Relief International is looking for Program Assistant (Education)




Title:                                     Program Assistant (Education)

Reports to:                         Education Program Manager

Duration:                             Till January 4, 2017

Location:                             Gaziantep, Turkey


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.


Summary of Position:  

The Program Assistant will work closely with the Education Program Officer and the Deputy Education Program Manager.  Under their supervision, the Program Assistant would provide support in the implementation and monitoring of RI’s Education projects for Syrian Refugees in Turkey and ensure transparency and integrity across all programs activities.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in the rapid start-up of new education projects.
  • Assist with administrative duties such as filing, scanning, copying, and mailing.
  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of periodic program reports to Donors and RI’s HQ.
  • Assist deputy program manager with special projects including travel, logistics, event preparation and research.
  • Assist in implementation of programs in line with the approved project proposal and budget.
  • Assist in implementing an effective monitoring and evaluation framework for the program.
  • Where appropriate, work closely with partner organizations in completing the above tasks.
  • All other duties and tasks assigned


Qualifications & requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 1 years’ experience of program management assistantship/support;
  • Previous NGO experience in preferably, an emergency response/conflict setting and for education programs in the Humanitarian sector;
  • If no NGO experience, strong previous work experience in project management, or experience working in a multinational position preferred;
  • Able to prioritize, communicate effectively, and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work independently and within a team;
  • Good administration skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Strong IT skills, including MS Office Word and Excel;
  • Fluency in English is required; Turkish or Arabic is a plus.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.

We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Agility and innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

Professional Standards:


All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

Relief International (RI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RI considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

How to Apply

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV in English to  stating in the subject “Program Assistant (Education) “. In addition a 3 professional references. All candidates must be eligible to work in Turkey (residence permit or Work Permit) or have a valid Turkey ID.


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