Project Assistant (Social Activities) (Ref: SVN#TR/2023/57)

IOM Gaziantep
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İlan Detayları

Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

Project Assistant (Social Activities)

Duty Station:

Gaziantep – Türkiye


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

Deadline of Applications:

27 March 2023

Number of People to be hired



Internal & External Candidates


General Functions:

Under the overall supervision of the Protection and Resilience Officer and direct supervision of the Project Field Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible in providing socio-cultural activity services on the above-mentioned project. In addition, the incumbent will support  the project implementation of the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Ensar Community Centre in close cooperation with IOM Turkey programme teams.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify needs for migrants and host communities in regard to social activities, social cohesion, and psycho-social wellbeing, contribute designing activities in coordination with counsellors, interpreters and program team, create weekly and monthly activity plan on a timely manner, announce the activities relevant stakeholders and IOM units such as M&E, PI and other unit.
  2. Refer people who has special needs to the relevant counselling unit, report internal and external referrals in the reports,
  3. Organize  social and cultural workshops for adults and make sure that the all activities run smoothly,
  4. Organize awareness raising sessions and trainings for adult migrants and refugees and assist in making sure that the trainings run smoothly,
  5. Participate relevant field visits undertaken by the Ensar Community Center (” Centre”) and/or organize field visits if required,
  6. Collect requests for adult migrants and refugees in accessing social and cultural and psychosocial activities and conduct focus group discussions while planning future activities. 
  7. Regularly report migrants and refugees’ common problems and needs in access to cultural, psychosocial, and social activities as well as sustainability and quality of these activities,
  8. Meet and liaise with relevant local public authorities and civil society organizations to improve access to social and cultural activities for migrants and refugees,
  9. Conduct social and educational activities in cooperation with relevant NGO’s and public institutions.
  10.  Work closely with childcare room facilitator, counsellors, interpreters and program team of the Centre,
  11. Report challenges and progress recorded in realization of activities and duties,
  12. Provide necessary information, feedbacks, documentation regarding the development of IOM internal procedures and in center work flow.
  13. Perform other duties as may be assigned.


Required Qualifications:


  • University degree in Psychology, Social and/or Political Science, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • Completed High school degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.



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


Required Competencies

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


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

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


  • 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.


  • Professionalism:

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

• 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.

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


  • Managing and sharing knowledge:

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


  • Accountability:

•Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.

• 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.



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 Türkiye 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 to or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24  06610, Çankaya, Ankara Türkiye by the end of 27 March 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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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