Danish Refugee Council is advertising for an experienced HR and Administration Coordinator (HRAC) able to support DRC Iraq’s HR and Administration functions in one of today’s most volatile and challenging emergencies globally.Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.

Being operational in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in South Central. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH and Shelter.

The Iraq programme presently employs 160 national staff and 17 international staff, but is expanding in responds to the current emergency through funding from ECHO, DFID, USAID, UN, DANIDA, Sida etc.

Roles and responsibilities
The main responsibilities for the HRAC are technical coordination and HR support to the field offices in Erbilt, Dohuk and Baghdad. More specifically, the HRAC’ responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the national and international recruitments are done according to guidelines and deadlines.
  • Contracts management
  • HR administration
  • HR Payroll and resource planning
  • Manage, develop and provide training on HR policies and  procedures
  • Budget holder for administration costs
  • General office administration.

The HRAC reports to the Head of Finance and Administration.

Your profile
To match this profile you must have a bachelor or master degree within HR Management and at least 5 years experience in HR management and 2 years in an senior HR advisory role and preferably managing HR in a large organization: In addition you have:

  • Experience in working with national partners and local/government authorities
  • International experience in an INGO and working experience within the Middle East is preferred
  • A strong ability to collaborate, network and negotiate with stakeholders and duty bearers.
  • Proven analytical and writing skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in Arabic an asset.


We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

Availability:  Immediately
Duty station:  Erbil, Iraq (with frequent travels within Iraq)
Contract:  6 months (renewable upon funding and performance). Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. The position will be placed at salary level A12.

Application process
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV. We only accept online applications at www.drc.dk under Vacancies >current vacancies. Click on the vacancy then on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the window. Applications close 21. September 2014. We are interviewing on a rolling basis.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]

Further information? 
For specific information as to the announcement, please contact Christian Jacob Hansen, Head of Unit for Middle East and North Africa on +45 2889 3373. For general information about the DRC, please consult www.drc.dk.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.dk

Safety Environment
While the safety situation in broader Iraq remains volatile, safety in the KRI remains relatively secure. While there has been no direct threats to International NGOs or their expatriate staff care must be taken when traveling. The stability in the KRI allows for substantial freedom of movement. Nevertheless restrictions may be emplaced based on events that may develop rapidly.

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

About DRC
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.The protection and assistance to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.

Fonctions Coordination, Gestion de projet,Ressources Humaines
Ativités Ressources Humaines
Localisation(s) géographique(s) Irak
Contrat CDI
Date de fin de validité 21/09/2014