Regional Civil Society Partnership Advisor

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Singapore
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 1 Feb 2021

The Opportunity

Save the Children (SC) works across a broad range of partners as per our Theory of Change and our partnership principles. However, this position will focus on partnerships with local civil society organisations in the countries where we programme.

Civic space for civil society, including child rights organisations, is increasingly being challenged, but Save the Children believes that a strong civil society is crucial to promote, defend and demand accountability for children's rights. To increase efforts and programme quality, technical leadership in the civil society engagement arena is required. This includes providing systematic capacity strengthening support to country office staff and local civil society partner organisations, as well as strengthening of civil society as part of long-term programming efforts in all contexts. This role will also facilitate learning from other related initiatives to increase localisation efforts and strengthen partnerships with civil society organisations in our programming.

Part of this role have a direct link to Save the Children Sweden´s global civil society strengthening programme and thus a dotted line in terms of accountability for that part.

Key Responsibilities

Deliverables for Sida CSO (50%) during 2021 and in close collaboration with CO Partnership Managers and Sida CSO program managers:

1) Co-facilitate OCD reviews (with CSO-programme managers and partners)

2) Support CO and RO to develop analysis of civic space and formulate effective strategies to promote an enabling environment

3) Support CO and RO's in partner scoping in line with the new Sida CSO program objectives

4) Provide trainings and coaching on child-rights programming for CO's, RO's and civil society partner organisations in coordination with Regaional Office CRG colleagues

5) Provide coaching and mentoring for the understanding of the new Sida CSO program objectives or framework

6) Contribute to donor reporting as well as providing input to formulation of 2022 multi year civil society framework applications

7) Promote cross-country and cross-cutting regional learnings and exchange, between CO's and RO's

General deliverables in advisory role for civil society (50%) during 2021:

1) Support Country Offices to develop a strategic approach to partnerships with civil society in the development of their CSPs and promote the participation of partners in CSP and EPP processes

2) Bridge the Global-County divide by supporting technical experts and other partnerships staff to understand and contextualise global guidance, the Partnership Framework and incorporate the principles of development effectiveness into their partnership strategies

3) Promote cross-Country Office learning and exchange between Partnerships and Civil Society staff in the region, including through hosting the regional Community of Practice

4) Capacity strengthen SCI staff (RO/CO) on sustainable civil society partnerships and on organisational capacity development (OCD) methodology

5) Contribute learnings from civil society partnerships to the localisation agenda and the roll-out of the localisation policy

The Organisation

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 workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

Closing Date for Application: 1 February 2021

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.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: Apply Here



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