Job Location:  Istanbul

Closing date: 12 Dec 2020

Reference: IRTRIS-PO02


The Programme Officer reports to the programme coordinator and s/he will be responsible for preparing concept notes, proposals, following projects activities, and reporting the overall projects details including in progress, interim and final reports and also support the programme department in other programme related tasks. . The Programme Officer must work in compliance with Islamic Relief policies and procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly manage projects activities from beginning to end
  • Develop project work plan and ensure its timely completion, alert senior management of any deviations
  • To manage the related needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation for the ongoing projects.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Implement organizational policies and procedures
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, documentation, and presentations
  • Manage administrative and budgetary aspects of the project implementation
    Organize projects events
  • Conduct projects related research tasks
  • Maintain communication and correspondence with partners, and beneficiaries
  • To coordinate with local and international partners (NGOs and other official agencies working with IR in Turkey)
  • To introduce IR policies to local partners and beneficiaries and prepare partnership agreements
  • To provide direction and management to local partners for implementing work plans
  • To follow up the implementation of the projects by local partners
  • To participate in developing new project ideas in all sectors including drafting concept papers and writing full proposals
  • To maintain a record keeping system of all projects documents
  • To prepare progress, interim and final reports
  • To carry out other responsibilities and duties as requested by the line manager

Personal Specification

  • Strong communication, interpersonal & technical skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to take initiatives if required
  • Ability to multi-task effectively as well as display professionalism and confidence
  • Ability to work under pressure, with short time frames, and in risky situations and in an unstructured environment
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Team builder, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve disputes and conflict


  • University degree from an accredited University in business administration/social sciences/economics or related speciality or relevant field experience
  • Previous experience with the UN and/or NGOs in a similar position
  • Proficiency in MS office and the ability to use software necessary for project management and reporting. (Strong Excel and Word skills a must)
  • English & Arabic (written and spoken) is a must, Turkish skills a plus
  • Must have cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a multi-cultural team

How to apply

Vacancy Reference: IRTRIS-PO02

Interested applicants that possess the personal specifications mentioned above may apply by completing the job application on the following link before 12th of December 2020 at 5:00 pm. You may send your CV to [email protected] on or before the closing date.

Please complete all the fields in the application link and submit it before the deadline, as any incomplete or late application will be refused.

Submitting this application does not represent any responsibility on the organization of any kind, and the organization has the right to set standards as it deems appropriate for the job according to the information available about all applicants, and to select candidates who will attend a job interview from among the applicants in accordance with those standards.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Islamic Relief Türkiye (UİYV) is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Islamic Relief engages. Islamic Relief expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. Islamic Relief also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings related to safeguarding during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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