Refugee Education Trust Job Vacancy: Project Team Leader - Mardin, Turkey

Duty Station: Mardin, Turkey
Application closing date: 30.04.2016
Contract length: 6 months

Background information:
RET International, headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, with offices around the world, is an independent, impartial, non-partisan organisation, with no religious or political affiliation. RET International was founded in 2000, by Mrs Sadako Ogata, then High Commissioner of UNHCR, to address the dire need for education in emergencies in fragile contexts for vulnerable young people affected by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters.

Mission: What does RET do?
At RET we are committed to assisting communities to meet the educational needs, in the broadest sense, of YOUNG PEOPLE made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters.

RET International Values:
  • Adaptability 
  • Dynamism 
  • Dedication 
  • Pragmatism 
Job Description:
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Team Leader is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all components of the project under his/her responsibility and to meet the project’s targets and key performance indicators.
  • Oversee all aspects of the project implementation and methods of follow-up in accordance with the donor agreement
  • Contribute to writing internal and donor-reports (monthly, quarterly, annually), ensuring the quality and accuracy of information and reports are drafted on time according to the internal review process
  • Prepare, follow, and update work-plans for line managers
  • Support and provide guidance to line managers related to project implementation
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Responsible for performance management
  • Work with finance and logistics team to procure project supplies within project budgets and according to agreed-upon work plans to ensure proper implementation
  • Advocate and plan for professional development for all subordinate staff as needed
  • Maintain the relationship with key stakeholder in the project location, contribute to the creation of a positive image and long-term credibility of the organization
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics
  • Promote capacity building of the team
Required Skills and Experience
  • Graduate degree in social sciences, psychology, economics, management, or any related field
  • Previous working experience in team management and project implementation
  • Previous experience in the field of gender based violence and women empowerment is an asset
  • Excellent spoken and written skills in Turkish, very good spoken and written skills in English
  • Any other language skills, such as Arabic or Kurdish, is an asset
  • PC proficiency, including Word processing (MS Word or equivalent) and excellent skills on spread sheets MS Excel
  • Flexibility in responding to urgent needs and tasks
  • Ability to prioritize work and to meet tight deadlines
  • Rigorous Management of Performance for Success
  • Negotiation skills
  • Attention to details and cultural differences and contexts
  • Prior knowledge of the region an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Respectful and supportive team player
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. RET International reserves the right to change this document.

Does RET follow an equal opportunities policy, for example concerning gender, race, ethnic origin, age, etc? 

It is the mission of RET to provide equal access and opportunities for all. In fact, the RET focuses particularly on promoting the advancement of female youth in vulnerable situations and cultures that typically may steer young women into early marriages, housekeeping chores, prostitution, and trafficking. Our staff worldwide are particularly multicultural, in both HQ and in the field. We employ mostly local staff on the ground, with as few international expatriate staff as possible.

How to apply:
If you feel that your qualification and experience matches with our requirements, and you share a commitment to RET’s values and vision, please forward your updated CV to: Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter should be submitted in English. Make sure to include [APPLICATION Project Team Leader] in the subject line of your application. Please follow the instruction carefully RET must not consider uncompleted information.

Syrian candidates will be required to submit a copy of their passports with entry stamp to Turkey and a copy of their residency permit.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

* *RET International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **