Rebuild Iraq Recruitment Program

Our vision is that over time, all the lives we touch no longer need the help we give.

 

The Rebuild Iraq Recruitment Program (RIRP) is a German, independent, humanitarian non-governmental organisation, that provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to vulnerable groups, including displaced persons, refugees, and others within Iraq. RIRP was established as a Non-Profit and Non-Governmental organisation in 2004 and its primary function was to assist the United Nations operations in Iraq following the second Gulf war. Today RIRP is organised as an independent private foundation with senior management based in Baghdad, able to make executive decisions in real time.

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RIRP, as a United Nations implementing partner, is legally registered as an International NGO, possesses United Nations identification cards and supported with facilitating documents from the Iraqi Armed Forces - Baghdad Central Command (BCC) to ensure that RIRP is able to execute its projects unobstructed.
RIRP has built up and maintained a huge network of reliable contacts and relationships with local, regional and Iraqi Governmental authorities and parties, in addition to, international establishments.

With 270 employees (including 12 expats), RIRP has its headquarters located in Baghdad and 11 Protection Assistance and Reintegration centre offices (PARCS) throughout Iraq. RIRP has 15 men and women in its Quick Reaction Force. With 48 hours’ notice they can deploy anywhere in Iraq to support the UN and other international organisations with humanitarian aid and emergency relief operations.

RIRP has an outstanding record of client project safety with no client or staff casualties in over 8 years of continuous work in Iraq. This includes over 50 UN projects, 27 donor and 174 European industry projects and thousands of movements within Iraq’s borders.

Our work supports citizen engagement in the fields of economic, health or infrastructure and with the revival of social resources and services. RIRP is an independent and courageous spokesperson for refugee and IDP rights in Iraq, international forums and in Germany. RIRP has an extensive network of Iraqi employees throughout Iraq, including so called “hot spots” such as Diyala, Anbar, Mosul or Tikrit. This Iraq wide network is an important driving factor for the successful work on site, which often relies on the effective cooperation with local communities, partners and contractors.

In Germany, RIRP provides information and counselling on return and repatriation. We also conduct training and seminars on the situation for refugees and IDPs.

The map shows the locations of our offices in Iraq including the headquarter in Baghdad.

Area of Operation