Turkey: CARE is looking for Shelter/NFI Cluster Co-Chair 654 views1 application

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NGO Jobs in Turkey. Organization: CARE
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 20 Sep 2019

I – Position Summary

CARE is working in Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. CARE work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighboring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently, CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Protection, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Shelter, & WASH, in addition to targeted interventions on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Recognizing the differential impact, the crisis has on women, men, girls and boys, CARE prioritizes gender-sensitivity in its emergency and recovery efforts and, where possible, the use of transformative approaches.with few actors currently implementing shelter programming in northern Syria, there is a need for strategic planning for humanitarian programming. Shelter needs are among some of the most critical throughout Syria at this time, and CARE is committed to implementing strategic shelter programming in NWS to address humanitarian needs.

The SNFI cluster for cross-border operations in the northwest of Syria is led by UNHCR and The Shelter and NFI Cluster Co-Chair will work under the direct supervision of the Shelter / NFI Cluster Coordinator and will work in collaboration with other members of NGOs, INGOs, and cluster coordination team. The main objective of this post is to support the Shelter Cluster Coordinator to ensure appropriate cross-sectoral coordination with other related clusters such as WASH, CCCM, Protection (HLP), advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Emergency Shelter/NFI Cluster, especially age, gender, diversity, including, but not limited to, the areas of information management, needs assessment, technical support, shelter rehabilitation, reporting, and addresses shelter and NFI needs with a large range of solutions and through different modalities.

II – Responsibilities

Job Responsibility # 1: Providing effective and efficient input into the SNFI cluster coordination architecture (30%)

  • Preparing and Co-Chairing regular SNFI cluster meetings.
  • Representation of the SNFI cluster in the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).
  • Ensuring the inclusion of key humanitarian partners for the SNFI cluster.
  • Co-chair some of the Technical Working Groups (TWiGs)

Job Responsibility # 2: North-West Syria SNFI cluster planning and strategy development (20%)

  • Support the cluster coordinator with the development of the strategies of the Shelter and NFI Cluster, work plans, and coordination of response activities, taking into account cross-cutting issues.
  • Contribute to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (including planning, periodic reporting, and strategic development of the Syria Response Plan) and engage with SNFI partners for their inputs.

Job Responsibility # 3: Monitoring and Reporting (15%)

  • Support information gathering and analysis on the SNFI cluster response in order to provide accountability for the sector in terms of delivering on strategy, objectives, targets, outcomes, program quality and adherence to humanitarian principles

Job Responsibility # 4: Need Assessment and Analysis (15%)

  • Support the cluster in the development of needs assessment tools, gap and response analysis.
  • Contribute to a better understanding and analysis of shelter needs as a priority need for displaced populations, including better integrated programming with shelter as an entry point.

Job Responsibility # 5: Development and application of standards in support of the SNFI Cluster (10%)

  • Advocate for Shelter/NFI best practices.
  • Participate in the development of relevant and contextualized minimum standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Build capacity to apply these common standards.
  • Ensure that partner response are informed at different phases of the response by appropriate policy guidelines and standards

Job Responsibility # 6: Advocacy and resource mobilization (10%)

  • Support the Cluster to advocate and mobilize resources for North-West Syria SNFI response.
  • Ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities and support their capacity to access these.

III – Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, preferably in shelter-related sciences (e.g. civil or architecture engineering).
  • Excellent leadership, coordination, and representation skills. Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Humanitarian Reform process and the role of the humanitarian community (UN System, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and NGO)
  • Significant experience in relief setting with NFI/ Shelter management or managerial experience;
  • Extensive knowledge of current humanitarian issues.
  • Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards.
  • Previous experience with shelter and NFI design, programming & distribution is an asset.
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches and community sensitization and mobilization.
  • Strong organizational & supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral communication and written English skills required
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in different international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement).
  • Good knowledge of the Humanitarian reform process and the role of the UN System, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, and the NGO humanitarian community in the Shelter Cluster.
  • Good knowledge of shelter-related technical guidelines and standards, including Sphere.
  • Demonstrated empathy and experience in understanding the position and needs of national partners, as well as building their capacity.
  • Applied knowledge in program management, project formulation, its program cycles, and reporting standards.
  • Previous exposure to a cluster approach, preferably both at the global policy level and with a field implementation approach.
  • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations
  • Proven experience of successful capacity-building of humanitarian field staff and partners, with experience in remote training
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Well organized and ability to act in a professional and ethical manner
  • Program planning and management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proactive in problem-solving, initiating actions and making operational decisions.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
  • Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans
  • Commitment to CARE core value and principles
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office software and other commonly used software, especially excel and powerpoint.


  • Training on Cluster Coordination (Shelter Cluster Coordination training or Coordination and Leadership training).
  • Experience providing advisory services,
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
  • Good reading and writing skills in Arabic

Child Protection Policy

Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.


Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.

How to apply:


Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email

[email protected]

Reference Code: Shelter/NFI Cluster Co-Chair

Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

**** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **

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