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Field Coordinator (NPSA-10) (25 positions)

ankara turkey

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: ankara turkey
  • Grade: NPSA-10, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The “Project for Planning, Implementing and Monitoring Health Strategies” will be implemented by the Ministry of Health (MoH) with implementation support from UNDP under the "Health System Strengthening and Support Project (HSSSP)" which is carried out under the Loan Agreement No. 8531-TR signed between the World Bank and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on November 26, 2015. The development objective of the HSSSP is to improve primary and secondary prevention from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), increase the efficiency of service delivery in public hospitals and enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health for evidence-based decision making.

This project aims to bring the Project Development Objective and main objectives of the HSSSP in compliance with the MoH's strategic plan. The strategic plan will be implemented by the MoH.

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.

Field Coordinators will be supporting the Chief Field Coordinator in monitoring and evaluation of healthcare service delivery of all health facilities in 81 provinces.

Duties and Responsibilities
Each Field Coordinator will be responsible for one or few of the top 10 health regions of Turkey which have been identified for a more structured and effective implementation of the Project and will carry out a wide range of tasks related to monitoring and evaluation of healthcare service delivery in all health facilities (City Hospitals, Public Hospitals, provincial and district health institutions within the framework of health service provision, etc.) within one or few of the specified regions. Also, the 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. Possible field areas are listed as Ankara, Samsun, Erzurum, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Adana, Antalya, İzmir, Bursa, İstanbul according to Ministry classification.

The Field Coordinators will work in close collaboration with the Chief Field Coordinator,  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.

Institutional Arrangement

The field coordinators' duty station will be located in the top 10 health regions of Turkey (Ankara, Samsun, Erzurum, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Adana, Antalya, İzmir, Bursa, İstanbul)

The Field Coordinators will report to the Chief Field Coordinator or ISG Portfolio Manager assigned by UNDP (in the absence of Chief Field Coordinator) on monthly progress basis.


Core Competencies

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

Cross-Functional Competencies 

Business Direction & Strategy

Effective Decision Making

Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise, and resources

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

Negotiation and Influence

Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain the advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and, creates ‘win-win’ situations

Business Direction & Strategy

Business Acumen

Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome 

Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks

Business Direction & Strategy

System Thinking

Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgment 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


Required Skills and Experience
  • University Degree from Medical Faculty (min. 6 years) is required.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in the field of  health
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Performance Management or M&E or policy development/revision processes will be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in healthcare management will be an asset
  • Previous work experience in an international organization will be an asset
  • Literacy in Microsoft Office, Windows-based applications


  • Fluency in Turkish

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


The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  3. Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experiences, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.
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