THE HALO TRUST
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: PROGRAMME OFFICER, GAZIANTEP, TURKEY (Turkish national position)
Application requirement: covering letter (maximum 2 pages) and CV (maximum 2 pages) emailed to the address above with the reference number and the title on the subject section of the e-mail. The covering letter must explain your compliance against the selection criteria.
Programme: HALO Syria
Work location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Employment duration: 6-month initial contract, renewable
Salary range: $2,000 - $2,800 per month (gross, including all taxes and social security payments etc)
Benefits: 14 days annual leave, pro rata per month (plus public holidays)
- Applications submitted by: Sun 07 Jun 2020
- Review of applications: Mon 08 – Fri 12 Jun 2020
- Interviews: Mon 15 – Fri 19 Jun 2020
- Start date: no later than 4 weeks after selection
- The HALO Trust is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian Mine Action non-government organisations (NGO). HALO’s international HQ is in the UK. HALO’s focus is to save lives and restore communities threatened by Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), such as landmines, aircraft and cluster bombs, artillery projectiles, rockets and missiles, and improvised explosive devices. HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employs over 8,000 staff in 25 countries and territories.
- HALO’s programme in Syria was established in 2016. It is coordinated from a programme office in Amman, Jordan and a sub-office in Gaziantep, Turkey. HALO conducts its project work in Syria through national NGO partners based in Gaziantep. The scope of HALO’s current projects in Syria covers ERW Risk Education, Contamination Impact Survey and Victim Assistance. The size of the Syria programme is currently $3m - $4m per year.
- English is the official language of the programme office, but Arabic and Turkish are also spoken internally and with our NGO partners.
Position and Responsibilities
- HALO Syria employs two Programme Officers (POs) – one international staff member in Amman and one Turkish staff member in Gaziantep. These staff work as a team of three (along with a MEAL Officer in Amman).
- Supervisor: Deputy Programme Manager.
- Subordinates: Nil.
- POs can expect to be involved in all aspects of programme business, spanning project development, implementation, management and closure; programme schedule and financial coordination; and policies and procedures. The role requires regular coordination across all programme office areas, as well as NGO partners and other humanitarian actors, and also includes communication with teams on the ground in Syria.
- The role requires strong project coordination and teamwork skills, initiative and independence, well developed analytical, planning and writing skills, attention to detail and attention to detail. Empathy, patience and a good sense of humour are important.
- Key responsibilities include:
- Project coordination, managing activities implemented directly or through our NGO partners.
- Researching and writing donor funding proposals.
- Management of donor funding grants and implementing partner sub-grant agreements, ensuring compliance against performance and reporting requirements.
- Support project-related monitoring and evaluation (planning, data collection and analysis, and reporting).
- Production of reports, including periodic updates to donors, HALO HQ and stakeholders.
- Beneficiary case studies, documenting the positive of impact of HALO’s work.
- Media, communications and fundraising activities, commonly under the guidance of HALO HQ.
- Support to programme-level planning, management and improvement, and policy compliance.
- Engagement with local humanitarian actors and partners relevant to HALO’s operations in Syria.
- Turkish – English translation, as required.
7. All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:
- Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
- Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives.
- Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities.
- Travel to other countries (e.g. to other HALO programmes), as and when required.
- Discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety procedures.
8. This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the appointment; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All HALO staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
- Turkish citizenship.
- Fluent in English and Turkish (written and spoken). Arabic is beneficial but not essential.
- Bachelor’s degree (e.g. social sciences, international relations, project management).
- Humanitarian sector experience.
- Previous experience in roles relevant to HALO Syria Programme Officer responsibilities.
- Proven competency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Good skills relevant to:
- Literacy, numeracy, attention to detail and accuracy.
- Analytical thinking and problem solving.
- Ability to independently plan, prioritise, conduct work activities in accordance with imposed time constraints.
- Communication and teamwork.
8. Should have a passport.
9. Two professional references are required.
THE HALO TRUST
HALO’s programme in Syria was established in 2016. It is coordinated from a programme office in Amman, Jordan and a sub-office in Gaziantep, Turkey. HALO conducts its project work in Syria through national NGO partners based in Gaziantep. The scope of HALO’s current projects in Syria covers ERW Risk Education, Contamination Impact Survey and Victim Assistance. The size of the Syria programme is currently $3m - $4m per year.