Job Title:  Operations Coordinator
Country:  Iraq
Location:  Dohuk
Contract Duration:  6 Months (renewable depending on performance)
Start Date:  15 February 2022
Reports to:  Head of Mission


Overview of the Role 

The Operations Coordinator is responsible for leading and ensuring high quality finance, logistics,  procurement, Human Resources, Government Liaison, and Administrative and to ensure efficiency for the  operation process to provide shortest pass and minimum cost.  

Financial Management 

Provides quality oversight for finance and accounting functions, including bank account and cash  management, budget development and management, donor financial reports, internal controls,  and cash flow management.  

Ability to fill-in for all accounting tasks of the finance officer (such as payroll processing, closing  months, handling petty cash, produce vouchers, pay suppliers, etc…). 

Revise all financial reports and processes to advise HoM and facilitate approvals of financial reports. Hold the budget management responsibility for SAMS programs in KRI and NES.  

Assist in collecting documents required for audits and verification reports.  

Write and submit internal and external reports for donors as required in collaboration with HQ. Procurement and Asset Management 

In collaboration with the compliance officer be responsible for effective and compliant  procurement and asset management practices.  

Ensure procurement staff work in close collaboration with program staff to plan and coordinate  procurement needs. 

Develop procurement and spending plans and manage the implementation of the programs HR Management: 

Staff Management

Follow-up with direct reports (Finance Officer, HR and Procurement Officer, Baghdad  Representative) and support them to fulfill their responsibilities. 

Develop performance objectives for each staff. Evaluate staff on a semi-annual basis. 

Ensure direct reports are working together effectively as a team. 

Hold weekly team meetings with direct reports for planning purposes, information sharing and  problem solving.  

Recruitment and Orientation

Ensure each position has a job description.  

Design a sourcing strategy to identify qualified candidates.  

Manage the interview process with relevant supervisors. 

Work with senior country management to decide salary offers. 

Ensure effective orientation processes for new hires. 


Represent SAMS in all relevant fora in relation to the position duties, e.g. Government of Iraq (GoI  and KRI), NGOs, donors. 

Government Relations and Liaison with all relevant stakeholders.  

Ensure SAMS provides accurate and timely reports to the GoI as well as KRI.  

Work closely with CPA to ensure all documents are presented to the authorities in a timely manner  and in accordance with the law.  

Education and Experience

University degree in finance, business management, or related area.  

5 years and above experience in Operations and Finance management including 3 years in a  Coordinator level.  

3 years and above NGO experience. 

Strong organizational skills, team management, and communication. 

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. 

Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required. Kurdish is an asset. 

Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).