Livelihoods Programme Officer – One for Sanliurfa one for Hatay (National Post / Building Tomorrow) 104 views

About Concern: Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for qualified Programme Officer – Livelihoods (National Post).

Job Title:                                       Programme Officer – Livelihoods

Location:                                       Şanlıurfa and Hatay, Turkey

Reporting Line:                             Senior Programme Officer – Livelihoods

Supervisory Responsibility:        Livelihoods Programme Assistants in the designated province

Working closely with:                   Education Programme Officers, Systems Officer, Finance and Infrastructure Officers in Hatay

Job Status:                                     Fixed term – 1 year (extendable)

Job Grade:                                     D

Job Purpose: The Programme Officer – Livelihoods is responsible for efficiently and effectively implementing livelihoods support component of the Building Tomorrow Programme in Turkey in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures as well as donors’ procedures and regulations. The jobholder will conduct awareness works and guidance measures for promoting/ increasing Turkish language and vocational training opportunities among the refugee communities in designated provinces.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation:

  • Conduct daily works of the livelihoods component of the programme as guided by Area Manager and Senior Livelihoods Officer
  • Plan, supervise and follow daily and weekly works of Livelihoods Assistants
  • Work closely with designated staff of education facilities of Ministry of National Education
  • Follow guidance of Senior Livelihoods Officer and Livelihoods Programme Coordinator to promote livelihood opportunities provided by the Building Tomorrow Programme
  • Supervise Assistants and work closely with relevant government staff (as advised by line manager)
  • Support design and implementation of trainings in the designated province
  • Document works, progress, learning and report on project activities
  • Lead on assessment, rehabilitation of workshops and provision of equipment supply for vocational high schools and centres in collaboration with designated government staff
  • Conduct needs assessment and prepare lists to share with relevant government departments
  • Regularly follow beneficiaries’ attendance in close cooperation designated government personnel
  • Identify resources for teachers and students for classrooms, libraries and home learning initiatives
  • Identify challenges in livelihood related trainings, and develop solutions in consultation with Senior Programme Officer and Livelihoods Coordinator
  • Follow standard operating procedures for the incentive scheme
  • Work closely with Education Programme Officer, System Officer, Infrastructure Officer and MEAL Officer for quality delivery of programme
  • Support on design of school preparedness, plans for Turkish language and vocational and life skills trainings
  • Support best practice in teaching and literacy in schools and Public Education Centres, with a focus on vocational and life skills trainings
  • Provide advice on Turkish language and vocational resources
  • Implement / support monitoring and evaluation activities


  • Prepare narrative reports for assessments, enrolment and attendance as per the agreed reporting cycle
  • Line manage Livelihood Assistant in designated province, including; support in development of Performance and Development Review (PDR), any required training, problem solving, periodic work planning and progress monitoring
  • Support and promote the standards outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct to their team, beneficiaries, and be committed to providing a safe working environment
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Livelihoods Officer and Area Manager

Person Specification:

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, economy, or related discipline
  • Three years’ experience in vocational training, Turkish language training, entrepreneurship and/or income generation coaching
  • Computer literate with good MS Office skills particularly Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a systematic and organized manner
  • Fluent in written and spoken Turkish
  • Technical knowledge of best practice in vocational trainings
  • Experience and knowledge of social cohesion
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have experience in developing teaching materials, preferably materials to support students learn a vocation and life skills
  • Have Excellent negotiations and diplomacy skills
  • Have
  • Are Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Have High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies
  • Are Meticulous with attention to detail
  • Have the Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct


  • If you feel that your qualifications and experience match our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send both a covering letter and an up-to-date CV to [email protected] 
  • Please note, both CV and cover letter should be in English and the role you are applying for set out clearly in the email subject-header
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in both your e-mail and cover letter where ( you discovered this job posting. 


Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.

  • Please detail the position applied for in the email subject-header
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview
  • Application Closing Date: 21.08.2019

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

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Since its foundation in 1968, Concern has gone on to work in over 50 countries, responding to major emergencies as well as implementing long term development programmes. Today, with more than 3,900 staff of 50 nationalities, Concern operates in 25 of the world’s poorest countries, helping people to achieve major and long-lasting improvements in their lives.


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