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Job Announcement

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2020.


Job Title

Livelihood Programs Director


Name of NGO

Mercy Hands for Humanitarian Aid


NGO Website


Job Location

Baghdad or Erbil, Iraq.


Job Duration

1 year, renewable


Employment Type

Full time, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.



Salary is $1500 per month for Iraq residents and $2000 per month for Expats.

Other Employment Benefits

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



  • Supervise all Mercy Hands' livelihood programs and activities;

  • Mentor and build the capacity of livelihood program managers;

  • Ensure the active participation of Mercy Hands in all livelihood clusters, sub-clusters, and working groups;

  • Design and implement the strategic framework for livelihood interventions in Iraq;

  • Write proposals and review proposals written by livelihood program managers;

  • Coordinate with other directors and head of departments for efficient allocation of resources within the livelihood programs.

  • Build rapport and network with potential livelihood partners and donors in Iraq;

  • Lead Mercy Hands' livelihood research and assessments.



  • 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: Director of Livelihood Programs 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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