As a part of its continued response effort to the Syrian crisis, Building Markets has established a program in Turkey to improve socio-economic cohesion and resilience among refugee and host communities through increased access to job, business, and investment opportunities. This includes a survey of Turkey-based enterprises, to help international organizations identify capable local partners, and a targeted training and capacity building program to grow local expertise. Building Markets seeks to continue to develop its programmatic priorities in Turkey by bringing greater visibility and providing tailored services to Syrian and other refugee-owned, as well as host community, enterprises in Turkey.
Drawing on Building Markets’ extensive data, deep on the ground experience, and research, the Loan and Investment Facilitation Specialist in Turkey will ensure that the SMEs in Building Markets’ network in the country can obtain new capital to grow their businesses. To do this, the Specialist will identify high-potential SMEs, lead efforts to improve their investment and credit-readiness, and develop strong networks and relationships with financial institutions (e.g. banks and other lenders and investors). The Specialist will be experienced in both working with SMEs and within the financial sector, preferably in Turkey and/or the region.
The A2F Specialist will be experienced in both working with SMEs and within the financial sector, preferably in Turkey and/or the region.