Turkey: Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Assessment Coordinator P-3Closing date: 2015-01-27Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Turkey Closing date: 27 Jan 2015 ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Turkey, Gaziantep. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office through the Head of the Information Management Section. RESPONSIBILITIES: Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area. • Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues. • Organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues. • Drafts and prepares regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts. • Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc. • Assists in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Office’s humanitarian work plan, usually expressed in the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) and Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP). • Ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. • Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance. • Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. • Provide substantial support to sector / cluster working groups as required and facilitate exchange on cross cutting issues. • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc. • Support advocacy initiatives on issues impacting humanitarian needs and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with humanitarian partners, government officials, the media, etc. • Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. • Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country work mechanisms. • Organizes and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. • Performs other duties as required. COMPETENCIES PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief issues, with particular attention to needs assessments and evidence-based decision-making, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems; analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated United Nations response; ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems; ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area; in depth knowledge of needs assessments tools, both theoretical/technical expertise and proven capacity to support rapid field assessments; ability to facilitate and organize trainings and workshops; ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); capacity to support emergency relief operations at both headquarters and field levels; ability to produce high-quality products for a variety of clients, often under extreme pressure and with tight deadline; proven ability to facilitate and lead inter-agency and multi-stake holder processes and efforts; sound information technology skills; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. PLANNING& ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. QUALIFICATIONS Experience:A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Field experience with needs assessments, information management and inter-agency coordination is required. Experience with the coordination and management of inter-agency needs assessments in emergencies is required. Experience in the region is desirable. Education:Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Languages:French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. How to apply:The position is intended to fill functions of short-term duration This temporary position is for an initial period of ten (10) months with a possibility of extension. All posts are subject to availability of funds. Please state your full name and the temporary job opening notice number OCHA/G/24/2015 as the subject in your e-mail application and send one email application for every temporary job opening announcement. Documents should be saved as pdf file, with the title formatted as follows: Doc-t type _Given Name FAMILY NAME.pdf. For example: PHP_Joe GREY.pdf. All applicants are requested to submit a completed personal history profile (PHP) to Sergio Ferragut ferragut@un.org and ochacrdstaffing@un.org with a copy to ochavacancies@un.org .Please indicate just this code OCHA/G/24/2015in the Subject of your e-mail. Note that applications to United Nations Secretariat positions can be generated in the new Inspira recruitment system. We encourage you to create an electronic personal history profile and to apply to these and other positions for which you are interested and qualified at http://inspira.un.org Note that applicants’ eligibility cannot be fully assessed if the personal history profile is not properly completed. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Potential candidates under serious consideration will be contacted by hiring manager directly. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her; in this context, all staff members are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In accordance with established rules and procedures. "The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Also, the United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accoun Share
Turkey: M&E OfficerClosing date: 2015-01-31Organization: CARE Country: Turkey Closing date: 31 Jan 2015 “CARE International in Turkey serves disempowered people so they can overcome poverty with dignity. CARE models the principles of transparency, accountability, participation, equity and continuous learning.” Job Title: M&E Officer Duty Station: Gaziantep, Periodic travel may be required. Deadline to apply: January 31, 2015 Duration of the position: 6 months. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE International in Turkey is pleased to announce an opening for the position of M&E Officer Job Summary: The general function of the Monitoring and Accountability officer is to support CARE’s programme team and implementing partners in developing, improving and utilising tailored Monitoring and Accountability tools/mechanisms that allow CARE to monitor its programming activities while ensuring accountability towards intended beneficiaries. More specifically: Responsibility #1 Data management Set up and manage a system to deal with large volumes of monitoring and assessment data, using relevant software packages Manage and update on a regular basis the beneficiary database system 15 % of time Responsibility #2 Methodology and Tools Support in the development of a methodology for assessment and post-distribution monitoring Develop assessment, monitoring and accountability tools and train partners and program staff on how to use them 20 % of time Responsibility #3 Data analysis, reflective practice and learning Provide a regular analysis of monitoring and assessment data and produce summary reports to help improving the quality of our programs Support program managers and the partners in data analysis and use of data to ensure accountability and program quality 25 % of time Responsibility #4 Accountability Consistently and pro-actively promote the principles and values of Accountability to Affected Populations amongst CARE’s programme team and implementing partners 20 % of time Responsibility #5 External relations Build and maintain a network of resource people knowledgeable of Syria and the Syrian crisis for the purpose of monitoring/assessment activities Liaise with other Monitoring & Accountability professionals to coordinate and exchange lessons learnt, in particular, though not exclusively, through the inter-agency MEAL Working Group 15 % of time Responsibility #6 Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor 5 % of time Required· BSc in Statistics, Demography, Social sciences or relevant equivalent· Minimum 2 years work experience in relevant field · Quantitative and Qualitative data collection and analysis · Analytical capacity and affinity with statistics · Capacity to transfer skills (in particular for data collection, monitoring and assessment activities) to colleagues, partners and local volunteers · Very strong (oral and written) communication, presentation and facilitation skills · Thorough understanding of the socio-political background of the Syria crisis · High attention to detail · Ability to work to high standards under pressure, with minimum supervision · Ability to independently manage competing priorities as well as a demanding workload · Flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic work environment where priorities and workloads may shift quickly and regularlyDesired · Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel · Demonstrable high level of interpersonal skills and patienceTechnical Skills Examples: languages; planning; budgeting; word-processing, basic accounting; advanced written communications; presentations; fundraising; training/facilitation, etc.:Required· Quantitative and qualitative/participatory research methods · Design and implementation of surveys and other research activities – ideally within an NGO/humanitarian context · Analysis of monitoring and assessment data; preferably within an NGO/humanitarian context · Organisation and facilitation of workshops and training · Proficiency in using computer software, in particular able to work comfortably with statistical data entry and analysis packages (SPSS, STATA, SAS, EPI-INFO, CSPRO, etc.) and database systems (MySQL, Ms Access, etc.) · Fluency in Arabic and English (Turkish an asset)Desired · Use of technological means for data collection& analysis (digital data gathering). Competeincies Integrity Team player Diversity Collaboration Negotiation Coaching Planning and Organizing, Operational Decision Making Pro-Active Problem Solving How to apply:HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates please send Curriculum Vitae in English to the following e-mail address: care_turkey_hr@co.care.org . Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed. Make sure to include [APPLICATION M&E Officer] in the subject line of your application. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply. CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer Share
Turkey: Commodity Specialist, Syria ResponseClosing date: 2015-02-02Organization: World Vision Country: Turkey Closing date: 02 Feb 2015 This is your opportunity to use your special talents to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world's most vulnerable children in the most challenging humanitarian context today. You can do this by joining World Vision –a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being and protection of children everywhere by empowering them, their families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice. The Commodity Specialist willprovide overall management and coordination of World Vision Syria Response (WVSR) commodities sector, including receipt, storage, dispatch, distribution, documentation and reporting. Based in Gaziantep, Turkey, the Commodity Specialist will be responsible for life saving food and NFI delivery and distribution to (Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host population in Syria. Due to the deteriorated security situation in Syria the Commodity Specialist will not be required to travel to Syria, instead, all activities will be coordinated remotely. We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES General: Provide overall coordination of WVSR food and Nona Food Items (NFI) programming activities, providing support to commodities team. Ensure that food and NFI activities are in compliance with WV and donor standards and regulations. Assist Programs Department with developing food and NFI related proposal sections. Contribute to WVSR strategic planning to ensure that commodities are appropriately considered and included. Coordinate with Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) officer for post distribution monitoring. Ensure a thorough paper trail is available to document all commodities from receipt to final distribution. Organise and run periodic training events for commodities staff to ensure standards are well understood and maintained. Management and Coordination: Coordinate with procurement/logistics for timely delivery and distribution of commodities. Ensure that master beneficiary lists, distribution lists and distribution plans are timely completed and filed. Ensure that distribution lists are regularly checked and inconsistencies are properly justified. Ensure that any losses are properly documented and followed up by necessary measures in accordance with WV system standards. Ensure that distribution teams have all the materials and resources required to facilitate smooth distribution of commodities. Reporting: Prepare and submit all commodities reports in a complete, accurate and timely manner as per Food Programme Management Group (FPMG) standards. Assist Grant Managers in developing sections related to food and NFI distributions in Quarterly donor reports. Provide monthly management report. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management or related field. Formal training in food programming and related systems strongly preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in food programming as a manager, particularly in commodities management. Excellent detail orientation, planning, analytical and time management skills. Fluency in written and spoken English. Computer literacy in MS Office, Lotus Notes. Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies. Direct experience with and thorough working knowledge of food aid legislations and regulations of major donors including the United States, Canada, the EU and Netherlands. Must have excellent presentation skills. Capacity building skills. How to apply:If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this challenging and rewarding role that will help bring vital support to vulnerable children Turkey, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online by the closing date 02 Feb 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:www.wvi.org Share
Turkey: Country Security Manager, Syria ResponseClosing date: 2015-02-08Organization: World Vision Country: Turkey Closing date: 08 Feb 2015 This is your opportunity to use your special talents to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world's most vulnerable children in the most challenging humanitarian context today. You can do this by joining World Vision –a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being and protection of children everywhere by empowering them, their families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice. The Country Security Manager will support the Response Manager in ensuring that effective security measures for the Response programs are both appropriately planned for and addressed within the context. Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by establishing security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security. We believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and implement the Response Office security strategy in alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the Response Office are appropriately supported. Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training Provide leadership/ management of the security team in country. Security Operations: Work with the Response Manager and Regional Security Director to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed. Country Risk Ratings are established and updated as required Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Country Risk Ratings Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents Conduct security investigations when required. Networking and External Liaison/Engagement Represent WV at local NGO security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff. Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination. Capacity Building and Technical Training Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the national office capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments. Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance. Reporting and Documentation Provide a regular security report to the Response Office, Region and Office of Corporate Security Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy. Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal persons. Collect, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience No previous criminal record or convictions Confirmed employment of the security officer is contingent on him/her passing the HEAT training course within 90 days of employment or approved OCS (Office of Corporate Security) equivalent (probation period). At least 5 years experience in a proven security or emergency service field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors in military, security or law enforcement services). a) Operational experience b) Strategic / Managerial experience Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training. Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation) Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training. Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation) Experience in operating in high security risk environments/ armed conflict situations Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation Ability to communicate well in Arabic (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation Valid Passport and Drivers License First Aid qualified Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values How to apply:If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this challenging and rewarding role that will help bring vital support to vulnerable children Turkey, we'd love to hear from you. Find the full description and apply online by the closing date 08 Feb 2015. For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website:www.wvi.org Share
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