Program Officer - Sustainable Marketplace Türkiye  - Building Markets

Program Officer – Sustainable Marketplace Türkiye 

Program Officer – Sustainable Marketplace Türkiye 

Location: Istanbul, Türkiye country office, with occasional travel to other work sites as required

Duration: Fixed-term 12-month contract, including 3-month probation period

Start Date: 1 October 2022

Job Summary: The Program Officer coordinates activities across the dynamic country team offices and supports IT and program service delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities

Program Support

  • Support overall program management requirements and implementation of various program activities, including content creation, events, mentorship, research and reporting 
  • Help coordinate roll-out of global, local, and program initiatives
  • Create meeting notes, agendas and provides time-management, troubleshooting and organizational support to team members
  • Ensure SOPs are created, maintained and implemented for all program tasks, inline with workflows and TORs
  • Support team members to implement the organization’s forthcoming learning agenda
  • Support the management of digital assets
  • Provide editing, proof-reading, and other quality assurance support for publications, reports, and related activities in Turkish and English 
  • Support coordination and quality assurance processes related to the organization’s grant-making activities
  • Other tasks as needed



  • At least 5 years experience working in a similar role supporting direct implementation of an international development project related to livelihoods or related field
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of donor reporting requirements
  • Impeccable organizational skills and work ethic
  • Experience in managing digital assets, including experience working with various tools including Salesforce, Laravel, WordPress, learning management systems, G-Suite, etc.


Additional Requirements

  • Perfectly bilingual in Turkish and English, fluency in Arabic or another language is a bonus
  • Commitment to Building Markets’ mission and mandate in Türkiye
  • No obstacles to travel within Türkiye 
  • Able to work from the office and from home
  • Experience working in a rapidly evolving work environment
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality 


Personal Qualifications

Are you the one we are looking for?

You are a dynamic, mature and fun self-starter.  You know how to anticipate program needs and support a busy management team.  You are a problem solver who is comfortable with ambiguous work tasks – you don’t need all the details in order to act.  You know how to embrace change. You have a high level of energy, you are trust-worthy and results-oriented.  Managing multiple files is easy for you and meeting deadlines is a breeze.  You enjoy working independently when needed, or as part of a team.  You are willing to keep up with flexible working hours and a busy workplace.  We promise you will never be bored!


Reporting Lines

Primary: Global Head of Programs

Secondary: Program Services Director


To Apply: Please send your CV and a cover letter to


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