Project assistant: women participation in local elections in Türkiye

Project assistant: women participation in local elections in Türkiye

May 2024 – July 2025

Initiated in January 2023, WE ACT project aims to strengthen the representation and participation of women in the political sphere at the local level in Türkiye. It is supported by the European Union Delegation to Türkiye under the Thematic Programme on Human Rights and Democracy, and is implemented by ALDA together with the Turkish association Daktilo 1984 for a duration of 30 months within the 7 regions of Türkiye.

Based in Türkiye (ideally in Istanbul) under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, and thanks to their knowledge of the country context, the Project Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting ALDA’s project Coordinator in the technical implementation of activities in Türkiye, especially at the logistical, operational and organisational level, including project reporting;
  • Supporting the organisation and implementation of the activities under the responsibility of ALDA;
  • Contributing to the monitoring in terms of activity implementation and reporting matters of the 21 micro-projects sponsored by the project’s subgranting scheme;
  • Supporting the communication tasks of the project (social media management, newsletter drafting, contributing to the update of ALDA’s webpage on the project…);

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Proven experience in organising events and activities with different audiences, especially in Türkiye;
  • Good knowledge of the context and the institutional/civil society actors, preferably at the local level;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Mastery of basic IT tools, in particular the Office, social networks;
  • Experience in project management and implementation (especially with EU-funded projects), administrative experience is a plus;
  • Experience in project communication and dissemination (management of social networks, creation of content, newsletters, visuals, etc.);

Educational background and linguistic proficiency:

  • University degree in any field relevant to the position (international relations, diplomacy, project development/management, etc);
  • At least 1 year of professional experience in any field relevant to the position;
  • Perfect command of both Turkish and English – both written and spoken (any additional language is a plus);

Terms of contract

The contract is meant to be stipulated for a duration of 1 year, renewable, and includes a probation period of 2 months. The contract may have a renewal, considering that the project is ending in July 2025 and the position could be then reverted to other projects.

The position consists of a full-time position. All interested individuals or legal entities with the ability to produce invoices can apply. The foreseen annual quotation covers the 12 months of contract.

How to apply

Interested applicants should fill in the following template, with a Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae
(CV) in English. Applications must be received on or before May 15 2024. Interviews will take place the following

Please note that due to the expected high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding!