Program Coordinator

Erbil, Iraq

 Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Erbil - HQ
Type of Position: Full-time
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Compensation And Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. Expatriate compensation package: includes relocation expenses and housing and local transportation allowances. 
Erbil, Iraq

Application Deadline: 07/31/2024

About SEED Foundation:
SEED Foundation is a locally registered NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SEED’s mission is to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk. SEED is committed to delivering quality and holistic approaches, combining international expertise and local know-how to achieve results for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan. SEED’s programming focuses on three key objectives: 1) the delivery of transformational, comprehensive services including case management, mental health, and legal services, as well as psychosocial support activities; 2) strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity-development programs; and 3) ​promoting policy and social change to strengthen rights and protections for vulnerable groups and individuals through public awareness, technical assistance, and advocacy.

Role Of The Job Title:

SEED is seeking a Program Coordinator to support and coordinate the implementation and management of an international grant program to support survivors of violence, strengthen protections, durable solutions and localization. The Program Coordinator will assist in all aspects of the program, including planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting. The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Manager.

Specific Tasks:

Program and Project Implementation (80%):

  • Assist the Program Manager with program planning.
  • Assist with the full cycle of program implementation.
  • Support grants management including creation of paper and electronic filing systems, and filing and tracking grant documents.
  • Develop and maintain a list of reporting deadlines for grants and play a key role in the collection of data, ensuring accuracy of data, and report writing, ensuring high quality reporting.
  • Develop program documents and tools.
  • Develop work plans and track progress towards programmatic targets, ensuring any challenges are immediately flagged.
  • Contribute to the development of practices, policies and ensure that these are adhered to.
  • Ensure that program procurement is in line with SEED’s policies and donor regulations.
  • Working closely with management personnel and SEED’s Technical Unit, ensure implementation of effective strategies to provide high quality, comprehensive services.
  • Work closely with other departments including the Technical Unit, ensure implementation of effective strategies to improve protections and reduce violence through awareness-raising, advocacy and increased local government capacity.

Communications and Outreach (20%):

  • Develop communications and awareness materials including success stories and social media communications.
  • Assist in campaigns and events as per need.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all training instructed by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as necessary, as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential criteria: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; experience in Iraq is considered an asset.
  • Master’s degree relevant for development work, preferably related to gender studies, human rights, international development, law, social work, social sciences or other relevant areas.
  • Experience in international development or humanitarian settings working with survivors of violence. Experience on human rights, protection, and gender will be considered an asset. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and cross-cultural abilities.
  • Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Strong ability to draft donor reports. 
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and ability to work in a team.
  • Fluent in English (native speaker preferred); Arabic and Kurdish language skills are an asset.
  • Willingness to live in KRI.


  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via this LINK.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.