Dünya Doktorları Derneği
Medecins du Monde Turkey (MDM-T) / Dünya Doktorları Dernegi (DDD) is a Turkish based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion.
Our organization collaborates with partners and key stakeholders to implement projects that facilitate access to primary and secondary-level healthcare services to respond to the medical needs of displaced population.
DDD is the 16th member of the Doctors of the World International Network that is committed to meeting the health needs of vulnerable people globally.
Since 2015, DDD implements programs in both Turkey and Syria providing refugee and IDP communities with free access to healthcare services. DDD works with a range of humanitarian professionals and technical experts to provide Primary Healthcare (PHC), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)services as well as sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
Since the beginning of the Syria and Iraqi crises, Turkey has become host to over 3 million refugees, migrants and asylum seekers which led to an increasing demand for health services. In this context, DDD’s intervention aims to assist local public health systems in providing and improving access to health and health related services to vulnerable populations among refugees and migrants in Turkey, specifically in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul. In Syria, DDD runs health facilities in Idlib and Afrin provinces to deliver health-related services to IDPs.
Hierarchical & Functional links
Based in Syria Idleb, the CHW reports to CHWs manager, based in Qah office
The Community Health Worker is the key position within DDD whose main responsibility includes health promotion activities through community engagement activities, under technical line management of CHW Manager, but also responsible for monitoring and follow up on the identified protection cases who will be referred to the additional specialized or non-specialized services with the technical supervision of Protection Officer (PSEA).
Community Engagement & Awareness Raising
Protection case identification and referrals
Training Needs Identification
Other related tasks
Community Engagement & Awareness Raising
Develop health awareness and empower individuals, groups and organisations on healthy choices;
Ensure that protection components are sensitized in health awareness activities under the guidance of Protection Officer (PSEA)
Perform outreach in collaboration with the medical team for highly vulnerable population, if required;
Develop and support local partnerships to broaden the local response to health inequalities;
Provide specialist advice and resources to other agencies, such as service providers, schools and local communities;
Ensure that work is underpinned by sound, up-to-date knowledge of health promotion theory and make sure that projects are based on evidence of effectiveness;
Lobby for increased recognition of preventative and promotional measures that can take place at a population level and which have a positive impact on the health of a community;
Coordinate with other stakeholders working on the same area;
Propose initiative to improve awareness and behaviour change methods;
Conduct a quick health screening to orient the patient to suitable medical service;
Support the development of the gender sensitive communication and stakeholder engagement plan with the support of the CHW Manager, and Protection Officer (PSEA);
Conduct community assessments;
Ensure community participation includes the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Case Identification and Referrals
Support the CHW Manager to ensure that all community focal points, service providers and related stakeholders are aware of criteria and processes for identification and registration of cases eligible for assessment and referrals
Undertake rapid and detailed assessment for protection cases
Prepare intervention plans and case summaries for cases following detailed assessment
Provide case follow-up until cases can responsibly and appropriately be closed in collaboration with the case.
Record relevant assessment, intervention plan, and follow up information in related DDD database in a timely fashion
Collect and update information on services available and actors in North West Syria.
Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Programme Participant Protection Policy and DDD Code of Conduct.
Training Needs Identification
Identify training needs arising from strategic and local agendas;
Design and produce leaflets, posters, videos and brochures to aid health promotion in different environments;
Report daily activity through established tool;
Provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of contract;
Other position related tasks
Participate in internal work meetings;
Report any security related issues to the line manager;
Support operational organisation of field trips and DDD activities;
Any other relevant duties requested by the line manager
Compliance & Ethics
Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Dünya Doktorları Derneği. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Dünya Doktorları Derneği and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Dünya Doktorları Derneği and amongst beneficiaries served by Dünya Doktorları Derneği.
NB: considering the purpose and values of the organisation, DDD requests to its employee complete flexibility in term of duties and commitment, as their job description and job title can be adjusted throughout the year according to needs and priorities.
Knowledge & Qualification
Education in BSc/BA/BEng level preferably in Social Work, but other fields such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies or similar can also be relevant, or equivalent field experience.
Experience working with vulnerable adults and children
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
Excellent knowledge and experience on the context of North West Syria.
Previous experience in case identification, referrals and interdisciplinary interventions, with excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Knowledge of established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, SGBV especially the Inter-Agency Guidelines for Case Management and Child Protection, the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings and the IASC MHPSS Guidelines.
Experience in monitoring and evaluating protection interventions, with particular focus on community engagement and management of high risk cases.
At least 1 year of experience in the field of outreach, community engagement, protection (preferably social services) or psychosocial support at non-profit organisation is essential.
Fluency in Arabic required; English or Turkish are also preferred
IT & Equipment
Acceptable proficiency with Microsoft package
Intellectual & Physical
Initiative and the ability to offer new ideas;
Organizational and planning skills;
Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills.
Ability to work under pressure and handle stressful situation;
Ability to work independently;
Respect tight deadlines;
Communication & Information flow
Written and spoken communication skills;
Interpersonal skills and able to communicate with people at all levels;
General Qualities required:
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
Able to work independently as well as in team to ensure timely results of high quality.
Capacity and willingness to be flexible in difficult working circumstances.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluency in Arabic required; English or Turkish are also preferred
Dünya Doktorları Derneği is an equal opportunity employer whereby we ensure all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without the practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
How to apply:
Please apply with your CV and motivation letter
The deadline for submitting the applications is 09.05.2021
Due to the urgency to fill this post, DDD reserves the right to review the CVs on a rolling basis and selected candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing dates listed.
DDD is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually due to the anticipated high number of applications.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.
DDD retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with a modified job description or for a different duration, or to offer a contract at a lower grade.