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Job Announcement

Deadline to apply: 07 April 2021


NGO Name: Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid (MH)


Contact Email:

Contract Duration: 12 months

Working Hours: Full Time

Governorate: Basra

Nationality: National

Number of positions: 1

Salary: 400 USD


Organizational Background

Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid is a non-governmental not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that works in conflict-torn and disaster-affected areas to save lives, sustain human rights and restore a healthy community. We serve people in need, regardless of their religion, sect, ethnicity and/or political affiliation. We aspire to live in a society where justice prevails, law rules, individual and group rights are preserved, differences are acknowledged and welcomed, people work together to develop and sustain resources for future generations, and manmade disasters are virtually nonexistent.


Project Description:

MH is implementing a livelihood project, funded by UNDP, in the city of Basra. The second output of this project aims at implementing eight vocational training courses in sectors of construction, culture, ecotourism and eco-sustainable tourism; twelve business training workshops; and two job fairs. In order to implement such activities, MH is looking for one childcare teacher who will work in the vocational training center.


Position Description

The childcare teacher is responsible for planning and implementing child care and educational activities for assigned children in the center.



  • Plan, schedule, and implement the daily program of appropriate developmental experiences for children

  • Provide care and protection for assigned children

  • Maintain a physical environment conductive to children’s growth and development

  • Consider and provide for the needs of the individual child in relationship to his/her cultural and socioeconomic background, emotional or physical handicaps

  • Respect the dignity and basic rights of each child

  • Comply with covid-19 prevention measures and ensure that assigned equipment and materials are adequately maintained in safe working order

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualification & Preferred Skills:


Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Minimum Experience: 2-3 years of childcare experience. Previous working experience in humanitarian/recovery contexts is an asset.

  • Working knowledge of both Arabic, written and spoken

  • Knowledge of English is an asset

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent way of dealing with children in a caring, compassionate way

  • Ability to follow instructions clearly to achieve desired results


How to apply:

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to those two email addresses, with the title of the position you are applying for (Childcare Teacher): AND


Mercy Hands is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace. We make no employment or volunteering decisions based on gender, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


All employees are expected to comply and provide signature to state commitment to our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct regardless of employment agreement or rank. These documents will be included as part of the employment contract.


The role holder will have direct responsibility and supervision of staff working with intensive contact with children and/or young people.


Successful candidates must undertake a formal criminal record check, or where this is not possible, complete a self-declaration on any criminal convictions.


We expect employees to avoid any personal, financial or other interests that might hinder their capability or willingness to perform their job duties. Successful candidates are expected to sign Mercy Hands Conflict of Interest Policy.

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