People in Need is seeking an Education Programme Manager


People in Need is seeking an Education Programme Manager for its Turkey Mission, based in Hatay

Location: Hatay, Turkey

Starting date: 01.12.2016

Length of contract: 12 months


People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based on the ides of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be basic values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

PIN has been working in Syria since 2012 and, in Turkey since May 2015. PIN has been implementing an education project in Antakya City, Hatay province, focused on supporting Temporary Education Centres for Syrian students. Specifically, the project includes the provision of teaching and learning materials, conducting teacher trainings, providing school transportation, providing psycho-social support, setting up and facilitating Parent-Teacher Associations, and conducting events supporting social cohesion among host and refugee communities.

With increasing attention and funding for the education and protection sector in Turkey, there is a possibility of expanding PIN’s education projects in Turkey, and incorporating elements of protections and/or child-protection. The attainment of any further education and protection related projects in Turkey would also fall under the Education Programme Manager’s portfolio.

PIN is seeking an Education Programme Manager for Turkey to oversee the education projects, with possible protection components, implemented in Turkey. The position will be based in PIN’s Antakya office and will include the direct management and supervision of PIN’s Education Team in Turkey. The Education Programme Manager will be supervised by the Education Programme Coordinator.


The main tasks of the Education Project Manager are:


Project Management:

 Day-to-day management and supervision of education and protection projects in Turkey;

 Responsible for the projects’ progress, spending plans and reporting (under the supervision of the Education Programme Coordinator);

 Manage activities in line with PIN’s projects, Turkey Education Strategy and sectorial guidelines;

 Develop and maintain a database of project outputs, activity tracking, training evaluation and achieved results to provide information for both internal and external reporting;

 Responsible for recruitment, training and capacity development of PIN Education project staff;

 Participate in the evaluation and quality control of projects;





 Coordination of education and protection activities with other stakeholders and humanitarian actors, including regular participation in the Education Working Group (EWG) for Turkey, and other coordination platforms, if needed;

 Coordinating and maintaining relations with respective Turkish authorities;

 Coordinate with other PIN Programme Managers/Coordinators on assessments, analysis, procedures, implementation and advocacy/communication that may feed into PIN education programming in Turkey;

 Regular coordination and communication with relevant donors, including participation in meetings and ad hoc provision of information upon request;

 Conducting an updating NGO mapping of local Syrian and Turkish NGOs active in the education sector in Turkey, and initiating and managing potential partnerships


Project Development:


 Help to identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities in education and protection

 Support the development of new education and protection projects (writing project Concept Notes, Project Proposals, budgeting, sourcing funding, liaising with donors etc) in Turkey, together with the Education Programme Coordinator, Head of Mission, Head of Programmes, Desk Officer and Education Specialist in Headquarters, and other relevant Line Managers; and

 Help to identify trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities in education and protection


General :

 Taking a leading role with the development of a Turkey Education strategy;

 Through close monitoring of the context, develop approaches and activities ensuring promotion of the Do No Harm principle.


Requirements and qualifications for the position:

  • At least 3 years of experience working within the Education and/or Protection sector for a humanitarian organization – experience working in a conflict context, particularly the Syrian context, is advantageous
  • At least 6 months working in the humanitarian sector in Turkey
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences or other relevant fields (e.g. sociology, social work or international development);At least 1 year of experience of managing staff
  • Experience in budget management
  • Fluency in English and Turkish – both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic is advantageous
  • Very good computer skills (Microsoft Office and Good Drive);
  • Excellent organization, coordination, analytical and problem-solving skills; and capacity to prioritize, communicate effectively and meet deadlines;
  • Reliable, committed; an ability to function well independently and within a team; ability to adapt to flexible working hours when necessary; professional, proactive, organized and service oriented;
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian context affecting Syrian population;
  • A high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, including I/NGOs, community representatives and civil society; candidates must be able to interact with sensitivity with all stakeholders respecting diversity and gender, and be able to sensitively and successfully integrate into a multicultural working environment with people from different nationalities and backgrounds;
  • A strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations; it is of utmost priority that candidates understand, respect and actively promote the spirit of the mandate and core humanitarian values, including: humanity and the humanitarian imperative, independence, impartiality, neutrality, and accountability in aid.

PIN offers:

  • Participation in meaningful, sustainable emergency and developmental projects;
  • Possibility to gain interesting working experience within an internationally recognized NGO;
  • Room for personal growth and capacity building opportunities in the humanitarian field through various trainings and courses;
  • Monthly salary as per PIN salary scale; and
  • 25 days of paid leave per year.

To apply:

Interested candidates shall submit their CV and cover letter, in English, to by 01 November 2016 (by midnight UTC+02:00).  Please mention the position title “Education Programme Manager – Turkey” in the subject line of the email and your last salary and salary expectations. Kindly note, due to the urgency of the position, suitable candidates may be selected prior to the application deadline.

Your personal data will be treated with strict confidentiality and used for employment-related purposes only. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applicants who are not contacted within 6 weeks from this advertisement may consider their application unsuccessful and the CV collected will be destroyed within 2 months.

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