Global Communities is looking for Community Outreach Officer


Job Opportunity: Community Outreach Officer


Location: Gaziantep (with multiple field trips to Adana)

Length of contract: 6 months; possible extension to 1 year depending on funding



Global Communities’ Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. OHA is commencing responding refugee crises in Turkey, supporting the assistance to refugees in Turkey. This will be done through an approach to programming where projects will be focused on community empowerment and sustainablity rather than relief delivery.

GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and is currently building its humanitarian response professionals in Turkey.GC is going to implement a Women Empowerment Program through a national implementing partner in Adana Province. The goal of the program is to improve living conditions for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Turkish citizens through increasing access to high-quality vocational training services.


Reporting to: Community Outreach Coordinator

Global Communities is looking for a highly qualified person as Community Outreach Officer to help and support Community Outreach Coordinator for developing, strategizing, and implementing outreach and communication activities for a women empowerment program in Adana. Position will be based in Gaziantep and require frequent travel to Adana Province.

The Community Outreach Officer will be responsible for

  • Supporting Global Communities’ communication and outreach strategy for the Turkey Programs
  • Contributing in creating outreach tools and materials for national and international audiences
  • Supporting the social cohesion between refugee and host communities by the activities under the program
  • Working closely with the implementing partner to ensure constant communication with the refugee community
  • Helping for identifying and securing community engagement strategies for Turkey programs
  • Supporting and helping for the program’s cooperating Global Communities’ PACE and ARC community and partner capacity development methodologies with the program
  • Providing inputs for daily/weekly reports, achievements, key lessons and suggestions for fundraising and program development strategies
  • Contributing in program design and proposal development
  • Helping for developing messages through outreach tools and translating them for the refugee community
  • Helping for building cohesion between the refugee and host community
  • Helping to ensure that beneficiaries understand their entitlements and selection and/or disqualification criteria,
  • Following up the impact of changes and development in relation to policies and legislations on the refugee community
  • Supporting Global Communities to meet minimum quality and accountability requirements
  • Supporting workshops and trainings for Global Communities’ and implementing partner’s staff
  • Adhering to Global Communities’ Standard of Conduct and PSEA policy
  • Supporting Global Communities’ work in Turkey by undertaking other tasks when asked.

Education and Training

  • University degree in Law, Public Administration, Development, Social Work, Social Science, Linguistic; or a combination of a university degree in another area and 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Former trainings on Refugee Protection and Community Based Approach are advantage
  • Trainings on GBV Prevention/Response, Protection Induction, Child Protection, Protection Mainstreaming, Gender Mainstreaming are asset



  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant job experience
  • Experience with I/NGOs, UN, and/or international donor funded programs is an advantage

Technical Skills

  • High analytical skills
  • Excellent skills for drafting reports in English
  • Excellent Arabic and English communication skills
  • Team player with excellent planning skills


Other Qualifications

  • Strong ability to prioritize work under pressure, maintain attention to detail, and coordinate multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Skill set for building trustful relationships with refugees
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Energetic, with great networking and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English
  • Good knowledge word and excel


Language Skills

  • Native level of spoken and written Arabic and English is determinant
  • Turkish and/or Kurdish is an advantage


Please send your CV and motivation letter to with the subject line: Community Outreach Officer – Turkey. Please note that applications without motivation letter will not be accepted. Global Communities will contact only eligible candidates. For more information or to apply to this posting please contact

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