Vacancy Notice Number:
On call Special Education Facilitator
Deadline of Applications:
21 October 2019
The Syria crisis is entering its fifth year and millions of Syrians continue to seek refuge in neighbouring countries including Turkey. It is estimated that over 12.2 million individuals inside Syria now require humanitarian assistance and 7.6 million are internally displaced (SRP 2015-2016). Over 4 million Syrians have fled as refugees (UNHCR).
As of 01 May 2016, Turkey is hosting over 2,7 million Syrian refugees. Over 260,000 reside in 25 camps (over 9% of the total Syrian refugees) across South East Turkey and the remaining live outside of camps (around 91%). Of the 2.5 million living outside of camps, the majority are spread across Turkey, with the majority residing in the border provinces, Sanliurfa, Hatay as well as Istanbul, Mersin, and Adana.
In October 2014, the Government of Turkey adapted the Temporary Protection (TP) Regulation that extends protection and assistance to all Syrians in Turkey and provides refugees with rights and duties and the framework to access health care, education, and social assistance.
Under the overall supervision Head of Sub Office based in Sanliurfa and direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant in Sanliurfa, the incumbent will be responsible in providing support in project implementation and reporting on the above-mentioned project’s component on Municipality Center in Sanliurfa.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the operation for people with disabilities and their families in terms of special courses in the municipal support center.
- Support in preparing documents which will be used for the focus group about psycho-social support etc.
- Define people with disabilities groups and organizing info sessions for them
- Organize activities for people with disabilities and their families
- Collaborate with other psycho-social support specialists
- Prepare necessary reports as needed
- Perform other duties as may be assigned
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- University degree in Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, Social Work or Special Education or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with one year of relevant professional experience; or
- Completed High school from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience;
- Proven experience working with special needs;
- Experience in relevant field and in working with vulnerable groups;
- Proven experience in providing support and services for migrants and refugees;
- Proven experience in promoting social cohesion;
- Good communicational, analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills;
- Good communicational and written skills in Turkish and Arabic;
- Good level of computer literacy;
- Residing or willing to reside in Şanlıurfa.
- Fluency in Turkish and Arabic are required.
- Fluency in English is desirable.
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
- Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Turkey will be considered.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application, including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of e-mail by the end of 21 October 2019.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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