Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2017-01-13
Duty Station : Ankara, Turkey
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Save the Children is the world s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised $2 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, ensuring that they are able to survive, learn and be protected whatever their circumstances, including in times of humanitarian crisis.

2016 is a time of change and growth at Save the Children. As part of our new strategic plan Every Last Child , we have made it a global priority to build humanitarian, advocacy and campaigning capability, to become truly global - driving stronger and more diversified funding, and to maximise the use of our knowledge, systems, capacity and culture. We are doing whatever it takes to reach the world s most excluded children. With your help we can ensure the world puts children first, and that we can tackle the barriers that prevent them from surviving and thriving. We won t stop until every last child survives and fulfils their potential.

Position reporting to: TBC

Positions reporting to the POST: None

Contract type: Employment

Contract length: TBC

Closing date: 13-Jan-17

Antakya and Gaziantep


The EWS Manager will manage the set up and daily operations of the early warning system. The post holder will lead on the collation of comprehensive data.


1.Establishment, roll out and management of the EWS

Work with the Iraq CO, (and UDA Consulting as the software platform developer), to expand their Early Warning Systemas a shared platform with the Turkey and NW Syria CO.

Project manage roll-out of EWS in the CO

Promote Early Warning System with national and international humanitarian organizations and key stakeholders

Manage the data recorded in EWS database, including double-checking /monitoring /translating entries in the system (with support of IMO)

Control quality of data entered in the system

Based on data recorded, prepare regular reports

Recruit and train network of volunteers in using and accessing EWS

Provide continuous support to EWS volunteers (email, telephone), as needed

Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

2.Collaboration and representation

Regularly coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders within the CO, RO (particularly the Analyst and IMO) and members.

Work closely with key stakeholders, including, (but not limited to), SCI partners in education programming; Education cluster members; UN - Unicef and OCHA; and NGOs with capacity in data management and GIS mapping, e.g. ACU (IMU and EWARN).



Experience of working within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state.

Knowledge of key local stakeholders (partners, UN, NGOs, authorities etc)

Demonstrated skills and experience in information/knowledge management.

Strong analytical skills and ability to write clear reports

Proven knowledge of MS office applications and IT literacy and capacity to learn and use other packages.

Experience within an INGO or similar other organisation working with vulnerable communities and children or with similar experience within Save the Children.

Self-motivated with the capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

Experience of building personal internal and external networks.

Excellent verbal communication and report writing skills in English and Arabic

Excellent presentation skills

Ability to prioritise and deal with competing demands

Ability to provide long distance support and establish supportive relationships and networks

Ability to deliver results against demanding timetables and in the face of competing demands

Ability to travel and work within challenging environments

Awareness of own strengths and weaknesses and evidence of commitment to self-managed personal development.

Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

Commitment to Save the Children Child Safeguarding policy.


Written and spoken Turkish language skills

Familiarity with context in Syria and Turkey

Previous experience working in the Middle East and in an IDP response.

Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with local partners and institutional donors.

Experience of national or local level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN.

Benefits Packageprovided to National Staff:

Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.

Annual leave

Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.


A motivating work environment We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

How to apply:

Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to turkey.recruit@savethechildren.organd mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on 13thJanuary 2016 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time). In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency card must be attached with the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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