Career at IKSAD
IKSAD workforce is composed of different categories of staff. Within each category there are different levels, which reflect increasing levels of responsibilities and requirements. The information in this section will help you decide in which staff category, and at what level, you fit in. This will be useful when you start searching and applying for jobs.
These are the different categories of staff at İKSAD:
Professional and higher categories
General Service and related categories
National Professional Officers
At İKSAD you progress in a category through merit and qualifications. There are, however, restrictions on movement between the different categories.
Staff members in the all categories are normally internationally recruited and are expected to serve at different duty stations throughout their career with the Organization. Openings for professional jobs can be found at all duty stations across the global Iksad Secretariat.
What education do I need?
Normally, it is required that you have an advanced university degree for the professional and director level positions. It is, however, frequently accepted that if you have a first-level university degree, combined with qualifying work experience, you meet the educational requirements.
Positions in certain job families, including public relations, pulishing area, consultancy, project team, conference services may have different standards for the minimum educational requirements, which are accordingly reflected in their respective job openings. Positions from job families that require specialized studies, e.g. Medical Doctors, require an advanced university degree, which cannot be substituted by a combination of a first-level university degree and experience. Positions in some other areas, mainly language positions, might require only a first-level university degree for the minimum educational requirements.
What work experience do I need?
Your work experience should be relevant to the job for which you are applying; each job may also have specific requirements, which are specified in the opening. For mid-career and senior level positions, progressively responsible work experience is required. As you acquire more relevant work experience you can progressively apply for higher positions.
What are the language requirements?
There are six official languages at İKSAD: Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, English and Russian. To work for the Iksad you need to have excellent command of at least one of those. Knowledge of an additional language is an asset but is not required for most jobs.
If there are additional language requirements, as may be the case for some language positions, they are specified in the respective job openings.
What kind of jobs are there in iksad?
There is a wide range of jobs in the eight job networks: management and operations support; economic and social development; political, peace and security; information systems and communication technology; legal; public information and external relations; conference management; and safety and security.
What is the nature of the work in iksad?
Work in the Professional category generally demands a high degree of analytical and communication skills, substantive expertise and/or managerial leadership ability.
Typically, these positions require judgement in analyzing and evaluating problems as well as in decision-making involving discretionary choices between alternative courses of action. They also require the understanding of an organized body of theoretical knowledge at a level equivalent to that represented by a university degree. While this knowledge is customarily and characteristically acquired through formal education, it may, in some fields of learning or specialized disciplines, be acquired through other training, self-study, or practical experience.
What are the spesific positions in İKSAD for strating?
Here are listed some positions and minimum requirements:
Advisor: 10 years of professional job experience, preferably PhD degree
Project Operator: 10 years of professional job experience, preferably PhD degree
Scientific Committee Member: PhD degree
Coordinator: 2 years of professional job experience, preferably PhD degree
Publication Operator: 2 years of professional job experience, preferably PhD degree
Abroad Team Member: college degree, excellent organization skills