HR and Admin Officer – Iraqi Nationals Only (Erbil) At Nonviolent Peaceforce

Job Title: Human Resources & Administration Officer – Iraqi Nationals Only

Function: Administration

Duty Station: Erbil, Iraq

Line Manager: Deputy Head of Mission

Line Management Responsibility: None


The HR and Adminstration Officer (HRAO) is responsible for supporting the HR and administrative function of Nonviolent Peaceforce Iraq’s (NPIQ) operational programme. The HRAO supports the operational team and all staff in the Iraq Country Programme. The HRAO is the in-country HR ensures staff are in compliance with policies and procedures.


Commitment to NP Principles

Demonstrate a commitment to NP’s mandate and principles

Maintain a positive image of the organization full time while communicating with external actors, staff or operating in the field.

Personnel Management

Ensure personnel files are complete with :

Recruitment process for all positions
CV of the staff
Up to date contract
Performance Appraisals
Leave Requests
Job Description
Adherence to highest level of confidentiality.

Track staff contracts and performance management timeline.

Manage staff timesheets and ensure timely submission of properly completed monthly timesheets.

Ensure up to date annual leave and R&R planning.

Assist HR Manager and SMT with general support to HR functions

Manage Service Agreements, time sheets and payments.

Act as HR focal point for all staff and carry out HR capacity building and briefing for staff.

Make regular visits to field teams to provide on-site HR support.


Manage and participate in the recruitment process as appropriate, which may include assisting line managers with short-listing, participating in interviews if needed and carrying out reference checks.
Vacancy posting internally and externally as appropriate, if needed.
Liaison with potential candidates and assemble required documentation.
Lead on HR induction process for new staff and ensure that induction checklists are used

Assist Operations Department in registration, work permit, travel, visa and residency requirements for expat staff and visitors as required.
Provide general support to other departments as requested by Line Manager
Provide administrative support for staff domestic and international travel (e.g. booking, airport transport, liaison with travel agents).
Any other task as reasonably requested by line manager.

Relevant interfaces for this position are:

HR and Admin Manager
Senior Finance and Admin Officer
Government Liaison Officer
Operations Manager

Education, Knowledge and Experience

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Minimum of 2 Years of professional experience in a similar position
Diploma degree in management, business administration and/or Human Resources.
Fluency in Arabic and English are mandatory.
Strong cross-cultural communication and resilience skills.

Strong sense of confidentiality and adoptability for a healthy work environment

Able to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds.


Independent Judgment/Analytical:

Ability to set priorities and solve problems

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and work within a team
Solutions focused, creative problem solver
Flexibility and adaptability

Fluency in Kurdish and Arabic
Excellent level of written and spoken English and Arabic
Information Technology:

Good skills in Microsoft Office applications
How to apply
Candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit our website Nonviolent Peaceforce and submit a CV (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page).
This position is open to qualified Iraqi National candidates only.
The closing date for applications is 31/07/2021.

Nonviolent Peaceforce is committed to achieving gender balance in its staff at all levels. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. All qualified applicants, regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, or age, are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

Nonviolent Peaceforce acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of employees, contractors, volunteers, interns, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice in the Humanitarian and Development sector.


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