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Chief Field Coordinator


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Ankara
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-26

1.           Position Information




Türkiye CO/ Health System Strengthening and Support Project 

Title Chief Field Coordinator
Level  NPSA11
Duty station (City and Country) Ankara, Turkiye
Type (Regular or Short term) Regular
Office- or Home-based Office-Based 
Expected starting date 01 August 2024
Expected Duration 1 year
Position Number 213848


2.      Office/Unit/Project Description

The Project was implemented by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with implementation support from UNDP in 2024 under the “Türkiye Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction Project (TERRP) ” which is carried out under the Loan Agreement No. 9580-TR signed between the World Bank and the Government of the Republic of Türkiye. As continuation of HSSSP this project will also target to increase the efficiency of service delivery in public hospitals and enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health for evidence-based decision making.


Under the scope of this project, for efficient monitoring and evaluation of project activities at the central level and in the field, dedicated teams will be set up to perform their services at the central level and in the field. These teams will be responsible for performing analysis, implementation support, and monitoring and evaluation activities for an effective coordination. The Chief Field Coordinator will work closely with the Ministry of Health, Emergency Health Services, public hospitals, and related health services in the provision of general directorates in order to reference cases of sudden natural disasters throughout the country. Number of field coordinators to be assigned will be determined by Ministry in line with the recurring needs of the Ministry. 

The Chief Field Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the UNDP Portfolio Manager, Ministry of Health and all other stakeholders including the relevant bodies attached to the Ministry of Health and teams set up for the project


Chief Field Coordinator will be leading the M&E Team in monitoring and evaluation of healthcare service delivery of all health facilities in 81 provinces. And he/she will report to ISG Porfolio Manager.


3.      Scope of Work 


The Chief Field Coordinator will lead the M&E team responsible for  Turkey's top 10 health regions identified for a more structured and effective implementation of the Project.The Chief Field Coordinator, duty-stationed in Ankara, will be leading the M&E Team, and will ensure quality and performance follow-up of and reporting on services provided in the affiliated institutions of the Provincial Health Directorates throughout 81 provinces.



  1. Provide technical oversight and quality assurance for project implementation.


• Evaluate the policies of the central organizations of the Ministry under health transformation policies in the field and to report the faulting points to the central organization, to guide the improvement efforts and to provide support in the evidence-based decision-making for new practices in the MoH;



• Monitor and evaluate the practices and activities of Directorates of Health, Directorates of Public Health and Offices of Secretary-General, to report the results of monitoring and evaluations and to contribute to the development of the cooperation among agencies which provide health services and other agencies;



• Prepare the good practice examples in health as case analyses and to provide support to the relevant Ministerial units for sharing and popularizing these implementation level experience 


• Make comments to ensure the efficient use of human resources by analyzing the human resources requirements of the Ministerial units.


• Submit the suggestions on consolidating health service data to the upper management of the Ministry;


• Participate in national and international organizations approved by the MoH such as evaluation activities, conferences, trainings which will be carried out under the Activity 3 (Monitoring and Evaluation of Earthquake area based on Health system)  with the aim of following up the scientific developments and observing the examples in other countries/introducing the services of the MoH.


• Monitoring the health infrastructure for earthquake zones and reporting on areas that need to be improved in 11 provinces.


• Identification and coordination of administrative hitches in facilitating the integration of health services after the earthquakes.


  • Restoration of Health Services of the Loan Agreement for Türkiye Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction Project, the access to health services for the affected communities in the short term will be provided with the support of field coordinators in the decision-making process of the Ministry. 



2. . Ensure continuity of primary and hospital-level health services.

(i) Establishment of a network of fixed prefabricated family medicine centers supported by mobile primary health care units to replace the collapsed, heavily, and moderately damaged primary health care buildings in the Earthquake-affected Provinces; 

(a) Installing prefabricated, energy efficient, fully equipped, family medicine centers for primary health care service delivery in the region; and 

(b) Providing mobile health clinics to reach temporary settlements with large, displaced populations, and rural regions. 

(ii) Provision of furnishings, medical equipment and medical goods to support: 

(a) The immediate operation of approximately eleven (11) new prefabricated emergency hospitals in the Earthquake affected Provinces; and 

(b) the operation of other hospitals in Project Provinces.

3. Ensure provision of mobile diagnostic services. Establishment of a network of mobile diagnostic services to support field emergency hospitals and prefabricated primary health care facilities in Earthquake-affected Provinces; said activities include providing:

(i) mobile units equipped with imaging equipment; 

(ii) mobile public health laboratories for microbiology and water analysis; 

(iii) mobile computerized tomography devices; (iv) mobile digital X-ray and ultrasound devices; 

4. Providing access to vaccination, disability services, and medical equipment. Restoration of MoH’s capacity to provide vaccinations, addressing the needs of people disabled due to the February 2023 Earthquakes, and curbing the spread of infectious diseases; said activities include: 



  1. providing vaccine transport vehicles to ensure timely distribution of vaccines from the regional warehouses to settlements across the Earthquake-affected Provinces, including container cities, dispersed villages in rural areas, and shelters; 


  1. providing equipment for disability services, including, inter alia, microprocessor prosthesis, orthotics and prosthesis, and battery powered wheelchairs in Project Provinces; (iv) providing equipment and capacity building for physical therapy and rehabilitation centers in Project Provinces.


The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

4.            Institutional Arrangement


The Chief Field Coordinator's duty station will be Ankara/ or İstanbul. The Chief Field Coordinator will report to the ISG Portfolio Manager assigned by UNDP . 

Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact 
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems 
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands 
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity

People Management (Insert below standard sentence if the position has direct reports.)


UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) 

Thematic Area Name Definition

Business Direction & Strategy

Strategic Thinking

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions;
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
Business Direction & Strategy System Thinking
  • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
Business Development Knowledge Facilitation 
  • Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally
Business Management ProjectManagement
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals. 
Business Management Communication
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience 
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels
Partnership Management Relationship Management    
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust, and mutual understanding






Min. Education requirements
  • Advance University Degree (master’s degree or equivalent)  in medical sciences is required. Or


  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree)  in the above mentioned field of study in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Min. years of relevant work experience 
  • Minimum 7 years (with master’s degree)  or 9 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in the field of  health is required.


  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web-based management systems, and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages is required. 
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • At least 1 year of experience in Performance Management or M&E or policy development/revision processes will be an asset
  • At least  1 year of experience in healthcare management will be an asset
  • Previous work experience in an international organization will be an asset
  • At least 15 years of relevant  experience in the field of  health will be an asset
Required Language(s) 
  • Fluency in Turkish and English is required. 
Professional Certificates
  • Completion of training programs in the fields of his/her work (Quality, M&E, Performance Management, etc.) will be an asset
  • Certificate in the field of Monitoring & Evaluation will be an asset


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