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The Day After (TDA)

Deputy Director



Job Title: Deputy Director

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Joining date: Immediate

Reporting to: Executive Director

Full time job (40 Hours/ week)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

No benefits other than the net pay.


The Day After (TDA) association is looking for a senior executive individual to work as Deputy Director on an annual contract base.


About TDA

TDA is a Syrian NGO working in support of democratic forces in Syria, focusing on the rule of law, transitional justice, security sector reform, electoral reforms and constitutional reform. TDA supports the development of democratic civil society capacity across a range of issue areas; it engages with civil society activists within Syria to support their local efforts in the areas of governance, community capacity building , transitional justice, and other fields that improve the quality of life of Syrians, hold promise of addressing the challenges of communities caught up in conflict, and enhance prospects in which Syria’s post-conflict transition will lead to an inclusive, tolerant, and participatory form of governance.

TDA is registered in Belgium as a non-profit organization and operates from its headquarters in Istanbul to design, develop, and implement a portfolio of activities and projects that take place largely within Syria. In addition to TDA’s ten staff members in the Istanbul and Gaziantep offices, it employs over 65 activists who support TDA projects in ten Syrian provinces. For more information about TDA, please visit

Position summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is responsible for leading and managing the full spectrum of TDA projects and programs. She/he will work closely with the Executive Director in all aspects of organizational strategic planning, budgeting, program and project conceptualization, funding, implementation, evaluation/assessment, and reporting.  The Deputy Director will oversee organizational and programmatic reviews on a regular basis and conceptualize, design, and manage new programs and projects. The Deputy Director will also assist in the design and implementation of a comprehensive strategic communications strategy, including a communications plan to inform all stakeholders of programmatic developments, ensure the visibility of TDA and its work both within Syria and among external parties, and provide timely updates to the Board of Directors and Donors.  

Finally, together with the Executive director, the Deputy Director will provide day-to-day supervision of the TDA program staff.  It is essential that the Deputy Director have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to work in a collegial and cooperative fashion with staff at all levels of the organization. She/he is responsible for ensuring that TDA activities are in compliance with the international norms for NGOs and respect human rights, human dignity, the basic freedoms, and equal opportunities.



  • Direct management of program and project staff, and ensures that professional goals are set and met through regular feedback and periodic evaluations;
  • Contribute to the development of TDA’s overall vision and strategy for all programs and activities;
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of programmatic activities in consultation with the ED and Staff;
  • Ensure that written products are of a high quality.
  • Provide guidance, for program activities including outreach, coordination, and partnership development, as well as media relations and public relations.
  • Serve as mentor to technical staff;
  • Assist with fundraising and drafting of project proposals;
  • Represent TDA in meetings with stakeholders, partners, and donors with delegation from ED;
  • Exercise day-to-day budget authority and expenditure authority, in consultation with ED as needed and within limits established by the organization.  
  • Oversee the implementation of TDA’s communication and advocacy strategy and development and assessment of communications metrics in consultation with ED;
  • Support the ED in donor relations, including preparation of reports and presentations to donors; and
  • Ensure that activities and projects are conducted in keeping with donor, organizational, and legal requirements.  



  • A minimum of five years of professional experience, with a minimum of two years of senior leadership experience supervising a seasoned staff and operating multiple human services programs across a broad geography;
  • Solid educational background, including an undergraduate University degree. A relevant Master’s Degree is preferable;
  • Near native / fluent English speaker with advanced writing ability;
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator, with experience leading diverse work teams, developing an organization-wide strategy for program excellence, engaging community partners, and partnering with an Executive Director and Board of Directors;
  • Can point to tangible examples of reporting and program measurement and evaluation;
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in her/his work, and has experience of leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact;
  • Passionate about TDA’s mission, and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission, and values of TDA to external and internal stakeholders;
  • Facilitative and collaborative leadership style. Proven ability to work in a dynamic national team and build working partnerships. Can flexibly share leadership and build consensus. When necessary, can take initiative and make tough decisions.
  • Proven track record of attracting resources and partnerships and managing external relations;
  • Ability to work under pressure and travel.


No benefits other than the net pay received.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates should send an updated CV and cover letter (no more than one page each) to before May 15, 2017. Women are encouraged to apply.


TDA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.