Organisational Development Consultant (Local Lead)

About the role

Consultant for Organisational Development (Local Lead) Part-Time plays an essential role in strengthening governance capacities and promoting organisational development within the postgraduate medical education sector.


  • Participate in implementing strategic audits for healthcare institutions, focusing on areas such as improving governance, harmonisation, leadership, transparency, accountability, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Conduct a realistic need assessment and identify gaps and inconsistencies in current governance structures and processes, including policy recommendations.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and guidance to institutions on implementing good governance improvements.
  • Coordinate with the SyriaDev team regarding developing the strategic plan and following up on its implementation.
  • Facilitate strategic planning workshops with key stakeholders to define the long-term vision, mission, and executive programs.
  • Participate in building strong internal and external communication and collaboration mechanisms to improve overall organisational effectiveness and engagement between HRH actors.
  • Participate in designing the needed capacity-building programs for HRH actors.
  • Participate in providing ongoing coaching and mentoring to key stakeholders to ensure sustainable implementation of change initiatives.
  • Participate in data interpretation on key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Prepare reports and participate in presentations summarising findings and recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Support financial and business assessments of healthcare institutions’ financial standing and opportunities for business model enhancement and achieving financial sustainability.
  • Participate in developing capacity-building strategies for postgraduate medical education institutions and HRH actors, addressing identified gaps and needs.
  • Contribute to studying the private sector engagement and direct the study to identify potential ways for collaboration with the private sector in HRH development activities.
  • Participate in developing a long-term strategy for expanding funding sources and exploring non-traditional funding models, building income-generating projects to ensure long-term financial sustainability and gradually decrease dependence on external/humanitarian support.
  • Conduct periodic visits to health facilities accredited as centers for training resident doctors in various specialty programs.
  • Hold periodic, face-to-face meetings with representatives of organizations and supporters working in the medical education sector, whether inside Syria or in Türkiye.
  • Hold periodic meetings (face to face) with members and heads of various scientific councils and directors of health facilities accredited as training centers.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in medical/health sciences. A Master’s degree in medical/health sciences is preferred. Business Administration, Public Health, or medical education backgrounds are preferred.
  • 5 years of experience working in the Syrian healthcare sector and an understanding of the context in northwest Syria is a must.
  • Strong understanding of organisational behaviour, change management principles, and performance management concepts.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing organisational development solutions for challenging and complicated organisational fields.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive organisational culture.
  • Fluency in English is a plus.
  • Familiarity with good governance standards and best practices is a plus.
  • Travel to participate in stakeholder meetings and workshops in Türkiye is required.
  • Strong public management and leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex systems.

Terms and Conditions:

  • SyriaDev staff must adhere to the Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These include Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality. In accordance with these values, SyriaDev operates and carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding.
  • SyriaDev provides equal opportunities to candidates regardless of their origin, nationality, race, gender, regional, physical, or mental ability, ethnicity, and nationality, validating them to be a better organisation. This vision aims to integrate equal treatment and opportunities among females and men in all HR processes and policies within the organisation.
  • SyriaDev is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality, SyriaDev strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. SyriaDev expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of SyriaDev Persons in any work setting. All SyriaDev staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.
  • SyriaDev Personnel is expected to respect the local culture and SyriaDev policies, procedures, and values at all times. SyriaDev has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct. SyriaDev is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
  • SyriaDev has the right to check the background of the candidates to ensure their commitment to our values, and policies.

How to apply

Prospective candidates are invited to submit their applications via the link by the end of the day on 26-04-2024, no later than 20:00, according to Istanbul time.

Please note that SyriaDev exclusively considers complete applications submitted through the application form following the provided instructions.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive further communication.

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