Competences

RRI’s operating ethos is based on the principles of loyalty, credibility, thoroughness and accuracy.

 

The RRI team has significant knowledge and experience gained from operating in diverse and challenging situations in Iraq. This experience is the core platform on which successful project delivery is built.

RRI is confident of project delivery based on:

  • Our extensive experience gained during successful completion of rebuilding projects, multiple human resources projects and training projects throughout Iraq
  • RRI being a German organisation, with senior management based in Baghdad, able to make executive decisions rapidly and put them into effect without the need to consult a higher level office
  • Our strong German independent position which allows us to invest in the right people to provide excellent service
  • RIRP being a specialized provider of very high qualified local Iraqi staff
  • RIRP providing Iraq wide Evaluation and Monitoring projects with a mixture of high level International and Iraqi staff

RRI aims to improve the quality of life for vulnerable groups, including displaced persons, refugees, and others. Together with local communities and local partners, we operate programs to improve the personal living situation of people in need through e.g.

• Expanding healthcare,
• Increasing economic opportunities
• Rebuilding infrastructure or
• Realizing training projects

Our work supports citizen engagement in the fields of economic, health or infrastructure support as well as within the revival of social resources and services.

RIRP has an extensive network of Iraqi employees all over Iraq, including so called “hot spots” like Diyala, Anbar, Mosul or Tikrit. This Iraq wide network is an important success driving factor for the work on site, which often relies on the effective cooperation with local communities, partners and contractors.

 

Project Realisation

RRI realises and supervises projects. Our extensive networks of Iraqi employees have skills ranging from engineering to upper management, and are located throughout Iraq; our local employees are supervised by international RIRP staff on site and are able to handle local projects independently.

Our highly skilled German/Iraqi management teams have the necessary flexibility and a full understanding of local conditions, that enables them to realise projects efficiently and results focused. Through this we are able to realise sizeable reconstruction projects.

Former projects include:

  • Support to housing and restoration of community services, as well as economic recovery and local building abilities
  • Structural and functional rehabilitation of hospitals, health centers, schools, aqueducts, sanitation systems and other social and cultural structures.

 

Infrastructure is at the core of any long-term development solution. RRI works with local communities to address the needs of people and with local partners to promote planning and to develop new strategies to ensure long term sustainability.
Through economic development projects, RRI works to help generate business, train workers and create jobs.

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Camp Management

It is estimated that around a quarter of all displaced communities live in camps or camp-like settings. With millions of refugees worldwide, and an escalating number of internally displaced people, there is a need for the effective management of camps, as part of an effective humanitarian relief response.

With a wide range of stakeholders and service providers involved in the life of a camp, camp management focuses on developing effective coordination mechanisms that support the provision of assistance and protection.

Camp management aims to ensure that gaps in services are identified, duplications are avoided, and the fundamental human right to life with dignity, is upheld for the camp community.
RRI has successfully completed multiple projects in the 7 core activities, many of which were funded by international and UN-agencies.

 

 

Capacity Building
Training (TBSs) and midwifes), Diyala, 2008
Training (TBSs) and midwifes, Diyala, 2008

Since the establishment of RIRP it was always the aim of this program to encourage and help Iraqis find employment. Since early 2004, RIRP established a database containing information on Iraqi candidates; this database contains their CV’s, information about their vocational training and work experience and additional skills and abilities. The RIRP candidate pool contains technicians, engineers, sales people, specialists and executives from nearly every branch. Companies and organisations that are seeking qualified local staff, can gain access to the RIRP candidate database.
To choose the right specialist, RIRP matches the qualifications of the candidates with the personnel needs of the clients and organisations; we also make suggestions concerning the staff. RIRP selects suitable candidates by arranging interviews to recheck the qualifications and information in the database, additionally, RIRP provides training, to empower human resources and build their capacities to strengthen the civil society as well as the local structures.
 

Information breeds Confidence - Silence breeds fear

In a time of crisis we want our employees to feel confident and self-assured in their actions, so they can be of assistance and not pose an additional burden to the authorities handling the situation. Regular drills and information briefings are essential to achieve this goal. All training and security specifics are delivered in the native language of the work force and in English to ensure thorough and full comprehension.
RRI’s training activities include, but are not limited to: primary health care, project and business management, writing reports and proposals, shelter rehabilitation as well as training in connection with the provision of In Kind Grants.

RRI employs a strict security code and does not employ armed personal security details, unless, expressly asked for and deemed necessary and agreed to, by all contract partners. We regularly inform our work crew about theatre and political issues and the general theatre status as well as special incidents. It is our firm belief, and moral obligation to enable our work force to make informed decisions at all times, hence having created a highly loyal and committed work force as a result.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation/ Surveys

M&E of In Kind Grants (IKG) Projects: Workshop for car tyres

RRI assists international organisations in monitoring and evaluating their on-going or intended projects (through local surveys and feasibility studies). Monitoring and evaluation of assistance and reconstruction projects is essential to ensure that the great human and financial efforts invested in local projects, prove efficient and target-oriented. Within a harsh environment such as Iraq it is highly important to collect information that enables managerial decisions to be made in relation to the project, and use the information to make changes and improvements.

The aim of monitoring activities is to provide project management as well as key stakeholders with early indications of (potential) problems or changes in the achievement of project objectives. It provides the basis for corrective actions and for the improvement of the project design. RRI’s monitoring activities aim to answer questions such as, will the project fulfil its targets, are the appropriate groups being targeted and if the objectives and goals of the project remain valid in reference to the project environment.

 

M&E of IKG Projects, Water pumps, Basra

RRI evaluation activities focus on relevance, performance and issues requiring decisions and actions. They provide early signs of potential impact and sustainability of results and recommendations for follow-up activities, e.g., second phase of a project. The aim of any evaluation is to systematically compare the actual project impacts with the target impacts expected at the time of the project appraisal. Surveys and feasibility studies of certain regions and intended projects also contribute to reach best-possible project results.

RIRP has already successfully completed multiple evaluation and survey tasks in Iraq from 2004 - 2014. A short selection which provides an overview of area of activities and locations is given below: