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CESVI – Emergency Coordinator – Turchia

Fondazione CESVI sta selezionando un/a Emergency Coordinator da inserire nella sua operatività in Turchia . Durata 5 mesi rinnovabili. Scadenza candidature 19/03/2023

In the night between 5 and 6 February 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and north-western Syria, with epicentre in Gaziantep, followed by a second 7.6 magnitude quake. Official data report more than 5,770 buildings collapsed in Turkey and 4,000 in Syria (updated to 07/02).

The affected area is exposed to a cold wave with temperatures below zero. The population of the area is 12 million in Turkey, and 4.6 million in Syria, including 2 million Syrian refugees along the border. Death tolls are climbing by the day.

Given the scale of the damages, CESVI decided to start a humanitarian response by deploying a first emergency response team in Turkey. Possibility to support humanitarian response in Syria is under evaluation.


The collaboration will start as soon as possible.
The main duty station will be Gaziantep (Turkey), with field missions in the areas most affected by the earthquake.

The collaborator works in close coordination with the Emergency Unit in HQ (Bergamo).

The main focus of the Emergency Coordinator will be the following tasks:

  •  Initial scoping visits to the affected areas
  •  Identification of most urgent needs and gaps
  •  Coordinate the start-up of CESVI activities in the affected areas, including staff & logistic set-up and coordination with project’s partners
  •  Coordination and collaboration with Alliance2015 partners
  •  Coordination with stakeholders operative in the provision of humanitarian aid in the affected area
  •  Participation to coordination fora (clusters, UN coordination meetings, etc.)
  •  Dialogue with relevant local authorities
  •  Daily coordination and reporting to Emergency Unit in HQ
  •  Provides daily updates and pictures, in coordination with Communication and Fundraising Unit in HQ
  •  Coordinate Support visits of other CESVI staff deployed in the affected area
  •  Establish contacts and dialogue with local NGOs/CSOs working in the affected area, exploring possibilities of collaboration, including due diligence
  •  Be in charge of coordinating the writing process of a project including needs assessments, budget and field visits
  •  Collecting information about national legislation applying to INGOs
  •  Explore possibilities for humanitarian support in Syria


  •  Degree in International cooperation, Development studies or other related field
  •  5 to 7 years’ working experience [DB1] in developing countries as expatriate with INGOs in the humanitarian sector in a role comparable to Head of Mission/Emergency coordinator.
  •  Proven experience in first humanitarian response in natural or man-made disasters’ settings.
  •  Strong writing skills: the Emergency Coordinator will bring a well-established track record of developing winning funding proposals to donors such as EU/ECHO, UN agencies, BHA, AICS – Italian Cooperation etc.
  •  Proven ability in development of needs-based and context-based project proposals, including budget development
  •  Proven experience in building networks and partnerships
  •  Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills
  •  Capacity to effectively manage relations with Donors, potential Partners (international and national NGOs) and local authorities
  •  Good organizational skills, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
  •  Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  •  Highly flexible with the ability to set priorities and change programmes according to issues that may arise
  •  Excellent ability to work under pressure
  •  Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  •  Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel.


  •  HEAT Training or equivalent in personal security and security management
  • Proven working experience in the Middle East with INGOs
  •  Proven working experience in Turkey/Syria
  •  Logistics in emergency/ post-emergency settings
  •  Knowledge of Italian (written and spoken)
  •  Knowledge of Turkish (written and spoken)
  1. GROSS SALARY RANGE € 3.700 – € 4.000 PER MONTH

Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.
Cesvi’s commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.

Cesvi pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.

Please note: due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at the applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their applications.


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