NCCI is a leading coordination actor in Iraq, helping NGOs connect with each other, various government entities, UN stakeholders and others. NCCI has four main modalities of supporting coordination groups:

  1. NCCI hosts and leads some groups under the mandate of the NCCI Executive Board.

  2. NCCI establishes a group and helps NGOs elect leadership. Those elected NGO chairs/leads manage the group and lead the activities. NCCI may provide information management or other support as needed.

  3. Other agency (i.e. UN) owns and leads the group. NCCI facilitates the NGO election of NGO members to join the group in accordance with that group's criteria.

  4. NCCI is not a member of some groups, but is asked to engage the Iraq NGO community on occasion for that group. For example, NCCI sometimes shares invites, circulates surveys, organizes meetings... as requested by those groups.

Below is a list of the current groups which NCCI is working with or is in discussions to start working with; this information is indicative but not exact. It is updated regularly but the actual participation may vary from this chart.

NCCI Led Groups

Group

Description (unofficial)

Leadership/Membership

Contact

NCCI Email & Skype Contact lists

Iraq Humanitarian Coordination Groups - NGO Participation & Leadership elected by NGOs through NCCI
We keep contact lists for the following groups:

  • CD’s Group (1 person)
  • Deputy CD’s / Operations / Programmes Leads (2 people)
  • HR/Admin/Liaison Group (2HR, 2 Admin, 2 Liaison)
  • NNGO CD’s Group (Viber) (1 person)
  • Advocacy Working Group (2people)
  • Other elected leadership groups as relevant

To update any NCCI contact lists contact Abdu at

Abdulrahman:

NCCI Steering Committee

Advisory / executive board leading NCCI’s team in strategic decisions and providing accountability to members.

NCCI Member CDs, 6+ 1 Nominated.

Redar:

NCCI Country Directors’ Group

Regular meeting led by NCCI to bring updates on all types of issues relevant to NGOs. Helps NGO CDs communicate and organize for collective action. Limited to NGO heads of mission or their OICs.

All NCCI Member CD’s (Deputies/designated focal point in CD’s absence, strictly limited to 1 per NGO)

Redar:

AWG- Advocacy Working Group

Technical working group for all NGOs interested in collective advocacy relevant to Iraq. Covers a variety of issues relevant to human rights, humanitarian access and protection.

2 Co-Chairs (Oxfam - Mercy Corps ) + NCCI Advocacy Coordinator

Aude:

Group

Description (unofficial)

Leadership/Membership

Contact

Democracy and Human Rights Working Group

The Democracy and Human Rights Working Group (DHR WG) is a coordination mechanism, facilitate joint approaches to Democracy and Human Rights views and strategies while increasing local, regional and international awareness on Iraqi democracy, human rights and related issues.

 NCCI and Mercy Hands

Najat:

National Peace and Reconciliation Working Group

The National Peace and Reconciliation Working Group (NPRWG) is a coordination mechanism for NGOs to collaborate and combined efforts collectedly and the working group will provide a solid stage among NGOs which allows them to coordinate, exchange information, identify stakeholders, and execute opportunities for the joint working group in national wide.

NCCI and Mercy Corps

Najat:

NCCI HR/Admin Working Group

Regular meeting led by NCCI to bring updates and coordination on regulatory, logistical and legal process and procedures. Generally attended by NGO HR leads or Admin leads but open to most any NCCI member participants.

NCCI Human Resources Officer + NCCI Admin Officer 

Hero:

Externally Led Groups with NCCI Support

Group

Description (unofficial)

Leadership/Membership

Contact

Humanitarian Country Team (HCT)

The highest level coordination body for humanitarian affairs. Supervisory forum for all cluster and other planning groups. Chaired by the UN RC/HC, with participation from all UN agency leads, 6 NGO CDs, and several donors.

NCCI + Six seats for NGOs. Potentially additional observer seat.Country Director/HoM representation and OIC allocated.

Aude:

Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF) Advisory Board

Advisory group chaired by the UN with membership from donors and 4 NGO representatives. Advises on the HRF funding allocations and process.

Two INGO seats and two NNGO seats, plus an additional observer seat.

Aude:

Coordination & Common Services Cluster/Inter Cluster-Coordination Group

Serves as an information management cluster. Facilitates coordination and inter-system communication. Supports humanitarian access, common data and platforms, and collective needs tracking. Encourages unified data reporting. The ICCG is the group where all cluster coordinators meet to ensure a coherent strategy, and response across all sectors. The ICCG provides relevant information and analysis to the HCT.

NCCI is the cluster co-coordinator. Clusters are open to all NGOs. NCCI sits on the ICCG through its seat as the Coordination and Common Services (CCS) cluster co-coordinator.

Najat:

Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Network – coming soon

Formerly UN only coordination group now adding 4 NGO representatives. Helps coordinate reporting of sexual exploitation or abuse allegations. Chaired by UNFPA and UNHCR. TORs/mandate for network under revision now.

Two NNGOs and two INGOs, NGO participation not yet active as of Sept 2018

 Noor