Partnerships Programme Officer
Provide support to the Partnership Program Team in the management of relations with the current partners of MEC.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Partnerships Program Co-ordinator
Direct Reports: None
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: Occasional (up to 5 days every month)
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
1. Job Purpose:
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 services - 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 Officer (PPO) is a key contact person between MEC and its partners. This position will take responsibility for support to partner projects – monitoring, coordinating technical, project management and organisational development support, and reporting. The role requires experience in working collaboratively with partners and field level monitoring of projects. MEC is seeking to recruit 3 Partnership Program Officers.
2.1. Partnership Approach
- As requested by the PPM maintain contact with the partners to ensure that annual planning, project monitoring, reporting, and project amendments are implemented.
- Collaborate with the PPM to identify, document and share best practices from their projects with other MEC partners.
2.2. Program Management
- Under the guidance of the PPM review and support the preparation of reporting documentation.
- As required by PPM undertake field visits to monitor the implementation of partners’ projects’ systems, processes, activity plans, child-safeguarding plans, gender equity, inclusion, conflict sensitivity and sustainable programming.
- Provide support for preparation of annual, semi-annual planning and program amendment processes.
- Support the organization, implementation and finalization of the.
- Promote a strong collaborative team culture.
- Additional responsibilities as agreed with Partnership Program Manager.
Child Safeguarding Responsibilities:
- Ensure that all beneficiaries of your program are receiving 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 or near fluency (written and spoken) in Mon, S’Gaw Karen or Jingpaw, and strong English language skills.
- More than 3 years’ experience of working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations (ranging from community-based organizations to large, well established national organisations).
- Substantial knowledge and experience in key areas: project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Strong work ethic, personal effectiveness and integrity.
- 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.