Position: Development Manager

Location: Turkey – Gaziantep

Line Manager: Organization Director

Deadline: February7th, 2021

Application Form can be found here.


Center for Civil Society and Democracy,

The Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization. CCSD has branches that support its work in the US, Turkey, and the Netherlands. CCSD seeks to build a stable and just society where peace and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms prevail.
Since being established in 2011, CCSD has worked to build a stronger, more pluralistic civil society by supporting organizations and individuals.
CCSD does not endorse violence or aggression in any form or as a means of achieving its goals and objectives. We believe that dialogue and respect for diversity is the optimum way to realize the aspirations of those we work for and with. Accordingly, we consider that democracy is the only alternative to violence and is the best option for achieving justice, equality, and freedom for all Syrian, no matter their gender or religious and ethnic affiliation.
In order to promote cohesive and tolerant societies where justice and equality prevail, we seek to promote human rights and to make them the primary and main drivers of the diverse societies which we target through our work.
In our work, we adopt a human rights-based approach to women’s rights and gender equality, as CCSD strongly believes that democracy cannot be achieved without equality and gender justice.


  • The compliance with donor policies and procedures, including cost and accounting standards.
  • All necessary papers are obtained and documented with the donors to confirm obtaining a grant and closing the expired grants.
  • Managing and developing the Center’s grant system through a clear proposal plan.
  • Cooperating and following-up with the departments of the institution in order to ensure the submission of forms and reports, and to implement and close all the existing grants in all the required documents, including the annual financial audit and the external audit of the programs.
  • Committing to the schedule to submit the existing grant reports and indicators in high quality, as well as the internal reports of the Center.
  • Contributing to prepare and submit the new grant proposals.
  • Approving all of the issued documents by the Center in English, and working to ensure the quality of the required letters.


Academic Qualifications and Practical Experience Required:

  • Postgraduate university degree related to Human Development, Business Management, International Relations, Political Science.
  • Practical experience of at least 5 years in the field of civil work, public affairs, and writing grant proposals.

Necessary Skills:

  • Excellent grant writing skills in English.
  • Excellent communication skills and sufficient flexibility with donors.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to ask appropriate questions to obtain the information needed to complete the tasks required.
  • Excellent experience editing texts in English.
  • Excellent experience with strategic plans and donor approach.
  • Excellent experience in searching for different sources of funding.
  • Excellent reporting skills for donors and experience with donor policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation
  • Excellent experience with existing technical analysis tools and financial expertise.

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