Our Team | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

Our Team

Zhalla Nawzad, Director

Zhalla joined AUIS in May 2009 with previous working experience at international organizations. As HR director, she works closely with other university departments and serves as an information resource for employees and senior management. Additionally, she assumes overall responsibility for all HR functions, including employment law, working conditions, disciplinary and grievance procedures, equal opportunities, redundancies, paternity pay and maternity rights, recruitment, training and development, salary reviews, staff welfare, counseling facilities, and social activities. For auditing purposes, Zhalla is responsible for ensuring that AUIS has the proper insurance coverage.

Zhalla holds a B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Sulaimani and has been awarded various certificates related to Human Resources.

Ext: 2617. Email: [email protected]


Rozha Ahmed, Immigration Specialist

Rozha joined AUIS in August 2009.  She is responsible for obtaining residency cards for all the international employees of AUIS. Rozha has a clear vision of the way governmental offices work, understands the local culture, and is familiar with Iraqi residency laws. Rozha’s responsibilities also include taking care of HR filing and serving as liaison with the Iraqi Social Security Department. 

Ext: 2614. Email: [email protected]