Senior Adviser

Danida, Turkey

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2020

Job Description

The Position

  • Expected to be Istanbul, Turkey, with frequent travels to the region (2-3 visits on a monthly
  • basis) and to other international destinations as required.
  • The place of service could change during the contract period and should be accepted by the
  • candidate. However, this is subject to further decisions by the Danish MFA.
  • Any successful candidate is expected to participate in a briefing with the existing adviser one

 Special conditions of the function:

  • The adviser will be working in a highly demanding and volatile environment, which will require
  • flexibility and stamina as well as a willingness to adapt quickly to surrounding circumstances.
  • Any successful candidate must complete or have completed relevant training for working in
  • hostile environments, i.e. HEAT and CAC course. Furthermore, it is a condition for the
  • assignment that the applicant is recommended for the position by the psychologist appointed
  • by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Area of responsibility/tasks:

  • The responsibilities of the short-term adviser will include, but not be limited to:
  •  Supporting the implementation of activities in Syria under the Regional Stabilisation
  • Programme and to ensure frequent reporting to the Danish MFA in close cooperation with
  • other members of the programme implementation unit.
  •  Formulation, monitoring, review and ongoing adjustments of the programme engagements in Syria.
  •  Ongoing monitoring of progress and results of activities in Syria, including management of
  • the narrative progress reporting and of financial reporting from programme partners.
  •  Assisting in coordinating the Danish funded engagements with the activities and policies of
  • civil society organisations and other donors, including assisting when Danish MFA
  • representatives participate in various donor coordination fora in the region.
  •  The abovementioned is to be solved in close cooperation with the Middle East and North
  • Africa Department in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MENA).
  •  Assist in production of informational material for external audience, e.g. for annual reports and/or for social media.
  •  Finally, due to the political character of the programme, monitor and report on political developments in and around Syria relevant to the programme implementation.

 Demand Profile/Qualifications

 Requirements and expectations concerning the candidates’ formal qualifications:

  •  An advanced university degree.
  •  Solid experience from working with fragile states and/or stabilisation.
  •  Experience from working with governmental, non-governmental and UN organisations.
  • Solid experience with programme management and implementation of similar stabilisation programmes and activities.
  •  Solid political judgement and knowledge of political developments in Syria.
  •  Fluency in Danish and English.
  •  Knowledge of Danida aid management guidelines and Peace and Stability Fund guidelines will be considered an advantage.
  •  Previous work experience with UN organisations will be considered an advantage.
  •  Previous work experience in MENA countries will be considered an advantage.


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