Duration: January 2018 – May 2019
Our organization, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally-owned non-profit international cooperation enterprise and is responsible for the administration of technical cooperation within the framework of Development Cooperation between the Governments of Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey. The Office of GIZ was established in 1997 in Ankara in order to serve this purpose of cooperation between the two Countries.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH seeks to employ a Communication Officer with one year employment contract for the programme ‘Qudra – Resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises’. The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘Madad’ Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises.
QUDRA is a multi-donor action financed by EU Regional Trust Fund MADAD and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) that implements its actions on behalf of the European Union and German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a leading implementing agency of the action in cooperation with Expertise France (EF) and with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). All three agencies endeavor to achieve a coherent concept and implementation in order to contribute to a European solution to the on-going refugee crisis. QUDRA Programme addresses the Syrian refugee crisis and aims to mitigate its destabilizing impact in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. The objective of the Programme is to support vulnerable populations both in the host communities and the Syrian refugees in these countries.
To achieve the objective to build the resilience of host communities, refugees and displaced persons, the programme offers its support through the following five modules: 1) improving school infrastructure and access to extracurricular activities (e.g. sports); 2) expanding and improving basic vocational skills; 3) strengthening social cohesion through community-based services; 4) building the capacities of the local administrations; 5) and promoting dialogue and exchange of experience between refugees and host communities, with a focus on social relations.
GIZ is currently looking to employ a qualified Advisor based on a full-time contract to support the QUDRA Programme in Ankara.
The Advisor is responsible for
- The position holder is responsible for the implementation and operationalization of the strategy and the operational plan and budget plan of SO5 in Turkey
- The position holder is responsible to prepare and implement dialogue, learning formats and SO5 project activities in Turkey and up-dating the operational plan of SO5 in Turkey regularly aligned with activities of SO5 in partner countries
- Monitors the development and implementation of the modules’ activities in close consultation with the module team leader and the other modules
- Coordinates and plans all SO5 activities closely with SO5 coordinators in partner countries and other module team leaders in Turkey
- Develop an operational plan for SO5 measures in Turkey including budget allocations and expenditures and up-date regularly.
- Introduces and implements innovative, experimental learning formats such as so called “social labs” that enables the participants to develop jointly new initiatives and ideas
- Deals with the design, preparation and implementation of national and regional dialogue and learning formats, such as conferences and other events on issues related to the modules’ area of activity
- Strictly applying a “Do-no-harm” approach in implementation of activities to avoid tension between host and refugee communities.
B. Required qualifications, competences and experience
- Master’s degree in International Development, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or a related field. A graduate degree with substantive relevant experience could also be considered
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in international development cooperation in the region
- Experience in planning, supervising and implementing dialogue and learning formats in Turkey
- Extensive experience in international cooperation and working in multi-national teams.
- Extensive experience with implementing refugee programs in the region.
- Extensive working knowledge of “do-no-harm” approach and conflict resolution in refugee programs.
- Very good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners at various levels from Ministries to communities.
- Ability to work with a multi-cultural team
Other knowledge, additional competences
- Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
- Native in Turkish, excellent knowledge of English with proven record of reporting in English
- Demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge and proven analytical skills in project management, stakeholder management and knowledge management
- Experience in working with innovative tools of cooperation and learning
- Experience of working with governmental bodies as well as civil society organizations;
- Significant experience on the evaluation, assessment of impacts, monitoring and management of projects in a (post)-conflict or transitional environment, ideally knowledge of GIZ procedures and instruments;
- High sensitivity and ability to interact with very diverse partners (n a highly sensitive and dynamic political environment;
- Proven ability to plan and organize own work, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure;
- Ability to coordinate inputs from a wide variety of sources and synthesize those inputs into well-constructed reports and activities;
- Ability to plan, organize technical meetings, workshops, seminars or conferences that bring together numerous stakeholders, simultaneously and under pressure;
GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion. GIZ is encouraging persons with disabilities to apply for the position. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate’s qualification and experience as well as local standards.
Suitable and qualified candidates are requested to send their CV along with a cover letter stating their qualifications and previous professional experience to the following email address: email@example.com (max. file size 3 MB) with the reference (Ref: Advisor in Ankara). Deadline for receiving applications is 16th of December 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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