COUNTRY DIRECTOR (National Only) Re-Advertisement Gaziantep Basmeh & Zeitooneh is a registered Syrian Civil Society Organization in Turkey, works in Development and Relief domain where it has established an office in Gaziantep in 2014 and was officially registered in 2015.
Basmeh & Zeitooneh employees are responsible for promoting fundamental human rights, social justice, human dignity and the equality of men, women and children. Employees must treat every person without distinction on the basis of his or her; race, gender, religion, political opinion, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or disability. Basmeh & Zeitooneh will not engage or endorse activities with any political, religious, or ideological affiliation. Basmeh & Zeitooneh values the diversity of its employees and recognizes that work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.
The Country Director has the overall... responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of the B&Z Turkey to achieve the organizational vision, mission and objectives. The CD is responsible for the programmatic and operational management in Turkey. S/he represents B&Z with Government, Local and international Organisations in Turkey. S/he will take a leading role in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring of the Country Programme strategy and ensuring the same in line with HQ strategic directions and overall thematic focus. S/He will be under the direct supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.
Job Title: Country Director
Line Manager: Chief Operating Officer
Contract: 1 year Subject to extension
Location: Gaziantep - Turkey. Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: Provide Leadership in the development and implementation of the B&Z country strategy in line with the overall B&Z Strategic Plan and the context in the country/region based on needs of the communities in the areas of operation. Manages and leads the implementation. Represents Basmeh & Zeitooneh in meetings and conferences with donors, INGOs, NGO's, local partners and governmental authorities. Responsible for overseeing the management of human resources Liaises with Senior Management and Field Staff, and ensures the availability of the resources, skills, and tools to ensure the achievement of all program objectives and the organizations mission. Ensures the financial feasibility of all programs; ensures all programs are within budget and that funds are managed in a highly transparent manner. Collaborates with the Development and Finance departments to produce Basmeh & Zeitoonehs annual financial and narrative reports detailing the organizations activities. Identifies specific capacity building requirements of operational staff and ensure that staff capacity is improved through various approaches including on the job training. Ensures the proper handover of new programs/projects from the development department to the countrys operational staff. Supervises staff in implementing projects and all technical and operational aspects of the projects. Organizes and accompanies partners and potential donors in field visits that promote Basmeh & Zeitoonehs work. Initiates relationships with donors interested in funding projects in Turkey in coordination with the Senior Management. Evaluates and monitor all country programs to determine the extent to which they are meeting goals and determine action needed to improve achievements Keeps regular communication with donors regarding the operational updates of the ongoing projects. Ensures the continued safety of all personnel, establish, and implement emergency security evacuation plans as appropriate. Ensures security guidelines are up to date and fully implemented. Regularly reports to Senior Management regarding safety and security and managerial achievements. Manages and appraise the operations staff Supports admin appraisal for other departments Prepares presentation for the B&Zs profile and achievements to be presented to donors and stakeholders Creates operational plan and update it in cooperation with development department and field team. Create contingency plans for the operations. Keeps on monthly meetings with staff . Ensures the safety and security of the team and the legal situation of B&Z through creating safety and security plans. Conduct performance review for center managers and project managers twice a year. Produce one comprehensive multi sectorial need assessment report for each of the areas of operations.
The CD represents the highest level of decision-making authority of B&Z in Turkey, yet key decisions should be shared with the chief operations officer and the leadership team.
Education and Experience: A bachelors degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, International Relations, International Development, Economics or any other related discipline.Minimum of 5 years of experience in management within the nonprofit sector.Thorough understanding of humanitarian issues, strategies and of non-governmental organizations.
Required Skills: Strong planning, writing and reporting skillsDemonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel) and web based applicationsFluency in English and Arabic, ability to produce written reports in English is essentialPrevious experience working with NGOs is essential.Experience with operations, logistics, security managementExperience supervising, motivating, and bringing together teamsAbility to take initiative and identify solutions to challengesBuild good cooperative relations with donors, stakeholders, Turkish authorities and local institutionsGood organizational and time management skillsExcellent social and interpersonal skills Gaziantep Turkey
COUNTRY DIRECTOR (National Only) Re-Advertisement Gaziantep Basmeh and Zeitooneh Gaziantep