|ASI Danışmanlık- The Aid Fund for Northern Syria (AFNS)||Gaziantep|
Position: Humanitarian Officer
Location(s): Gaziantep, Türkiye
Service area(s): Strategy and Quality Unit (SQU)
Reports to: Humanitarian Lead (SQU Lead)
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About the Role
The Humanitarian Officer will work within the Strategy and Quality Unit and will ensure projects supported by the Aid Fund for Northern Syria (AFNS) are correctly prioritised, are well developed, are of high quality and are well reported upon.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
- Assists to prepare allocation documents: works with the Humanitarian Lead to prepare allocation documents in line with the Humanitarian Response Plan and prioritised in line with Cluster perspectives.
- Coordination and relationship development with humanitarian clusters and other key stakeholders as identified, to support information exchange, effective coordination, strategy design, and implementation of AFNS funded projects.
- Syrian humanitarian context and gap analysis to inform humanitarian needs and response: supports the Humanitarian Lead with rigorous gap analysis of the humanitarian context of northwest Syria, drawing upon inputs from cluster leads as well as programme research outputs, to identify priorities for AFNS allocations cycles.
- Strategy development: supports the AFNS Leadership to develop Fund and allocation strategies for AFNS that addresses the most pressing areas of humanitarian need and maximises impact of donor funding contributions.
- AFNS team and Implementing Partner Capacity-building: contribute to the identification of training and capacity needs, development of capacity building plans for AFNS team members and partners. Contribute to the development of training materials and conducting training sessions.
- Reporting and revision: support in the review of implementing partner reporting to ensure the accuracy and quality to input into wider reporting from the allocation and Fund. Support project revision requests in consultation with Humanitarian Lead.
- Specialist expertise: support in the technical review process of proposals and reporting, capacity building for AFNS team and implementing partners, and other exercises aligned the Humanitarian Officer’s area of expertise.
- Surge capacity: provides surge support to colleagues as requested, including the Grants and Partnership Unit (GPU) at peak times. Expected to include review of proposal submissions, facilitation of the Strategic and Technical Review Committee and their feedback to implementing partners. Other tasks as identified by the Humanitarian Lead.
State the minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job. These are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position.
- Eligible for work in Türkiye (right to work).
- A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, or any other relevant field.
- Excellent spoken and written English language.
- Microsoft Excel (advanced level), Word, Excel, and Outlook (good level).
- 3 - 5 years’ work experience in a comparable role.
- Strong understanding of humanitarian issues and principles as well as the humanitarian context in northern Syria.
- Experience delivering capacity building exercises.
- Specialist expertise in one or more humanitarian sector area.
- Ability to work under pressure and manage competing demands against tight deadlines.
- Good judgement, integrity, sensitivity, and respect for confidentiality.
- Pro-active, flexible and result focused approach.
- A strong team player, with the ability to build effective relationships working remotely.
- Arabic language skills.
- Previous experience in managing on grant funding programme.
- Experience working in a humanitarian role for an organisation involved in Syria cross-border aid delivery.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this vacancy.
Deadline for applications is 11 June 2023.
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