Start Date :
February 23, 2023
End Date :
March 1, 2023
This job expired.

Support to Life is a humanitarian organization established by a group of professionals from academic and humanitarian backgrounds in 2005.

Our work is conducted under the framework of four program areas - Emergency Response, Refugee Support, Child Labor in Seasonal Agriculture, and Capacity Building. We focus on improving the lives of individuals affected by natural and manmade disasters, such as war and forced migration. We implement emergency operations in disaster situations, we help most vulnerable segments of refugee and host communities meet their basic needs and rights; we combat child labor in seasonal agriculture and we strive towards a more disaster-resilient civil society ecosystem.

We are implementing our work in 10 provinces in Turkey, with a team of 350 professionals, and we collaborate with local partners in 12 provinces. We give utmost importance to upholding Support to Life principles (neutrality, independence, humanity, impartiality and accountability).

You may visit to learn more about our work, and take a look at our annual activity panorama here. Timely information about our activities is regularly shared via our social media accounts.

STL is currently seeking a Forum Coordinator to lead the secretariat of the Local Humanitarian Forum (LHF) of Turkiye based local and national organizations active in the earthquake response.  This is a forum initiated and led by the Localization Advocacy Group (LAG).

Leading and guiding the LHF in network governance, the Forum Coordinator will support Forum members in coordination with stakeholders, effective engagement and representation in OCHA coordination mechanisms, access to humanitarian funding, and advocacy efforts.

We are looking for a teammate who lives or has the opportunity to live in Ankara to work as Local Humanitarian Forum (LHF) Coordinator. 

Main duties and responsibilities

 Leadership and Strategic Facilitation

  • Reviewing, guiding and leading the LHF governance
  • Managing all LHF grants in compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • Mentoring the secretariat on the humanitarian system
  • Strategizing the role of LHF within the OCHA coordination system in Turkiye
  • Managing the communication and coordination with the Localization Advocacy Group (LAG) and Turkey Refugee Council (TMK) for effective localization

Internal Communication and Member Engagement

  • Setting up and managing an internal communication mechanism among members
  • Strengthening the capacity and position of LHF in the earthquake response architecture
  • Managing the communication and coordination among LHF working groups as well as sector and field level LHF representatives
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of Turkiye based NGOs and supporting efforts to maintain membership

External Communication and Representation

  • Serving as focal point for the coordination and communication with the humanitarian structures in country related to earthquake response
  • Liaising with all key national and international stakeholders to strengthen the network of contacts of LHF members
  • Representing LHF members in key influential events and advocating for localisation
  • Developing position papers, joint statements, letters for official correspondence and strategy documents for LHF members
  • Disseminating communication and advocacy material
  • University degree in social sciences, political science, international relations or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience in humanitarian settings
  • Solid experience of engagement in the humanitarian coordination mechanism
  • Good working relationship with all stakeholders (donors, UN agencies, INGOs and public authorities)
  • Proven communication, coordination, presentation, networking and advocacy skills
  • Strong management, mentoring and leadership experience
  • Good research skills and academic ability
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and representation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Turkish
Terms and Conditions

STL is an equal opportunities employer. STL is committed to provide and maintain a comprehensive child safeguarding and gender based equality perspective in all its operational and administrative processes.

Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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