Job Title: Program & Partnership Development Coordinator
Report To: Regional Director
Location: TBD (East and South Africa)

Position Summary:

This position assists National Offices to develop innovative programs and resources to expand and sustain child-focused programs in the Region. As part of the Regional Team, this position builds the capacity of the National Offices to design and execute high-impact programming informed by strategic objectives and to manage grants in compliance with the highest standards.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy Alignment

1.Assist with the development and regular update of country strategy plans that are aligned with the CCF global strategic priorities and relevant local contexts.

Innovative Programming Initiatives

2.Provides direct technical support and guidance to the National Offices to ensure quality programming and mainstreaming and alignment with best practices and CCF’s frameworks and principles.

Grant Development and Management

3.Seeks innovation and continuity in obtaining program funding opportunities within the Region; developing new grants and monitoring established grants for compliance.

Networking and Advocacy

4.Develops and maintains internal and external contacts and resources for the purpose of supporting program funding and donor networking.

Capacity Building

5.Ensures attention and resources are provided for the training and capacity building of regional and national office personnel.

Professional Development

6.Demonstrates professional development/skills competency in all activities.

Key Relationships:

Regional Directors – Maintains a cohesive and collaborative working relationship in order to provide guidance, education and support to their efforts.

National Directors – Networks with National Directors to ensure consistency and collaboration in programming; serving as a technical resource.

Programming Key Personnel (i.e. Child Protection Specialist, Program field staff) – Ensures key personnel possess knowledge necessary for efficient and effective program operations.

CCF-USA Contacts– Ensures global policies and practices are appropriately understood and universally applied; keeps others informed of unique needs and developments within the region.

Industry Networking Sources – Communicates regularly with other programming centered specialists to include governmental and non-governmental agencies, CCF partners, and other supportive agencies to maintain good working relationships and advance child advocacy opportunities.

Regional Management Team – Networks with the regional team to support cross-functional collaboration and gain insight to the Region’s strategic goals.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

* Must possess a post-graduate degree in a social or human services field with a strong focus on humanitarian and community development operations.
* Candidates possessing experience with non-profit, non-governmental organizations, or international operations are highly preferred.
* A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience in child (or other demographic) protection program development and emergency response experience is required; demonstration of knowledge of program development and design, policy and procedure development, resource stewardship, and cross-border coordination a must.
* Fluency in English is required and language skills in French or Portuguese highly desired.
* Professional skills should demonstrate superior written and oral communications, exceptional leadership qualities, flexibility and responsiveness, ability to teach and instruct, and strong relationship-building abilities, at a minimum.

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Location: South Africa
Closing date: 11 Sep 2008