Save the Children Canada is hiring a Partnership Manager, National Reconciliation Program! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!
- Develop and maintain a portfolio of meaningful relationships with Indigenous partners. The relationships must be led by principles laid out in the NRP’s
- Relationship Framework, Indigenous data governance standards, respectful and ethical engagement with Indigenous peoples including but not limited to the UN Convention on Rights of Indigenous People, Principles of Reconciliation and local Indigenous governance protocols.
- Oversee and manage the design, implementation and close-out of child and Indigenous rights programming associated with the relationships held.
- Coordinate contractual service agreements, data management agreements and MOUs, ensuring they are aligned with the principles, operational and resources capabilities of the NRP and Save the Children Canada as well as specific project needs and outcomes.
- Contribute to capacity-bridging through mutual learning, training, mentorship material resourcing.
Leading Project Implementation
- Alongside project partners, oversee the implementation of all NRP-related programming including: project design, management and financial management,
For each project, lead the development of necessary project tools such as work plans, reporting templates, project charters etc.
- Monitor the progress of results against project implementation plan and proactively liaise with relevant internal stakeholders and delivery partners to ensure project quality, key milestones and KPI’s are achieved, flag issues, identify risks and mitigation strategies
- Working with partners, develop MEAL tools and systems that allow for effective monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
- Ensure all project data collected as part of program monitoring, reporting and MEAL process adheres to Indigenous data governance standards.
- Work with SCC teams and partners to secure content for communications and advocacy purposes.
- Responsible for proactively monitoring burn rate, indirect cost recovery (ICR), resource allocation/salary recoveries, non-thematic costs (NTC), and net financial position of assigned projects, flagging concerns with the Senior Manager where necessary.
- Lead discussions with Program Financial Analysts teams to resolve financial issues and risks
Capacity Building: Reconciliation & Decolonizing Development
- Where appropriate strengthen NRP and SCC capabilities through knowledge sharing, skills development, and cross-training with partners.
- Strengthen NRPs project management tools, capabilities and systems through the development of necessary tools, processes and cross-training.
- Contribute to SCC initiatives on localization, anti-racism and Indigenous rights.
- Support the development and refinement of processes and systems that support a systems and culture shift in SCC towards reconciliation and localization.
- Bachelor degree in Social Work, Public Policy, Public Health or another comparable discipline
- Minimum 3-5 year progressive work experience in NGO sector in Canada with a focus on Indigenous children and families.
- Knowledge of child rights programming in areas of Health, Education, child protection, and Livelihoods and the social determinants of health for Indigenous children and their families.
- Knowledge of the current political, socio-economic and historical contest of Indigenous Peoples in Canada
- Knowledge of gender equality principles and practices
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal and external stakeholders, and managing through influence
- Strong English writing skills; proficiency in an Indigenous language considered an asset
- Detail-oriented to maintain accurate records and financial information with systems
- Ability to travel to remote locations on an occasional basis
- Strong project management skills to monitor project quality, cost and time; issues/risks.
- Superior project management skills to monitor project quality, cost, and time; issues/risks
- Critical thinking and analysis skills to identify challenges and propose solutions
- Superior project financial management and financial analysis skills
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with internal stakeholders, and managing through influence
- Ability to work within tight deadlines and time pressures
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