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Project Officer, Entrepreneurship

Istanbul (Turkey)

  • Organization: ICMPD - International Centre for Migration Policy Development
  • Location: Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-22

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Vacancy Announcement VA20P001V01 Project Officer, Entrepreneurship ENHANCER Project

Posting Date: 8 January 2020 nd

Deadline for Applications: 22 January 2020

Duty Station: Istanbul, Turkey

Target Start Date: 1 March 2020

Contract Duration: 48 Months

Type of Post: Local Organisational Overview:

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD isagrowingandever-morerelevantpresenceinitsfield.Theorganisation’sgreatestassetsareits200+ staffmembers,whopersonifyitsvaluesofcommitment,integrity,partnership,respect,andinnovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:

The ENHANCER (Enhancement of Entrepreneurship Capacities for Sustainable Socio-Economic Integration)Project hasbeen developedto provideacomprehensive,innovativeand inclusivesupport with a strategic approach in order to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrians Under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) to the local host communities (HC)s. The overall objective of the ENHANCER Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian SuTPs to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities. ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Project Officer-Entrepreneurship for the ENHANCER Project.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds. Job Description:

The Project Officer- Entrepreneurship is responsible for the planning and implementation of activities within Enhancer Project components and for the provision of specialised substantive expertise within the project

The Project Officer- Entrepreneurship assists on activities in the assigned area of work focusing on exploration of migration sensitive entrepreneurship policies, local entrepreneurship opportunities, designing and implementation of entrepreneurship trainings, entrepreneurship matching events under the supervision of the Entrepreneurship Lead

1The Project Officer-Entrepreneurship administers project inputs according to the approved project documentation,workplansandbudgets,andinlinewithICMPD´srulesandbusinessprocessesaswell aspartneranddonoragreements.S/heisresponsibleforatimelyachievementofhigh-quality outputs within the assigned area of work.

Within her/his technical role and assigned area of work, the entrepreneurship officer develops and maintains relationships with partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders and plans, organises and supervises the work of consultants and contractors ensuring high quality and timeliness of outputs. S/he conceptualises, plans and prepares substantive project outputs and produces project content and prepares donor and other substantive project reports. The entrepreneurship officer continuously assesses achieved results for quality and impact.

The Project Officer - Entrepreneurship contributes to planning of the overall direction of the project. Collaborating with stakeholders, the Entrepreneurship Leader contributes to the development of new initiatives and formulates and drafts concepts and project documents.

The Project Officer- Entrepreneurship works under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager and the Entrepreneurship Lead and in close collaboration with other members of the project team as well as with other project teams across ICMPD. In her/his area of work, s/he cultivates regular contacts with stakeholder organisations at the working level.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Planning and implementation of activities:

Plan and organise activities in the assigned area of work in line with the project´s work plan ensuring the timely accomplishment of work outputs.

Identify bottlenecks. Propose solutions and corrective action when required and take action to implement.

Analyse and synthetize information for implementation of project activities and coordinate tasks with partners in the assigned area of work.

grants schemes. Prepare inputs to Terms of References and specifications.

Organise consultant selection processes and interview panels.

Participate in tender evaluations as a member of the evaluation panel. Coordinate work of experts, consultants and contractors ensuring that content and outputs are produced timely, according to project work plan and ICMPD´s quality standards. Organise project events, meetings, workshops and other activities in line with project’s work plan in the assigned area of work. Draft agenda, identify participants and resource persons. Prepare background materials for project events such meeting folders and inputs to speeches and presentations.

Contribute to development of the project’s communications and visibility plan. Prepare and coordinate preparation of inputs to its implementation

Draft project correspondence.

Update project contacts database.

Maintain up-to-date project information including in ICMPD project management tool. Keep project assistant(s) informed about the project implementation progress. 2. Project administration and compliance:

Regularly monitor expenditures and disbursements for the assigned area of work to ensure that budget allocations are not exceeded. Take corrective action as required. 2 Initiate and follow-up on recruitment processes of consultants according to ICMPD´s consultant management procedures.

Initiate and follow-up on procurement processes according to ICMPD`s procurement rules. Support management of consultant and procurement contracts. Confirm receipt of services and initiate payments according to agreed payments schedule. Ensure preparation of timesheets for project consultants. Evaluate the performance of consultants according to consultant’s performance management system.

Maintain project documentation electronically and on physical file.

3. Project content, reporting and contribution to project development:

Review, comment upon and revise work outputs of consultants and contractors. Prepare inputs to project reports, presentations, briefs.

Contribute to production of project content by:

o Compiling data, information and undertaking desk studies;

o Drafting documents and inputs to documentsaccording to ICMPD´s quality standards. o Disseminating findings.

Contribute to review and assessment of project results by identifying and recording best practices/lessons learned.

Contribute to development and formulation of inputs to new project concepts, proposals, work plans and budgets as requested.

Key Results:

Project activities in the assigned area of work organised and implemented according to work plan.

Project inputs administered according to ICMPD´s rules and processes and donor requirements.

Processes with external stakeholders, partners, consultants and contractors managed promptly.

Deliverables of project consultants and contractors monitored and controlled. Financial expenditures on activities level controlled and maintained within the budgetary limits.

Qualitative and timely contributions for formulation of project content provided. Qualitative contributions made towards assessment of project results and identification of lessons learned.

Incumbent Profile:

A minimum of 3 years of position-relevant work experience in the field of the entrepreneurship.

Knowledge of migration issues is a distinct asset.

Solid analytical, drafting and organisational skills.

Good communications and problem-solving skills.

Experience in stakeholder relations management.

Supervisory experience in management of experts as required by the position. Professional training in project cycle management in an asset

Strong ICT skills in MS applications. Experience with SAP is an asset. Willingness to travel.

Corporate Qualifications:

Experience in international context.

3 Proficiency in (verbal/written) English and Turkish

Master´s degree related to the area of work.


ICMPD offers an attractive compensation package. This position is classified at LP2 Grade with an annual net-base salary starting at EUR 24,192. Additional benefits include participation in the ICMPD Provident Fund, Health and Accident Insurance, six weeks’ annual leave and, where applicable, dependent’s and mobility allowances.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in English through the ICMPD online

recruitment system at by midnight (CET) of the closing date specified above. For this purpose, candidates will first need to register with the ICMPD website. Once the relevant data has been entered, candidates will be able to apply for vacancies. Please note that in thecourse oftheonline application, themotivation letter andpersonal CVmust be uploaded in the EuropeAid format in English. The template is available for download at

All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated above. Applications received after the published deadline, and offline applications submitted via email, fax or post, will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applicants are expected to be available for a personal/telephone interview.

In the event of a technical issue with your application, please email General Information:

ICMPD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment. This position may entail frequent travel to high risk areas at short notice for the execution of the tasks and duties, which may warrant adherence to security protocols, and/or health procedures. Selected candidates will have to provide a signed statement of exclusivity and availability, as well as evidence supporting the educational and professional experience record as per their application. This is a mandatory requirement for EuropeAid tenders.


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