Website Street Child
Job Title: Regional Coordinator – MENA Region
Must be: Fluent in English and Arabic
Contract Type: Full time
Frequent travel to: Yemen, Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq
Part 1: Role Purpose:
Street Child aims to be an amplifier of local leadership and impact and works with a large and evolving network of 95+ local level actors and organisations. Since 2019, Street Child has implemented a number of innovative initiatives to advance the localisation agenda, in close collaboration with Education Cannot Wait [ECW], the Global Education Cluster [GEC] and Child Protection Area of Responsibility [CP AoR] – producing powerful evidence where our principles and approach to localization have led to stronger, more sustainable local level actors and organizations.
Under the Elevating Local Leadership in Emergencies (ELLIE) a 2-year programme in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), an ambitious, pathbreaking initiative to advance localisation in 35 countries across 3 continents, this role offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate with a clear commitment to localisation to begin Street Child’s work in MENA Region.
Working with the Localisation Programmes Manager, the MENA Regional Coordinator will contribute meaningfully to this programme by researching and mapping existing localization initiatives and building partnerships in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq to contribute towards accelerating local level action in the humanitarian/development sector.
The Coordinator is also responsible for representation, and for strengthening stakeholder relationships to increase the scale and scope of our influence and impact in the development and humanitarian child protection and education sector In the MENA Region. This role may also entail advocacy for increased funding flows and investment in consolidating capabilities and capacities of local level organisations, and improving local level leadership, inclusion, and involvement across the humanitarian system.
This role will work with a wider team implementing similar initiatives across Yemen, Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq.
Part 2: Key Responsibilities:
Research, regional awareness and (40%)
Build Street Child’s awareness of regional, partner, and country issues and developments to inform programmatic work in the MENA Region
Carry out desk-based research and interviews to better understand the main challenges, opportunities and allies for Street Child in Latin America
Based on evidence, develop a MENA engagement strategy, prioritising countries to work in initially to advance local leadership in emergencies in the education and child protection sectors
Map out potential allies, funders and national organisations for the programme
Produce recommendations for future focus areas for the MENA Region
Programme delivery, relationship building and advocacy (40%)
Identify areas for influencing funders, international organisations and networks to advance the localisation agenda in the MENA Region
Build relationships with existing networks and organisations in the child protection and education sectors
Build and strengthen strategic communication and coordination with, and capacity strengthening of, clusters, coordination groups, and network, to advocate, advise and assist on increasing funding flows to, and the involvement, inclusion and leadership of, local level organisations
Build Street Child’s presence and profile at the national and regional levels through regular engagement and evidence sharing across clusters, coordination groups, and networks
Ensure excellent presentation of our localisation proposition through production and publication of articles, blogs, briefs, and reports
Share learnings and collaborate across the different country teams taking part in the ELLIE programme
Capacity strengthening and resource mobilization (10%)
Ensure localisation initiatives are informed by expertise and experience from previous programmes, and reflect recent research and evidence on advancing local level action
Work strategically with identified partners to identify where Street Child can provide targeted and fundraising support
Identify potential local and international funders and assist in writing funding proposals to these organisations as required
A strong commitment to Street Childs vision, mission and values
Adhere to all Street Child’s policies and procedures
Able to represent Street Child appropriately both internally and externally
Carry out all reasonable requests that are within the broad remit of the role
Part 3: Person Specification:
Attributes / Essential /Beneficial
Experience and Knowledge
Experience working in the humanitarian/development sector in MENA Region
Strong knowledge of the humanitarian/development sector in one or more MENA Region countries
Experience of project management and reporting.
Some experience of working on research projects and writing reports to a high standard.
Experience working within local level organisations
Familiarity with conversation on localisation or shifting power and decolonisation of development/humanitarian work
Fundraising experience would be desirable
Experience of working for an education or child protection organisation
Skills and Abilities:
Fluent in Arabic with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in English, although fluency is not required but you will be working with English speaking colleagues.
Proven organisational and administrative skills.
Excellent collaboration and influencing skills
Proven ability to deliver engaging presentations
Excellent listening, interpersonal and public presentation skills
Excellent ability to cope with conflicting priorities and pressure
Working knowledge of another language: English and Arabic
Commitment to our vision, mission and values
Commitment to protecting the rights of children in all circumstances
Commitment to localisation and local action
Reflective, responsive and respectful towards communities and colleagues
Resilient in challenging circumstances
Ability to undertake regular travel, including in conflict or crisis contexts
Education / Qualifications:
Degree or higher in international development or related field
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