Support to Life (STL) is an independent humanitarian agency working in the field of disaster risk reduction, disaster preparedness, and emergency response in Turkey and the surrounding region. With an emphasis on community participation, STL works at a grassroots level to build local capacity, mitigate the risks and impact of disasters, and support those in need in meeting their basic needs and rights.
In line with its mandate STL currently has the following main activities:
- Refugee Support: The goal of STL’s work in the area of refugee support is to help Syrian refugees in the region who are either unable or unwilling to settle in refugee camps meet their basic needs and rights. STL is providing direct support through psychosocial services in its Community Centres, and enables access to services with its Case Management teams.
- Child Protection: STL has been working with at-risk children, sensitizing farmers and raising awareness among the public in an effort to contribute to eliminating child labour in Turkey, especially in the context of seasonal migratory agricultural work. As the inflow of Syrian refugees aggravated child labour in Turkey and child work became a prevalent negative coping strategy, STL extended its child protection activities to include refugee families.
- Emergency Response: In disaster situations, STL provides relief aid to disaster-struck communities through in-kind and cash-based support for food and non-food items, winterisation aid, as well as improving the conditions of shelter and addressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs.
- Strengthening Civil Society and Networking: STL brings together key civil society actors with the aim of creating the local capacity needed for effective disaster management in Turkey. In order to create positive change, STL publishes and disseminates reports, engages in capacity building activities through trainings, working group meetings and exposure visits. STL also pursues active coordination and advocacy campaigns with government and civil society actors.
Hayata Destek is looking for Community Based Protection Programme Manager to work in İstanbul, HQ office.
“Under the Security of Personel Information Law that is published on The Official Gazette of Republic of Turkey on 07.04.2016, no 29677;
By applying for this advertisement, you agree that your resume and any personal information in it may be shared with Hayata Destek Derneği”
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Developing STL Community Based Protection strategy for an integrated and comprehensive protection, in collaboration with the technical experts as well as the Community Center teams.
- Based on solid data, identifying new interventions needed to address needs of the target group.
- Designing the program with other STL team members and relevant departments
- Putting finalized project designs into a project proposal format, including log frame, work plan and budget to be submitted to the Programme Coordinator
- Ensures close collaboration and synergy with other Programmes such as food security, livelihoods, cash based interventions, IPA/case management, child protection, mental health and psychosocial support, and education, as appropriate
- Sharing information and best practices among Community Center teams in the fields and coordination between Field Teams and HQ Departments (i.e. Advocacy and Coordination, MEAL, Technical and Communication Departments)
- Following the preparatory work for the planning and implementation of the Community Based Protection projects, in collaboration with the Field Coordinators and Project Managers
- Supporting the Community Center Managers in coordination with the Field Coordinators
- Ensuring that M&E, APR, HR, procurement, logistic and communication plans are in place
- Working closely with other STL departments (such as MEAL, Technical Team, HR, Admin/Finance, Logistics, etc.) to ensure the timely implementation of the project within the limitations of the project budget
- Compiling and submitting monthly and quarterly progress reports prepared by the Project Managers
- Supporting the project managers for the update and forecast of project budgets, in collaboration with the Finance Manager
- Following up official communication with donors for grant submission, due diligence, contract signature, report submission and project closure processes
- University degree from a relevant field
- Minimum three years’ experience in a management position
- Knowledge or experience in project cycle management
- Knowledge of donors and experience of developing proposals
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politicized and multi-cultural settings with a wide variety of stakeholders
- Ability to analyze information, document clearly, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Turkish
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
- Sector Civil Society
- Level Manager
- Position Program Manager
- Highest Degree Doctorate, Master, University
- Experience 1-3
- Language Level Turkish (C2, Level 6, Advanced), English (C2, Level 6, Advanced)