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Programme Officer, NOA, Ankara Turkey (TA) (Turkish Nationals Only)


If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, we are sourcing for a talented Programme Officer like you to join our team. (Only for nationals of Turkey)

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Programme Officer is accountable for providing assistance for the successful implementation of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education Programme (CCTE) targeting Syrians under temporary protection and other refugees in Turkey according to the contractual requirements of the funding agreement. The Programme Officer is expected to provide technical support for planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of the programme’s goals and objectives. 

Key Expected Results


Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

          Contribution Management

  • Support overall contribution management of the CCTE programme including planning, coordination, tracking, reporting and monitoring of the expenditure of the funds, making sure that it is performed according to donors’ contractual obligations.
  • Support the development of proposals, amendments, budgets for donors as required. Contributes to the donor reports in coordination with other programme sections.


    Programme Development and Management
  • Liaise and coordinate with various sections to ensure that progress is made in the achievement of programme objectives according to the initial proposal.
  • Provide support to the sections involved in the implementation of the programme to ensure smooth and timely progress by preparing documentation for common understanding of the process, milestones, challenges, workplans and budgets’ updates within the CCTE programme.
  • Serve as the secretary/ minutes taker of any relevant meetings with sections, government partners, civil society organisation and the donor. Prepare meeting documentation for various meetings relevant to programme development and management.
  • Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare programme work plans as required.
  • Keep track of progress of planned workplan.


    Optimum Use Of Program Funds
  • Monitor programme implementation progress and compliance.  Monitors the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Alert outputs managers when corrective actions are required.


    Donor reporting
  • Support the drafting process of required narrative and financial reports in the required formats in coordination with the supervisor and the respective section colleagues.
  • Assist the preparation of relevant documentation on the CCTE programme, as required, for external audience, ensuring its compliance with donors’ requirements.
  • Support the coordination and gathering of inputs from program colleagues for the development of new narrative proposals and budgets as required, including requests for amendments and regular updates on the progress made and results achieved.


    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section to assist establishing and maintaining sound internal controls supportive for programme implementation and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements. 
  • Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including providing support during meetings, serving as a secretary, drafting briefing notes and other background materials required, while working closely with the Communications section to ensure that donors’ visibility and communication requirements are duly respected and complied with according to the agreed communication and visibility plan of the action.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Qualifications of Successful Candidate


  • A university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines is required.


  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Experience in reporting, budgeting, donor relations and programme coordination.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Turkish.
  • Arabic would be an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Learning & Researching
  • Planning & Organizing


To view our competency framework, please click here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Ankara
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-22

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