Program Officer, WV Iraq

International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

*Please submit your CV in English.


World Vision International, Iraq (WVI) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to support the design and development of the office’s portfolio for humanitarian and development needs. Under the direction of the Senior Program Officer (SPO), the Program Officer (PO) will lead assigned project design and proposal development opportunities. They will be furthermore responsible for supporting the management of the project, including compliance with WVI and donor regulations. As they key point of contact with doors for their project they will be required to build and maintain strong working relationships with donors. They will be expected to collaborate constructively with all other departments in the office and other stakeholders.


Program Design and Proposal Development:

  • In coordination w/ SPO, facilitate and support the proposal development and submission process.

  • Co-facilitate design workshops or meetings as required and to collectively plan new project designs with sector leads.

  • Facilitate the WV internal processes regarding proposal such as GNG.

  • Engage with Support Offices in discussions on match - funding among others.

  • Do a final check to ensure consistency in and across all proposal documents before submission.

  • Work with program teams and sectorial leads to meet and preposition with donors as relevant.

  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to keep apprised with the context, needs, clusters, actors, and donors related to relief in Iraq and the region.

Program Management:

  • Guide relevant staff on donor and grant compliance requirements as per the signed Grant Agreements for timely submittsion.

  • Coordinate with MEAL and project leads to ensure monitoring and evaluation obligations are understood and implemented.

  • Facilitate start-up workshops for new projects to ensure project staff have all the required documentation and tools for reporting and record keeping.

  • Guide project leads or sector managers in the reporting requirements and templates.

  • Review all reports for quality in terms of consistency, clarity and content.

  • Review all monitoring and evaluation learnings and support integration of those lessons back into projects.

  • Work closely with partners and WV teams to ensure timely and quality reports.

  • Populate and maintan relevatn project information and archives in the various key Partnership, Regional and Field Office information/knowledge management databases/platforms and tools/trackers.

External Engagement:

  • Guide Comms in developing materials that can be utilised for donor engagement as well as prepositioning.

  • Engage in meetings with stakeholders such Donors for purposes of prepositioning and lobbying for funding.

  • Participate in cluster meetings together with the Technical Advisors.

  • Focal point for communication to partners, Support Offices as well as Donors.

  • Ensure timely sharing of updates with Support Offices and other external partners.


  • Support the SPO in developing and facilitating the partnership acquisition and management plan.

  • Support the SPO in liaising with and building capacity on partnership agreement requirements for various WV department.

  • Participating in the review and editing of all WV’s MoUs with implementing partners.

  • Establish a database of prequalified partners.

  • Lead/facilitate the Organisation capacity assessments working closely with other departments.

  • Follow up with relevant departments on capacity gaps identify and develop a capacity building plan.


  • Attend and participate in capacity building training locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WV’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events.

Safety and Security responsibilities:

  • Responsible for own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and security manager.


  • Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies.

  • Experience in grants acquisition and management.

  • Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity.

  • University Bachelor degree in community development work, preferably sociology, international or political studies, humanitarian law, public health, and population studies.

  • Master's degree in above-related fields is preferred.

  • HEAT certificate an added advantage.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Arabic language skills are an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Good Research skills.

  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills.

  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure.

  • Completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years.

  • Ability to travel across the border regularly for training assessment, regular monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Understanding of international standards including SPHERE, emergency management, security awareness, etc.

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity, and physical stamina.

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision.

  • Ability to work in and contribute to the team building environment.

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Understanding of internet and email.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Travel domestically and internationally, including projects in high-risk areas of WV programming.