Relief International

Disability and Inclusion Specialist (Ref: Disability and Inclusion Specialist)

  • Gaziantep
  • Relief International
  • Posted date: 1 week before
  • End date: 2024-07-25

Job Title: Disability and Inclusion Specialist (Ref: Disability and Inclusion Specialist)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: Relief International

Start Date: 2024-07-04

End Date: 2024-07-25

Job Description

Title: Disability and Inclusion Specialist

Department: Technical

Location: Gaziantep, Türkiye

Reporting to: County Directer

About Relief International

Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Türkiye, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.

RI employs 7,000+ staff and auxiliary workers

97% of staff are local nationals

We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+

RI spent $150 million in 2019 on our programs

Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.

RI invests in four broad program sectors: Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We design our programs to incorporate The RI Way: local participation, integrated programming, the development of civic skills, and complementary partnerships including with local NGOs, governments, and the private sector. RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.

Position’s Summary:

Relief International (RI) is actively looking for a skilled Disability and Inclusion Specialist who will take the lead in enhancing the visibility of our operations, driving communications and advocacy initiatives throughout the entire country office, and represent our work in Disability and Inclusion in different fora. This role encompasses oversight of activities related to development of advocacy papers, and policy briefings rooted in RI's research and desk studies, representing RI in technical forums related to Disability and inclusion such as technical working groups, communication internally and externally. Additionally, the DIS will be responsible for the organization and coordination of various events, which may include, but are not limited to, annual summits, stakeholder workshops, and roundtable meetings.

In this position, the individual will work closely with team members and partners to craft relevant policy papers, and advocacy materials, such as technical presentations that showcase RI's impactful work, needs and recommendations, among other resources.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. Policy Analysis and Development:

· Monitor and analyze global, regional, and national policies, laws, and regulations related to humanitarian assistance with focus on RI’s Türkiye programming.

· Identify gaps and opportunities for policy development and improvements.

· Develop evidence-based policy recommendations and position papers to address humanitarian challenges.

2. Advocacy Strategy:

· Develop and implement comprehensive advocacy strategies to raise awareness of critical humanitarian issues and influence policy changes.

· Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to build coalitions and partnerships for effective advocacy campaigns.

· Coordinate advocacy activities, including media outreach, public speaking engagements, and grassroots mobilization.

3. Stakeholder Engagement:

· Build and maintain relationships with governmental agencies, I/NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders.

· Represent the organization in relevant forums, conferences, and working groups.

· Engage in efforts to garner support for our policy and advocacy initiatives.

4. Research and Data Analysis:

· Collect and analyze data to support evidence-based advocacy.

· Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in humanitarian policy and advocacy.

· Produce research reports and briefings for internal and external use.

5. Capacity Building:

· Provide training and guidance to staff, and partners on policy and advocacy-related issues.

· Ensure that the organization is well-informed and prepared to engage effectively in advocacy efforts.


· Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.

· Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure your job related activity and practice is compliant with safeguarding standards.

Experience and Skills:

· Bachelor’s in communication, social sciences or related field.

· A minimum of 6 years of communication/advocacy/reporting experience in the INGO/Humanitarian field.

· Experience in producing advocacy papers, and/or active engagement with advocacy works.

· Familiarity with ECHO, USAID, BPRM visibility/branding and marking rules and guidelines.

· Experience in communication, documentation, publication in relation to the INGO/Humanitarian sector.

· Excellent written and spoken English and Turkish; Arabic will be an advantage.

· Very good knowledge on Microsoft Office (365) applications.

· Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently.

RI Values:

Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:

We value:

  •  Integrity
  •  Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Sustainability

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes by 25 July 2024 via email e-posta to The subject of the email should be stated as

  • Gaziantep- Disability and Inclusion Specialist

Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore may withdraw the position for the job board closing date.

Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

  • Note: Relief International is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

If needed, Relief International will submit a work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer is accepted - Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Türkiye will result in the employment offer being rescinded


Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


This Privacy Notice was drafted by Relief International Türkiye (“RI Türkiye”) as a data controller in accordance with Article 10 of the Turkish Law No 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) and the Communiqué on the Principles and Procedures in Conforming with the Obligation to Inform.

On the legal bases referred to in Article 5/f processing of data is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by the data controller, provided that this processing shall not violate the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject." RI Türkiye shall process your name-surname, e-mail address, mobile phone, references, and CV/resume personal data for carrying out selection and placement processes for job candidates, and transfer them to third party suppliers through your applications to published RI Türkiye job ads via employment agencies or sending your CV/resume to RI Türkiye directly by wholly or partly automatic means. Additionally, RI Türkiye is going to get in touch with your references assuming that all obligatory information is given, and consents are obtained by your side about sharing their personal data with RI Türkiye.

You may submit your requests to RI Türkiye under Article 11 of the Law concerning the rights of the data subject in accordance with the Communique on the Procedures and Principles of Application to a Data Controller.

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"Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position."

Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.


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