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Local Partnership Coordinator (Education and CP)
Street Child

We are Street Child. We believe every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. At the start of 2020, 258 million school-aged children worldwide were already out of school, mainly in the world’s poorest, most fragile and disaster-hit countries. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated this, causing the biggest educational crisis since World War II. At the peak of the crisis 90% of the world’s students were out of school due to school closures.

Denying children access to education denies them of the improved life chances that come with it. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

 

 


 Contract: Initial 9 months; expectation of extension
 Hours: 37.5 hours per week
 Supervisor: Global Partnership Advisor
 Duty Station: Islamabad, Pakistan; Bangui CAR; Khartoum, Sudan [willingness to travel around the country of deployment]
 Closing Date: 17 April 2021

 
 Background:

Background:

Street Child has a strong, sustained commitment to localisation and works in partnership with more than 80 local level actors and organisations, underscored by close consultation and collaboration with local communities.StreetChild imagines a world where all children are safe, in school and learning. We specialise in supporting children and communities in low-resource environments and emergencies: recognising that the complex, compounded challenges that affect them require innovative, integrated interventions. Our interventions are informed by robust, rigorous evidence and results-oriented, optimised to create maximum impact for children at minimum cost. Since 2008, we have assisted over 250,000 children across 17fragile, conflict and crisis affected counties across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Role Purpose:

Street Child are creating this new ‘local partnerships coordinator’(LPC)position to advance one of our key strategic goals of helping increase funding flows to excellent local and national education organisations, especially those operating in education and child protection programmes in humanitarian contexts.

 

The main responsibilities of the role will include;

  • Mapping and analyzing the network of local and national actors active in education and child protection;
  • increasing representation of these actors and providing capacity support to enhance the irresource mobilization
  • seeking opportunities to influence and advise country-level fund managers on strategies to improve mechanisms for increasing both access and flow of funding to these local actors
  • documenting the approaches that are successful trialled and share learnings withkey stakeholders, both nationally and internationally.

 

The role may involve out-of-country surge and capacity strengthening support to other countries as appropriate

 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Mapping, Analysis and Advocacy (25%)

  • Conduct mapping and analysis of the relevant local actors and opportunities for them to influence and strengthen their relationships with funders;
  • Design and deliver an advocacy agenda for a range of relevant country-level audiences(funders and local organisations)in close collaboration with the central Street Child project team;
  • Locate and strengthen existing evidence sharing platforms to ensure that learnings are regularly used to enhance local organisations, as well as best-practices shared between donors.

 

Advisory (30%) in close collaboration with the central project team–

  • Represent Street Child in the country level project discussions and ensure that the initiativeis engaging in the correct way with the existing humanitarian architecture and relevant development coordination structures. [adequate level of buy in and engagement]
  • Seek to support and strengthen country-level proposal application processes to ensure that local organisations are included and have fair accessof the application information.
  • Seek to support and strengthen country-level funding allocation processes to ensure that local organisations are considered fairly by the fund provider and that their value in the process is clear to the fund manager.
  • Support and strengthen the evaluation process of how specific program funds were distributed and evaluate the impact that the Street Child application and allocation advocacy had.
  • Support the creation and documentation of techniques and tools, including standard indicators for increasing the flow of funding to local organisations. This will help to create a tailored process that can be used in other contexts.

 

Capacity Support (45%)

  • Use existing tools to conduct a basic capacity assessment process to support local organisations identify areas of self-improvement.
  • Support capacity strengthening of local partners through training and coaching to improve their capacity to be eligible for funding, including in child safeguarding, financial protocols and monitoring. This includes locating external resources. The support provided are based on the capacity assessment conducted.
  • Support local organisations at all stages of the proposal application cycle to strengthen their application, including program design and development, planning and implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Support local organisations to strengthen and sustain longer-term funder relationships.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • Significant experience of programme delivery in emergency contexts
  • Experience of strengthening and sustaining stakeholder relationships in comparable contexts.
  • Strong existing networks with education organisations in the duty station.
  • Commitment to Street Child’s mission and values.
  • Commitment to protecting the rights of children in all circumstances
  • Commitment to localisation and locally led action
  • Credibility in advice provision, with a high degree of responsiveness and reliability
  • Credibility and conviction in conveying Street Child’srole in serving conflict affected populations and advocating for their rights
  • Comprehensive understanding of sectoral trends and targets (humanitarian/Development etc)
  • Demonstrable success in supporting and strengthening complex, cross-cultural teams
  • Demonstrable success in supporting and strengthening programmes in prioritised areas
  • Excellent interpersonal and public presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Reflective, responsive and respectful towards communities and colleagues
  • Resilient in challenging circumstances

 

Desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to the roleor equivalent experience.
  • Substantial experience and record of donor relations, advocacyor local organisation capacity development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in relevant languages(including the national language of the duty station)

To apply for the role please send your CV and a short cover letter to recruitment@street-child.org ASAP (however applications will be reviewed, and interviews arranged on a rolling basis).

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy.

Street Child welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 

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