Overview

The Partnerships Specialist is a position within the Programme Development and Quality team. The Partnerships Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding and technical expertise to deliver Save the Children’s Partnership and Localization Strategy. They will develop, review and strengthen our partnerships with civil society organisations, the private sector, research institutions and the Government of Uganda.

The role will work closely with colleagues across the country office, supporting technical and operational colleagues to broker and build new partnerships, support existing partnerships and lead strategic engagement with partners.

The Partnership Advisor must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong coordination skills and the ability to represent Save the Children internally and externally. This role is responsible for monitoring trends that affect civil society in Uganda and includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including on civil society strengthening, civic space, responsible partnering and localization.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, development, organizational leadership, international relations, or relevant field. Extensive and substantive relevant practical experience may be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the design and implementation of humanitarian and/or development programmes, with at least 2 years’ experience in partnership based programming or community based programming
  • Track record of engaging civil society networks, NGOs and government agencies in Uganda
  • Familiar with partnership principles, participatory approaches, organizational capacity development methodologies and the localization agenda
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leveraging partnerships for strategic achievement of organizational goals and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Experience in organizational capacity development and significant training, facilitation and capacity building skills
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including co-design with partners
  • Experience of strategy development, planning and implementation
  • Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach and civil society, as well as human rights and/or children’s rights.
  • Ability to critically analyse data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children, partnerships and civil society strengthening
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Skilled at networking and representation in order to promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise and coordinate resources
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 22 July 2022 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=YS50YW1iYS45MDA2Mi4xMjE4NUBzYXZldGhlY2hpbGRyZW5hby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Country: Uganda

Source: Save the Children

Years of experience: 5-9 years

Posting date:

Closing: July 22, 2022