Communications Assistant

About Embark Project

Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Association (ISSDA) has been operating Future is Brighter (Gelecek Daha Net) Youth Platform for over 10 years. GDN is the main program of ISSDA to implement youth empowerment projects. GDN is an online and offline vocational orientation platform that provides innovative tools for youth aged 15-29 to guide and equip them to become self-determined individuals. Services vary from online mentoring, coaching, training, surveys and videos to offline workshops, youth camps, etc.

The Embark project has been conducted within Gelecek Daha Net since 2018 and it aims to create an empowered community of inspirational business and youth leaders to foster social cohesion and economic inclusion through each cohort. Embark Project offers its academy, various activities to exchange ideas, develop understanding, increase skills and build meaningful connections. In its 4th year, Embark Project has scaled across Turkey and the Netherlands.

The Embark Project has gained various awards and recognition both nationally and internationally for its innovative approach to inclusion.

More information about the Embark Project:

About the Role

The Communications Assistant will join the team in Istanbul within the Embark Project funded by an international donor. The position will be based on a new project which will be implemented in close collaboration with prominent private sector companies. This position will directly report to the Co-Founder/Program Director of the Embark Project.


  • Creating and managing all digital and non-digital communications visuals in close collaboration with the designer
  • Supporting the plan and implementation of communications strategy
  • Managing social media platforms
  • Draft blog stories of the youth and business leaders
  • Supporting the preparation and publication of communication materials before and after the events, panels and community meetings.
  • Supporting the visualisation of reports, brochures and flyers in English and Turkish
  • Preparing draft emails and invitations for external stakeholders on up-coming events and meetings
  • Participating at the project activities

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience in a similar position
  • Creativity and design skills
  • Good command of visual tools and communication channels (social and traditional media)
  • Expertise in text editing
  • Good communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and Turkish
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams and coordinate effectively with team members

Our Offer:

  • Highly committed and dynamic team in the field of social impact.
  • Learning and training opportunities are an essential value of our organization.
  • Opportunity to work in an international project that is at the stage of scaling in new locations.

If you are interested, please send your CV along with your cover letter (in 1 page) saved as a single PDF document explaining your background and why you are a good fit for this position to  with the email title as “Communications Assistant” no later than 15th of August.