Location: Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Start Date: September 15, 2017
Duration: 7 months (with the possibility of extension contingent on funding availability)
Deadline: September 1, 2017
Technology is changing the way the world responds to crisis - and Re:Coded is at the center of it all. We are a fast-growing humanitarian innovation startup equipping refugees and vulnerable youth in conflict affected areas with fundamental coding skills and professional experience that together create access to careers in technology.
Re:Coded runs a signature coding bootcamp for refugees and displaced youth - the first of its kind in Iraq. We provide technical and language training to extraordinary human beings who would not otherwise have access to first-rate materials, mentorships, and education and job opportunities. We believe in the strength of diversity, the beauty of code, and the power of education. We believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, the doors of which should be closed to no one.
ABOUT THE ROLE
To support this mission, we are looking for someone to coordinate multiple components of our upcoming coding bootcamp in Sanliurfa, Turkey. You will work with the Re:Coded management team in Istanbul to rollout a 6-month intensive Android App Development training for 30 to 40 brilliant Syrian refugees and Turkish youth. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day activities from purchasing supplies and giving support to students to building and keeping good relationships with donors and partners. This is also an opportunity to play a significant role in the growth and shape of a humanitarian startup leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship to create education and livelihoods opportunities for youth in challenging contexts.
HAVE A START-UP MINDSET WITH STRONG BIAS TOWARDS ACTION
You’re a no ego doer that is not afraid to take on a challenge and get the job done. You are adaptable and comfortable with making decisions and working in situations of uncertainty. You have a bias towards action: Done well today is better than perfect next week. You are mindful of time, not only of your own but also your team members and program participants. When you make a mistake, you acknowledge and admit it, reiterate and take practical steps to solve the problem.
ORGANIZED AND GOAL-ORIENTED
You’re able to manage competing responsibilities, focusing on the macro view while also putting out small fires as they pop up in day-to-day operations. You can provide a second set of eyes for both the coding and English instructors, tracking class health and keeping your finger on the pulse of the program.
Interested in technology
Programming experience is not required, but a baseline of technological literacy is preferred. Part of everyone’s job — not just the coding trainers — is keeping fellows motivated and excited about what they’re learning.
ADAPTABLE AND INDUSTRIOUS
You’re flexible and ready to brainstorm solutions when a situation arises. In a fast-paced, dynamic workplace, even the best-laid plans occasionally come undone. You're ready to handle stressful situations with ease. And, of course, things will come up in the students’ lives that necessitate extracurricular assistance. You can handle it all — bring it on!
AWARE AND COMPASSIONATE
You’re perceptive, caring, and nonjudgmental. This program is a safe space for all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or any other distinguishing trait. Many of our students lead exceedingly complicated lives, so it’s important to be tolerant and empathetic. However, if a student tries to make the learning environment in any way hostile for their peers, you feel comfortable escalating the issue so that it can be dealt with swiftly.
AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR
You interact professionally with students, peers, partners, and the press, and you always represent Re:Coded well. You always make sure your team is in the loop and collaborate effectively. You set a shining example for your students on how to communicate and operate in the professional sphere.
- Master’s degree in relevant field; or bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of progressive professional experience
- At least 2 years experience in project management and coordination
- Experience in developing and managing a range of partners and teams
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
- Broad level understanding of programming (programming skills not necessary but is a plus) or previous experience coordinating coding bootcamps is an asset.
- Experience with communication tools such as Slack and Trello is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Turkish required; working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
- Turkish citizen or legally authorized to work in Turkey.
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- Airfare to facilitate getting there.
- A range of training and growth opportunities for further professional development.
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet amazing people, influence countless lives, and leave your mark on the global effort to combat the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Project Coordinator - Sanliurfa no later than August 22 and let us know why you think you'd be a great fit for our organization! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications without CV or cover letter will not be considered.