Jobs in Jordan: ECD Partnership Officer at the International Rescue Committee 2020

Deadline : 14 Jul 2020

Nonprofit organization: International Rescue Committee

Study level: Undergraduate

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Jobs in Jordan: ECD Partnership Officer at the International Rescue Committee 2020

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is offering a job opportunity as an Early Childhood Development Partnership Senior Officer to join the team in Amman, Jordan for 2020. High-quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs provide the foundation for children’s future academic success, health, prosperity and wellbeing. 

Responsibilities:

Program Implementation and Quality:

  1. Working closely with the ECD Manager and provide support – as required - to partners, guidance on program activities, etc. with partner related to good practices in ECD, services for children, caregivers programming, approaches to outreach, etc. (or other topics as identified together with ECD Manager).
  2. Review partner ECD related tools and processes in line with IRC- ECD/ Ahlan Simsim technical standards.
  3. Identify and raise technical challenges IRC and partner staff will face in the delivery of ECD services and propose tools and mechanisms to overcome them in a timely manner in consultation with the ECD Coordinator and the Partnership Coordinator.
  4. In collaboration with the Partnership team, coordinate partner trainings and workshops, regular communication, problem solving, and reporting.
  5. Support the ECD Coordinator with strategic decision making, planning, and partner engagement regarding Ahlan Simsim Partners.
  6. Ensure the documentation of key partner support from trainings and workshops (pre/posttest, attendance sheet, evaluation) to be filed with the Partnership Department and provide feedback and support in the implementation of the recommendation made after trainings.

Grants management:

  1. Work closely with Grants and Partnership team and other relevant sectors to complete grant management documents and deliverables within donor guidelines.
  2. Support the ECD Coordinator in identifying any technical gaps in existing ECD partnership and work with the team to develop innovative approaches and mechanisms to address them.
  3. Work closely with the ECD and Partnership teams in designing and developing new and potential funding opportunities for sustaining the relationship with existing partners, or/and expanding with potential new partners.
  4. In collaboration with ECD team and Partnership teams support the ECD Coordinator in producing donor reports and other materials related to partnership activities as required.
  5. Review and support partners in the development of the Scope of Work in coordination with the Partnerships lead and other relevant staff.
  6. Participate in partnership management activities as it relates to the ECD technical part such as due diligence, opening meeting, review, and reflection visits etc.
  7. In collaboration with Partnership team support on filling the sections that are related to ECD in the partnership’s tools
  8. Ensure effective Budget management as appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals in collaboration with relevant team members.

Coordination and Partnership:

  1. Work closely with ECD Manager in supporting the development of strategic partnerships with local partners to facilitate effective adoption and implementation of an integrated ECD activities and scaling up.
  2. Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, in particular partners, and other relevant actors in coordination with the ECD and Partnership teams.
  3. Work with Partnership team and other Program sector colleagues to come up with strategies for integration of ECD activities and Sesame Seeds content across a range of partner programs.
  4. Coordinate with ECD MEAL Manager for monitoring and evaluation of partner activities to ensure key indicators and targets are met and are consistent with IRC donor requirements
  5. Contribute to the development of regular reports, both qualitative and quantitative, in relation to ECD capacity building and ECD sub-awards. Work with Partnership team to ensure timely and quality reporting from partners
  6. Share on a bi-weekly basis with the ECD coordinator, a report of the partners and their current status (challenges, successes and next steps)
  7. Develop and update a database of ECD actors in close cooperation with the ECD Coordinator and Partnership team.

Partners Support & Development:

  1. In collaboration with Partnership teamwork work with partners to conduct regular analysis of data collected from field teams to note trends and inform programming accordingly, as well as sharing information via reports as needed.
  2. Regularly use feedback to support partners to improve programming and to improve on communication and coordination with partners.
  3. Support the assessment of capacity building needs based on observation and assessment of each partner’s knowledge and capacity in ECD.
  4. Coordinate with the ECD Manager in strengthening the technical capacities of partners, including conducting trainings, coaching, and mentoring.
  5. Support regular information sharing regarding challenges and needs at the field level.
  6. Represent IRC in internal and external forums as needed, including clusters, and coordinate activities with them.

Others:

  1. Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures.
  2. Other duties as assigned by direct manager to enable and develop IRC programs

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  2. Previous experience working in International NGOs.
  3. Prior experience and excellent understanding of working in emergency settings or insecure environments
  4. Solid demonstrated experience in planning, budgeting, grant management, analysis, support programs.
  5. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated track record in working with teams, showing high performance in a multi-cultural environment, demonstrating flexibility, and ability to handle pressure.
  7. Excellent interactive facilitation skills that focus on using technology-based learning approach.
  8. Personal qualities: Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well
  9. Excellent Computer skills: MS Word, Excel.
  10. Fluency in Arabic and excellent English (written and speaking).
  11. Standard office work environment with frequent travels to Turkey. No travel to Syria is envisaged.

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disease to survive, recover and regain control of their future. It responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.

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Host Country: Jordan

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