Turkey: Outreach Worker – Arabic speaker

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Organization: Relief International
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 14 Sep 2015

Reports to: Outreach and Referral Coordinator

Location: Gaziantep with possible travel inside Turkey

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Number of positions available: 4

ABOUT RI:Relief International (RI) is a leading global change organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

Position Summary:

The Outreach Worker is responsible for raising awareness about education and protection services provided by RI and other actors, and ensuring parents in Gaziantep have a good understanding of school enrolment procedures and importance of education.

Main Responsibilities

· Provide the host community and refugee communities with information on RI education and protection services, school enrolment procedures and other relevant issues under supervision of RI’s Outreach and Referral Coordinator.

· Meet with community stakeholders, local leaders and key community members to inform them about the project and involve them with project implementation.

· Represent the organization in a professional and respectful manner to all community members.

· Advocate importance of education and parents’ engagement in education of their children in local communities.

· Assist with the identification of children and youth that are eligible to receive RI education/protection services and facilitate referral to other services providers.

· Assist with data collection on the needs and social characteristics of local communities.

· Participate in meetings with RI Program and M&E Teams to discuss and evaluate progress of project targets.

· Maintain ongoing interactive and positive relationships with the refugee and Turkish communities; building strong relationships with the community based on trust

· Perform other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

· This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

· Some prior education, teaching, or community development preferable.

· Strong communication skills.

· Good listening skills.

· Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of different sectors of the community.

· Trust and wide acceptance by the community, strong community network and connections.

· Strong literacy, numeracy, and record keeping skills.

· Strong desire to assist in education and community outreach.

· Good command of Excel and Microsoft Word preferred.

· Good command of Arabic required, Turkish language skills strongly preferred. English will be an asset

· Desire to learn, willingness to ask questions, cultural sensitivity, and flexibility are desired characteristics. Sense of humor will be an asset.

How to apply:

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV to hrturkey@ri.org before the 14th September stating in the subject "Outreach Worker".

Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of applications

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