Project Assistant



Save the Children is Grantee for Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Seed funding, an innovative model for education in emergencies programming. The objective of the PMU is to coordinate (including disbursement of funds) with selected organization for implementation of the Multi Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) for Iraq. The PMU will manage and coordinate disbursement of Education Cannot Wait funding $12M over 3 years. The MYRP Theory of Change focuses on conflict-sensitive interventions, that move communities from emergency to recovery and towards development. The funding for MYRP will ensure that out of school children (OOSC) in priority areas have flexible, responsive routes into learning opportunities, that support their transition into further levels of education and that support their holistic wellbeing and development. The MYRP in line with ECW priorities focusses on interventions targeting 3-18 years especially refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities.

Project Assistant will be a focal point for MYRP team and partners on scheduling Education technical meetings, processing PRs for every project aspect, ensure that attendance sheets are kept regularly, is provided translation to Arabic and English (preferred to have Kurdish translating capacities also). When possible, translate at cluster meetings, workshops etc. He/she will insure the project files and documentations are well kept. Also he/she will attend several meetings and all meetings notes should be kept professionally. Within the Cluster, this role will support the Information Management Officer in communicating with stakeholders, support sub-national clusters with their 3Ws (Who is doing What, Where); support organization of workshops, etc.

Under the guidance of the MYRP Director he/she will support all the project team as well as cluster to schedule partners’ meetings and coordinate with them.


Reports to: MYRP Director

Staff reporting to this post: No


– Organising meetings and workshops (responsible of all logistics);

– Processing PRs for every project aspect and support cluster with PRs;

– Ensure that attendance sheets are kept regularly;

– Provision of written translation from Arabic and English and from English to Arabic (preferred to have Kurdish translating capacities also);

– When possible, translate on meetings and workshops;

– He/she will insure the project files and documentations are well kept.

– The staff should be able to work independently and support the team in all the required tasks.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


* holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

* holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


* sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves.

* widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

* future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


* builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.

* values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

* approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


* develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

* willing to take disciplined risks.


* honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity


* Bachlor’s Degree in related discipline

* The position invites fresh graduates who are passionate, eager to learn, accountable and responsive.



– Have very good knowledge of Microsoft Office package (the candidates will be tested).

– Have multitask experience and/or capacity.

– Ben engaged in tasks that have great responsibility at work or school.

– Have very good English in wiring and verbal (the candidates will be tested).

– Have very good Arabic in writing and verbal (the candidates will be tested).


– Preferred to have experience with NGOs

– Preferred to have Kurdish writing and verbal skills

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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