The Partnerships Officer will:
* Participate and support the AOs teams through the partner selection processes
* Support the overall Partner assessment process through (Lead for SPP), as well as capacity building plans, ensuring partners have the tools and support to deliver on projects, strategy and services for children in Syria.
* Supporting program managers with the tools and approaches for partnership engagement for effective programming
* Advise all departments to ensure partner compliance/accountability of these activities to ensure consistency and high standards across the SC partnerships portfolio.
Key Areas of Accountability:
Program Management Support to Partner
* Participate in project kick-off meetings with partners when new sub-grants are awarded, involving SCI staff
* Assist partner staff with understanding SCI required policies and procedures as per the sub-grant agreement and best practices (procurement, financial reporting, child safeguarding, etc.), especially through coordination with other SCI departments
* Assist partner and Programme staff to strategize ways to ensure program delivery meets targets by referring to possible capacity building initiatives linked to the project CBP. With guidance from PM, ensure partner staff are aware of SCI/donor guidelines and policies and that these are adhered to at all times, immediately raising any suspected non-compliance with HoO
* Keep track of salient partner technical, operational, finance, HR or grants issues and where necessary facilitate support from relevant SCI technical or operations team to ensure continuous support and involvement at all stage of the programme cycle. In particular, run the partner performance reviews quarterly, combine the performance reviews with satisfaction reports every 6 months, donor reports, and other recommendations to create a final review document and give feedback to partners from those reviews.
Partner Data Management and Analysis
* Lead (For SPP and Support for NW) on and maintain partner profiles, including regular updates (Quarterly) and amendments to the tool itself to make it more effective
* Maintain training and deployment records for partners
* Existing tools are mapped and updated for project cycle; includes maintaining partner tool sup date PAT and CBP as needed, partners performance evaluation, etc..
* Support finalization of documented partnership materials
* Prepare and maintain mapping for potential partners
* Conduct partner reviews (see above) and participate in learning sessions
* Participate in awards review meetings and actively follow up on outstanding partnership issues
* Coordinate operations deployments to partners; track all deployments to partners.
PAT, CBP and Partnership coordination group
* Initiate, coordinate and schedule PAT for Current, new and potential partners and ensure that a relevant CBP are completed and are achievable
* Coordinate the development of CBP internally ensuring active participation of all functions.
* Carry out the identification and mapping of potential partners through coordination with activities from MO and additional requests from AOs
* Maintain database of all potential or current partners, actively update with new information as necessary
* Lead in identification of new partners, working in close coordination with sector leads, HoO, etc.
* Regularly meet with partners to get feedback on partnerships and based on this, suggest ways to improve SCI-partner working relationships, flagging any critical issues
* Meet with potential partners that approach SCI and explain our Partnership approach; act as first line of SCI representation and focal point for these possible partners
* Support partner trainings or partner capacity building initiatives
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
* Bachelor degree in relevant field
* Minimum 2 years work experience in the humanitarian sector/with NGOs, with at least 1 year experience in partnership based programming or community based programming
* Good skills and experience in all aspects of programme cycle management - design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
* Experience in organizational capacity development, training, mentoring and coaching
* Excellent training, facilitation and capacity building skills
* Proven experience in field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
* Proven commitment to participatory approaches
* Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
* An excellent team player with good skills in team work and consultative approach to decision making
* Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including a good track record of report writing
* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
* Full professional proficiency in English and Arabic, both spoken and written
* The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
* Commitment to the values, mission and principles of Save the Children
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.