The Technical Specialist-Partnering will spearhead partnering processes and elements of capacity development for World Vision Somalia partners (Local Non-government Organizations, International Non-government Organizations and government). The position holder will target not only the operational capacity of partners to deliver projects on-time and on-target, but also deliberately build the organizational capacity of partners to deliver accountable, holistic programming, demonstrating the highest standards of governance and employing strong internal control systems.
The position holder will develop partner-specific capacity plans; coordinate the provision of technical support to and monitor partner improvement across a number of development areas. He/she will develop and implement training modules along a whole host of capacity areas in an effort to improve both the organizational and operational capacity of implementing partners. He/she will also develop and maintain partner-grading system, actively tracking partner uptake of new skills and abilities.
Working closely with field-based Monitoring & Evaluation, technical and project-level management, the position holder will identify opportunities to integrate partners’ projects and beneficiary caseloads into complementary projects, programs and the wider humanitarian community.
He/she will maintain a partner’s database, cataloging capacity assessments, training efforts, monitoring reports, risk appraisals and development plans. Serve as focal point for WV Somalia with internal and external stakeholders regarding partner risk management, identification of capacity development opportunities and coordination of training efforts.
Partnership Policy Management & Strategy.
Compliance & Improvement.
Capacity Building of Partners.
Mentoring Partners in Coordination.
Quality Improvement in Partnering
Internal and External Engagement.
Degree in relevant field (Development, Accounting, Social Sciences, International Development/ International Relations).
Professional technical skills in humanitarian standards (SPHERE), specific trainings on donor requirements e.g. WFP, G2G training, GoG training, Europe Aid training and Security training.
5 years of experience in the field of development issues, compliance management/ auditing in humanitarian emergency affairs, preferably with experience in developing countries.
At least 3 years of experience in program reviews, and provision of support to WFP, EU USAID-OFDA or any UN Partners (or direct undertaking of implementation through partners).
Excellent knowledge of both English and Somali languages.
The position will be based in Baidoa with frequent travels all World Vision’s project areas. Domestic and international travel will be required for this position.
World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks, which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.