• Ömeravni Mh. İnebolu Sk. No:67 Kabataş/Beyoğlu/İstanbul
  • +90 212 249 44 48



Base: Antakya Status: Fix term contract
Expected Starting date: August 2019

1. Dünya Doktorları Derneği

Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD)/Mececins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion. Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population. DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.

Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

2. Mission

Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs.


  1. Hierarchical & Functional links

Based in Antakya, the External Relations manager is under the line management of the Syria Program Director.


  1. Main Responsibilities
  • Representation
  • Coordination
  • Communication
  • Support to Field & Medical / MHPSS team
  • Reporting


  1. Function Details
    • Representation
  • Represent DDD in front of line ministries involved on health and MHPSS mainly Health Directorates, border authorities at local level and any other relevant authorities / stakeholders;
  • Develop DDD network and collaboration with relevant authorities, partners, other NGOs in Hatay and Gaziantep governorates;
  • Report and update any changes in the regulation and institutional set up of relevant line ministries and stakeholders at local level;
  • Keep the coordination between DDD and TRC on high level regarding aid shipments access from Turkey to Syria.
  • Support in establishing DDD network and communication channels with Turkish NGOs and governmental/local authorities by involving one of DDD staff in the communication, meetings etc.
  • Keep stable coordination relationship between DDD and local authorities through opened channels, in case DDD wishes to expand its operations in other areas in Syria.
  • Provide and keep DDD in the loop for any new governmental processes, legal changes and updates that might occur in any related field that might affect DDD work and operations.
  • Coordination
  • Facilitate for DDD to obtain the needed documentations and authorizations for cross borders access areas of intervention.
  • Support DDD departments in Antakya to link with contractors; Hatay Health Directorate and relevant government technical authorities and private contractors that needs to be engaged for rehabilitations, constructions and other operational needs.
  • Disseminate reports on regulation changes with regards to medical aspects, particularly on MoH and MoFSP guidelines;
  • Enhance DDD knowledge of line ministries set up, organization and interaction between national and local level;
  • Communication
  • Produce briefing paper, Indicators updates, to be shared with external stakeholders.
  • Develop DDD communication tools toward external stakeholders such as maps, briefings, videos and user-friendly documentation;
  • With support from Program Director, set up DDD website design, communication messages, etc.
  • Contribute to new comers’ briefing during Induction days;
    • Reporting
  • Provide regular reporting to the Program Director and to the senior team management;
  • Participate in the production of on-demand situation report (SITREP) by providing relevant data related to your position;
  • Provide a Mission report and/or Handover document at the end of the assignment.
  • Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract.
    • Other
  • The Nature of the humanitarian works ask flexibilities to support Departments in liaising and translating.


Compliance & Ethics

Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.


Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.


NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.


  1. Expected profile

Knowledge & Qualification

  • College degree


  • 4 years’ Experience


  • Turkish
  • English
  • Arabic

IT & Equipment

  • Good proficiency with Microsoft package
  • Use of social media

Strategic and Long-Term Impact

  • Preferably experienced in communication strategy and tools


  • Experience in Security management and security tree preferable.


  • Experienced in representation mandatory. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must.
  • Excellent written skills in Turkish and English (Arabic is a plus)


  • Experience in Negotiation (business or NGO) is a must

Communication & Information flow

  • Good control of communication strategy
  • Experience in external communication news letters or leaflets

General Qualities required:

  • Diplomatic;
  • Flexibility and capacity of adapt to complex and changing contexts;
  • Ability to work in an international context and collaborate with international and national experts;
  • Familiar with multicultural environment;


Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.


  1. How to apply:


Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed, therefore early applications are encouraged.

DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


General Information

DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.


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