Cooperative Officer (Ref: TUR1008 - Cooperative Officer)

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) Hatay
Doktora,Yüksek Lisans,Üniversite
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İlan Detayları

Post Title:                                              Cooperative Officer

Organization:                                        Welthungerhilfe

Location:                                                Hatay, Turkey

Duration:                                               12 months (with 2 months of probation)

Benefits:                                                Competitive package

Closing Date:                                        04.10.2020



Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is a private, non-profit-making, politically independent and non-denominational relief organization, which supports people living in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of the color of their skin, their religious beliefs or their worldview.


WHH receives funds from its donors for its projects. Whenever necessary funds are provided the duration of the announced post may be extended, if enough fund cannot be found, the activities will stop completely or partially before the envisaged date and the employment contract shall be terminated.


Brief about the project:

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the targeted households, (host community and SuTP) with prior experience in the open land agricultural sector and/or with experience in the field of food-processing and Mushroom production. The project will be creating income-generating opportunities through open land agriculture and Agro-Processing activities, building their capacity via technical courses as well as promoting social cohesion between and Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey. Additionally, the project will focus on women empowerment and cooperatives to generate income and create a linkage between the host community and refugee communities.

General Position Summary:

S/He will have a role in contributing to the program objectives by working directly with cooperatives, building relationships with cooperatives, union, apex organizations, and other stakeholders, as well as managing parts of the program.

S/He also provides support on areas of cooperative financial management, business management, business plan development, producer group accounting and operations, governance, financial models, and linkages/access to financial institutions and services. Program management duties such as report writing, event planning, procurement of supplies and services, and management of consultants are required.

Description of Duties:


As part of the project team, the cooperative officer will be responsible for fulfilling  following tasks and




  • S/He will be responsible on the 3 cooperatives( 2 Cooperatives in Hatay and 1 Cooperative in Gaziantep)
  • Lead cooperative establishment processes
  • Ensure the progress of the internal processes of cooperatives, monitor and report,
  • Ensure that the financial processes of the cooperative are carried out, monitor and report
  • Make sure the legal processes of cooperatives are followed with consultant/expert
  • Ensure that training(s) and social cohesion activities are implemented correctly as scheduled for cooperatives
  • Prepare market analysis of cooperatives with stakeholders and ensure production in line with market analysis
  • Carry out a feasibility study and prepare a feasibility report with stakeholders.
  • Prepare training reports, conduct M&E of training, and prepare training database;
  • Conduct/coordinate cooperative related level training(s)
  • Support cooperatives to identify individual and organizational training needs;


Other Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context
  • Compile and submit monthly updates and quarterly project reports to the Project Manager within the set deadlines
  • Represent the project in the stakeholders' meetings related to project or as may be assigned by the head of the project
  • Verify the accuracy of data collected for tracking of indicators in the project
  • Monitor groups and individual application of knowledge and skills transfer from training for attitude and behavior transformation, changes in production levels and compliance with quality standards
  • Coordinate relevant stakeholders and service providers to deliver training to project beneficiaries
  • Supporting the Head of Project and other relevant project staff in the implementation of the project activities.
  • Performing any other tasks related to the project when assigned by the supervisor(s).


In addition to the above, the Cooperative Officer might be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Head of Project, Senior Project Officer, or other colleagues as needed.


Qualification Required:


  • Education: Bachelor's or Master’s degree, experiences on cooperative(s) or equivalent in international development, rural development or a related field is highly preferable;


  • Working experience:

    • One or more years of working experience in a related position is preferable and preferably in a non-profit organization, or otherwise in a humanitarian setting
    • Knowledge of cooperative management activity
    • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
    • Supervisory experience.


  • Skills/knowledge: 

    • Ability to interpret and apply legislation and regulatory frameworks
    • Objective analysis and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, particularly written skills (presenting complex information coherently and succinctly).
    • Presentation, training and group facilitation skills
    • Ability to coordinate complex projects, including the ability to assess priorities and manage competing deadlines.
    • Ability to consult, liaise, and build effective relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups.
    • Able to demonstrate a resourceful, resilient, and solution-focused approach in challenging environments.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    • Prepare weekly work plans and organize schedules for the team in order to complete tasks in an appropriate manner.
    • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards
    • Good Computer Skills and knowledge of common computer programs, particularly MS Office 


  •  Personality requirements: Ability to integrate in a transcultural team, hardworking, good communication skills, ability to motivate and develop skills of others, attentive to detail, co-operative, good humor, able to work independently and with remote supervision. Ability to adjust to the mentalities of the duty station. A high degree of self-discipline and diplomatic competence.


  • Language Skills:   Fluency in Turkish and English, Arabic is strong asset



Submission Guidelines:

The applicants should submit a letter of motivation and CV in English to by 04.10.2020 latest. CV should include information about education, qualifications, professional experience and professional references.


A cover letter must include salary expectations.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe reserves the right to fill in the position before the deadline due to urgency.


Please read the privacy notice.



This Privacy Notice was drafted by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Turkey Representation Office (“WHH Turkey”) as data controller in accordance with Article 10 of the Turkish Law No 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) and the Communiqué on the Principles and Procedures in Conforming with the Obligation to Inform.

On the legal bases referred to in Article 5, “the processing activity is necessary for establishment, use or protection of a right” and “the processing is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract”, WHH Turkey shall process your name-surname, e-mail address, mobile phone no, references and CV/résumé personal data for carrying out selection and placement processes for job candidates, and transfer them to third party suppliers  through your applications to published WHH Turkey job ads via employment agencies or sending your CV/résumé to WHH Turkey directly by wholly or partly automatic means. Additionally, WHH Turkey is going to get in touch with your references assuming that all obligatory information is given, and consents are obtained by your side about sharing their personal data with WHH Turkey.

You may submit your requests to WHH Turkey under Article 11 of the Law concerning the rights of the data subject in accordance with the Communiqué on the Procedures and Principles of Application to a Data Controller.

Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Welthungerhilfe is a private, non-profit-making, politically independent and non-denominational relief organization, which supports people living in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of the color of their skin, their religious beliefs or their worldview. WHH is working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, relief aid, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
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