Partnership Advisor, GirlSPARKS

Mercy Corps European Headquarters
Salary circa £40,000. This is a full-time, one-year contract, with the option to extend.
Closing date: 3 October 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
The role of Partnership Advisor (PA) for GirlSPARKS is a new and exciting role in Mercy Corps, one that will offer a breadth of exposure across multiple partners, acting as the key internal driver of this capacity building initiative.

Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. 

In 2015, the management and expansion of Girl Effect University (GEU) was transitioned from Nike Foundation to Mercy Corps and rebranded as GirlSPARKS, with a mission to ignite girl empowerment through:

Skill-building; Peer-Learning; Advocacy; Relationship; Knowledge; and Synergy.

GirlSPARKS is committed to helping practitioners and stakeholders at different levels of capacity to improve, consolidate and spread good practices grounded in solid evidence with the ultimate goal of benefitting young women and adolescent girls. GirlSPARKS partners with individuals and institutions who work closely with girls, ensuring that no girls are left behind, and ultimately improving the impact of adolescent girls programming around the world by designing “with girls” as opposed to “for girls”. GirlSPARKS facilitates know-how transfers, action collaborations, and strengthens policy and advocacy efforts.

GirlSPARKS is collaborating with external partners to develop an online platform and suite of capacity-building products and services designed for local civil society organisations (CSOs). Through collaboration, we aim to provide new opportunities for local CSOs within and outside of Mercy Corps’ programs to access training content meeting their needs and to connect and grow stronger together.

Vital in developing and managing these relationships will be the role of Partnership Advisor (PA) for GirlSPARKS. This is a new and exciting role in Mercy Corps, one that will offer a breadth of exposure across multiple partners.  As the key internal driver of this capacity building initiative, the post holder will work to achieve three main objectives:

  • Content curation: Identifying and prioritising relevant Mercy Corps (or other organisations’) capacity building (CB) resources for adaptation by partners into online courses;
  • Distribution / learner acquisition: Identifying and connecting with CSOs within and outside of existing Mercy Corps programs and networks to participate in online courses and peer community;
  • Strategic alignment: Identifying, recommending and securing new and innovative ways to align Mercy Corps and other organisations’ capacity-building activities with courses and community management services.

For a full job description, please follow the link to apply. Candidates MUST have the right to work in the UK at the time of appointment. 

Region: Europe
Location: London
Sector: Projects and programmes

Application notes

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates MUST have the right to work in the UK at the time of application. 

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