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GOAL is currently seeking an Assistant Country Director of Systems in Iraq. In this multi-faceted role, you will be supporting key staff to ensure the effective running of the various systems in Zimbabwe. If you are an individual with strong interpersonal skills and a dedicated leader, then this role is right for you.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 5+ years’ experience in HR, administration and logistics related management at a senior management level with Finance experience desirable
  • 3+ years’ experience of overseas management
  • A master’s level degree in a related subject and experience in Administration and personnel management; audit experience preferred
  • Excellent understanding of key donor rules and regulations and implementation of strong compliance and control framework
  • Strong experience liaising with governmental / local authorities and other NGO’s
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable activities and oversee staff work with a strong ability for budget control and financial management skills

As the Assistant Country Director of Systems, you will be reporting to the Country Director in Iraq. You will be involved in managing the logistics, human resources, IT and administration departments, as well as the Field Logistics Officers to ensure support systems meet the demands placed on them. Significant focus will lie on developing the capacity of the above-mentioned departments, with an emphasis on ensuring compliance with GOAL and Donor rules and regulations and resolution of audit issues.

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Logistics, Procurement and IT teams, support them to deliver GOAL logistics requirements and review training needs / monitor performance
  • Contribute to donor proposals and reports consistent with guidelines and deadlines
  • Ensure internal and external audit and compliance issues are monitored and manage to resolution
  • Monitor and control operations expenditure (core costs) to ensure that it stays within available funding and agreed budgets
  • Represent GOAL and the country programme, where relevant to external stakeholders
  • Act as part of the Senior Management Team and deputise for the CD

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

Important information about working with GOAL:


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

Our package includes a competitive salary, shared accommodation, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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