PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Partnerships Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of the Syria Country office partner capacity building strategy working with local partners to develop and implement appropriate capacity building plans, lead capacity building initiatives and coordinate with local partners and WV staff in mentorship programmes. The CBC will also coordinate the overall implementation of WV’s local partnering policy and procedures.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
Partnering Relationship and Capacity Building Support:
Develop and sustain strong relationships with partner organizations, other relevant organizations, and local/government officials. Liaise with relevant parties including UN agencies, local and international NGOs to coordinate activities and approaches.
Develop organizational capacity assessment in line with best practices and conduct capacity building assessments with local partners
Develop capacity building plans with all local partners informed by adaptive, innovative and effective capacity building methodologies
Working with partners’staff, implement capacity building plan to ensure capacity gaps identified are addressed in a timely and effective manner
Coach partners in developing their organizational development plan and ensure that necessary trainings are provided to partners as determined in the plan. If necessary, organize the trainings identified in the organizational development plan for each partners.
Review and refine capacity building approaches to ensure most appropriate capacity building actions are employed in addressing each partner capacity needs and agree capacity development action plans with partner;Deliver capacity building and training of partners directly and arrange for other in-house and externally facilitated training programmes.
Work closely with WV staff to ensure departments support the development of partner capacity, including facilitating departmental teaming and ensuring WV departments meet with relevant partner staff on a regular basis.
Represent WV and contribute to inter-agency learning and initiatives in the Partnership-focused coordination mechanisms.
Work closely with Grant Managers and Technical Coordinators, immediately raising any areas of concern in relation to partners’performance or project implementation so appropriate action can be taken.
Monitoring partner compliance with WV and donor rules and guidance throughout the lifecycle of our work with the partner, including: Communicating any issues to partners, and assisting them in resolving issues of noncompliance; Reviewing partner interim and final reports for donor compliance criteria, prior to submission.
Support partners with all reporting requirements and feeding lessons learnt into capacity building plans.
Review and conduct desk verification on all non-financial documents/ forms received by the partners.
Work with the programmes team to identify new potential partners.
Ensure the partnering process is followed and partner files are in order
Promote inter-partners learning on common good practices and exchange of vital information
Feed learning into WV internal partnership approach and build capacity of WV staff to rollout approach.
University (Bachelor essential, master’s preferred) relevant to the field of international relations, political science, disaster management, international development humanitarian law, data management/information systems, international/political studies, sociology, population studies and other related fields).
Five years working experience in relevant field (report writing, academic research, international non-governmental organisations work, law, risk and data analysis, grant quality and compliance)
Excellent organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills in English
Excellent and proven interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with donors and stakeholders
Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other partners, donors, stakeholders, host country institutions and international organisations in support of a grant acquisition and/or grant management of a project.
Proven ability to analyse financial data to inform programmatic management decisions as per organisation’s strategy
Ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple tasks
Strong training and facilitation skills
Strong organisation and time management skills
Ability to work effectively with teams and communities
Knowledge of and familiarity of the Syrian Crisis
Ability to analyse and integrate feedback from diverse teams and reach common ground
Required willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster
Fluency in English –Arabic is preferred.
Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity –specifically excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and DB software.
High sense of responsibility and attention to detail as this position manages financial data.
Knowledge & Skills:
Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country. Arabic is highly preferred
Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor
Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required
Knowledge of programme management cycle, donor regulations and compliance