularly registered at National and Kurdistan Region level. Since 2012 UPP is active in several programs to assist Syrian refugees.


The project manager will be directly responsible of the implementation of the following project:  Ahlain! Protection for Iraqi IDPs with a special Focus on Children


Overall Objective:
Provision of psychosocial and mental health integrated services to Iraqi IDPschildren (boys, girls, adolescents)and families

Duration: 6 months


The project manager will coordinate the project staff and ensure the efficient management of the project, monitoring, reporting and evaluating the implemented activities.



With respect to the EU funded project:
Setting up, planning, and supervising the implementation of the project activities in close co-operation with the key project staff and local partners;
Monitoring the activities and the results achieved against the project indicators;
Ensuring that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner;
Planning the project expenditure and ensuring the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;
Liaising with local partners, the donors, and all relevant stakeholders;



  • University degree
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in humanitarian project management
  • Excellent command of the project life cycle management with a special focus on administration and reporting actions
  • Proven capacities to plan activities successfully targeting results and objectives
  • Knowledge of the guidelines set out by main donors (UN)
  • Excellent oral and written English. Arabic or Kurdish an asset.
  • Working experience with local counterparts (CSOs, local NGOs, and others)
  • Experience of planning, organizing and prioritizing work, working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Proactive attitude
  • Team working skills
  • Excellent computer literacy skills


Experience in MhPSS/CP/GBV focused programs
Academic studies (preferably graduation/master degree) in the field of international cooperation, project planning, psycho-social support.
Knowledge of the Middle East context and relevant local actors.


Interested candidates are invited to submit CV, brief cover letter and contact information for 2 professional references to: by the 22/12/14 indicating the reference “PM Unicef Vacancy”


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