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Partnerships Advisor – Localisation Initiative

The Partnerships Advisor will play a critical role in the delivery of the Localisation Initiative in all contexts by transforming the approach to partnerships to shift power to children, communities and local actors. The Partnerships Adviser will lead one of the workstreams of the Localisation Initiative to drive localisation and partnerships, and will provide substantive inputs into all workstreams. The Partnerships Adviser will be responsible for delivering new tools and guidance (and/or substantial revisions) so that the overall partnership framework (policies, guidance etc.) is fit for purpose and applied in practice in line with the organisational localisation strategy, Partnership Standards, principles and risk appetite in all contexts.

The Adviser will work with colleagues across the movement to support knowledge management, sharing of best practices and learning on partnership activities and innovations that advance localisation.

In the event of a major event, deadline, incident or risk related to partnership work, the role holder may be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Significant senior experience working with rights-based approaches and or relevant thematic areas such as, but not limited to, partnerships, focusing on partnership management and or organisational capacity strengthening of civil society organisations and/or partnering with national and local actors in development and humanitarian contexts and localisation.
  • Significant project or programme management experience in a large and complex international NGO or equivalent organisation.
  • Proven ability to manage and influence a complex group of stakeholders, ensuring buy-in to a shared vision and project.
  • Familiar with partnership management, partnership principles, participatory approaches and the localisation agenda.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills and ability to summarize extensive and complex information.
  • Significant training, facilitation and capacity building skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and business intelligence/reporting/monitoring systems.
  • Good attention to detail, able to work independently and use initiative.
  • Proficiency in English (verbally and in writing).
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.

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