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

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Duration: 1 year 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).

 

Programme Description

The Syrian crisis is the world's largest displacement crisis. According to the UNHCR (2020)
12,2 million Syrians have been displaced of which 5.6 million refugees are registered in the region, nearly two third of these in Turkey. Over 90% of these refugees live in their local communities now for five or more years. While host governments and communities have made considerable efforts to support them, the extensive duration of the crisis is placing a strain on the social fabric. Real and perceived competition over access to education, jobs and other basic services is increasing social tensions.

The Qudra 2 programme is implemented in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. In Turkey Qudra 2’s component 3 is implemented in close collaboration with the Union of Municipalities of Turkey. It focuses on strengthening the capacities of local governmental institutions to deliver their services in a transparent and inclusive manner benefitting refugees and Turkish host communities. 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. 250 local government officials and other community stakeholders in 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. (for more information, please see Resilience for refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities in response to the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises (giz.de))

 

GIZ is currently looking to employ a qualified and reputable Capacity Development 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 Capacity Development Advisor responsibilities and duties are stipulated below:

 

A. Responsibilities

The Capacity Development Advisor is responsible for

  • Conceptualizing, planning and managing the design for and delivery of all capacity building-related activities under the Qudra 2 programme under the supervision of the component manager and in close cooperation with the Qudra 2 team
  • Tailoring capacity building measures based on verified needs to ensure that the capacities of selected Local Government Units (i.e., municipalities) and other key stakeholders of the programme in key areas of local governance and public service delivery in the context of migration management and the provision of inclusive basic services to their communities and refugees are strengthened
  • Contributing to the facilitation of dialogue and exchange formats to enhance social cohesion and learning amongst a variety of stakeholders, such as key governmental institutions, local government unit representatives e.g., Mayors, Citizen Assembly members and civil society representatives, including refugees
  • Ensuring 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
  • Contributing to institutionalizing the capacity development measures of Qudra 2, e.g., with the recently established Migration and Research Center or the Academy of the Union of Municipality of Turkey, especially in regard to migration management
  • Ensuring that monitoring and evaluation of the activities and results is up to date and in line with Qudra 2 requirements and guidelines and elaborate products for the knowledge management of Qudra 2 and GIZ, such as training manuals or the documentation of lessons learnt
  • Contributing to GM reporting towards the EUTF and BMZ and provide input to 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 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
  • Proven expertise developing and implementing capacity development measures
  • Experience in implementation of high-quality virtual capacity development measures (e.g., e-learnings, facilitating online workshops etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in working with public authorities and civil society; especially with host communities and refugees as well as other vulnerable groups
  • Knowledge of Do no Harm and Social Cohesion frameworks and approaches

 

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office). High ability to acquire new digital skills
  • 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 component manager
  • 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 hr.tuerkei@giz.de, (max.3 MB) with the reference of (Ref: Capacity Development Advisor in QUDRA II) latest by 16th of March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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