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Head of Office – Mardin Turkey

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is an international humanitarian organization that helps people in need in over 15 countries. We began our emergency relief operation in response to the Syrian crisis in October 2012.

AAR Japan is looking for Head of office who will be positioned in Mardin Turkey.



The job holder will be accountable for all activities in the AAR Japan’s Mardin Office. He/she will therefore plan, coordinate and manage staff, budget, resources and systems to ensure the delivery of project and office objectives while also ensuring that all staff understand and abide by the policies. He/she will be responsible for the all project aspects (budget, reporting, quality and delivery of program activities) and for the office management (finance, HR, logistics, IT, leadership, safety and security).



Reports to:  Country Director

Directly manages:  Manages directly and indirectly 50-60 staff in the office

External Representation:

  • Negotiation and representation with senior level representatives including government at national level and international donors.



– Responsible for overall recruitment procedure.

– Ensure onboarding, training, and performance management of staff as appropriate and in accordance with AAR Japan policies and procedures

– Responsible for overall project implementation at the field level.

– Ensure projects are responsive to the affected population and in line with AAR Japan’s principles, values and policies and procedures.

– Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with authorities, donors, and other NGOs

– Ensure preparation of timely and high quality reports

– Ensures compliance with donor requirements as well as AAR Japan internal policies

– Ensure safety and security of staff.



Bachelor degree

At least 5 years of professional experience including at least 3 years in a relevant field and 1 year of managing staff

At least 1 year experience in humanitarian sector



Master degree

4 years or more of experience in a relevant field and 2 years or more of managing staff

Technical expertise in Programme or/and office management

Ability to speak and write Turkish or Arabic

Ability to create vision and strategy and to inspire people to follow his/her leadership


Skills, knowledge and abilities

Experience ability to understand, create, review, correct and adapt budgets

Strong ability to motivate, coordinate and build capacity of staff

Ability to speak and write fluently English

Ability to multitask with a wide range of activities

Ability to make concerted decisions

Experience/ability to influence internal and external stakeholders

Experience/ability to write, review, correct reports and to ensure that any report submitted is of the highest quality



  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel and work in difficult environment




Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned qualification should submit their English CV and a cover letter explaining salary expectation to indicating the position in the subject line by 3rd of AugustJune, 2018.

Due to the urgency of the position, AAR Japan reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

Note: The application received after the closing date will not be given any consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications fulfill the required criteria will be contacted for test and interview. The submitted documents will not be returned.

More Information

  • Sector Civil Society
  • Level Manager
  • Position Administrative Manager
  • Highest Degree Master, University
  • Experience 4-9
  • Language Level Turkish (B2, Level 4, Intermediate ), English (C2, Level 6, Advanced), Arabic (B2, Level 4, Intermediate )
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AAR Japan was founded in 1979 by Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international organization approved and registered by the United Nations.

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