Open Plan Consulting has been shortlisted in the assignment "Enhancement of Institutional and Administrative Capacity of Directorate of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Research Centre of Turkey".

The objective of the Tecnical Assistance will be to enhance institutional and administrative capacity of Directorate of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Research Centre (DoTMC Research Centre) aiming to promote research development and innovation in Transport Sector, to ensure continuous grant management mechanism in general for an effective, timely and regular development of Transport Sector and to promote DoTMC Research Centre’s networking and cooperation with other stakeholders.


The services to be provided will include:

  • Preparation of bylaws/necessary legislative documents/guidelines, internal procedures/process regarding regulatory functions of DoTMC Research Centre
  • Training and capacity building
  • Publicity and visibility activities


For this project we have the following openings:

TEAM Leader

The Team Leader will coordinate technical assistance activities for the set-up of a functional research center in Ankara. Previous experience in the set-up of operation of research centers, as well as in the management of grant schemes and training activities is required.

The Team Leader is expected to implement most of the work in Ankara (for a total of at least 180 working days) in the period of October 2020-October 2021.


The profile of the Team leader is as follows:


Qualifications and Skills

  • A university degree in Business Adminitstration and management, economics, engineering, social sciences, law or natural sicences. In the absence of a University Degree in these fields a minimum of 10 years of Team Leader/deputy Team Leader or project Manager experience is required
  • Good knowledge of english
  • Good level of computer literacy

General professional Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of Professional Experience is required

Specific Professional Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader or project manager under technical assistance projects in the establishment and/or operation of a Research centre in one or more of the following fields: Transport Policy, maritime affairs, space, aviation, information technologies and/or communications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working of preparing or implementing Grant Contracts and/or preparation of guideline for Grant contracts in Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications projects
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in planning or implementing of trainings will be an asset


You can apply for this position or request the detailed terms of reference of the assignment by writing an e-mail to the address msimoncini[at]