Community and Youth Officer (National Position) (Ref: TR2024-006)

Concern Worldwide Hatay
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Community and Youth Officer (National Position)

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a qualified Education Manager (National Position).

Job Identification

Job Title                              Community and Youth Officer

Location                             Hatay, Türkiye, with extensive travel to the field

Reporting line                   Education Manager

Responsible for                NA

Liaises with                       All staff

Contract Type                   Fixed Term

Contract Length               6 months (until 31.10.2024)

Vacancy (VN) Number     TR2024-006

 

This is a 6 months role based in Hatay, Türkiye with a net salary range between 1610-1675 USD per month. The salary range provided in this job posting does not constitute any legally binding obligation or undertaking by Concern Türkiye, and final salary amount will be decided mutually by Concern and the employee, which may be lower or higher than the abovementioned salary band.

 

Job Purpose:

Community and Youth Officer will be responsible for engagement with refugee communities in Hatay and will support Implementing Partners’ community and youth engagement activities in Adıyaman and Malatya provinces under Education and WASH Sectors, supported by ECHO. The role will lead the implementation of community-led activities and meetings, community committee capacity development trainings and assist the Implementing Partners’ engagement with youth via meetings, trainings and youth-led activities.

The project activities are as follows:

  • Reaching out and mobilizing communities and youth to raise awareness on education and school enrolment,
  • Facilitating of education access among refugee children after earthquake response context, including identification of out-of-school children, service mapping and targeted enrolment support,
  • Caregiver engagement (CGE) sessions for promoting education and preventing dropouts,
  • WASH maintenance activities with high engagement with the earthquake affected refugee community to promote protection mainstreaming, diversity and inclusion, gender and cultural sensitivity during the interventions,
  • Reaching out and mobilizing communities and youth for hygiene promotion, disaster preparedness, AAP, safeguarding and other areas for building resilience among refugee communities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Implementation:

  • Day-to-day assistance to project activities implemented in Hatay,
  • Initiating and forming community committees in Hatay to promote meaningful participation of the communities to design, implementation and further development of the interventions,
  • Monthly review of community committee expenditures and maintenance of up-to-date project plans based on activities and financial progress,
  • Activity facilitate community and youth safe and meaningful participation, and the inclusion of refugee communities with sensitivity to age, gender, disability and culture
  • Liaise between programme and MEAL teams, to ensure that all necessary monitoring data is collected (baseline and secondary data, reviews, endline surveys, internal/external evaluations, etc.; support developing / revising monitoring and evaluation tools in line with programme outcomes,
  • Develop regular data analysis to share with Programme Coordinator and anticipate any potential challenges, related to achievement of project indicators,
  • Actively contribute/co-lead the revision and implementation of a Community Engagement Strategy, and support the monitoring of protection risks and gaps throughout the project.
  • Support implementation of awareness raising activities to promote education, hygiene promotion and disaster preparedness, and ensure mobilization of the communities to circulate the info
  • Identify and document project learning, case studies and success stories; to disseminate learning on the humanitarian response within Concern more broadly
  • Support protection mainstreaming and child protection principles to be widespread while planning and implementing education and WASH activities
  • Coordinate project activities with other Concern project managers, sector focal points and Hatay Area Manager.

 

Technical Programme Support

  • Support development of capacity assessment and development tools,
  • Revise and update activity materials and curricula for community committees and youth committees as necessary, in collaboration with local partners’ community and youth workers and Concern WASH team
  • Develop and deliver ToT’s to local partner staff to support,
  • Assist on providing technical guidance and training opportunities for community and youth workers, reviewing curricula and supplement materials and conducting visits to observe engagement activities,
  • Promote sharing good practices between different committees,

Partnerships

  • Conduct regular calls to address challenges, answer questions, share good practices and provide updates; when possible, conduct monthly visits with local organisations,
  • Coordinate with Partnership Manager to develop and conduct programme capacity building needs assessment and identify appropriate trainings to local organizations to support engagement activities.

Other Tasks

  • Be aware of, understand, comply with and be a model of Concern's HR policies like P4 and Code of Conduct, and ensure that every member of the programme team as well as local partners are aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern's policies and procedures.
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed.
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities
  • Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in program as well as operational activities.
  • Ensure the highest stands of accountability through ensuring good communication and information sharing within and outside the organization.

Minimum skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, sociology or related subject area,
  • Two years of experience of working in community-based protection, community mobilization, diversity and inclusion, youth work or relevant areas for a humanitarian organisation,
  • Experience of delivering context-specific trainings to refugee community,
  • Fluent in Arabic (written and spoken) and Turkish,

We would also like:

  • Fluency in English,
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook programmes,
  • Familiarity with logistics, Finance and administrative processes,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the community-based protection,
  • Well-developed problem solving, analysis and communication skills.

The expected competencies include

  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • High conceptual clarity and analytical skills; Ability to think creatively and innovate;
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership by anticipating challenges and proposing solutions to achieve organisational goals;
  • Invites and acts on affirming and adjusting feedback from others.
  • Promotes gender equality, challenging the reinforcement of negative gender stereotypes within the workplace.
  • States logically with clearly articulated points and recommendations.
  • Works in an organized manner and meet required quality and timelines

Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English by indicating name of the position applied with its VN (vacancy) number in the subject line (TR2024-006-Community and Youth Officer) of the e-mail to turkey.jobs@concern.net by the end of 25 April 2024, otherwise the application will not be considered.

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Please send your application only for one time.

Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide works with the world's poorest people to transform their lives.
We are an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries.
We work in partnership with the very poorest people in these countries, directly enabling them to improve their lives, as well as using our knowledge and experience to influence decisions made at a local, national and international level that can significantly reduce extreme poverty. In 2015, we positively impacted the lives of 22.5 million people.

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