Verification Officer/ (مسؤول تحقق (تعداد

Closing Date: 
December 31, 2019

Location: Istanbul, Mersin, Gaziantep, Hatay, Şanlıurfa, Kilis, or Adana, with travel to other locations, as needed.

 Duration: 6 to 10-month contract (depending on the time of recruitment and location)


Founded in 2004, Building Markets is an award-winning nonprofit that creates jobs and encourages economic growth in crisis-affected countries by connecting competitive local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to supply chains and investment. Through this approach, the organization has built a network of more than 24,000 verified SMEs, assisted them in winning over $1.3 billion in contracts, and helped create over 70,000 jobs in countries like Afghanistan, Haiti, Timor- Leste, and Liberia. Building Markets is headquartered in New York City and currently operates programs in Jordan, Myanmar, and Turkey. For more information, please visit and

Job Summary 

The Verification Officer is the first point of contact for Building Markets’ SME clients in Turkey. Primarily, the Verification Officer will make field visits, as well as follow-up phone calls to SME clients, to collect data on businesses; share Building Markets’ mission, objectives, and services; maintain relations with businesses to facilitate service delivery to them. 

Responsibilities and Duties

Specifically, the Verification Officer will be responsible for:

  • Making field visits to local businesses;

  • Making phone calls to local businesses;

  • Describing the mission, objectives and complete suite of services offered by Building Markets;

  • Conducting interviews with business owners/managers using Building Markets’ tablet-based questionnaire;

  • Delivering information from interviews with SMEs to Building Markets’ Research Manager, and, as needed, Business Development Manager and other managers to facilitate targeted service delivery to SMEs;

  • Actively maintaining ongoing positive relations with SME clients in their respective cities, and assisting with business development efforts in those cities, as needed; 

  • Contributing to the success of data collection by understanding the strategy, questions, and purpose of the survey to ensure maximum efficiency and accuracy of data;

  • Contributing to data entry and data validity;

  • Being part of a positive team environment by respectful conduct toward all Building Markets; staff, partners, and clients.


  • Completed or pursuing a university degree in a relevant field and /or secondary school certificate and relevant professional experience (e.g. 2-3 years conducting field surveys and/or interviews);

  • Turkish citizenship;

  • Knowledge or interest in the Syrian (and/or other refugee populations) business community and industries in Turkey;

  • Fluency in Arabic and English or Turkish;

  • Confidence and interpersonal skills, ability to interact with all levels of business executives, government officials, and partners;

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

  • Ability to represent Building Markets accurately and professionally;

  • Strong motivation to promote private sector development in Turkey;

  • Entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude;

  • Basic understanding of surveys, enumeration, and data entry;

  • Good communication skills and experience with cross-cultural communication;

  • Creativity and ability to apply skills in an environment with limited resources.

Application Closing Date

December 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line: Verification Officer-Turkey.