CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V. is currently recruiting a

SRMH Program Manager

Start date: 15 March, 2018, or earlier if possible

Duration: up to the end of December 2018, with the possibility of an extension depending on funding

Location: Dohuk, Iraq with weekly travel to Northern Ninewa project areas. Will also be expected to operate from CARE’s field office in Mosul.


CARE International in Iraq (CARE - Iraq), together with our partner, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the current conflict in Iraq. CARE primarily works in two sectors in North Iraq and areas of northern Ninewa: 1. Provision of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support in IDP camps and host communities; and 2. sexual, reproductive and maternal health (SRMH).


In support of these efforts, CARE requires a SRMH Program Manager to ensure the effective, timely and professional implementation of its SRMH program in Iraq. The Project Manager will be responsible for the ongoing implementation of a SRMH program, achievement of project objectives and outputs in accordance with work plans, mainstreaming of gender in all project activities, and monitoring and reporting of program activities. In addition, it is expected that the Program Manager will implement the program in a manner that ensures the highest accountability standards for internal (partners, client/beneficiaries and CARE country office and CI members) and external (donors) stakeholders. The Project Manager will closely coordinate with the Ministry and Directorates of Health, other local authorities, CARE lead members and field-level donor representatives

Key areas of accountability

Project Management and Accountability

  • Oversight and management of SRMH program implementation, including staff management and donor and CARE policies compliance.
  • Oversee the implementation of a training curriculum for midwives in collaboration with local health authorities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to project and partner staff as required.
  • Support CARE’s Program Quality Team to develop, establish and implement monitoring tools and processes to ensure proper monitoring and accountability.

Prepare regular, high quality project reports to the donor and ensure all financial and narrative reporting both internally from the partner and externally to the donor are within agreed timeframes

Financial/Asset Management

  • Monitor expenditure on a monthly basis against the approved budget(s) and check project financial reports

Coordination and representation

  • In collaboration with the Head of Programs, represent CARE at Health Cluster meetings and other appropriate coordination mechanisms for Northern Iraq.
  • Maintain a good rapport with all stakeholders relevant to CARE’s work in Northern Iraq, including partner organisations and the Federal and Regional Governments, Ministries and Directorates of Health.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relations and coordination with other agencies working in the same geographic or technical area

Program Development

  • Together with partners, the Program Quality Manager and the Head of Programs, identify suitable ongoing funding opportunities and contribute to project design proposal development accordingly

Profile requirements


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Midwifery, Public Health and/or Nursing with a specialization in sexual, reproductive, maternal and child health or a relevant technical field.



  • A minimum of 5 years of project management and implementing with an INGO or NGO; with at least two years operating in conflict/insecure environment/ or post-conflict setting;
  • At least two years of experience working with local health ministries and/or clinics;
  • Experience in managing and implementing maternal and/or child health programs;
  • Teaching experience or experience in developing maternal/child/health curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within teams, demonstrating the highest standards of accountability;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to work with a small team and limited resources;
  • Ability to develop and foster external organizational relationships; and
  • Ability to manage competing priorities


  • Familiar with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany, BMZ and other large institutional donors procedures and regulations
  • Intercultural sensitivity and experience of working in the Middle East

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of maternal and child health
  • Excellent project management experience in complex emergency contexts.
  • Familiarity with projects involving negotiations with  a range of stakeholders
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
  • Strong coaching, training and mentoring skills.
  • Strong awareness of safety, security and risk management best practices.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English, Kurdish or Arabic language skills an asset

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CVs and a cover letter in English to the email address below by February 22nd, 2018. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Men and women are equally encouraged to apply.

CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V.
Ms. Judith Berger
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