CARE Turkey is working to provide humanitarian aid related to the crisis in Syria, through direct implementation cross-border and within Turkey and with much of the field implementation work essentially being carried out by partner organizations in Turkey and CARE Syria’s Northern Hub.
CARE Syria North Hub implements programs in Northern Syria, with and through partner NGOs. The empowerment and professionalization of CARE’s partners are fundamental to CARE’s vision and approach to supporting vulnerable people affected by the Syrian crisis. The Partnership and Capacity Building Officer will play a key role in supporting Programme teams and head of departments to ensure prioritization and value of partnership across the Country Program. The purpose of this role is to support and promote the partnership approach in CARE International, Syria. With a particular focus on capacity building to realize CARE’s vision to strengthen the institutional capacity of the local partner organization through the development of clear follow-up and monitoring systems for every intervention and delivering multiple coordinated capacity building activities that are fit for purpose and based on detailed organizational assessments.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibility# 1: 25%
Manage and strengthen partner relationships as per CARE’s partnership approach
• Identify potential partners in Syria and maintain an up to date potential partner database.
• Maintain regular communication and schedule regular visits to the partner offices to ensure consistent relationships, up to date information, and ongoing two-way feedback is being provided and received.
• Promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and development among partners – including facilitating information sharing between CARE’s partners and established relationships based on the partnership principles.
• Ensure CARE’s partnership approach in mainstreamed effective with all partner organizations with a particular focus on health CARE/partner relationships and escalate any issues of non-compliance when necessary.
• Facilitate the meetings to review and update the partner monitoring plans on quarterly bases including scheduling the meetings, updating the plans and coordination and follow-up with the relevant departments within CARE.
• Maintain an up to date profiles for all partner organizations.
• Ensure all partners Bridger Checks (BC) are updated and recorded in the BC database.
• Responsible for storage and updating of documentation for all vetted partners.
Job Responsibility# 2 40%
Lead and coordinate the partner organization capacity building plans and interventions
- Organize the schedule of all upcoming organizational capacity assessments (OCAs) and due diligence assessments (DDA) as per CARE’s partnership approach and sub-grant agreement policy (SGA) policy.
- With support from the Partnership Manager explore and pursue new and innovative partnership opportunities within the framework of the partnership and capacity building strategies.
- Follow-up and coordinate with all relevant departments to schedule the identified capacity building interventions as per CARE’s organizational capacity development plans (OCDs) and quarterly CB report.
- Collect and analyze the evaluation/ feedback from each CB intervention provided by CARE to the partner organization.
- Ensure all follow-up actions are completed for all CB interventions provided by CARE including but not limited to: sharing the materials, maintaining attendance list, ensure the identified objectives are met.
- Follow-up with the trainer and partner staff that all follow-up action points from the CB interventions are completed as per the identified timeframe and plan.
- Ensure every capacity building (CB) interventions provided by CARE (directly or through the informal coordination mechanism) is recorded in CARE’s CB tracker.
- Provide all logistical arrangements for each capacity-building intervention as and when needed.
Job Responsibility# 3: 20%
- Coordinate and communicate every training opportunity and where possible every capacity-building intervention with another peer INGO. UN agencies to minimize duplication and overlap in partner capacity building initiatives.
- Coordinate with other CARE Syria hubs, WoS and regional on any new capacity building initiatives for partners.
- Coordinate the implementation of professionalization plans with program managers and program support heads, maintaining up to date records of counterpart efforts in coaching and mentoring provided per partner and follow-up to identify any additional CB needs/ gaps.
- Coordinate with all partner organizations on the CB interventions to ensure no duplication and appropriateness of the proposed methods/ materials.
- Establish links and build relationships with organizational capacity development providers in and outside Turkey including consulting firms, NGO support centers, and universities.
Job Responsibility# 4 15%
Contribute to the development of CARE’s partnership management system and approach
- With support from the Partnership Manager work on developing a feedback mechanism for each type of capacity building interventions.
- Assist the Partnership Manager in reviewing and refining the CARE’s capacity building approach and toolkits.
- Assist the Partnership Manager in conducting regular reviews of CARE’s partnership approach and partnership management system including contributions to the development and follow-up of the revision of the existing processes and tools.
- Education to Degree level in a relevant subject
- Minimum 2 years of practical experience and/or contribution to organizational development and experience in partner management.
- Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in INGOs leading capacity development plans with a focus on CB monitoring/ evaluation.
- Excellent communication, writing and documentation skills
- Strong networking capability
- Ability to organize and facilitate training sessions
- Ability to develop capacity building frameworks and work plans
- Solid experience and skills in negotiation and relationship brokering
- Strong understanding and application of diversity principles
- Fluent in Arabic
- Fair to good English speaking and writing skills
- Turkish speaking skills
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to email
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Reference Code: Partnership & Capacity Building Officer
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **