Ashoka Turkey | Country Representative
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with over 3,700 Ashoka Fellows in 90+ countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale and a platform for people from all sectors dedicated to changing the world. Some renowned social entrepreneurs we support (namely the Ashoka Fellows) include Muhammed Yunus (Grameen Bank, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Paul Rice (Fairtrade), Tülin Akin (TABİT, Çiftçi Kulübü) and Mine Ekinci (KODA).
Ashoka identifies and supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, learns from the patterns in their innovations, and mobilizes a global community that embraces these new frameworks to build an "everyone a changemaker world." In addition to selecting world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way to an everyone-a-changemaker world, Ashoka is also leading a movement to transform how children and young people grow up so they have the power to lead, to contribute — to be in charge. See www.ashoka.org for more on Ashoka’s theory of change and work globally.
We are looking for an extraordinary, dedicated entrepreneur to join our team to lead our country office in Turkey. If you are an accomplished leader who has built or grown an organization from start-up to maturity; has conceived big ideas with large scale impact; has 10+ years of experience in social and/or private sectors; is excited about growing global and local networks; and are looking for the next big challenge, this position is for you.
Develop and implement country strategy/ focus area that is aligned with the Global and regional strategies,
Ensure relevant social impact/output measures and knowledge management systems (such as CRM etc.) are in place,
Undertake fundraising and ensure the financial health of the country office by fundraising for all revenues needed and by revenue planning and cost control,
Build and develop a strong, lean and globally connected team that is aligned with the regional/Global strategy,
Represent Ashoka Turkey as a spokesperson vis-a-vis high level partners, events, media,
Ensure compliance in operations in legal entity and governance, labor regulations, financial compliance and reporting,
Participate in regional and global meetings of country representatives and add value to the regional outcome goals.
Required Skills and Experience
Professional experience in the social sector and/or private sector for at least 10 years
Ability to work productively, proactively, and independently
Fluent in written and spoken Turkish and English
Experience in partnerships building and fundraising
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
Excellent organizational skills and time management
Excellent attention to detail
Strong ability to design processes and manage programs
Creative thinker and problem solver
Team builder and coordinator
Comfortable with building new relationships
Comfortable with crisis management
At ease with using basic computer tools such as CRM systems, Microsoft Office, or equivalent programs
At ease with being part of international teams
Please apply over Jobvite by EOB on August 2nd, 2021.
Late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
Complete applications will have:
Due to volume, Ashoka will only contact those candidates who have been shortlisted for the position.