Turkey

Operations Assistant

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TIYYD is seeking a new Operations Assistant to boost our operations work as we develop core functions to better enable our deep-impact programs. You will provide key support in various operational functions including logistics, finance, HR and general administrative work that supports the TIYYD team.

ABOUT YOU

You take risks. You are joining a team of people rethinking how education and humanitarian aid is delivered to marginalized communities affected by conflict. We make mistakes but we don’t stop trying. You are open to all paths to success and are flexible in making adjustments and changes..

You are detail-oriented. You know that the small things matter and you focus on the details in your work

You are a builder. You are ready to jump in wherever we are and support the team in the capacity that suits your role. You are excited for the opportunity to build systems and processes.

You are organized. Simply put, you know how to manage projects to make sure they are done on time and with the right people involved.

You are an extremely skilled multitasker. Your role will involve several functions and departments at once. You know how to balance several assigned tasks to ensure that the support you are providing is impactful and prioritized effectively.

ABOUT KARAM HOUSE

Karam House is an innovative workspace for Syrian refugee teens, in Istanbul and Reyhanli, Turkey, which defy traditional approaches to refugee education. At Karam Houses, hundreds of Syrian refugee teens learn through access to technology (maker spaces, internet, computers), expert mentorship (Syrians refugee architects and engineers), and a sophisticated design-based curriculum (developed by MIT grads) that teaches youth how to build their ideas and their community.

We think about refugees and humanitarian aid differently and so we do things differently. We believe in investing deeply in communities affected by conflict.

What We’re Looking For: The Essentials

  • University degree or college diploma public administration, business administration or related field.

  • Up to 2 years in administrative work or related field

  • Strong teamwork skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

  • Advanced proficiency in Turkish required

  • Arabic advanced proficiency required

  • Turkish Citizen or Istanbul issued Residency Permit

What We’re Looking For: Strongly Preferred

  • Experience working on Syria.

  • Experience working with and managing remote teams

  • Strong English

  • Experience with Google Drive and various software applications

RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, you will provide support to specific staff teams and to the organization as a whole. While your responsibilities will vary, some will include:

Staff Support:

  • Coordinating, booking, and recording staff/guest travel and facilitating transportation for staff and guests

  • Scheduling meetings and routine visits with service providers

Operations Support Activities:

  • Supporting the logistics department in vendor coordination

  • Assisting with record keeping (transactions) and document storage

  • Processing and directing mail and deliveries

  • Managing the phone system

  • Overseeing office maintenance, staff room supplies, and welcoming visitors

LOCATION: Eyüpsultan, Istanbul, Turkey

HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Saturday - Wednesday.

COMPENSATION: Based on the candidate's level of experience, qualifications, and the organization's salary scale in Turkish Lira.

How to apply

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email.