General Director (Ref: General Director)

Dünya Doktorları Derneği İstanbul
General Director
Tam Zamanlı 10-24
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İlan Detayları


Medecins du Monde Türkiye (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion. 

Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population. 

DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.

Please visit to learn more.


Based at DDD Headquarter, Istanbul, the General Director reports to the President and the Board of Directors.

Status:  Fixed-Term Contract (with possible extension)
Expected Starting Date: 01.07.2024


Knowledge & Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, International Development, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant senior-level management experience in international relief and development programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated record of collaboration and partnership-building for programmatic success
  • Demonstrated record of effectively leading a high-performance, outcomes-based international team
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational management with the ability to coach team members, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a multi-million Euro annual budget


  • Required: English (oral and written)
  • Preferred: Turkish 

IT & Equipment

  • Good proficiency with Microsoft package and HR management software

General Qualities Required:

  • Sense of diplomacy and ability to resolve conflicts
  • Stress tolerance and ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
  • Ability to travel frequently



Startegic Vision and Leadership

  • Collaborate with the President and the Board of Directors to implement the strategic plan, while ensuring that the budget, team, and priorities are aligned with the organization’s core mission.
  • Provide leadership and direction to all team members and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.
  • Remain up to date in the best and innovative practices of international relief and development to inspire and advise the staff in program development and implementation.

Financial Management and Revenue Generation

  • In Collaboration with Finance, oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long- and short-term financial plans, monitoring the budget, and setting fundraising goals and financial priorities in consultation with the Board of Directors and President.
  • In collaboration with the Grants and Fundraising units, ensure the development and implementation of the fundraising strategic plan, including the donors.
  • Serve as the spokesperson of the organization and use external presence and relationships to maintain and develop new funders, partnerships, and opportunities
  • Seek funding through creative avenues, including traditional fundraising and donor engagement, contributing to the writing and securing of grants from charitable foundations, pursuing corporate sponsorships, public partnerships, social enterprise models, special events, etc.
  • Ensure timely reporting to program funders and other key stakeholders.

Program Support

  • Spearhead strategic and long-term planning for programmatic growth and impact.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of all programs to ensure quality, sustainability, and responsiveness to community and organizational needs (directly managed by the team, which the General Director supports in fulfilling their responsibilities).
  • In collaboration with relevant departments/units, ensure programs are aligned with best practices by upholding monitoring and evaluation frameworks and effectively utilizing data and outcomes to inform program decisions and design.
  • Communicate results to the Board of Directors, President, funders, donors, and other stakeholders.

Representation and Communication

  • Oversee the development of a strategic plan for advocacy.
  • Represent the organization at international meetings, conferences, and events as needed (including MdM Network meetings and events)
  • Be a local, national, and international leader by publishing and communicating program results as a model for other regional and international efforts.
  • In collaboration with Communication department, deepen and refine all aspects of communications with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • In collaboration with the General Secretary serve as the primary organization liaison to the Board of Directors by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between the Board and the team.
  • In collaboration with the General Secretary cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors to ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.

HR Management

  • Create an environment that supports the personal and professional growth of staff resulting in a high-functioning, results-oriented team.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration by strengthening internal communications in support of the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
  • Engage regularly in effective communication with the team to ensure high performance and commitment to the goals of the organization.


  • Provide regular reporting to the President and the Board, upon his/her solicitation
  • Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract

Other tasks related to the position

  • Perform any other duties related with his/her positions, as required by DDD President and Board.


Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.

NB: Considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.

Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


How to Apply:
Please apply with your CV and/or motivation letter in ENGLISH through our website 

Closing Date: 23.06.2024

Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.
DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview. 

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

General Information
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.

Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian, impartial and independent organization based in Turkey, facilitating access to health care to populations affected by armed conflicts, internal violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion.
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.

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