CARE International in Turkey (CARE), together with its partners, is providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, both in Syria and Turkey. In response to the large-scale influx of refugees in late September/early October 2014, CARE began projects in southern Turkey.
I - Position Summary
Managed by the Project Manager -Head of Urfa Sub-Office, working in collaboration with relevant technical and program support staff, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for planning and overseeing the implementation of Basic Needs sector (Shelter, NFI, WASH) activities in southeast Turkey and line managing a team of up to four within the Basic Needs Team. The Project Coordinator will ensure that agreed procedures are followed and accountability mechanisms are implemented in order to ensure high-quality programming and continually improve the support to refugees provided by CARE.
II - General Functions
- Planning, implementation, and follow-up of activities.
- Liaison with service providers and other relevant stakeholders.
- Management of data and reporting
- Line management duties
- Contributing to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response
III - Roles and responsibilities
1. Planning, developing, implementation and follow-up of Basic Needs activities: 50%
- Support the Basic Needs Project Manager to develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Basic Needs activities.
- Work with the Project Officer to support the Project Managers in the mapping of relevant organizations and institutions, highlighting which organizations are doing what and for whom in the Basic Needs sector.
- Support the Project Officer/Assistant to lead and organize sensitization activities to introduce CARE to community leaders and community members and gain acceptance for proposed activities.
- Lead the scheduling and planning of the project planned activities and produce workplans in agreement with the Project Technical Manager.
- Lead the team in liaising with Protection colleagues to work with community committees participating in Protection activities, or (in the absence of these) work to establish representative community committees and support these to make decisions on community-level activities
- Ensure smooth and timely referral processes from other internal and external stakeholders for Basic Needs support.
- Coordinate the implementation of the portfolio of Basic Needs projects in line with proposals, strategies, SOP and donor requirements.
- Ensure that the team is communicating appropriately with service providers and following procurement, financial and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) procedures to enable planned infrastructure activities to be completed on time and to the required standards
- Seek opportunities for cash for work within Basic Needs activities where possible
- Support the Project Manager and technical staff to undertake activities related to Basic Needs gap/needs analysis.
- Support the Project Officer and Project Assistant to ensure that tenancy agreements are in place and landlords comply with these
- Coordinate and participate in regular tasks related to household selection/Community base-project/work monitoring/legal side of the process.
- Work with the Project Manager and Partnership & Liaison Officer to coordinate with relevant actors, ensuring that duplication is avoided and coverage of assistance is maximized.
2. Management of data and reporting: 20%
- Ensure that adequate and accurate hard-copy and electronic (including database) records of information on participants and activities are kept by the Project team.
- Supervise production of regular activity reports on Basic Needs activities and prepare final drafts for review by the Project Manager and Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator.
- Compile monthly summary reports for activities for submission to the Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator.
- Assist the Project Manager and MEAL Coordinator with the preparation of project reports for CARE member partners and donors.
3. Line management duties: 20%
- Line manage a team of up to four in accordance with CARE HR procedures.
- Ensure compliance by the Basic Needs staff with CARE’s Human Resource, Financial, Logistics & Security policies, and procedures.
4. Contribute to the high-quality implementation of CARE’s refugee response: 10%
- Work with the MEAL team to ensure ongoing review and monitoring to enable improvement of projects.
- With the Engineer and MEAL Coordinator, ensure that households or community-level projects are selected based on agreed criteria, profiles, and processes, and are registered according to the procedure.
- Ensure that feedback received from community members, project participants, and key stakeholders is used to continually improve activities and that activities are meeting the needs of the communities or targeted individuals.
- Review and validate the findings of monitoring and accountability activities with the MEAL Coordinator and provide feedback for continually improving the quality of activities.
- Assist the Project Manager and Head of Programs by contributing to Basic Needs strategy development, program design, project proposals and providing input on newly recognized/evolving needs and gaps.
- Attend coordination meetings if required by the Project Manager and Head of Programs.
University and/or Master Degree
- Minimum first-level university degree in relevant and related field; preferably engineering and/or Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration
- Minimum 5 years of experience from working in project management (or similar) in a humanitarian/recovery context and specific experience in one or more Core Competencies: WASH, Shelter/NFI, Livelihoods & Food Security
- Excellent project management experience in complex contexts.
- Experience with project/program start-up, exit or similar
- Excellent planning and organizational skills.
- Familiarity with projects involving implementation across two locations.
- Good knowledge of vulnerability assessment/beneficiary selection processes and approaches.
- Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
- Prioritizes teamwork and contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
- Proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations and ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs.
- Strong coaching, training, and mentoring skills.
- Strong awareness of safety, security and risk management best practices.
- Good oral and written communication skills.
- Fluent spoken and written Turkish and English
- Solid computer skills, especially in MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel
- Prior experience of implementing Shelter/WASH activities in Turkey context
- Prior experience of participating in humanitarian coordination mechanisms
- Experience of liaising with local authorities and/or governmental institutions
- Arabic speaking and/or reading skills
- Experience in protection mainstreaming
- Understanding of laws relating to property and tenants’ rights in Turkey
- Engineering background
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post,
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Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.