Liaison & Legal Coordinator

at Bonyan Organization
Published July 2, 2024
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Liaison & Legal Coordinator plays a critical role in ensuring Bonyan Organization's legal compliance, effective communication with external stakeholders, and risk management strategies. This position requires a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with a passion for humanitarian work and a commitment to Bonyan's mission.

Key Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain strong relationships with government agencies (local, provincial, national)
Oversee compliance with local regulations, especially those for NGOs
Lead preparation and submission of documentation for audits and inspections
Secure work permits and other necessary legal approvals
Represent Bonyan in official meetings with government and NGO stakeholders
Review agreements and MOUs from a legal standpoint
Advise on legal compliance for new programs and initiatives, collaborate with legal accountant to facilitate audits
Advocate for Bonyan's mission and secure permits/approvals
Research and identify potential government grant opportunities
Risk Management:

-Maintain and update the organization's risk register

-Develop and implement risk mitigation plans with senior management

-Conduct training sessions on risk management for staff and partners

-Perform internal audits related to risk management policies

Internal Compliance:

-Develop and enforce a comprehensive compliance framework

-Conduct periodic compliance reviews and audits across field offices

-Participate in investigating non-compliance issues

-Establish relationships with legal consultants for compliance support

Coordination & Networking:

-Secure necessary permissions from local authorities and stakeholders

-Facilitate communication between Bonyan departments and external partners

-Coordinate meetings to ensure alignment with organizational goals

-Develop and maintain partnerships to enhance Bonyan's impact

-Participate in emergency response planning and security management efforts

Training & Capacity Building:

-Provide guidance and training on compliance and legal matters to staff

-Implement capacity-building activities in compliance and risk management

-Ensure new staff receive proper induction regarding compliance and risk management processes

Experience & Skills:

-University degree in relevant field (business administration, HR, public administration) or equivalent experience.

-Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably within an NGO or humanitarian organization.

-Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

-Excellent written and spoken English and Turkish.

-Proficient in MS Office Suite and adaptable to new software.

-Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.

-Meticulous attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.

-Passion for humanitarian work and commitment to Bonyan's mission.

-Collaborative spirit and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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