Deadline: 25 May, 2022

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Save the Children International has opened applications for the role of Partnership Coordinator.
The organisation works to ensure children around the world get health care, food and shelter as well as learning and child protection services.
  • Facilitate and coordinate processes of strengthening partner capacities as well as ensuring quality partnership management, building on Save the Children’s global partnership principles to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of the programme at both national and district levels
  • Lead in coordinating and facilitating partner organisational capacity assessments and organisational development plans of implementing and strategic partners within the programme
  • Support in creating opportunities for joint planning and implementation of partnership activities, learning and information sharing and networking, as well as documentation and dissemination of partner capacity strengthening initiatives, case studies, lessons learnt and best practices regarding partnership management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Development or Gender and Development Studies
  • Additional training in partnership management will be an added advantage
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience, including three years, minimum, of CSO partnership management and coordination
  • Demonstrable skills with practical experience in coordinating and facilitating organisational capacity development 
  • Demonstrable skills with practical experience in using child participatory approaches in programming as well as partnerships
  • Demonstrable skills in leveraging technical support from strategic partners to promote peer-to-peer technical support within the programme
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in child rights, children most impacted by inequality and discrimination, conflict sensitivity, gender equality, environment and climate change
  • Deep knowledge of local partnership, civil society and donor context
  • Training, capacity-building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated skills in system strengthening thinking and implementation
  • Ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross-sector working
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, creativity and willingness to innovate
  • Proven oral and written presentation skills and ability to communicate to a number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to identify potential problems before they occur
  • Proactive in preparation and ability to use initiative response
  • Computer skills, including Internet, office applications (Word and Excel)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organisation
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

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