Dünya Doktorları Derneği
Medecins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.
Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.
DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.
Please visit www.dunyadoktorlari.org.tr to learn more.
Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in Istanbul, Head Office; the Protection Coordinator works under the line management of the DDD Programmes Director to support the Türkiye programme team in Türkiye and NWS.
Base: Istanbul, Head Office
Status: Fixed-Term Contract
Expected Starting date: ASAP
Knowledge & Qualification
University degree or equivalent level public health disciplines, social sciences, international development or similar.
At least 3 years of significant experience in similar positions or in humanitarian sector;
Knowledge of the Syrian crisis, IDP and refugee context in Türkiye and NWS;
Experience working on protection mainstreaming is essential;
Experience working on GBV programming is essential;
Specific expertise on Child Protection is an asset;
Experience of preparation of Protection Monitoring Report;
Demonstrated experience and skills in training and capacity-building.
Strong knowledge about inclusive programming, disability inclusion and gender/age equality.
Required: English (oral and written)
Preferred: Arabic & Turkish
General Qualities required:
Analytical thinking to evaluate different approaches/solutions for a specific environment;
Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment;
Ability to seek, collect, and critically analyses data and information needed to achieve the tasks;
Ability to work with a team as well as to work independently;
Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
Organisation, planning and prioritising abilities;
Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
Familiar with multicultural environment;
Quality programming and implementation
Coordination, representation and partnership
Mainstream of Protection guidelines across DDD overall programming and regularly review DDD Protection Policy;
Support and guide DDD program team to ensure protection mechanisms are standardized across the organization;
Provide guidance and expertise for the case identification, case management, and referral of the persons at risk
Develop protection guidelines following international standards and ensuring that they are effectively understood and implemented by the program team in the field;
Work closely with the MHPSS team, Medical team, Syria Programme Coordinator, Field Coordinators, Project Managers and to provide technical guidance in Protection Mainstreaming;
Assess coordination and field team’s skills and knowledge related to protection mainstreaming, prepare a capacity building plan and provide ongoing trainings and technical support to the teams;
Promote age, gender and diversity sensitive approaches into the program activities;
Support Medical, SRH, and MHPSS teams to ensure that protection referral mechanisms are implemented in all DDD health facilities, according to inter-agency pathways defined by Protection Cluster;
Work closely with Medical and MHPSS teams to improve service provision for Gender Based Violence survivors in DDD caseload;
Ensure, in line with DDD internal rules and regulations, that donor regulations and international humanitarian standard (such as SPHERE) are applied during the management of the project;
Whenever possible and required, conduct field visits to assess program quality and progress toward objectives, provide trainings, facilitate collective problem solving with staff and other stakeholders to address challenges;
Monitor the risks and threats around the project(s), documenting the situation and analyzing the consequences of political decisions and share with the team in a timely manner.
Train all DDD programme teams on “the Basic Protection Package” and conceptulize the Basic Protection Package in accordance with the realities of the field both in Türkiye and NWS.
Consider inclusive, and Community Based programming and implementation for protection activities.
Provide a sound technical basis for the consolidation and harmonization of protection monitoring, information dissemination, referrals, legal services, emergency protection assistance and community based protection programming across field sites, with an emphasis on maintaining and improving program quality.
Ensure that all interventions are in compliance with the DDD’s protection mainstreaming framework, international law and protection standards and national policies
Oversee implementation of the protection monitoring and information dissemination program through managing project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), ensuring timely recruitment, quality implementation and accurate reporting in accordance with DDD and donor regulations
Coordination, Representation and Partnerships:
Proactively participate in relevant technical coordination meetings and working groups
Liaising with non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors at field site level within all relevant sectors, in coordination with DDD executive management and other coordinators.
Ensure regularly updated Protection Actors service mapping in areas of intervention;
Work closely with MEAL Department to improve accountability practices implemented in the field, focusing on review of Complaints and Feedback Mechanism;
Work closely with MEAL department to ensure that quality needs assessments are conducted;
Work closely with DDD Coordination team to develop and implement a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policy for DDD operations;
Communicate and coordinate with the Syria Protection team.
Participate in cross-departmental collaboration in order to ensure that linkages between programs are made and programs gain from protection best practice, in particular with regular contact and coordination with Coordinators and Senior Managers in Health, MHPSS, SRH, and Emergency.
Forge connections with key counterparts and stakeholders across UN, I/NGOs, humanitarian actors, as per representation needs
Represent the DDD in field and national level and strategic meetings involving protection actors such as protection cluster meetings, inter-agency coordination meetings, and bi-lateral meetings
Regularly coordinate with internal program and operational stakeholders
Provide input for advocacy purposes and support achievement of advocacy goals, as needed.
Provide technical input for donor proposals and reports;
Support the design, promotion and elaboration of new interventions at country and regional level, ensuring protection mainstreaming;
Stimulate and maintain active exchange of protection information within the region on useful news, publications, tools, best practices and lessons learned.
Prepare Protection Monitoring Reports in collaboration with DDD MEAL team to inform the project managers and protection teams about the actions that need to take to meet the changes in the context.
Identify opportunities for, design and develop concept notes and proposals for further protection monitoring, information dissemination and community based protection programming
Develop protection assessments and analysis for the purpose of program development
Provide input on proposals from other sectors to ensure protection is mainstreamed.
Ensure that all data are disaggregated by sex and age, in order to develop profiles on the different needs and realities of women, girls, boys and men, for reporting and analysis purposes;
Provide technical input for reports;
Prepare regular updates and reports on activities and progress made;
Provide regular reporting on Protection Coordinator activities to the Line-Manager, upon his/her solicitation;
Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract.
Do business travel whenever needed and requested;
Possible cross-border visits to Afrin District (optional)
Participate in the team meetings;
Assist in any other tasks related to the position, as required by DDD Management.
Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.
Protection Coordinator is DDD’s PoC for implementation of PSEA within the organisation and also coordina
NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
How to apply:
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter in ENGLISH through our website
The deadline for submitting the applications is 23.11.2023
Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.
DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.
Dünya Doktorları Derneği
DDD in Turkey, in collaboration with different partners, is running a project aiming at facilitating access and orienting beneficiaries to primary and secondary level of health care services, providing Psycho Social Support for the refugees and migrants in Turkey.
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