Job Title: Project Assistant
Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe! We are one of the largest and most respected private organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. We are a politically independent and non-denominational organization, our value-oriented actions are always based on humanitarian principles. Our vision is a world in which everyone has the chance and the right to lead a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty.
Welthungerhilfe's Head Office is in Bonn, Germany whilst the Syria Response is managed from our Country Office in Gaziantep. Welthungerhilfe was established in Turkey in 2013 specifically to help people who are affected by the Syria Crisis. Since then, the organization has expanded its program scope and scale to make the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needs in Turkey and North West Syria. Welthungerhilfe has field offices in Azaz and Afrin, as well as Ankara, Istanbul, Hatay and Mardin. The Syria Response program includes food security, WASH services, Shelter and NFI services, protection, early recovery and livelihood.
If you want to become part of this joint mission in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, we look forward to receiving your application as:
Project Assistant in Mardin
The position is to be filled by February, 2023, with a contract duration for 1 year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Mardin, Türkiye.
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) is one of the largest non-profit aid organizations in Germany. WHH is politically independent and non-denominational organization that supports people living in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of the color of their skin, their religious beliefs or their worldview. WHH is working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, relief aid, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
The project aims to empower vulnerable refugee and local communities in southeast Türkiye by providing ecologically sustainable livelihood opportunities, fostering social cohesion, and improving access to protection and social services. A zero-waste and regenerative agriculture approach will be adapted across the project to prevent the exposure of the environment to pollutants, chemicals, and biohazards. The project will be implemented by three local partners: Art Anywhere Association, Development Foundation of Türkiye and Support to Life Association. The beneficiaries will be supported through provision of a mix of services, including protection services, social cohesion and income generating activities. The project main focus will be directed towards the agricultural livelihoods and women’s cooperatives components. These components will aim to economically strengthen vulnerable refugee and local households in Mardin Batman and Diyarbakır, by creating new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the agriculture and food processing sectors. The activities include setting up of an agroecology training & implementation center in Mardin, delivery of trainings on natural farming practices for agricultural workers, small-scale farmers and youth, technical and financial support for natural farming initiatives and existing women cooperatives, and capacity building for authorities and partners.
The Project Assistant will provide support for various project activities.
The duties for the Project Assistant, in detail, will be:
- Support Head of Project (HOP) and officers, and relevant staff in project implementation. Also work closely with WHH operational teams (finance, logistics, MEAL, communications) to ensure quality delivery of the services.
- Prepare, follow and archive logistic and finance related forms and documentations of the project according to the WHH and donor rules.
- Provide translation, proof-read of related forms and documents., etc. Provide translation during meetings with different stakeholders, especially while communicating to target groups and local authorities.
- Update the project database with the necessary documents, reports, meeting minutes, etc. Make sure that all documents are put into it, save copies of the documents related to the project and share the needed ones with the related departments.
- Prepare updates on project relevant issues, e.g., reporting, writing minutes of different meetings, overviews
Attend activities and support field visits of partner organizations whenever necessary.
- Support the preparation and implementation of trainings/events in administrative and technical terms in coordination with related departments.
- Support monitoring of project activities and preparation of narrative reports.
- Knowledge of permaculture, regenerative, ecologic agriculture based livelihood activities and cooperatives.
In addition to the above, the Project Assistant might be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Head of Project.
We are looking for a candidate who is passion about permaculture/ regenerative / ecologic /climate resilience agriculture based livelihood activities and empowerment of women through cooperatives.
- Education: A Degree in relevant field (Agriculture, Development, Management etc.)
- Work Experience: Preferably 0-3 years of relevant working experience in a development related position preferably in a non-profit organization. Minimum 0-3 years of professional experience in a similar position (an exception can be made for qualified candidates in entry-level positions. Working experience in the fields of protection and social cohesion is an asset.
- Language Skills: English and Turkish are must.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (PowerPoint, Excel etc.) Capability in Presentation programs (Prezi, Miro,etc.) and M&E,statistic tools (Kobo, Stata, R, etc.. ) is highly preferable.
Personality requirements: Ability to integrate in a transcultural team, hardworking, respectful, good communication skills, attentive to detail, co-operative, good humor, able to work independently and with remote supervision.
Languages skills: German language is a strong advantageous, Arabic or Kurdish is an asset.
The Project Assistant will be obliged to maintain confidentiality regarding all information obtained in the course of his/her work during the employment at Welthungerhilfe and thereafter.
Position open to Turkish nationals only.
We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits.
WHH receives funds from its donors for projects. If necessary funds are secured the duration of the announced post may be extended. If project funding is not secured the activities will stop completely and the employment contract shall be terminated.
Please send your application via our online recruiting system by February 06, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe reserves the right to fill in the position before the deadline due to urgency.
Please read the privacy notice.
WHH TURKEY JOB CANDIDATE PRIVACY NOTICE
This Privacy Notice was drafted by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Turkey Representation Office (“WHH Turkey”) as data controller in accordance with Article 10 of the Turkish Law No 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) and the Communiqué on the Principles and Procedures in Conforming with the Obligation to Inform.
On the legal bases referred to in Article 5, “the processing activity is necessary for establishment, use or protection of a right” and “the processing is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract”, WHH Turkey shall process your name-surname, e-mail address, mobile phone no, references and CV/résumé personal data for carrying out selection and placement processes for job candidates, and transfer them to third party suppliers through your applications to published WHH Turkey job ads via employment agencies or sending your CV/résumé to WHH Turkey directly by wholly or partly automatic means. Additionally, WHH Turkey is going to get in touch with your references assuming that all obligatory information is given, and consents are obtained by your side about sharing their personal data with WHH Turkey.
You may submit your requests to WHH Turkey under Article 11 of the Law concerning the rights of the data subject in accordance with the Communiqué on the Procedures and Principles of Application to a Data Controller.
*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.