Job Description

External candidates must be legally present in Turkey at the time of application, recruitment and hire. Non-Turkish citizens are required to submit a valid Turkish residence permit to be considered. 1. General Background The incumbent normally receives guidance from the Head of the Policy Development Unit in the operation. He/she may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units relevant to the country programme(s). UNHCR Manual, Operations Plans, UN and UNHCR financial/budgetary rules and regulations will guide the work of the Project Associate. S/he is expected to stay abreast of the challenges posed to the region by the political context, the UN and Humanitarian Reform and institutional developments. The incumbent is expected to have contacts within the organization and outside the duty station, as well as with partners and other stakeholders to collect information, monitor Project activities and implement administrative requirements under the Project. 2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment - Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of indicators and expected results of the Project and share regular information with the Head of the Unit in order to ensure effective implementation of the project; with the direct supervisor to support timely and accurate reporting of the project activities; - Support drafting of notifications and correspondence addressing project partners, CFCU and the donor; - Prepare background materials, training documents for workshops, meetings and seminars to be organized under the guidance of the Head of the Unit; - Draft correspondence related to organization of the activities; - Support PDU in Design and delivery of training activities, meetings and seminars; - Conduct researches on various topics for collection of information to be utilized for preparation of guidance documents and training materials; - Prepare needs assessments to identify training needs in order to share with the project team; - Undertake field missions in preparation and implementation of the Project activities; - Assist PDU in preparation of inception reports, donor briefings, and steering committee meetings; - Keep, prepare and distribute minutes of the meetings; and reports of the Project activities; - Provide interpretation and/or translation services in cases for which s/he has the required language competencies; - Perform other duties as required. 3. Monitoring and Progress Controls The incumbent¿s output will be monitored by the supervisor based on operational, financial and project requirements as per standards of UNHCR and set requirements by the operation. 4. Qualifications and Experience a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education) - Completion of Secondary education and post-secondary training/ certificate in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Law" id="link" class="link">International Law or related field b. Work Experience - Minimum 3-6 years of previous job experience relevant to the function. (Advanced University degree and/or Master¿s degree may be considered towards work experience) c. Key Competencies - Computer skills (in MS office) - Managing Resources - Analytical Thinking - Planning and Organizing - Excellent knowledge of Turkish and fluency in English. - Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset Desirable Qualifications & Competencies - Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes. - Knowledge of UNHCR specific programmes (MSRP, Focus, etc.). - Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to Office Administration and programme activities is an asset. Please note that this position is offered under UNOPS LICA contract. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted. UNHCR/UNOPS  does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). REMUNERATION A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. Local UNOPS  monthly fees are between TRY 11,249 and TRY 14,273 depending on relevant experience, dependency status and language proficiency. Please visit UNOPS portal to find out more about the organization and remuneration package. The closing date of the  job opening is 10 January 2020.
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