Başlangıç Tarihi :
7 Eylül 2023
Bitiş Tarihi :
29 Eylül 2023
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Local Humanitarian Forum/LHF Hub Lead

Support to Life:  We are an internationally recognised humanitarian organisation that aims to ensure that disaster-affected communities have access to their basic rights and needs. Founded in 2005 by humanitarian professionals, our association works in the fields of Emergency Response, Refugee Support, Child Protection, and Capacity Building in Civil Society. We focus on improving the lives of people affected by natural or human-made disasters in Türkiye and the surrounding regions.

We support those in need to access their basic rights and needs and to stand on their own feet. We aim to eliminate the risks faced by children living in challenging conditions, particularly in seasonal agricultural areas. We conduct emergency relief operations in times of disasters. We are also working to contribute to a civil society prepared for disasters and to the strengthening of localisation Through our brand ‘destekar,’ which we define as a social design market, we transform the everyday shopping practice for daily needs into an opportunity to support a fairer and more equal world.

We carry out our activities in coordination with our headquarters in Kadıköy, Istanbul in Türkiye. With our field offices and mobile teams, we provide services in 13 provinces across the country, including Adana, Adıyaman, Ankara, Batman, Diyarbakır, Hatay, Istanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Mardin, Mersin, and Şanlıurfa.  We also provide consultancy to local initiatives in different provinces in Türkiye, as well as to local humanitarian organisations in Moldova, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Czechia and Ukraine, which provide support to Ukrainian refugees.

In the projects we carry out with the contributions of international funds and local supporters, we have approximately 350 humanitarian aid professionals involved. We design and implement our work in line with the global principles of humanitarian assistance, including neutrality, independence, humanity, impartiality, and accountability.

To learn more about our work, please visit our website or follow our social media accounts.

The Local Humanitarian Forum (LHF) is the core coordination body of local and national NGOs for the earthquake response.  Hosted by Support to Life (STL), LHF currently consists of 58 members.

LHF is focused on strengthening the collective response of local and national NGOs and enabling their linkage with the OCHA coordination system, creating equitable relations and strategic partnerships with international organizations, promoting access to humanitarian funding for local and national NGOs, and supporting a rapid and inclusive recovery process.

We are currently seeking an LHF Hub Lead to strive to enhance field coordination as well as provide for systematic linkages to the OCHA coordination structure through engagements at inter-hub and inter-sector levels.

We are looking for a teammate who lives or is able to live in Kahramanmaraş and can work as Local Humanitarian Forum/LHF Hub Lead.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Province level mapping of local and national civil society organizations
  • Facilitating the alignment of local and national organizations with the OCHA 3W system
  • Identifying the coordination needs of local organizations and addressing gaps in the coordination system.
  • Linking of local NGOs to the OCHA hub and sector level coordination
  • Province level stakeholder mapping
  • Facilitating engagement with key stakeholders at the hub level
  • Identifying learning needs and enhancing humanitarian capacity of local organizations
  • Developing and organizing capacity events at the hub level as needed
  • Following the context and changing humanitarian needs at the province levelLiaising with all key local stakeholders to introduce LHF and the network of local and national organizations on the ground
  • Drafting monitoring reports on coordination, capacity, and partnerships at the province level
  • Organization of bilateral and multi-party meetings as needed
  • Reporting to the LHF Forum coordinator
  • University degree in social sciences, political science, international relations or a related field
  • Minimum 3 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
  • Ability to work under pressure and in an insecure operating environment
  • Strong management, mentoring and leadership experience
  • Excellent oral and written Turkish and English communication skills
  • Good research skills and academic ability
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.

Interested candidates may submit on until 29.09.2023

Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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