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)

Context

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 www.buildingmarkets.org and https://entrepreneurs.buildingmarkets.org.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 vacancies.turkey@buildingmarkets.org with the subject line: Verification Officer-Turkey.