Project Assistant (Outreach) (Ref: CFA#TR/2023/83)

IOM Mersin
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İlan Detayları

Vacancy Notice Number:


Position Title:

Project Assistant (Outreach)

Duty Station:

Mersin – Türkiye


3 months Special Short Term Ungraded Contract

Deadline of Applications:

7 April 2023

Number of People to be hired



Internal & External Candidates


General Functions:

Under the overall supervision of the Protection and Resilience Officer and direct supervision of the Project Field Coordinator, and, in collaboration with relevant units, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for below:


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Project Field Coordinator in the efforts to reach affected populations residing far away from the Migrant and Community Centre (MMCC) location.
  2. Work closely with the MMCC team in order to identify, assess and refer cases with the vulnerabilities both to IOM’s units and other stakeholders.
  3. Undertake the planning, implementation and reporting of visits, activities as well as supporting the Project Assistant for logistics and procurement of activity materials in a timely manner.
  4. Assist in preparing materials needed for family support sessions, counselling services, recreational and rights-based activities for children, community mobilization, awareness sessions and informal education activities.
  5. Assist in preparing materials needed for community support sessions, counselling services, recreational and rights-based activities for children, community mobilization, awareness sessions and informal education activities.
  6. Support the Project Assistant for tracking the inventory of activity materials, counting of materials at the MMCC depots.
  7. Use the data portal, MS Teams channels and other sorts of software and hardware archiving tools of IOM for data collection and storage properly; and report weekly and monthly basis in a timely manner.
  8. Provide relevant information about IOM Accountability mechanisms and consent forms during events and distributions.
  9. Support socio-relational and cultural activities when/if needed.
  10. Facilitate the translations when needed during calls and activities.
  11. Operate in a culturally sensitive manner while keeping contact with beneficiaries and provide accurate information about IOM.


Required Qualifications:


  • University degree in sociology, political science, literature and language studies, social services or in a related field from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience; or;
  • Completed High school degree from an accredited academic institution, with four years of relevant professional experience.



  • Experience in working in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience in working in humanitarian field,
  • Experience in working out-of-office locations, agricultural tent areas, temporary settlements
  • Knowledge of using address mapping tools for distributions;
  • Knowledge of how to communicate with vulnerable migrant community members.



  • Fluency in Turkish and Arabic is required.
  • Working knowledge of Farsi, English or/and Kurdish is advantageous.


Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.


  • Integrity and transparency:

Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

  • Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.
  • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.


  • Professionalism:

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

  • Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: Establishes strong relationships with colleagues and partners; relates well to people at all levels.
    • Is fully aware of the team purpose, respects and understands individual and collective responsibilities.
  • Willingly puts in extra effort without being asked and adopts a "hands-on" approach whenever necessary to achieve team objectives.
  • Coordinates own work with that of the team to meet agreed priorities and deadlines.


  • Delivering Results:

•Produces quality results and provides quality services to clients.

  • Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services.
  • Shows understanding of own role and responsibilities in relation to expected results.


  • Managing and sharing knowledge:
    • Shares knowledge and learning willingly, and proactively seeks to learn from the experiences of others.


  • Accountability:

•Accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.

  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism; acknowledges and corrects mistakes and apply lessons learned for improvement.


  • Communication:
    • Presents information using language and sequence of ideas that is easy for recipients to understand.



Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Please be advised that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Türkiye will be considered.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail to or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24 06610, Çankaya, Ankara Türkiye by the end of 7 April 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

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