Senior Programme Officer – Livelihoods (National Post) Şanlıurfa Building Tomorrow Programme (Ref: CWW_LSPO_09062019)
|Arapça (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)|
About Concern: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for qualified Senior Programme Officers – Livelihoods (National Post). This offer is conditional on Concern receiving all necessary government permits and approvals to begin the project.
Job Title: Senior Programme Officer – Livelihoods
Location: Sanliurfa, Turkey
Reporting Line: Area Manager
Supervisory Responsibility: Livelihoods Programme Officers and Assistants
Working closely with: Education Senior Programme Officer, Systems Officer, Finance and Infrastructure Officers
Job Status: Fixed term – 1 year (extendable)
Job Grade: D-I
Job Purpose: The Senior Programme Officer – Livelihoods efficiently and effectively undertakes daily tasks of livelihoods support component of the Building Tomorrow Programme in Turkey in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures as well as donors’ procedures and regulations. The jobholder will also be direct line supervisor and provide technical advice to Livelihoods Programme Officer in the neighbouring provinces. The set of livelihoods activities including developing assessment, awareness and guidance works to increase schooling and enrolment rate among refugee children as well as Turkish language and vocational trainings for adult refugees, and reporting on progress and challenges to Area Manager. Under the Building Programme, all activities will be closely coordinated with provincial offices of Ministry of National Education.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Delivering overall livelihoods activities in the designated province
- Work closely with designated focal points of PNED and in schools to plan and implement programme activities
- Assign tasks to Officers and Assistants of the livelihoods component of the programme as guided by the Area Manager
- Hold regular team meetings with Livelihoods staff in the designated Office for capacity building, problem solving, and follow-up on progress of livelihoods activities in designated province.
- Ensure that guidance to promote livelihoods and education opportunities is used effectively
- Supervise community outreach work and develop working relationship with PNED staff
- Facilitate design and lead on implementation of trainings under the project
- Ensure that activities and progress are documented, and project activities reports are prepared periodically
- Contribute in development of new livelihoods project proposals through contextual knowledge
- Provide technical and management support for field assessments, establishment of workshops in vocational high schools and vocational training centres
- Prepare and provide necessary briefings on project to schools management and PNED personnel
- Develop and implement system for regular monitoring of schools and training attendance in close cooperation with school and public education management and PNED personnel
- Ensure that teacher and student have resources for classrooms, libraries and home learning initiatives
- Ensure that enrolment and attendance targets are reached
- Monitor incentive scheme and ensure that conditionalities are fulfilled and incentives are disbursed in a timely manner
- Work closely with Education Senior Programme Officer, Systems Officer and MEAL Officer for quality delivery of programme
- Support on the assessment and monitor delivery of rehabilitation and equipment supply for workshops of vocational high schools and centres
- Support best practice in vocational teaching, Turkish language literacy in schools and Public Education Centres
- Ensure that monitoring and evaluation framework and activities implemented, and timely reported
- Prepare monthly narrative reports of livelihoods activities and share with Area Manager including collating information from the neighbouring province
- Staff management: act as line supervisor for Livelihoods Officer and Livelihoods Assistant
- Support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
- Any other duties as assigned by the Area Manager
Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree in community development, economy, or related discipline
- Three years’ field and management experience in vocational training, Turkish language training, entrepreneurship and/or income generation coaching, preferably in refugee setting
- Computer literate with good MS Office skills
- Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
- Fluent in written and spoken Turkish and English
- Technical knowledge of best practice in vocational life skills trainings
- Experience of mentoring teachers for improved practice
- Experience and knowledge on social cohesion
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
Preference will be given to candidates who:
- Have experience developing teaching materials, preferably materials to support students learn a vocation and life skills
- Have excellent negotiations and diplomacy skills
- Have good Arabic language skills
- Have Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
- High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
- Are Meticulous with attention to detail
- Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct
If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send both a covering letter and an up-to-date CV.
Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.
- Please detail the position applied for in the email subject-header
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
- Application Closing Date: 09.06.2019
Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.
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