Partnerships Programme Officer

ROLE PURPOSE:

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. 

 2Responsibilities

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.

2.3.         General

  • 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. 

 

Location: Yangon(Head Office), Myanmar

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Wednesday 14 August 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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