Dünya Doktorları Derneği
Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a humanitarian, impartial and independent non-governmental organisation based in Turkey, facilitating access to health care to populations affected by armed conflicts, internal violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty or exclusion. It seeks to stimulate and enlist voluntary commitment from medical and health care providers, and those with expertise in other fields.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running projects aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Mental Health & Psychosocial Support and Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation services to the refugees and migrants in Turkey.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is part of Doctors of the World international network. Please visit www.dunyadoktorlari.org.tr to learn more.
Since the beginning of the Syrian and Iraqi crises, a massive influx of external population movements have taken place through the Turkish border into inside Turkey. Over 3 million refugees, migrants & asylum seekers are currently hosted in Turkey which led to an increasing demand for health services and put a serious burden on the system. A need arose for permanent health facilities to provide services; and hence improve access to the services to a large number of refugees and migrants.
In this context, Dünya Doktorları Derneği’s intervention aims at assisting the local public health system in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul provinces.
In Afrin, DDD is preparing an intervention to assist population in need by providing health services.
Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in Afrin, the Translator will work under the responsibility of the Team Leader.
Other related tasks
Assist management in translating/rephrasing documents from Arabic to Turkish and vice versa in high quality; and using the humanitarian terminology in clear language understood by all parties involved;
Review translated material for the accuracy of meaning, grammar and syntax;
Perform efficient and accurate translation/interpretation during meetings, workshops and professional conversations, etc., including one to one and group settings;
Work closely with the all team, translating exactly and fully from Turkish / Arabic and vice-versa, everything said by either party in the consultation or conversation;
Kindly interrupt the interlocutors when it is needed to have time to translate;
Behave with self-restraint always and treat interlocutor kindly and with respect;
Explain in other words if there is some misunderstanding;
Translating between Turkish and Arabic of each parties in the consultation or conversation;
Ensure that all words and sentences are well communicated;
Report any security related issues to the line manager or to the Field Coordinator;
Provide a report and/or handover document at the end of contract;
Other tasks related to the position
Provide assistant to any member of the team, if requested;
Participate in internal work meetings;
Report any security related issues to the line manager;
Support operational organisation of field trips and DDD programs;
Assist in any other tasks related to the position, as required by DDD Management.
Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.
NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.
Knowledge & Qualification
At least high school degree or equivalent qualification in Turkish and Arabic interpretation or related fields;
Minimum 1-2 years practical experience in Turkish-Arabic translation or teaching;
Previous international personal or professional experience would be a plus;
Experience in translating and proofreading;
Required: Turkish and Arabic
IT & Equipment
Good proficiency with Microsoft package
General Qualities required:
Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
Familiar with multicultural environment;
Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
How to apply:
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter
The deadline for submitting the applications is 16.05.2021
Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.
DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.