Vacancy Notice Number:
Project Support Assistant (Cash-Based Interventions (CBI))-re-advertised
Adana (to work for Hatay Office) - Türkiye
6 months Special Short Term Graded Contract (G5)- with possible extension
Deadline of Applications:
9 October 2023
Number of People to be hired
Internal & External
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. 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.
With the crisis in Syria in its tenth year, fighting between the government and opposition forces continues to maintain a large regional internal and external displacement crisis. Currently, more than 4.7 million foreign nationals reside in Turkey, including 3.6 million Syrian refugees under Temporary Protection. Turkey is now host to the largest migrant/refugee population in the world, including nationals from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran and Pakistan, among others. The Government of Turkey has set a precedent for refugee response by pursuing a predominantly non-camp approach, with more than 95% of refugees and migrants living within the host community.
In line with the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), IOM has been providing multiservice assistance to Syrians under temporary protection including transportation, cash vouchers, shelter repairs, livelihood support and protection, including support to migrant and community centres, reaching approximately 2 million individuals to date, including vulnerable members of the host community). IOM RSU interventions in Turkiye are planned to be expanded to include the complete spectrum of assistance to cover beneficiaries’ basic needs i.e., cash for shelter rehabilitation, cash voucher and winterization assistance.
Under the overall supervision of the (National Officer (CBI)) and the direct supervision of the (Hatay Head of Suboffice), the successful candidate will be supporting the implementation of Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) in (Turkiye).
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Provide technical support on project activities and objectives in line with global and IOM standards for CBI and in close coordination with the Senior Project Assistant CBI, including participating in situational analysis, needs assessment, targeting and distribution.
2.Support the drafting and development of standard operating procedures for cash projects, including formulation of programme tools and methodology.
3.Support CBI National Officer and Senior Project Assistant to implement cash activities effectively and provide technical support and capacity-building to the (Field assistants) in order to achieve outcome and impact of projects and accountability to beneficiaries in line with IOM and donor policies.
4.Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in conducting their activities in regard to all cash projects, particularly managing the Accountability to Affected Populations response mechanism for cash.
5.Support drafting of concept notes, project narratives, workplans and other project-related documents in close coordination with relevant units.
6.Act as focal point for administrative coordination of project implementation, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units and external parties to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions, etc.
7.Contribute to drafting relevant project reports including assessment reports, project progress reports and human-interest stories in coordination with the reporting officer.
8.Support the coordination regularly with relevant colleagues in implementing project plans and to support and follow up on the best utilization of project budget as well as synergies with other IOM projects.
9.Support report writing to present information and data related to CBI in Turkiye and the preparation of reports, briefing notes, graphics, statistical tables, presentation and other forms of documentation, as needed.
10.Support IOM’s participation in Cash Working Group or other CBI-related meetings, workshops and forums, as required, and assist in coordinating activities with local authorities, United Nations Agencies, national and international non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.
11.Undertake regular duty travel to monitor project implementation and provide on-site guidance to the teams and verify that activities are conducted in line with donor requirements and project documents.
12.Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Business Administration, Accounting or related fields from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or
- High School degree with at least five years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience working in humanitarian settings;
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge in cash-based programming;
- Experience liaising with governmental authorities, other national and international institutions and NGOs, and building effective local partnerships including with the private sector;
- Experience in project management;
- Strong experience with databases, assessment tools and reporting.
- Knowledge of the fundaments of CBI;
- Familiar with innovative systems used in humanitarian sectors and a fast learner;
- Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and beneficiaries;
- Strong knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations tools and methodologies;
- Computer literacy, including in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as KoBo Toolbox and report writing;
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
- Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
- Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
- Working knowledge of Arabic is advantageous.
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.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
This is a local position and applications from candidates for non-Turkish citizens holding a valid residence permit residing in Türkiye might 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sok. No:24 06610, Çankaya, Ankara Türkiye by the end of 9 October 2023.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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