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Programme Development & Partnership Adviser

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: International Media Support (IMS)

Deadline: 16/06/2024

Location: Remote

The International Media Support (IMS) is seeking to hire a Programme Development & Partnership Adviser based in IMS’s cross-cutting Gender, Organisational Learning and Development (GOLD) team, and who will work closely with management, cross-cutting expert advisers and programme teams.

As the Programme Development & Partnership Adviser, you will be responsible for – and play a critical role in – facilitating that IMS’s programmes relies on and makes use of a systematic approach to programme cycle management and together with programme departments ensure the further development and consolidation of IMS’ trust-based approach to partnerships and local leadership.


As Programme Development & Partnership Adviser, you will be:

  • Responsible for coordination and updating of IMS’ institution-wide approach to Programme Cycle Management (PCM)
  • Responsible for maintaining, further rolling out, and developing IMS’s online tools and resources covering all parts of the programme management cycle (PCM Guide) ensuring that expertise from across IMS and partners are consulted in the development of the different tools and guides.
  • Responsible for coordinating and providing regular PCM training offers to new and long-term staff, and selected departments or programme teams.
  • Supporting the quality assurance of programmes on questions related to programme cycle management, and approaches to issues related to how IMS works with development, programming, organisational capacity, and partnerships.
  • Facilitating and coordinating the further development and implementation of IMS’ trust-based approach to partnerships in close collaboration with programme teams and crosscutting units and Departments.
  • Facilitating IMS’ cross-organisational work and further development of approach to local leadership and localisation.
  • The institutional focal point for key cross cutting processes or questions related to how they do programming (i.e. Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), HDP Nexus and other)
  • Take part in external working groups and fora for information sharing on how they do programming.
Professional qualifications
  • Relevant educational background in social, political sciences, or equivalent fields.
  • At least 8 years of experience working with rights-based approaches in development and/or humanitarian contexts with programme and/or project cycle management and/or partnerships.
  • Experience from working with programme cycle and grants management in an equivalent organisation and/or international NGO.
  • Solid experience working in partnerships based on trust, dialogue and mutual accountability. Familiarity with the local leadership/localisation agenda and/or decolonisation of aid agendas is considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to facilitate, coordinate and manage complex groups of stakeholders ensuring inclusive processes, consensus building and buy-in to shared vision and process.
  • Solid communication skills and experience in facilitation, capacity development, training and/or adult learning methodologies. Educational background or experience as a process consultant or equivalent is considered an asset.
Personal qualifications
  • Diplomatic, pragmatic, organised, and good at meeting deadlines.
  • Solutions oriented and persistent in meeting targets.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
How to apply

The deadline for applications is June 16, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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