Partnership Manager -- Save the Children

https://cambodia.savethechildren.net/jobs

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Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children programs focus on Education, Health, Child Rights Governance, Child Protection and Humanitarian. We work with government partners and local NGOs to improve children’s live especially marginalized and disadvantaged children. Save the Children is looking for high quality national motivated a candidates to fill in the position of Partnership Manager based in Phnom Penh with regular travel to field.

The Purpose of the Role
Working in partnership is central to Save the Children’s Theory of Change on how to maximize our impact for children, and is a key element of the 2016-2018 Cambodia Country Strategic Plan (CSP). In 2017, developing and rolling out a Partnership Strategy has been identified as one of the “Top Ten” country office priorities. The Partnership Manager will lead and coordinate this effort, working to develop a strategic framework and systems to strengthen our partnerships with government, civil society, the private sector, research institutions and others. The Manager will play a lead role in strengthening Save the Children in Cambodia’s approaches to partnership, building on SCI’s global partnership principles. S/he will work across departments to establish systems and approaches for identifying, pursuing and maintaining effective partnerships that contribute to Save the Children’s strategic direction and support reaching breakthroughs for children in Cambodia.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Passion for leveraging partnerships for strategic achievement of organizational goals, mutually beneficial relationships, strengthening civil society/government/etc.
  • Master's Degree in social sciences, or any relevant field. Extensive and substantive relevant practical experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's Degree;
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience, including at least 3 years of management experience;
  • Experience designing and implementing development programming in Cambodia.
  • Deep knowledge of local partnership, civil society and donor context;
  • Demonstrated skills in systems thinking and policy development
  • Ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working; demonstrated understanding of basic departmental roles and functions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills;
  • Training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Khmer;
How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and cover letter to jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org or post at Save the Children office. The deadline for application is 31st January 2017 at 17.00.

“All recruitment practices and procedures reflect Save the Children’s commitment to protecting children from abuse”.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interview. Submitted documents will not be returned.

Save the Children: P.O. Box 34, Villa 5, Street 242, Sangkat Chaktomouk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Phone: (855) 23 223 403/4/5/6, CCC Box 59,
Email: jobs.cambodia@savethechildren.org  / website: http://cambodia.savethechildren.net
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Position Title: PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

TEAM/PROGRAM:  
Program Development and Quality (PDQ)

LOCATION:
Phnom Penh (with regular travel to field – approximately 30% of time)
GRADE: 2
POST TYPE:

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff. 
“To carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way this reflects Save the Children’s commitment to safeguarding children in accordance with the Child Safeguarding Policy”.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Working in partnership is central to Save the Children’s Theory of Change on how to maximize our impact for children, and is a key element of the 2016-2018 Cambodia Country Strategic Plan (CSP). In 2017, developing and rolling out a Partnership Strategy has been identified as one of the “Top Ten” country office priorities. The Partnership Manager will lead and coordinate this effort, working to develop a strategic framework and systems to strengthen our partnerships with government, civil society, the private sector, research institutions and others. The Manager will play a lead role in strengthening Save the Children in Cambodia’s approaches to partnership, building on SCI’s global partnership principles. S/he will work across departments to establish systems and approaches for identifying, pursuing and maintaining effective partnerships that contribute to Save the Children’s strategic direction and support reaching breakthroughs for children in Cambodia.

SCOPE OF ROLE
Reports to:  Director PDQ
The Partnership Manager is a senior level position that works across departments (Program Implementation, Fundraising, Award Management and Communications, Program Development and Quality, and Support Services) to support the Country Office in establishing and continuously improving systems to support our partnership strategy.
The Partnership Manager also engages externally, particularly in coordinating our partnership work with other INGOs, representing the organization in partnership discussions, and in helping to identify and pursue new partnership opportunities in the Cambodian context. S/he engages in Save the Children’s global and regional partnership discussions/initiatives, contributing learning and leveraging best practices from other contexts. 

Dimensions: Save the Children works with a wide-range of partners. Over 20 different national partners are responsible for the implementation of over 40% of our program budget. We also work very closely with a wide range of government partners and plan to further our partnerships with the private sector, research entities and the media.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None currently

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Partnership Strategy
  • Lead development and implementation of the Save the Children in Cambodia Partnership Strategy, informed by Global Partnership Framework and the Cambodian context.
  • Chair the Cambodia Partnership Working Group that will support the development and operationalization of the partnership strategy
  • Stay abreast of current trends in partnerships in Cambodia and share learning with country Senior Management Team (SMT) and others, as well as linking with the Regional and Global Partnership Focal Persons
  • Lead the CO in developing systematic approaches to selecting partners, and in identifying and pursuing strategic partnerships
  • As part of the strategy, clearly articulate a vision for Save the Children’s partnerships in Cambodia, and help promote that vision with Save the Children staff and partners.
  • Actively engage in global SC partnership communities of practice and link into the Partnership Working Group.
Partnership Systems and Policies
  • Work across departments to develop systems and policies that are supportive of the Partnership Strategy, and ensure periodic review and updating of policies once they are in place.
  • Review partnership management practices; identify and follow up on actions to improve management practices
  • Help ensure partners’ involvement in strategic planning, program design and proposal/concept paper development;
  • Establish and ensure implementation of standard communication framework and medium with partners, so that both Save the Children and partners have easier access to information;
  • Define a standard framework of roles and responsibilities among various departments and between Phnom Penh and field levels for partnership communication and engagement;
  • Work with IT and the FAST Project to establish and maintain a partnership database that maps out partner capacity, influence, and strategic alignment;
  • Work with the humanitarian manager to set up systems for working with partners (implementing and strategic) in a humanitarian preparedness and response, as per the Core Humanitarian Standards
Partnership Management and Capacity Development
  • Coordinate key processes and actions between and among partners and Save the Children staff;
  • Establish and orient staff and partners on principles of partnership and partnership management; facilitate on-boarding of new partners; build capacity of SC staff to effectively work with partners;
  • Coordinate the strengthening of local and national partner capacity to deliver quality results for children, working across relevant departments to set up systems for coaching and capacity building;
  • In collaboration with partners, plan and facilitate regular partnership meetings between partners and Save the Children staff, ensuring that discussions are as constructive, relevant, and mutually beneficial as possible;Follow up to ensure that mutually-agreed-upon actions are met;
  • Coordinate across teams to carry out partner organizational capacity assessments. Analyse assessments to identify specific capacity building and organizational development needs, and  ensure systematic follow up;
  • Promote relationships of mutual respect and mutual learning with partners, and provide guidance to relevant staff on balancing between holding partners accountable while supporting them;
  • Conduct periodic partnership audits to check on consistent application of core partnership strategy across projects and programs.
  • Work closely with support services and FAMC to maintain relevant partnership functions and compliance;
  • Work across departments to identify and address partnership-related action points, and to introduce new ways of working to make partnerships more effective;
  • Facilitate partners’ feedback on their partnership with Save the Children and work with relevant departments to address feedback;
 Networking and Outreach
  • Help establish, nurture and maintain strong partnership relations with the national government, civil society, private sectors, media and academic institutions;
  • As needed, represent Save the Children in external discussions on partnership strengthening in Cambodia, sharing our approaches and learning from others.
  • Liaise with CCC, NGO Forum and other civil society networks on issues related to civil society strengthening and partnership;
  • Engage in global and regional discussions on Save the Children’s approaches to partnership, contributing learning and leveraging best practices from other contexts. 
  • Help identify and pursue new strategic partnership opportunities 
Accountability and Learning
  • Working with the relevant departments, document lessons learned and proactively share with the regional partnership working group and other internal and external actors;
  • Lead the development and rollout of improved accountability, feedback, and response mechanisms; Help test strategies for improving mutual transparency, especially financial transparency
  • Foster an environment of mutual feedback and learning with partners and establish systems to support this.
  • Plan a schedule of regular visits/meetings between SMT/SC and key partners;
  • Gather and disseminate best practices from donors, other NGOs, other Save the Children Country Offices, and apply/adapt best practices to the Cambodian context
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for innovation in partnership, such as new areas for partnership, the use of technology to improve systems, etc.
  • As a member of the Extended SMT (E-SMT) and PDQ, contribute to:
    • The development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes child rights programing, accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors;
    • A program integration approach in emergencies and development programs;
    • Contribute to the implementation and further development of the Country Strategic Plan, program development, design, proposals and reports;
    • Participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative, and high quality child rights based programs to serve difficult to reach children.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
  • Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same;
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others;
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
  • Maintains both a broad strategic perspective and an awareness of the detail of a situation
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
Collaboration:
  • Creates and enables a learning culture that supports the development of staff
  • Takes responsibility for helping to build organisational capabilities to meet current and future challenges
  • Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes
  • Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviours that are not collaborative
  • Communicates our vision, values and strategy effectively and encourages others to share them
  • Influences others positively to achieve team goals
  • Takes a flexible and positive leadership style, adapting to a given situation or to the needs of the team
  • Promotes dialogue with key stakeholders through active listening and effective questioning
  • Advises others on different approaches to influence key stakeholders
  • Builds strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Spots opportunities to create partnerships/working alliances that have not been considered before
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
  • Builds trust with contacts through openness and honesty
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Passion for leveraging partnerships for strategic achievement of organizational goals, mutually beneficial relationships, strengthening civil society/government/etc.
  • Master's Degree in social sciences, or any relevant field. Extensive and substantive relevant practical experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's Degree;
  • A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience, including at least 3 years of management experience;
  • Experience designing and implementing development programing in Cambodia.
  • Deep knowledge of local partnership, civil society and donor context;
  • Demonstrated skills in systems thinking and policy development
  • Ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working; demonstrated understanding of basic departmental roles and functions.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills;
  • Training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills;
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Khmer
Date of issue: 17 January 2017                Author :   Elizabeth Pearce
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