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Save the Children Vacancies 2023 for Localization Specialist Jobs in Juba Location.
Save the Children Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for Save the Children job opportunity portal for the post of Localization Specialist. Localization Specialist Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.savethechildren.net before the last date which is 30/06/2023.
Localization Specialist Jobs at Save the Children Details
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|Name of Vacancy||Localization Specialist Vacancy in South Sudan|
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Localization Specialist Jobs Description
Our 2022-24 Global Strategy strongly emphasizes shifting power to children, communities, and local actors as a vital enabler in achieving our Ambition 2030 for children. At Save the Children, we firmly believe that transferring power, including resources, capacity, and ownership, to national and local actors will lead to more timely, suitable, and effective outcomes for children. In line with the SCI global localization policy, Save the Children South Sudan developed a localization strategy for 2023-2024 that advances our localization commitment and ambitions. The focus of our strategic objectives is building equitable partnerships and empower Local/National Actors to access quality humanitarian and developmental funding. Providing comprehensive capacity sharing and institutional development support to local and national partners. Ensuring effective participation of local and national actors in the coordination and decision-making platforms. Increasing engagement with strategic partners to amplify local voices, promote accountability, visibility, and policy influence.
To realize this, the South Sudan Country Office has decided to create the position of Localization specialist. Her/his main role will be to work across all departments to lead a localization transformation of the CO’s culture and vision, with a special focus on program conception, design, and implementation.
The overarching purpose of the role will be to encourage partnerships that are equitable and horizontal in nature, in which SCI and local partners contribute with their resources and strengths in a spirit of collaboration to fulfil the immediate and long-term rights of all children in South Sudan. While the key area of focus will initially be on equitable partnerships, the Localization speciliast is to support the CO significantly contribute towards localisation on all seven (7) dimensions of localisation as defined by the Start Network.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: PDQ Director
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Localization speciliast will ensure that strategies, policies, guidelines, procedures, tools, and capacity-building plans are in place so that localization is streamlined across all CO departments, programs, and activities.
She/he will be a leader in providing forward-looking recommendations on localization to the SMT, Area and Program Managers, and relevant partners. Whenever necessary, she/he will identify potential challenges and suggest corrective actions.
More specifically, the Localization specialist will:
In close collaboration with Awards, Partnership, PDQ and Operations, lead the implementation of SC South Sudan localization strategy and localization action in line with Save the Children’s global Localization policy
Coordinate self-assessments on partnerships and localization, and develop action plans/improvement plans, including monitoring and reporting on progress to SMT
Work with the PDQ team on the proposal/concept note development to contribute localization and partnership inputs
Work with partners, programs, and communication units to document and disseminate best practices and case studies to be used for advocacy on localization efforts
Participate in internal and external partnership/localization fora (working groups, conferences, workshops, meetings and webinars) and provide regular update to the CO on new developments, best practices, learning and trends in partnerships and localization
Conduct a desk review of localization and partnership existing documents, mechanisms, policies, guidelines, and best practices
Develop a localization RACI to clarify roles and responsibilities within CO
Facilitate local partners to identify and prioritize own organisational and technical capacity needs and develop a partner capacity strengthening strategy
Develop CO guidelines for an equitable working relationship with partners
Develop user-friendly feedback mechanism for partners and CO guidelines on ongoing dialogues and consultations between CO and local partners with a view to sustain and strengthen trust, and ensure accountability, between the CO and local partners.
To Monitor the health of partnership between SC South Sudan and Local partners, Develop a system for accountability towards partners where Save the Children regularly and proactively seeks feedback from partners, including organising annual partnership meetings and feedback surveys, partnership conferences, complaint & feedback mechanisms and and work with relevant departments to address feedback;
Ensure that localization priorities are updated regularly and update the SMT on a quarterly basis on progress made in advancing the localization agenda.
Conduct regular monitoring visits to program areas to provide onsite coaching and feedback to teams to mainstream localization.
Provide support to the Partnerships Manager in conducting a full review of partner tools and procedures across the partnership cycle from scoping, assessment, selection, agreement, monitoring, capacity strengthening to sustainable exit to ensure these are supportive of the CO localisation ambitions. Where tools and procedures do not exist, initiate the development of such
Provide support to the Partnerships Manager in mapping and establishing a database of existing and potential local partners throughout the country, including government actors, research institutions and think tanks, media, NGO networks and coalitions, national NGOs, national NGOs, local NGOs, and CBOs with a view to ensure a diversity of local actors including less formalised civil society and constituency led organisations (child, youth, women, persons with disabilities etc), are engaged with.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds her/himself accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development, and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Post graduate or Master degree in International relations, Social Sciences, project management and development relevant field
A minimum of six years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector;
Expertise in partnerships and localization issues;
Experience in developing partnership guidelines, strategies, and partnership frameworks;
Excellent analytical and writing skills;
Ability to deliver within the set time;
Excellent communication, interpersonal and liaison skills;
Proven ability to negotiate and to troubleshoot relationships with variety of stakeholders;
Ability to promote knowledge sharing and networking;
Strong ability to draft, edit, and produce results-focused proposals, strategies and work plans meeting international standards;
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