Country Director – Turkey


Job Title: Country Director Based in Turkey

Location: Gaziantep, Turkey with regular travels to Syria

Date: ASAP

Job Code:TR04

About MedGlobal

MedGlobal is a global and health humanitarian organization that builds resilience in fragile states and vulnerable communities through emergency response, health services delivery, and sustainable programming. MedGlobal’s vision is to create a world without healthcare disparity.

Job Description

The Country Director Turkey/ Syria will be responsible for overseeing the timely and efficient projects planning and implementation in Syria and Turkey. S/he is responsible for operational reporting issues to ensure adherence to all project objectives, performance requirements, and donor regulations. The Country Director has overall responsibility for leading and managing MedGlobal strategy in Syria and Turkey. S/he in this role will be responsible for developing the capacity of staff through training to ensure that risk management protocols and procedures are known, understood, and followed.

The Country Director will actively seek opportunities for fund development and representation among key networks in Turkey to ensure the sustainability of the program and broaden the thematic focus of the country program.



  • Provides strategic oversight and ensures excellence for a healthy growing operational portfolio with program quality in Syria and Turkey.
  • Coordinate with appropriate national and local-level stakeholders: government, NGOs, HoDs, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and research organization; and work to identify and engage stakeholders not currently involved in MedGlobal Programming. Develop quarterly work plans per stakeholder, and report on weekly targets.
  • Conduct bi weekly meetings with the Executive Director to provide program status updates.
  • Ensure that country strategies and plans are developed and aligned with global MedGlobal priorities and initiatives
  • Provide policy, resources and legal guidance to HQ for quality management of programs.
  • Build strong partnerships with local and international non governmental organizations in Turkey and Syria.
  • Ensures the overall enterprise risks of the programs in Syria and Turkey operations are addressed, revised and managed proficiently.
  • Develop contingency plans and exit strategy to cater for upcoming risks and future developments.

Program Management

  • Work closely with the team in Turkey and Syria to develop needs and risk assessment, program expansion plan and complete detailed planning, assessments as per the need.
  • Drives and ensures the adaption, integration, and learning around key areas.
  • Develop a detailed MedGlobal country compliance table and provide relevant supporting documents for each compliance area.
  • Develop Projects risk management matrix exercise and devise strategy to achieve set objectives carefully negotiating risks
  • Oversee the projects implementation process at tactical level including support mechanism and get the team prepared for unforeseen eventualities.
  • Effectively manage and lead the field team to deliver multiple donor programmes that cover a combination of Humanitarian and Development interventions.
  • Effectively lead the various stages of project implementation and set direction by prioritizing and organizing activities and resources to achieve project objectives.
  • Ensure that each project have workplans and M&E plan in place to ensure effective programme delivery.
  • Establish an effective monitoring system to ensure projects are delivered and impact and learning is recorded.
  • Attend Health and Nutrition clusters in Turkey.
  • Conduct periodic field visits (Syria) to validate progress reports, identify problems and issues to address during the projects implementation and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure that contractual obligations are met in terms of project deliverables.

Human Resource and Administration

  • Participating/overseeing the recruitment process of national staff in Turkey and Syria.
  • Interpreting, developing and applying MedGlobal HR policies and terms and conditions, national employment law, consistently and effectively.
  • Mentors staff to achieve performance metrics and core outcomes and oversees the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective senior management/leadership team.
  • Complete, oversee and implement all post-registration requirements and legal forms.

Finance Management and Legal

  • Approval of program budgets, management of monitoring, learning and reporting activities in line with MedGlobal and donor requirements.
  • Assessing and responding as necessary to changes in the external environment ensuring these changes are reflected in the country strategy and project plans.
  • Overseeing the timely and efficient planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs.
  • Oversee MedGlobal Turkey banks, government forms related to tax authority or any legal authority.
  • Maintain efficient financial controls, accountability standards, procedures and records.

Resource Mobilization

  • Working closely with the program manager and his team, and Headquarter team in writing proposals and applying funding.
  • Provide detailed program development and fundraising plan (quarterly and yearly with targets) and set weekly plans and activities, including coordination and fundraising plans (quantitative targets and reporting structure)
  • Increase income and revenue through innovative resource mobilization efforts focusing on institutional grants, corporate and individual donors – both locally and internationally
  • Engage with key donors and stakeholders to receive funding prior to expiration of the contract
  • Engage with Govt agencies, INGOs, NGOs, UN and embassies in Turkey to identify strategic partnerships and funding

Communication and Advocacy

  • Lead MedGlobal’s advocacy and media efforts in Turkey in close cooperation with the Communication and Advocacy Director
  • Represent MedGlobal to all stakeholders and government official on MegGlobal current and future work (present detailed representation and promotion of MedGlobal work targets per quarter and provide weekly reporting)
  • Work with senior leadership to develop MedGlobal’s presence in Turkey and Syria.
  • Host and lead media and donor visits effectively to contribute to strategic planning.

Safety & Security

  • Monitor safety and security risks in Syria, identifies and executes risk mitigation actions and works closely with the Headquarters to assure an immediate and adequate response to safety and security issues.


  • Master’s degree in international development or Medical Background or any related field of community development.
  • 5 years experience in leadership position
  • 5 years experience in Humanitarian work
  • legally entitled to work in Turkey.
  • should cross border to Syria on monthly or on need
  • Strong diplomatic, negotiation, and leadership skills
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Familiarity with the Syria context is required and necessary
  • Experience with personnel management including supervision and training
  • Experiencing project proposals, budgeting methods, report writing and generation
  • Experience with computer systems and related software applications
  • Willingness to work in a low-resource setting with potential security risks.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and project coordination skills
  • Strong ability to analyze and understand complex situations and translate these into specific policy advice.
  • Ability to make good judgment on staff safety and provide appropriate advice
  • An extensive network of contacts in Syria local authorities, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, and

How to apply

Interested candidates may apply through the above link:

Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Deadline: 23 Mar 2023