CESVI has been working in Iraqi Kurdistan since 2018, focusing on the areas of Emergency Livelihoods, Multi-Purpose Cash Transfer, agriculture, food security, and protection/GBV activities to benefit the most vulnerable segments of the population: IDPs, refugees, and host communities.

CESVI currently has 3 offices in the Iraqi Kurdistan region: 1 coordination office in Erbil, 1 field office in Dohuk and one in Sulaymaniya.

Currently, CESVI is implementing two projects in Emergency Livelihoods, Cash transfer responding to the needs created by the protracted humanitarian crisis and aggravated by the most recent economic crisis in favour of the most vulnerable sections of the population such as displaced persons funded by AICS Amman (Italian Cooperation) and 8×1000 stato.

CESVI is also implementing a Protection/GBV project in Erbil, Dohuk, Sulaymaniyya and Halabja governorates. The project promotes the access to quality integrated protection services while strengthening the community networks of civil society organisations engaged in response to gender-based violence.

In 2024, a new representation and coordination office will be opened in Iraqi federal territory


The collaboration is scheduled to start in late June/starting of July 2024.

The primary duty station will be the Country Office in Erbil, with regular visits to the project’s areas.

The Country Administrator will report to the Head of Mission (HoM) in the field and to the Regional/Area Manager. Close collaboration will be maintained with the Area Administrative Coordinator and CESVI staff in Iraq.

Main tasks and duties

  • Financial monitoring of the projects implemented in the Country: Prime entries, BFU preparation, sharing cost planning and implementation, management of admin staff, Support PM/HoM in budget drafting for new proposals
  • Donors’ Audit and Expenditure verification and Country Audit
  • Support the efficient office management and logistics, the implementation and revision of CESVI’s internal Procurement procedures in the Country, contributing to their enhancement in collaboration with the Operations Manager, HoM, and HQ
  • Support the correct HR management for local staff



  • University degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in financial and administrative management of cooperation and development projects
  • Strong skills in financial monitoring, planning, follow-up, budgeting, financial management, and accountancy.
  • Good knowledge of key administrative rules, regulations, and reporting platforms of major national and international donors
  • Proficiency in preparing financial reports, new budget proposals, forecasts, and financial planning
  • Familiarity with managing grant contracts
  • Experience in setting up and reinforcing procedures and systems for financial management and control, and reviewing them for efficiency when necessary
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to collaborate and support local, expatriate, and partners’ staff
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures
  • Very flexible with a positive attitude
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programmes as well as accounting software and other database tools


  • Prior experience working within a complex country programme during emergency response or in a fragile state
  • Knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA region) and familiarity with the local context.
  • Prior experience in financial management and reporting of projects funded by AICS (italian cooperation) and UN agencies.
  • Proficiency in developing, delivering, and evaluating training for staff members.
  • Previous experience in managing external audits for implemented projects.
  • Fluency in Italian, both written and spoken


Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons, or partners.

Cesvi’s commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.


Cesvi pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage.