Arabic-Turkish Translator / Project Assistant (Ref: MV0421-TRPA)

Maya Vakfı İstanbul
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JOB TITLE: Project Assistant 

LOCATION: İstanbul 

 

ABOUT MAYA FOUNDATION:

 Maya Vakfı is a non-profit organization that offers mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) to refugee and host community children who have experienced traumatic life events, including challenging socio-economic conditions, domestic abuse, immigration due to war, and/or losing loved ones to violence. Maya Vakfı provides trauma rehabilitation activities for children in the Balat Field Office through creative workshops which give opportunities for these children to express themselves through art, music, dance, and movement activities to help them cope with their trauma and aid with their recovery. In addition, Maya also places great importance on integrating Psychosocial Support techniques into the education system through its Trauma-Informed Schools (TIS) Program. Strengthening the knowledge and know-how of civil servants and the civil society sector is enhanced through Capacity Building Initiatives and through its Volunteer Program Maya Vakfı provides training, support, and mentoring to volunteers on Psychosocial Support, trauma rehabilitation, and child protection.

Maya Vakfi’s Trauma-Informed Schools (TIS) program aims to provide a holistic approach by providing training, support, and follow-up to school teachers and counselors, psycho-social sessions to children, positive parenting seminars to parents, and activities to prevent bullying in schools. In cooperation with the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Maya Vakfi has authorization to implement the TIS program in seven provinces across Turkey.

Maya Foundation is committed to protect and improve the welfare of the individuals who are worked with and provided service, to create safe spaces for them and it waits from all employees and volunteers to fulfill this commitment. Maya Foundation adopts a zero-tolerance policy on behaviours incompatible with the foundation’s targets and principles especially sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. Additionally, Maya Foundation adopts Child Safe Standards and Principles of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and mainstreams these principles in foundation studies. All of the selected candidates are expected to adapt these standards and principles, for this reason all candidates will complete stages of reference and background check. Background check will include academic background and employment history verification. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information within the scope of background check.

 ROLE PURPOSE:

  • SCOPE OF ROLE: 
  • Reports to: Project Managers
  • Staff directly reporting to this post: N/A
  • Collaboration: Social Workers /Community Engagement Officer / Project Managers/Programme Coordinator and other relevant teams within Maya Foundation and partners

Key Areas of Accountability:

Project Assistant will provide support for different project activities. The duties for the Project Assistant, in detail, will be as follows:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Providing overall support and assistance to the Project Manager and Program Coordinator in managing and running all activities.
  • Providing consecutive interpretation and written translation to program staff during activities and/or meetings, trainings, and all other project related activities.
  • Overall responsibility in dealing with all administrative, financial and procurement issues related to the project.
  • Taking a lead in ensuring accurate and timely reporting and project progress and achievement.
  • Taking lead in data collection as well as data entry. Organizing the data as directed for the specific database, save and scan documents as electronic files and keep the documents archived as needed.
  • Assisting the Project Manager in providing sufficient and detailed information for activity reporting and M&E (monitoring and evaluation).
  • Organizing and maintaining a filling system for all the relevant project documents, save and scan documents as electronic files and keep the documents archived as needed.
  • Leading all efforts in organizing meetings, trainings at both virtual and external venues, as well as keeping record of participants lists for all kinds of events.
  • Assisting the team in outreach activities with beneficiaries.
  • Supporting the team with written translation from Turkish to English / from English to Turkish for the work plans, brochures, and any other relevant documents.
  • Any other relevant duties required by the Project Manager and/or Programme Coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience:

The Candidate should preferably have experience in working in a local NGO and/or INGO. Having knowledge of organizational effectiveness, and operations management including implementing best practices with excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management approach are required.

Essential:

  • A Degree in relevant field (Social Science, Humanities, etc.)
  • Experience working with I/NGOs in Turkey and working with refugee communities.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in translation.
  • Fluent in both Turkish & Arabic (oral & written)/ Fluent in both Arabic & English (oral & written).
  • Good command of English is favourable.
  • Having experience in working with children and refugees is an asset.
  • Having experience in working on PSS activities is an asset.
  • Ability to be flexible, work in a fluid context and adaptation for unexpected situations.
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively work as part of a team.
  • No restrictions with in-country travel (e.g. Sanliurfa).
  • Ability to be an analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively work as part of a team.
  • Computing: Proficient in Microsoft Office including, excel, word, outlook etc.
  • Communication skills: negotiating, facilitating, and presenting as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Time management, organization, and work prioritization.

Interested candidates can send their CVs and cover letters by writing "MVU1220-TRPA" Job Application to the e-mail subject until January 04, 2021.

 

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BAŞVURU: (Bu pozisyona başvurmak için üye girişi yapılmasına gerek yoktur)

Referans Kodu : MV0421-TRPA

E-posta : ik@mayavakfi.org

Başvurunuzu referans kodu ile eposta adresine iletiniz.

 

APPLICATION: (You do not need to sign in to apply for this position)

Reference Code : MV0421-TRPA

E-mail : ik@mayavakfi.org

Please send your application to the email address with reference code.

Maya Vakfı

Herkesin insanca yaşamayı ve gelecek umudu taşımayı hak ettiğine inanan Maya Vakfı; 5-18 yaşındaki çocuklar ile gençlerin zihinsel,fiziksel ve akademik gelişimine katkıda bulunmayı amaçlıyor. Maya Vakfı, ana faaliyet alanını oluşturan ruh sağlığı ve psikososyal destek programı kapsamında, maruz kaldıkları travmanın çocuklarda yarattığı tahribatı onarmak hedefiyle, çocuklara baş etme becerileri kazandırmaya yönelik etkinlikler düzenliyor. Savaş, göç, kayıp, şiddet gibi nedenlerle travmaya maruz kalan çocuklara, koruma hizmetlerinin yanı sıra, yaratıcı sanat terapileri ve sosyo-kültürel aktiviteler aracılığıyla rehabilitasyon desteği veriyor.
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