Local Operational Officer (Gaziantep, Turkey)

Free Press Unlimited is currently seeking to hire a full time Local Operational Officer
Objective of the Position:

The Local Operational Officer will assist in the implementation of the local capacity building programme, starting from 1 September 2016.. The Local Operational Officer will report to the HQ office in Amsterdam and will work closely with the team in Amsterdam according to the designed planning of activities and clear division of tasks.
The contract (38 hr/week) will be for a period of 1 year with a possibility for extension.

Key responsibilities:
* Responsible in arranging logistics, accommodation and venues for training according to planning;
* Communicates with and coordinates between participants and beneficiary organisations;
* Assists in equipment purchase and distribution;
* Assists in trouble shooting;
* Helps to keep a pleasant and conducive working atmosphere for the participants and experts;
* Assists in reporting results and progress of all activities with Local Programme Coordinator and Free Press Unlimited HQ.
* Contributes to the administration of the local budget and documents related to the local expenses to be used for the financial reports due;
* Co-monitors security threats, reports on possible incidents.
We're looking for a professional, enthusiastic and driven individual with:
* Minimum high school degree in administration or other studies;
* 3 years experience in project management or event management - both operational and administrative;
* Understanding of budgets (administer income, expenses, cashflow) and logistical processes;
* Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic (essential) and strong Turkish language skills;
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
* Flexible, creative, reliable and independent worker and a collaborative team player;
* Excellent work ethics;
* Residing in - or willing to reside in - Gaziantep;
* Ability and willingness to travel in Turkey and the region (if needed) and to work in the weekends occasionally;
We offer:
We offer a 1-year full time position, with a possibility for extension in a dynamic international environment with salary based on Turkish salary standards. Free Press Unlimited uses fair selection criteria based on equal opportunities. We particularly encourage female candidates to apply.
Who we are:
Across the globe, journalists and media pioneers have taken it on themselves to supply their communities with objective information. Free Press Unlimited actively supports these professionals in over forty countries, by offering them, among other things, trainings and temporary financial and material aid, and by strengthening their professional capacity. So that as many people as possible gain and keep access to truly vital information. For many people around the world, access to reliable information is by no means a given. Nevertheless, impartial information is of crucial importance to all of us if we wish to survive and develop as human beings. For more information on Free Press Unlimited check our website www.freepressunlimited.org.
If you are interested please send your motivation letter and CV (preferable in PDF-format) no later than August 8th, 2016 to: vacancies[at]freepressunlimited[dot]org
Applicants must have a valid passport, residence and work permit for Turkey.