Partnership Program Coordinator (Mon Focal Point and Karen Focal Point)
Myanmar Education Consortium (MEC) works with partners to improve education for marginalised children in Myanmar - those who are not fully served by the government system - whether due to access, language, poverty or exclusion, for instance due to disability. MEC supports complementary basic education systems - community-based, faith-based and ethnic education systems - through funding to partners to deliver services and organisational support to build effective organisations. The program promotes inclusive, evidence-based policy dialogue through networking and knowledge sharing. MEC is managed by Save the Children and supported by the Governments of Australia, UK and Denmark.
The Partnership Program Co-Ordinator (PPC) is responsibile for management of partner projects across the MEC portfolio – supporting management of the project, monitoring, coordinating technical, project management and organisational development support and managing the partner contract. The role requires experience in working collaboratively with partners and excellent project management skills.
MEC is seeking to recruit 2 Program Coordinators to support projects across Mon and Karen communities.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Head of ID and Planning
Direct Reports: Partnership Program Officer
Financial Approval: When delegated
External Representation: Regular contact of detailed explanations of policy, regulations, programs, services and representation of SCI at the local level or with mid-level counterparts
Travel: Frequent (Over 6 days per month)
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
- Build strong relationships with partner organisations, state level bodies and act as a role model for the partnership values in all interaction with partners.
- Collaborate with MEC’s MEL, Policy Engagement and Education teams to support partners in the delivery in line with the program strategy.
- Supporting partners to identify, document and share best practices from their projects with other MEC partners.
- Lead the process of monitoring and supporting partners in effective project cycle management – annual planning, project monitoring, reporting, and project amendments.
- Follow-up and support the partners to ensure the implementation of the agreed program quality approach. Technical support for program quality assurance is to be coordinated with MEC teams.
- Ensure that the partner projects have systems, processes, activity plans and reporting for child protection, gender equity, inclusion, conflict sensitivity and sustainable programming. Specifically, ensuring that all partners have child safeguarding plans in place to meet the MEC Child Safeguarding Policy.
- Manage on-time and quality reporting from all the partners as per the agreed reporting framework. Support MEL leads in the consolidation of partner project results into the MEC logical framework.
- Collaborate with MEC teams to manage the participation of partners for MEC’s research plans and to establish an evidence base in support of the Advocacy Strategy.
- Provide mentoring and coaching support to the Program Officer.
- Promote a strong collaborative team culture.
- Provide mentoring to all members of the MEC team as required.
- Additional responsibilities as agreed with the Head of ID and Planning.
Child Sageguarding Responsibilities:
Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Fluency in Mon or S’gaw Karen, and strong English language skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with ethnic education providers in Mon or Karen areas.
- More than 4 years’ experience of working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations (ranging from Community Based Organizations to large, well established national organisations).
- Substantial experience working on complex development projects.
- Substantial knowledge and experience in key areas: project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation, child safeguarding.
- Strong work ethic, personal effectiveness and integrity.
- Capacity building staff through training, mentoring and coaching methodologies.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with experience of senior level negotiation and representation.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.