Partnerships Senior Manager 

الوصف الوظيفي
Location: Ramallah/Jerusalem, Palestine
Position Status: Full-time, Regular employment
Salary Level: 6A – 6F (depends on the experience and qualifications)
Duration of Program: 5 Years 
Duration of Assignment: One year – extendable 
Department: Programs, PYE 
 
About Mercy Corps
We believe youth are vital stakeholders in this vision and we prioritize programming that empowers and enables them to be leaders in their communities. Mercy Corps is a non-profit, non-governmental international humanitarian and development organization, registered in the United States and Scotland with offices in more than 40 countries around the world. Mercy Corps has worked in Palestine since 1986 and currently operates across Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. The organization works to empower Palestinians to meet their basic needs and overcome the negative effects of the blockade, occupation, and internal political divisions, while becoming more economically self-sufficient and civically engaged to live with greater dignity and create a brighter future.
 
Mercy Corps and International Youth Foundation (IYF) are implementing the 5-year USAID-funded Positive Youth Engagement (PYE) activity, a multi-sectoral youth program designed to address the challenges of Palestinian youth in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Through a selected group of national partner organizations and community-based organizations (CBOs), PYE will support marginalized youth aged 10-19 at risk of social marginalization by improving education, health, employment, community engagement and other needs identified through diverse, community-supported assessments. By increasing opportunities for Palestinian youth to realize their potential and to effectively contribute to social and economic development, vulnerable youth will be able to transform into productive, contributing citizens who are connected to and engaged in their communities.
 
To set youth on positive and peaceful pathways to become productive, contributing citizens, PYE will deliver a three-pronged, mutually reinforcing program segmented by gender and age across the targeted communities: 
  • Core programming that supports, protects, prepares, and engages youth in safe spaces located within a strong network of CBOs. 
  • Tailored packages of activities, resources, and referrals that will set youth on individually selected pathways building on the core curriculum to increase opportunities for youth to effectively contribute to social and economic development; and 
  • Opportunities for sustained community engagement and leadership through youth-led pathways and councils, community and social media campaigns, and mentorship of subsequent cohorts as part of sustainable community youth networks.
General Position Summary
The Partnerships Senior Manager position will be leading collaboration with the national partners, and network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that will host the youth mentors and youth safe spaces (youth hubs). He/She will manage the following tasks: 1) capacity building assessment study across national and local partners and development of related capacity building strategic action plan and manage the plan’s implemenation accordingly; 2) manage the development of the capacity building plans for the partnering organizations in collaboration with the technical team; 3) manage submissions of monthly action plans from the partnering organizations, progress reports (e.g. weekly, quarterly, annual) and financial reports; 4) manage compliance and due diligence of related procurement and ongoing activities of the partners in line with USAID and Mercy Corps rules and regulations; 5) engage with the technical team and partnering organizations in the design of the approach for the youth pathways and the youth well-being, and referral systems; and 6) manage relations with national and local counterparts from the public, private, and civil society sectors.  
 
Essential Responsibilities 
  • Manage the design and implementation of the capacity building assessment study across national and local partners in collaboration with the M&E Advisor and the technical team to ensure that a culture of youth related and youth mentoring is established in line with PYE vision and mandate.
  • Manage the development of capacity building plans for the partnering organizations in collaboration with the technical team.
  • Manage submissions of monthly action plans from the partnering organizations, progress reports (e.g. weekly, quarterly, annual) and financial reports.
  • Manage compliance and due diligence of related procurement and ongoing activities of the partners in line with USAID and Mercy Corps rules and regulations. 
  • Manage branding and marking requirements of the partnering organizations in collaboration with the Communications and Reporting Officer and in line with USAID and Mercy Corps rules and regulations. 
  • Engage with the technical team and partnering organizations in the design of the approach for the youth pathways and referral systems.
  • Manage relations with national and local counterparts from the public, private, and civil society sectors.
  • Incorporate and adopt youth development strategies and organization learning while advocating conflict mitigation.
  • Prepare scopes of work, contracts, and agreements with consultants and organizations as required under PYE.
  • Participate in strategic planning activities and program review meetings.
  • Attend networking meetings, and conferences, and represented the program in a professional way while building new connections and strengthening relationships with existing partners.
  • Advocate economic collaboration under youth pathways through social entrepreneurship, technology, and thematic innovation streams. 
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party.
 
Security 
Ensure that all PYE program and/or activities across target localities are implemented in line with USAID branding and marking guidelines with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.
 
Organizational Learning  
As part of our commitment to organizational learning – and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve – Mercy Corps expects all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to the partners and international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging partner communities as equal partners in designing, monitoring, and evaluating our field programs.
 
Supervisory Responsibility
The Partnership Senior Manager will report to the Chief of Party. Further, coordinate related data, insights, and technical knowledge with the technical team. He/She will be managing related activities in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza. 
 
Accountability 
Reports Directly To: PYE Chief of Party.
Works Directly With: MEL Advisor, Senior Technical Expert/DCoP, Finance and Compliance Department, Operations Department, Procurement Department, national and local partner NGOs.

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متطلبات الوظيفة
Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, development, or related areas.
  • Ten+ years relevant working experience in the development sector in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza.
  • Extensive experience in managing partnerships from the public, private, and civil society sectors.
  • Experience in technical reporting and financial compliance in line with USAID and Mercy Corps rules and regulations. 
  • Extensive experience in designing and managing approaches and tools to advance positive youth engagement. 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills in both English and Arabic.
Success Factors 
The successful candidate will be capable of multi-tasking, excellent management, facilitation, and communication skills with strong personality, have initiative, drive, and energy, and experience engaging with local and national partners form the civil society, public, and private sectors. The ideal candidate will have the ability and curiosity to work comfortably and effectively with team members of varied work styles and cultures, follow procedures and meet deadlines with flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving. Successful Mercy Corps team members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and challenging environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority.
 
Ongoing Learning
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
 
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. 
 
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. 
 
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
 
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we encounter through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct eLearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Partnerships Senior Manager 
آخر موعد للتقديم 31 - Mar - 2022
المكان القدس, رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني إدارة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية الماجستير
الخبرة 10 Years
آلية التقديم
If you are interested in this position, and you think you have all the required qualifications that will make you a good candidate for this job, we highly encourage you to Fill this Application Form any time before 31st, March, 2022. Please read the form very carefully and follow the directions requested. 
Due to the high number of applicants, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
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