Project 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 Project Assistant/Data Entry 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 Finance Officer and Monitoring &E Officer.


  • Entering data to the database
  • Supporting the logistics and procurement processes.
  • Supporting the organization of social cohesion activities and events
  • Supporting the design and implementation of the training programs, coordinating with the participants
  • Ensuring participation records, attendance, fulfillment of tasks by the youth participants
  • Contributing to the weekly and monthly reports on the progress of youth activities.
  • Compiling data and reporting regularly to the M&E Officer
  • Ensuring smooth organization of the financial and procurement activities in close collaboration with the Finance Officer and Program Director


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, development studies or relevant technical field of study (MA degree preferred)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in civil society organizations
  • Fluency in English and Turkish
  • Ability to efficiently communicate and coordinate activities
  • 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 “Project Assistant” no later than 15th of August.