JOB POSTING: PROGRAM ASSISTANT
An INGO that works to support democratic institutions and processes is re-establishing an office in Turkey and seeks to hire a full-time program assistant.
The Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting senior program staff in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of civic engagement projects. Detailed responsibilities will include: follow political, civil society, and governance developments and analyze needs to inform programming; coordination and logistics with implementing partners and stakeholders; provide assistance on administrative and financials tasks; provide logistics and assist with organization for trainings, meetings, workshops, events, and delegations and/or consultant trips; help to facilitate and maintain good relationships with local and international democratic development organizations, civic organizations, and Turkish government; and administrative and finance duties to support programs; among other responsibilities.
A successful candidate will have a relevant university degree in social sciences, i.e political science, international relations or sociology, including prior experience implementing international development programs or with civil society organizations, political parties, or local government; strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. They will also have a willingness to work independently and take initiative, excellent time management, organizational, and computer skills, demonstrated attention to detail , ability to prioritize work, fluency in both Turkish and English, and outstanding references.
Please see the Job Description for more detail on the responsibilities and qualifications.
To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and references in English with Program Assistant in the subject line by 24 July 2020.
TITLE: Program Assistant
CLOSING DATE: 24 July 2020
PROGRAM: Civic Engagement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
SUMMARY: Supports program staff in day-to-day activities and in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of civic engagement projects, in collaboration with NDI-Headquarters staff, by performing the duties listed below.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE
Based in Ankara since 1997, NDI's Turkey-focused programs have supported strengthening Turkey’s democratic processes, helping to encourage transparency in decision-making and fostering opportunities for citizen input and consultation.
The Institute has engaged a diverse range of participants through its programs, including members of parliament (MPs) and committee chairs, ministers, political party officials and municipal and provincial government officials, as well as representatives from civil society organizations, media, think tanks and academia.