Innovation for Development (I4D) is looking for Sustainable Development Project Expert

Innovation for Development (I4D)

Istanbul, Turkey Remote

Full time

Çalışma Arkadaşı

Jul 20

Sustainable Development Project Expert 

​​Full-time, İstanbul, Hybrid

Who We Are?

I4D is a development-focused NGO with a high level of expertise in sustainable livelihoods and rural economies. Combining research and implementation in the field, I4D is equipped to understand key challenges and design novel livelihood intervention strategies based on the sui-generis context of Turkey for vulnerable groups.

I4D has worked with the World Bank, EBRD, SPARK, Danish Refugee Council, Relief International, World Vision International, GIZ, UNDP, ILO, Turkish Red Crescent in designing & mobilizing innovative and alternative models. This included community-based interventions covering women cooperatives, refugee entrepreneurship accelerator projects and the “digital livelihood”. I4D holds the competitive advantage of having implemented various livelihood projects for refugees in the form of private sector development for cooperatives, startup accelerators, SME incubation, mentorship, matchmaking programs to build business skills and critical networks for business growth and local economic integration for refugees and vulnerable groups. 

I4D is successful in passing on hard and soft skills to trainees and using tools to boost their motivation and self-confidence by delivering content that is approachable, interactive, and applicable to the contemporary business world and a digital future. 

Sustainable Development Project Expert’s Responsibilities:

 We are looking for a project expert with a passion for development oriented projects. The expert is expected to work full-time with the I4D Team in the İstanbul Office.

The project expert will be actively involved in various projects I4D conducts with national and international partners. The project expert will directly report to the Projects Coordinator. Project Expert’s main responsibilities are: 

  • Managing the ongoing projects related to women cooperatives and women-led SME’s and their economic empowerment. 
  • Preparing and submitting the project interim and final reports to related project partners. 
  • Preparing concept notes for potential project applications
  • Preparing brief notes regarding the SDG focus areas.
  • Conducting research on various topics such as economic empowerment, social and economic inclusion, SDG oriented researches
  • Communicating with potential partners and organizing meetings with UN agencies, humanitarian aid actors, development-focused NGOs and bilateral organizations.
  • Attending the meetings with national and international stakeholders and preparing meeting notes.
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Requirements for the Positions:

  • University graduate with a degree in international relations, development economics or any related field in social sciences. 
  • At least 2 years of proven work experience within project implementation NGOs or the private sector.
  • Proactive and able to prioritize and delegate a demanding workload by project coordinator and manager.
  • Willingness to take part in researches conducted in the fields of private sector development / economic empowerment in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Good communication skills (previous experience with stakeholder and beneficiary communication management is a plus)
  • Knowledge of Zoom and online meeting management
  • Report writing and research skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills in Turkish and English.
  • Good time management, team-working skills.
  • Knowledge of Office programs (Excel/Word), Canva, Slack, Google Drive.
  • Knowledge of Zoom and online meeting management

Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy

I4D provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and internship and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment, based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability. 

Please share your CV and 1 page Cover Letter with  until 12 August 2022.

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Innovation for Development (I4D)

I4D was founded to answer the fundamental question: How can we develop better responses to world’s toughest problems?