Localization and Partnership Specialist at Save the Children

Save the Children is increasingly committed to advancing its approach to localization & locally-led development with priorities to increase funding and capacity sharing of local partners. While localization began as a humanitarian initiative, it overlaps with concepts of local ownership and locally-led development and is now being embraced across the spectrum of Save’s programmatic and strategic efforts. The Localization and Partnership Specialist will engage in dialogue with national and international partners with the aim to support the development and operationalization of their capacity development strategy. The Specialist will further facilitate networking and exchange between partners across the thematic areas and countries. He/ She will follow the discourse on localization and provide relevant analysis and inputs as required to support the localization focus. The Specialist will also provide coaching or facilitate trainings for partners as required.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant university degree in social sciences, development studies, organizational development or other related discipline. A post-graduate qualification will be positively considered;
  • The ideal candidate will be strongly motivated with initiative and willingness to contribute to an innovative programme;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing and managing partnerships for a donor/UN/NGO;
  • Experience developing organizational capacity development strategies for national actors, providing mentoring and training support;
  • Knowledge of the region and donor requirements is preferred;
  • Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise;
  • Skills and experience in programme monitoring review, reporting and evaluation;
  • Strong skills in people management, moderation, conflict resolution and capacity-building;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English;
  • Good computer literacy and mains MS software;
  • Ability to work with limited supervision;
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children aims, values and principles.

Contract length: 12 months

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 realise 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.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.


More Information

  • Job City Congo
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