Governance Partnership Facilitator (Extractives)

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Fri, 04/25/2014
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IBIS is looking for a qualified Governance Partnership Facilitator to provide support and technical skills specifically in relation to extractives and budget/resource tracking to the new Governance Thematic Programme which forms part of IBIS’ activities in Liberia. IBIS’ Strategic Approach to Governance is to ensure that: Civil society organizations can advocate for and influence democratic processes and resource distribution at local and national level for a more inclusive, equitable and transparent governance for all people in Liberia. Activities will be focused on working to:  Increase civil society awareness and participation in decision-making and revenue allocation for sustainable use and equitable benefits of natural resources at local and national level.  Improve accountability and transparency of development policies and distribution through advocating for and tracking of budgets and resources from national to local level.  Increase the active participation and influence of women and youth in decision-making and advocacy processes for equal rights at local and national level. The main functions and reporting duties of the Governance Partnership Facilitator are: The Governance Partnership Facilitator will be responsible to the Governance Programme Coordinator for the strategic and functional relationship with partners within the Governance Thematic Programme, in particular to partner relationships related to 1st two activity areas outline above. The position will be based in Monrovia, with regular travel to counties in Liberia.
Key responsibilities include: 1. Plan and participate in identification and assessments of potential partners and subsequently establishing partnership agreements 2. Take responsibility for follow-up on partnership contracts and Partnership Development Plans (PDP) with all partners 3. Monitor partners. Provide feed-back and monthly reporting 4. Guide partners, including supervision of partners in data collection, reporting, programme development etc. , along with Governance team members 5. Organise, and when possible and feasible facilitate, capacity development for partners 6. Plan and organise Partner Forum meetings 7. Promote effective communication and information exchange with and between all partners and with other stakeholders to ensure that programme objectives are realized 8. Advise on the strategic program development by contributing to the successful implementation of program objectives. This includes development of systems for planning, management and review of operations. 9. Ensure that strategic learning is documented, that lessons learned are taken into account in the development of future program strategies 10. Represent IBIS in various forums and interact with relevant stakeholders. 11. The Partnership Facilitator may be required to assume other duties and responsibilities The Candidate 1. A university degree in international policy, social science, international development studies or other relevant degree or equivalent experience. 2. At least 3 years of progressively professional and practical experience in the field within the international development. 3. At least 2 years experience of supervising or monitoring civil society partners 4. Experience in utilising budget tracking mechanisms and tools 5. Experience in working in the extractives and/or natural resource management sector 6. Experience in coordination, cooperation and networking with a variety of stakeholders 7. Experience in facilitation of workshops and training 8. Demonstrated high level of conceptual and analytical thinking skills 9. Ability to maintain expected performance in diverse contexts, potentially challenging environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources. 10. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and language differences. 11. Excellent skills in written and spoken English and the capacity to communicate often complex and sensitive issues to a wide audience. 12. Computer literacy including Microsoft Office software, emails, internet Application guidelines We look forward to receiving a motivated application letter and a detailed Curriculum Vita completed in English at our offices: Congo Town, opposite the Nigeria House, please address your application to the Human Resource Manager, IBIS Office Zwedru Gargar Street please address application to the Education Programme Director, or by email to Please state ‘Partnership Facilitator(Extractives)–Monrovia” on your application or in the subject line. Closing Date for completed application is 5.00pm on Friday 25th April 2014. IBIS considers diversity to be an advantage and we encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender, religious, sexual or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position. More information about IBIS can be found on: or
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