Save The Children

Technical Manager (Youth & Civil Society)

Save The Children

Job Description

TITLE: Technical Manager - Youth & Civil Society TEAM/PROGRAMME:

Program Development and Quality (PDQ) LOCATION:

Amman, Jordan (with up to 40% travel) Strong applicants based in other suitable locations where SC has presence in the MENA region will also be considered CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: the role 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 in Country Programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Technical Manager will ensure the effective technical oversight and operational management of a regional DANIDA-funded project "Al Bawsala" to strengthen civil society actors to promote young people's voice and participation at local and regional level. This is a multi-location, multi-sector programme with a focus on youth and civil society strengthening. The program is regional in nature, and is implemented both directly and with local partners. The Technical Manager will ensure effective management and Coordination of the project and achievement of project results and will provide Technical Support on Civil Society strengthening and adolescents/youth programming. The project is in its last year of implementation, with a possible extension. The Technical Manager will ensure a smooth completion of the current programme, as well as a smooth start-up of the new programme (if approved).

The Technical Manager will maintain a coherent overview of implementation and performance against key indicators, monitor quality and budget. The Technical Manager will work closely with Country Offices, partners, civil society actors (CSAs) and youth groups.


Reports to: Regional Senior Advisor - Adolescents and Youth Staff directly reporting to this post: Evidence and Learning Officer (dotted line) Dimensions: This is a role in a regional initiative that requires strong coordination and establishing strong links with civil society actors, as well as with Save the Children Country Offices. It requires a dedicated, experienced, highly motivated and flexible individual who can manage working at multiple levels and across the region, including working remotely and in fragile contexts.


Technical Management

  • Provide technical guidance and oversight in the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities under the programme
  • Work closely with youth groups, CSAs, Country Offices, partners, and academic institutions in all components of the programme
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of a small grants scheme for youth-led CSA initiatives, working closely with partners and Country Offices
  • Coordinate and support a capacity strengthening program for CSAs, including participatory action research and other research methodologies
  • Reach out to, establish and sustain links with youth-led CSAs and youth groups in the region
  • Support the participation and engagement of young people and youth groups in local, national and regional platforms
  • Coordinate regional learning exchanges, ensuring leadership and participation by youth-led groups and CSAs
  • Ensure protection is mainstreamed in all interventions, risks are identified and mitigation measures are implemented
  • Ensure Gender Equality is mainstreamed in all activities, and that the project is responsive to the specific needs and aspirations of female and male youth.
  • Ensure conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm approaches are applied in all interventions. Coordinate conducting conflict Analysis at different stages of the project.
  • Support evidence generation to inform programming and advocacy
  • Drive a strong learning agenda
  • Engage with the regional interagency group on adolescents and youth, as a member of the Youth Advisory Group secretariat
  • Ensure all activities are inclusive and participatory, and foster collaboration between different actors and stakeholders
  • Work closely with the MEAL team to develop a solid monitoring and evaluation framework, and a robust learning agenda for the programme
Grant Management and reporting

  • Ensure the production of a consolidated, evidence-based and high quality technical/narrative and financial reports
  • Ensure adherence to all Save the Children reporting requirements
  • Convene and lead regular remote coordination meeting between all project partners
  • Lead on planning and implementation of all activities, including assessments, studies, Capacity Building initiatives, evidence and Knowledge Management, and dissemination activities
  • Work with the MEAL and finance teams to establish effective monitoring systems, budget allocations and financial expenditure
  • Develop and monitor workplans, contributing to effective programming and accountability to the donor
  • Work closely with colleagues at the CO and RO to maintain an accurate and timely budget analysis of the whole grant detailed oversight of forecasting and financial performance, to support and ensure grant components forecast effectively
Communications and Co-ordination

  • Provide regular updates to Save the Children in Denmark on progress, financial performance, early identification of any issues, and communicate any delivery support required.
Other duties

  • Contribute to regional Team meetings and planning processes, internal initiatives, and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrate leadership and ensure compliance with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, bullying and harassment, code of conduct, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies and procedures.
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