Health Coordinator , Iraq

Employer:  Première Urgence Internationale
Location: Iraq , Erbil
Closing date: 31 May 2018

As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a Health Coordinator in Erbil.

The Health Coordinator (HealthCo) is responsible for the success of the mission’s health strategy and for the quality of current and future health programmes at the planning, implementation and evaluation phases. He/she will support by providing leadership, strategic vision and technical support in collaboration with the Mission Pharmacist, MHPSS Technical Advisor and Health Liaison Officers, to all aspects of the health programmes in Iraq. The Health Co will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities through needs assessment, the design and direction for health programming in Iraq, as well as any other areas where needs are identified. In addition, the Health Co will ensure that the health program is implemented in accordance with international protocols, guidelines and best practices, providing support to programme managers and directly to national medical staff. He/she will promote quality of care in all PUI health services. The Health Co will be an active member of the Country Coordination team, attending meetings and working with senior managers to steer the health programmes in country, as well as representing PUI at national level clusters, to donors and other interested parties.
Strategy: Working alongside the coordination team, he/she contributes to the development of new health initiatives for the mission. He/She carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
Programmes: He/She ensures that health programme(s) are in line with PUI’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
Representation: He/She represents the organisation to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical programmes, particularly at national level.
Human Resources / Training: He/She supports the health team (PUI employees), provides support to programme managers for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.
Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
Safety: He/She contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.

Training and Experiences


Medical training or Paramedic training

Professional Experience

Humanitarian – previous experience with NGO

International – previous working experience abroad

Technical – in managing health related projects

Knowledge and Skills

Good written communication skills

Knowledge of project management


Pack Office

SPSS/STATA, Epi Info – Desirable

Required Personal Characteristics
Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
Strong commitment in humanitarian principles
Resilience to stress
Diplomacy and open-mindedness
Good analytical skills
Organisation and ability to manage priorities
Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics


English – Required

French, Arabic, Kurdish – Desirable
Proposed Terms

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months

Starting date : May 2018

Monthly gross income: from 2,200 up to 2,530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines etc.

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/7 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses «Per diem»

Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leave per year + return ticket every 6 months

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Paula Cenalmor, Human Resources Officer, at with the following subject: “HealthCo-IRK”.