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Job Announcement

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2020.


Job Title

Livelihood Program Manager


Name of NGO

Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid


NGO Website


Job Location

Salah Al Din, Iraq.


Job Duration

1 year.


Employment Type

Full time, 8 hours per day, 6 days per week.



Salary is $1500 per month.

Other Employment Benefits (Expats only)

For Expats, there will be the following fringe benefits:

  • Residence, including utilities and internet;

  • Driver after working hours and during holidays and weekends;

  • Phone cards;

  • Gym membership;

  • Mercy Hands will cover social security, income tax, and health insurance;

  • Reimbursement of the airfare ticket when arriving to the country and airfare ticket when departing the country at the end of the contract;

  • $1500 annual allowance for airfare tickets;

  • 30 days annual leave; plus sick and maternity leaves;

  • Mercy Hands will be responsible for obtaining and renewing the visa and all related expenses



  • Contribute to the development of program implementation strategies, based on context, assessments and reporting provided;

  • Ensure that the programs’ teams achieve their set milestones in a timely manner;

  • Draft the work plan on regular bases, daily, weekly and / or monthly;

  • Regularly review and update Risks Mitigation Plan;

  • Actively and effectively communicate with donors’/ partners’ staff as well as Mercy Hands senior management;

  • Capacity building and management of the program’s team;

  • Responsible for coordinating with the teams and donors to ensure targets are being met in a timely manner and that all reporting is done to standard and submitted on time;

  • Responsible for management and implementation of the program according to strategy, proposal, plans and budgets agreed upon with donors;

  • Identify and address gaps in program implementation;

  • Work with the Director of finance Department and Administration and Finance Officer to manage and monitor programs’ budget; ensure timely submission of financial reports and documents;

  • Participate in coordination mechanisms and meetings with donors, clusters and governmental agencies;

  • Communicate to donors Mercy Hands’ capacity and willingness to engage in new opportunities;

  • Explore funding opportunities in livelihood and related sectors.



Additional duties

  • Regularly update the Livelihood Programs Director, Regional coordinator(s) and the Executive Director on work progress

  • Send publishable program materials to MH PR department

  • Attend managers meetings

  • Prepare all documents in a timely manner for external auditing or spot-checking

  • MH Executive administration may assign additional duties to the PM



  • Previous experience in livelihood programs;

  • Project management experience;

  • Proposal writing and budget design skills;

  • Excellent reporting skills;

  • Excellent English language skills;

  • College degree;

  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook);

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.

How to Apply

Send your CV and Letter of Intention via e-mail to with the subject field stating: Livelihood Program Manager Application.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Mercy Hands is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their gender, ethnic, or religious background.

Mercy Hands is an equal pay employer. At Mercy Hands, women and men receive equal pay if they perform equal work in the same workplace.

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