Project Assistant (Education) (Ref: SVN#TR/2021/67)

IOM Kilis
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Vacancy Notice Number:

SVN#TR/2021/67

Position Title:

Project Assistant (Education)

Duty Station:

Kilis – Turkey

Classification:

6 months Special Short Term Graded Contract (G4)– with possible extension

Deadline of Applications:

21 April 2021

Number of People to be hired

1

Eligibility:

Internal and External Candidates

 

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

 
 

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

 

General Functions:

  

Under the overall supervision of the Protection and Resilience Officer and direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant in Gaziantep, the incumbent will be responsible in providing education counselling services for the Kilis Municipality Migrant and Community Center. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible in the project coordination of the Kilis Municipality Migrant and Community Center in close cooperation with IOM Turkey programme teams.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Meet migrants and refugees at the Municipal Migrant and Community Center (“Center”) to provide necessary updated information and referral services to ease their access to education services,
  2. Identify migrants and refugees having education problems and take steps to provide them with necessary education support in coordination with relevant education institutions and organizations under the supervision of program team.
  3. Ensure proper case management on education in a coordination with Center’s counselling units such as social services, community support, health etc.  Ensure proper referrals to IOM programs and units such as shelter, protection, emergency case management, outreach. Use the documents and templates such as interagency referral forms, official letters and requests for the referrals.
  4. Contribute to organization of awareness sessions for the education such as back to school campaign, scholarships, registration procedures, higher education access etc. and make sure that the all activities run smoothly,
  5. Contribute to the preparation of the visibilities and disseminate the informative materials,
  6. Collect requests for migrants and refugees in accessing education and conduct focus group discussions while planning future activities in a coordination with Center staff.
  7. Report weekly, monthly, periodic achievements, progress, challenges, actions taken, lesson learned in realization of activities and duties
  8. Follow up the activities with IOM support units such as logistic, PI, MEAL, QC etc.
  9. Provide necessary statistics, information, feedbacks, documentation regarding the requests, development of IOM internal procedures and in center work flow. Provide accurate and consistent inputs for the center related requests.
  10. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Education:

 

  • University degree in Sociology, Economics, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High school degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.

 

Experience:

 

  • Knowledge in conducting assessments, distributions, surveys and focus group discussions;
  • Experience in school transportation and food kitchen related project;
  • Knowledge of the Syrian conflict and its impact on the affected population;
  • Good level of computer literacy;
  • Proven ability to draft reports clearly and concisely;
  • Experience in humanitarian and emergency assistance;
  • Working experience in the region is an asset.
  • Residing or willing to reside in Kilis.

 

Languages:

 

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required.  
  • Working knowledge of Arabic is advantageous.

 

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

• Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.

• Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with

different backgrounds and orientations.

• Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.

• Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

 

  • Integrity and transparency:

• Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

• Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.

• Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

• Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

• Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

 

  • Professionalism:

• Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

• Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.

• Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.

• Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems, and remains calm in stressful situations.

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

 

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork:

• Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.

• Is fully aware of the team purpose, respects and understands individual and collective responsibilities.

• Willingly puts in extra effort without being asked and adopts a "hands-on" approach whenever necessary to achieve team objectives.

• Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed priorities and deadlines.

  • Delivering Results:

• Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.

• Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services.

• Manages time and resources efficiently, monitoring progress and making adjustments as necessary.

• Shows understanding of own role and responsibilities in relation to expected results.

  • Managing and sharing knowledge:

• Keeps abreast of new developments in own field of competence and creates opportunities for knowledge management initiatives.

• Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.

• Puts new learning into practice and draws on diverse sources of ideas and inspiration.

• Contributes to the identification of improvements to work processes and assists in implementing them.

  • Accountability:

• Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.

• Takes ownership of all responsibilities within own role and honours commitments to others and to the Organization.

• Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

• Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement.

  • Communication:

• Presents information using language and sequence of ideas that is easy for recipients to understand.

• Adapts communication to the recipient’s needs, asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

• Encourages others to share their views, using active listening to demonstrate openness and to build understanding of different perspectives.

• Listens carefully and genuinely to the views and positions of others; acts on received information.

 

Other:

 

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 the e-mail or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24  06610, Çankaya, Ankara Turkey by the end of 21 April 2021.

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
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