Save the ChildrenClosing Date : 2017-11-27
Duty Station : Ankara, Turkey
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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 27 Nov 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.


Administrative Assistant is a member of the administration team accountable for ensuring quality, efficient and proactive administrative support services for staff and visitors in Istanbul Office.


Front desk support

Greet all visitors to the office and deal with their requirements.

Maintain and operate quality and efficient communication services through phone management and message taking, and arrange appointments as required.

Make travel bookings which include flight and hotel bookings for SC staff and visitors followed SC policies and procedures and ensure that the Travel Planner is updated daily.

Keep the office driver programme tracker up-to-date according to daily requests for office car bookings.

Act as the contact person to help visitor enquiries and arrangements where necessary.

Manage the reception area, ensure and portray a professional image of SC that it is tidy and organized.

Maintain contact with building management for any facilities related issues.

Deal with incoming and outgoing mail and arrange international and local couriers as necessary and forward urgent mails to the Line Manager and complete incoming register book for all mails. Keep copies of all incoming/outgoing mail and faxes into the file for retrieval purposes.

Administration support

Acknowledge receipt of stationery before entered into SC stores.

Keep invoice register on daily basis and provide weekly updates to finance, logistics and Admin Officer.

Process on a timely manner all invoices for payment of services and utilities, based on an updated invoice checklist for the Istanbul office and guesthouses.

Provide monthly analysis of stationery and consumables and ensuring that the same is well managed, issued to staff and orders placed with procurement staff on a timely basis.

Support Managers in preparation for and organization of workshops and meetings ensuring value for money and due diligence process for selecting venues. Maintain a database of approved venues.

Keep the list of phone tracker up-to-date and issue corporate sim cards to new staff and visitors as required.

Process business cards for staff as requested by line managers if and when necessary.

Ensure effective and efficient use of all SC resources in order to keep costs low and ensure the security of all staff.

Comply with all SC policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.

HR support

Support with HR administrative tasks and ad-hoc projects as and when requested.

Support with HR filing and administrative paperwork.

Accountability Responsibilities

Working with managers and staff ensure that our expenditure is clearly accounted for and value for money achieved.



Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, managers, members and external partners and supporters

Values diversity and different people s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Multi-tasking and tolerant to distractions and handling a number of various tasks at the same time.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Commitment to Save the Children values


Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children s vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches

Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or Administration and management

At least 1-year relevant working experience preferably in NGO environment

An understanding and appreciation of, and commitment to customer service

Strong organization and planning skills to prioritize a busy workload and meet deadlines

Ability to develop and implement effective and efficient admin systems

Excellent IT skills especially Microsoft office package.


Good negotiation skills

High levels of self-motivation, integrity, commitment and enthusiasm

A person with positive attitude

Fluency in written and spoken English.


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Benefits Packageprovided to National Staff:

Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.Annual leaveInhouse Medical Facility, Accidental and Life insurance.Transportation allowanceA 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 on the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on November 27th 2017 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time).

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