Turkey: Community Center Manager (Gaziantep / Şanlıurfa)

Organization: Basmeh and Zeitooneh
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

Organization brief:

Basmeh & Zeitooneh is a registered Syrian Civil Society Organization in Turkey work in Development and Relief domain since 2014

Basmeh & Zeitooneh was launched in September 2012 with field visits to areas with high concentrations of the most marginalized and neediest Syrian refugees the main goal of the visits is to assess the needs and to fill the gaps left by other aid agencies. The organization is officially registered NGO in Lebanon in 2014.

Basmeh & Zeitooneh has established an office in Gaziantep and has started to work in Development and Relief domain as Syrian Civil Society Organization in 2014 & officially registered in 2015.Nowadays, the organization has one information center in Urfa and two Community centers in Gaziantep and Urfa that are easily accessible by the refugees and their hosts, friendly and welcoming spaces where people can receive relief services, vocational training and peace education for children.

Basmeh & Zeitooneh in Turkey is pleased to announce these job opportunities in Gaziantep & Şanlıurfa, Turkey.

Job Summary:

Center Manager will be under the direct supervision of the Project Manager. He / She will be responsible for providing the operational and programmatic oversight B&Z community center in Gaziantep/ Urfa.

The main purpose of the position is to ensure the center is functioning across all areas of activities in coordination with the technical team and the direct supervisor. He / She will supervise the core center staff. He /she will be the center focal point with the community members and Center beneficiaries.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

· Program implementation:

  • Oversee the Center activities.

  • Update the center activities work plan in collaboration with the team, and report the updated version to project manager.

  • Ensure the pre-established programmatic indicators are met.

  • Proactively follow-up with Center teams on a daily basis to check on the status of the project and address any questions.

· Human Resources:

  • Oversee the center staff recruitment in coordination with the project manager, HR officer and the technical team.

  • Follow up center team attendance, timesheet, leaves and send monthly updates to the HR officer and project manager.

  • Provide capacity building training to the center staff such work plans, reporting, policies, procedures…etc., with coordination with the HR Officer and project manager.

  • Supervise the center team, including the performance objectives and review.

  • Identify issues, problem /concerns affecting the program and present recommendations to the project manager.

· Administration:

  • Provide support to organize and facilitate activities and events when required.

  • Work closely with the center team to ensure the necessary documentation are appropriately archived and ordered in relation to Procurement and Payment request in coordination with the project manager and logistic /finance officers.

  • Prepare necessary documentation for procurement and payment requests.

  • Follow up on procurement status of program supplies.

  • Manage the staff leave calendar in coordination with the project manager and the HR officer.

  • Coordinate and facilitate any visit from donors NGOs Turkish authorities BoM to the center.

· Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Submit weekly/monthly/daily reports in both Arabic and English as defined by the project manager including operation, security, admin, and programmatic aspects.

  • Submit weekly updated version of the project activities work plan.

  • Communicate directly with the project manager regarding any issues related to the center.

Required Skills:

• Strong planning, writing and reporting skills.

• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel) and web based applications

• Fluency in Arabic and Turkish and strong working knowledge of English; ability to produce written reports in English is essential

• Previous experience working with NGOs is essential.

• Experience with operations, logistics, security management is a plus

• Experience supervising, motivating, and bringing together teams

• Ability to take initiative and identify solutions to programmatic challenges

• Flexibility and ability to work in a team.

• Good organizational and time management skills.…).

• Excellent social and interpersonal skills.

• Team work spirit. Ability and willing to work overtime and on weekends (when necessary).

Education and Experience:

University degree in Business administration, international development or a field related. Strong previous experience in general program and human resources management Minimum two /2/ years of experience in NGOs.

How to apply:

Please apply in English by sending an up to date CV and a cover letter to jobs.aile.tr@gmail.com before 15/02/17 COB.

You are kindly requested to include your name and “CCM.EF.TR.2763” as a job code in the email title.

For an application to be considered, a valid residency permit “both sides” should be submitted together with the CV and the cover letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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