Save the Children International

Partnership Officer - Hatay (Ref: Partnership Officer - Hatay)

  • Hatay
  • Save the Children International
  • Posted date: 1 month before
  • End date: 2024-02-15

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Job Title: Partnership Officer - Hatay (Ref: Partnership Officer - Hatay)

Job In Hatay

Company: Save the Children International

Start Date: 2024-01-16

End Date: 2024-02-15

Job Description

JOB ADVERTISEMENT – Partnership Officer - Hatay

SCI employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


Level 3:  the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


The Partnership Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Save the Children’s Country Strategic Plan with strong and strategic partnerships at the field office level, ensuring that Save the Children benefits from mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships to achieve joint objectives and results for children while strengthening civil society. The Partnership Officer will lead on Save the Children’s partnership approach in SCI Turkiye Field Offices and improve and adapt current tools and practices. The Partnership Officer will work closely with the field office teams (Technical Advisors, Operations team, Awards, Advocacy, Finance) to ensure that partners are supported and their capacities, as relevant, are strengthened. The Partnership Officer will be responsible for 3 main areas: 1) identification and relationship building with partners, 2) relationship management, 3) capacity building and civil society strengthening. The Partnership Officer will work with both well-established and new and emerging organizations and networks.



Reports to: Area manager with technical supervision from the Partnerships Coordinator

Staff directly reporting to this post: 0

Dimensions: Maintains strong linkages with Technical Advisors, Awards, Operations, Advocacy, Finance

Budget responsibility: none



Partnerships strategy, identification and networking

  • Support on the partnerships strategy development at field level
  • Support identification of new partnerships
  • Support in networking and identifying new partners in line with Save the Children’s advocacy objectives to support joint advocacy efforts, including civil society networks, coalitions etc.
  • Ensure partners’ participation in all stages of the project cycle management, including project design
  • Conduct stakeholder mapping as required for new projects or advocacy efforts


Relationship management

  • Be the main point of contact for implementing partners
  • Support in assessing the current partnership portfolio identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks related to current partners
  • In coordination with Save the Children field office program, technical and MEAL teams, regularly meet with partners to get feedback on organizational development and based on this, design, revise and implement an organizational development strategy tailored to different partners
  • Consult with partner management on performance, organizational, and leadership matters.
  • Conducts needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance partner performance
  • Support the design of partner procedures and the development of relevant resources
  • Support the monitoring of outputs against activity plans and budgets and timeframes of partners to ensure program delivery meets targets
  • Keep track of relevant technical, operational, finance, HR or award issues and facilitate support from relevant SC technical or operations teams to ensure continuous support and involvement at all stages of the program cycle.
  • Ensure partner review meetings are held locally on a monthly basis with representation from partner and relevant SC program staff to discuss progress, roles, responsibilities, expectations, communication between the organizations, any conflict of policies, any areas of concern and future planning.
  • Highlight and refer high risk or complex issues to the Senior Management Team


Capacity Building of Partners

  • Support Project Coordinator with trainings and partner organizational development
  • Support Project Coordinator with creating and/or improving Partners policies and procedures
  • In collaboration with partners, Technical Advisors and the Operations team, identify partners’  organizational and technical development needs
  • Support in designing capacity building plans for partners, in line with capacity assessments and their needs
  • Coordinate and collaborate with technical specialists, contracted trainers and capacity building partners as needed to provide capacity building.
  • Work closely with the partners on the implementation of the capacity building plans.
  • In coordination with the MEAL team, ensure effective monitoring and evaluation on the performance of the partners progress against organizational development and capacity building deliverables as well as SCIs capacity building initiatives
  • Support, mentor and coach SCI’s partners with creating and/or improving policies and procedures
  • Identify/incorporate best practices and lessons learned into program plans


  • Other tasks as required by manager, including administrative work on sub-grant agreements


BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


  • holds self 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 and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.



  • 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; demonstrates highest levels of integrity




  • Minimum 2 years work experience in the humanitarian sector/with NGOs, with at least 1 year experience in partnership based programming or community based programming
  • Experience in implementing programs in humanitarian and development contexts aimed at building capacity of civil society organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of civil society organisations, international non-governmental organisations, government structures
  • Good skills and experience in all aspects of programme cycle management - design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Good training, facilitation and capacity building skills
  • Proven experience in field level representation with key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills of English and Turkish (required)
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy;
  • Computer literate (including working knowledge of Microsoft Office)
  • Familiar with basic legal and financial matters
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills and discretion with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Commitment to the values, mission and principles of Save the Children.


Position holder will be based in Hatay, therefore legal right to work in Türkiye is necessary at the time of application. Applications will be evaluated in a rolling basis.


Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Save the Children is committed to create a truly inclusive, effective and representative organisational culture, encouraging equity and diversity among its employees and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation etc., including a range of different experiences and capabilities helps us understand, represent and serve children better.  Therefore all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 


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