I - Position Summary
CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. Following the large-scale influx of refugees in late September/early October 2014, CARE began projects in southern Turkey.
Managed by the Project Coordinator and working in collaboration with other members of the technical and field staff, the Project Assistant will be responsible for supporting the planning and implementing activities with a focus on Basic Needs sector (Shelter, NFI, WASH, and Basic Needs Cash programming) activities in southeast Turkey.
II - General Functions
- Identification, registration, and verification of beneficiaries
- Planning, implementing and reporting on Basic Needs activities
- Contribute to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response
III - Responsibilities
1. Identification, registration and verification of beneficiaries (40%)
- Participate in identification
- Ensure that beneficiaries are selected based on agreed criteria and are registered according to the procedure
- With the Field team and MEAL team, ensure that adequate and accurate records of information on beneficiaries are made and undertake regular data entry work as required
- Management of Field Assistants if required
2. Planning, implementing and reporting on Basic Needs activities (40%)
- Assist the Project Coordinator to schedule and plan activities
- Ensure that standard operating procedures for activities are followed
- Ensure accountability procedures are followed
- Ensure that accurate records of relevant activities are kept
- Participate in the regular entry of electronic data relating to activities
- Provide timely, transparent reports on activities to the Project Officer and Coordinator, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) team
- Support the Field Team in communication with the refugee and/or host community and partner organizations
- Undertake verbal and written translation tasks as required
3. Contribute to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response (20%)
- Assist the MEAL staff with planning of monitoring of the refugee response
- Assist in the review and validation of findings and provide feedback for improving the quality of activities
- Liaise with the logistics and procurement teams to ensure the smooth running of activities
IV - Qualification and skills
- Fluent spoken and written on Arabic & Turkish
- Very good spoken and written English
- A team player, eager to learn new skills
- Strong planning and communication skills
- Prior experience of working with humanitarian organizations in Turkey in staff or volunteer capacity, preferably with refugee populations
- Strong report writing and documentation skills
- Very good computer skills, especially in MS Word and MS Excel
- Spoken and written Arabic and Turkish
- Prior experience of working in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
- Experience working in a community-based role
- Experience in data collection, coding & compilation
V – Work conditions
Duty station: Gaziantep with regular travel to field sites in southeast Turkey
Fieldwork: 60-80% (3-4 days/week)
Office work: 20-40% (1-2 days/week)
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to the e-mail address provided when you click the apply button.
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer**