Advocacy Officer

Dünya Doktorları Derneği İstanbul
Tam Zamanlı 1-3
İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
Bu ilan yayından kaldırılmış Görüntülenme : 799


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Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Medecins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.

Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.
DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.

Please visit to learn more.


Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities Afrin provinces and Idlib to deliver health-related services to IDPs.

Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in Istanbul, the Advocacy Officer will work under the responsibility of the Communication and Liaison Manager.

Essential Duties
Design, plan and implement advocacy activities.
Propose an advocacy framework which falls within the overarching advocacy strategy in the context of DDD projects.
May ensure the development and distribution of tools and communication resources for actions in area of projects implementation.
Other related tasks

Themes and policies monitoring in the area
Supporting the definition of national and local strategies, in partnership with the Communication and Liaison Officer for the theme and the projects in the area
Consolidation and finalisation of an advocacy action plan in the area or the thematic area covered
Supporting projects with implementing and monitoring their advocacy action plans (messages, target audiences, partnerships, resources)

  • Identification / mapping of actors and representatives
  • Identification of key events (e.g. conferences)
  • Definition and proofreading the consistency of key messages, reviewing DDD presentations
  • Elaboration of advocacy tools
  • Organisation of events aiming to influence target audiences (meetings, side-events, seminars, lobby tours, etc.) or to increase the involvement of civil society

Leading and mobilising networks with other NGOs**
Drawing-up communication notes (press releases, press packs, etc.)
Lobbying during conferences and meetings (platforms, institutions, consultations, etc.) on the area level and/or thematic level
Creation, update and dissemination of advocacy documents and tools and material designed for teams
Carrying out briefings and training on advocacy documents and tools
Identify, analyse, prioritise and summarise information relating to the field of activity
Research information, analyse and summarise political issues relating to the field of activity
Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence decision-makers
Identify target audiences and stakeholders in an area, a thematic area (in the field of health, media, charities and humanitarian work, institutions, political decision makers)
Draft and adapt tools relating to the field of activity
Draft and format notes, documents and/or reports relating to the specialist area
Contribute to design advocacy training modules


  • Provide reporting on regular activities to the Line-Manager
  • Contribute to monthly reporting done to DDD Management

Other tasks

  • Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract
  • Any other related DDD tasks as assigned by supervisor/line manager

NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.

Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.


Expected Profile
Knowledge & Qualification

BSc degree in humanitarian, political sciences, internal relations or relevant field (Master preferred)
2 years of experience in project management including an advocacy role
Required: Turkish and English (oral and written)
Preferred: French (oral and written)
IT & Equipment
Good proficiency with Microsoft package
Familiarity with communications tools and software is a plus
General Qualities required:
Experience with doing audience (Speak up in public)
Ability to Communicate (writing and speaking) in a foreign language(s)
Ability to create a Network
Excellent multitasking and planning skills
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Team player
Good time-management skills
Great interpersonal and communication skills

Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter in ENGLISH through our website
The deadline for submitting the applications is 22.12.2021

Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

General Information
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.

Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian, impartial and independent organization based in Turkey, facilitating access to health care to populations affected by armed conflicts, internal violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion.
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.
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