Vacancy Announcement: Advisor based in Ankara (Ref: Ref: Advisor in QUDRA II)

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Duration: as soon as possible – 31.08.2021 with possibility for extension

 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German federal enterprise with worldwide operations. We support the German Government in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education activities around the globe. Through our work we assist people and societies in shaping their own future and improving living conditions.

 

Germany’s international cooperation with Turkey dates back to the 1960s. The Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey signed an agreement on technical cooperation in 1970. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has maintained an office in Ankara since 1998. On behalf of the German Government and other donors like the EU, GIZ is currently supporting Turkey’s efforts to host approx. 3 mio. refugees. In addition, GIZ implements climate change and energy efficiency projects and is actively engaged in EU pre-accession assistance programmes (for more information, please see www.giz.de/turkey).

 

The ”Qudra 2 Resilience for refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities in response to the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises”, is a regional programme, implemented in Lebanon, Jordan, Irak and Turkey.  In Turkey Qudra 2´s work with refugees and Turkish host communities focuses mainly on strengthening the capacities of local governmental institutions to deliver their services in a transparent and inclusive manner. Through the provision of a grant scheme for participatory and inclusive community support projects to at least 10 selected Turkish municipalities, 100.000 individuals will directly benefit from improvements in basic services and infrastructure. Inclusion as a guiding principle will ensure that refugees and host community representatives will be involved throughout the assessment, planning and implementation of these projects. Strengthening the exchange amongst and between local governmental units (LGUs), other stakeholders and community representatives including refugees, on provincial, national and regional level will foster peer to peer learning and the identification of best practices. Likewise, fostering dialogue and exchange shall promote and enhance social cohesion amid rising social tensions. 250 local government officials and other community stakeholders in the selected municipalities, will be strengthened in their capacities to deliver improved basic services on individual and institutional level, through technical support and tailored training measures.

 

GIZ is currently looking to employ a qualified and reputable Advisor on a full-time contract to support the Qudra 2 – Resilience for refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities in response to the protracted Syrian and Iraqi Crises Project in Ankara.

 

The Advisor responsibilities and duties are stipulated below:

 

A. Responsibilities

The Advisor is responsible for;

  • ensuring that the capacities of selected Local Government Units (i.e. municipalities) to provide improved inclusive basic services to their communities and refugees are strengthened
  • facilitating dialogue and exchange for the enhancement of social cohesion and learning amongst a variety of local government unit representatives e.g. Mayors, Citizen Assembly members and civil society representatives, including refugees
  • fostering the collaboration and cooperation of the programme with stakeholders amongst the public sector, civil society and other actors in the field of local governance support
  • ensuring that monitoring and evaluation of the activities and results is up to date and in line with Qudra 2 requirements and guidelines
  • ensuring appropriate reporting towards the EUTF and BMZ  
  • ensuring effective contributions to the knowledge management of Qudra 2 and GIZ
  • providing input to ensure that the Qudra 2 Turkey Module is presented to the public within the communication and visibility work of Qudra 2

 

B. Required qualifications and experience

Qualifications

  • Masters/MSc or doctorate in an area that is related to the programme objectives, with a focus on a relevant field such as social sciences, politics and public policy

 

Professional experience

  • 5-7 years’ professional experience in a comparable position in programmes bridging the humanitarian development nexus, with a focus on local governance in the context of forced migration.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in working with public authorities and civil society; especially with host communities and refugees as well as other vulnerable groups.
  • Proven experiences in project planning/ writing and technical management, as well as capacity development and the instrument dialogue.  
  • Knowledge of Do no Harm and Social Cohesion frameworks and approaches. 
  • Experiences in implementing grant- or funding schemes are highly desirable.

 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office);
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of Turkish and English. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset. 
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Excellent team player in a multi-cultural setting with the ability to work with minimal supervision

 

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion. GIZ is encouraging persons with disabilities to apply for the position. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate’s qualification and experience as well as local standards.

 

Applications:

Only qualified candidates are requested to send their CV and a cover letter stating qualifications and previous professional experiences to the email address stated in the apply button (max.3 MB) with the reference of (Ref: Advisor in QUDRA II) latest by 4th of March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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