Data Verification Officer ESSN III
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Ankara, Turkey
son 4 gün


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with .

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or the Federation ) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.

The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The overall aim of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.

  • The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance;
  • ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement;
  • and expanding engagement with partners. Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in Turkey, and, as an auxiliary to the government, has been playing a leading role in providing assistance to the refugees and migrants since the beginning of the Syria crisis.

    The conflict in Syria has now entered its ninth year with no end in sight. The crisis has created an overwhelming and enduring humanitarian suffering, displacing over five million Syrian people into neighboring countries and other regions around the world.

    About 4 million registered refugees are living in Turkey, including Syrians, Iraqis, Afghan, Iranian, Somalian and other nationalities.

    Over 90 percent of the displaced people are living in urban areas. The Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) has been providing a first-line response in all the activities related to the Syrian people and organizing its dedicated structures to receive and protect the people in need.

    The IFRC continues to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society in its response to the growing humanitarian needs in Turkey resulting from the Syrian and other concurrent crises.

    Job Purpose

    The Data Verification Officer, under the supervision of the IFRC IM and Data Delegate, will work in supporting the verification and reconciliation data processes of the IFRC ESSN programme, in close collaboration with the Turkish Red Crescent Society, the IFRC Finance and IFRC Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Teams.

    He / she will ensure that IFRC data standards, procedures and practices are implemented for the ESSN programme and will support the enhancement of the data processes where possible.

    The Data Verification Officer will ensure the maintenance of the SQL database and that accurate and timely database management systems and processes are streamlined for the ESSN programme and will work in close collaboration with the IFRC IT Department in making the necessary database systems available and functioning at all times for the ESSN programme.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the IFRC Data Analysis Team, IFRC Finance Team and the Turkish Red Crescent on the verification and reconciliation processes for the ESSN programme
  • Actively support the Data Analysis Team in streamlining the data analysis processes for the ESSN programme using Python
  • Support the timely delivery and generation of ad hoc and standard data analysis processes in order to support the decision making processes for the ESSN programme in regards to the verification and reconciliation processes of the ESSN programme
  • Maintain the IFRC SQL database and ensure timely and accurate database management systems are in place and well functioning, in close collaboration with IFRC IT Department
  • Collaborate and work closely with the IFRC M&E Team to ensure that standard database procedures and flows are established in support to the ESSN programme
  • Promote and innovate within the ESSN programme the usage of data related processes and analysis in order to support the decision-making process.
  • Maintain and regularly update database for the ESSN programme.
  • Represent IFRC ESSN Information Management in various coordination meetings, workshops and forums with partners when relevant and needed.
  • Required

  • Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in IT, computer engineering, computer science, Information Management, social sciences or international development or demonstrated equivalent technical related experience.
  • Preferred

  • Relevant official certification or training in SQL and database management.
  • Relevant official certification or training for Python for data analysis.
  • Has attended and participated in any relevant IFRC or Inter Agency CASH,
  • Information Management or Data Analysis training.
  • Required

  • At least 2 (two) years’ experience in the development and use of SQL, database management systems and Python.
  • At least 2 (two) years of professional working experience in the domain of Information Management, IT or data analysis.
  • Demonstrated exposure to complex, large scale humanitarian information management processes and datasets.
  • Preferred

  • At least 1 (one) year of experience of working for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (Turkish Red Crescent)
  • Knowledge, skills and languages


  • Proven strong data analysis and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in manipulating large data sets and in using Python for data analysis, SQL and database management systems in order to efficiently support the verification and reconciliation process of the ESSN programme.
  • Proven interpersonal and negotiating skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively work in emergency and / or complex operations within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage people, organize multiple, simultaneous tasks, and deliver results within a specified timeframe
  • Required

  • Strong spoken and written English including proven experience in drafting compelling communications content for a variety of communications channels
  • Fluently spoken and written Turkish
  • Preferred

  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
  • Competencies and values

  • Communication;
  • Collaboration and Teamwork;
  • Judgement and Decision Making;
  • National Society and Customer Relations;
  • Creativity and Innovation;
  • Building Trust;
  • Comments

    Please note that applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and the job will remain posted until filled.

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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