Job Information Vocational Training Expert NGO Information
Contact Name HR
Contact Email
Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Kirkuk
Job Shift
Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2023-11-24
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 5 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2023-11-24
Deadline Date 2023-12-08
[Kirkuk,Iraq ]


People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization providing humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide. Formed in 1992 in the Czech Republic, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in post-communist Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society at home and abroad.

PIN began its work in Iraq in 2003 focusing on reconstruction and renovation of schools and health centres. After a short break, PIN decided to re-establish its presence in the country in January 2015, mainly in response to deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country and massive displacement of people from conflict-affected areas. Since then, PIN has maintained a strong presence in Iraq, and has gradually extended its activities across the Governorates of Kirkuk, Salah Al-din, Kirkuk and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Typical recipients of our aid are internally displaced persons, returnees, and people who survived the fighting near their homes and meet the pre-defined criteria of vulnerability.

Apart from humanitarian aid, PIN is currently working on long-term programmes supporting restoring livelihoods, education, and climate change.


The Vocational Training Expert will contribute to successful implementation of a project in, Kirkuk Governorate and to the overall development and quality of PIN’s program portfolio on food security and rural livelihoods. The staff will report to the Program Manager, work alongside the Project Field Coordinator, and closely cooperate with all support departments (MEAL, Finance, Log/Admin/HR, and Security).

The Vocational Training Expert will primarily be responsible for supporting the field implementation and management of a planned resilience project from UNDP. The objective of this project is to enhance food security and resilience for vulnerable residents of Kirkuk by: supporting youth and women to improve their skills through tailored capacity building plans, mentoring, and provision of Vocational Training.

The activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct a Labour Market Assessment in close coordination with UNDP and local authorities
  • Curriculum development and identifying training facilities where the training will be carried out suitable for the specialization required. The training facilities identified should have competent training staff, training workshops with advanced equipment, and licensed to issue certificates to trainees upon completion of 2 months of specialized vocational training, capacity needed and availability to execute the training during the proposed time.
  • Will define the training inputs needed, number of trainers needed, duration of training, location and other information for each type of training to be provided in order to implement the training
  • Supporting creation of matching database and sharing with UNDP
  • Capacity building to local authorities, etc. to ensure the continued sustainability of the project
  • Hold a graduation ceremony for the Vocational Training graduates and organize a career day or job matching fair



The Vocational Training Expert will support the Project Manager in the implementation of project activities within their area of assigned competence. Under this contract, the Vocational Training Expert will:


  • In collaboration with key stakeholders and with support from the PIN Global Advisors on Market Analysis, lead the process of developing curriculum for a Vocational training
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Labour Market Assessment
  • Support in the selection of beneficiaries as determined by the vulnerability assessment in coordination with local authorities
  • Lead in OJT and host businesses monitoring, reflecting on sessions between trainee and host business
  • Support assessment and research activities aimed at strengthening the knowledge base and effective delivery of PIN programs in the area of rural livelihoods as appropriate
  • Advise field-level staff on implementing field-level activities
  • Follow-up with beneficiaries who receive OJT and perform field visits to monitor the trainings
  • Effectively prioritize tasks and seek guidance from the Program Manager in case of any unclarities



The Employee is especially responsible for;


  • Ensuring timely and effective delivery of tasks
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to Line Manager
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documents in proper manner
  • The Employee is obliged to follow PIN Code of Conduct, National Staff Policy and Internal working rules, safety and security, fire safety regulations and other obligatory procedures and regulations related to his work.



  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.
  • Adhering to all PIN policies and procedures at all times including those stipulated in the Code of Conduct, National Staff Handbook, Security Standard Operating procedures, etc.
  • Punctual attendance to work including both working hours in the assigned office and schedule field trips if applicable
  • Ensuring timely and effective delivery of tasks
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks
  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness. The Agreement of Liability of Assets has been signed separately.
  • Prompt providing of all relevant information to their supervisor
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within not publically available
  • Archiving of all entrusted and acquired documents in proper manner
  • Representing and upholding the values of People in Need at all times
  • Behave in appropriate manners at all times and in all places
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


  • Graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in agriculture, agribusiness or related field
  • Experience implementing projects in Kirkuk
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in training the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, and water management practices
  • Experience in early recovery or rural development projects in an NGO context
  • Good communication skills, highly organized, result-oriented, responsible and reliable
  • Ability to work under pressure, proactive and independent working style
  • Good understanding of community participation and ability to communicate with impact and respect
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with other members of the team
How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by latest 08th December 2023 via a link:



Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Early Applications are encouraged as the suitable Candidate might be Selected before the Application Deadline. People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need engages /is in contact with. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Early applications are encouraged as the suitable candidate might be selected before the application deadline

Finally, please consider that this appointment is subject to the final project approval from the donor.

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