Terms of Reference: Partner Liaison – Project Manager

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About RNW Media

RNW Media is an international digital media organisation, working for social change. We believe in a world in which young people in all their diversity confidently claim their rights and assume their place in society. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of young people-centred changemakers by co-creating digital media solutions built on data insights and mutual learning. We reach this mission by co-creating digital and learning solutions to accelerate change; in behaviour, attitudes, social norms and policies. We work with changemakers using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to young people as our compass in countries where the human rights of young people are under threat.

About the programme "Masarouna"

One of our flagship programmes bringing social change through digital media is Masarouna. Masarouna is a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programme, in strategic partnership with and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2021 – 2025). Masarouna mobilises the power of young people’s collective action to support their fight for greater freedom of choice and respect for their SRHR through new and innovative pathways for change. Our target group is young people aged 18-35, with particular attention to marginalised groups. In this programme, RNW Media works together with four other consortium partners and eleven direct country partners in six countries. RNW Media focuses on co-creation and implementation of digital media solutions in SRHR through working with country partners.

The role: Partner Liaison

RNW Media works with Masarouna Partner Liaisons that operate on a freelance basis who will closely collaborate with the Programme Lead in coordinating projects with RNW Media’s country partners in Masarouna. The Programme Lead focuses on programmatic coordination, collaboration with the consortium partners and ensuring strategic development, planning and implementation. The partner liaison focus on the day-to-day project management, including project development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of our projects with our country partners within Masarouna.  

The Partner Liaison role is essential as it serves as first point of contact for partners, national and international stakeholders, and is imperative to manage partnerships, build a network and reaching the objectives in each country of the Masarouna programme. For this role we are looking for someone who will focus on our partners and activities in Jordan, and other countries.

Responsibilities and requirements:

The Partner Liaison role encompasses project management and stakeholder management responsibilities, contributing towards network growth, visibility and sustainability of the programme.

Core responsibilities

Project Management (60%)

Coordinate planning and reporting and monitor implementation and budget of country partners. Tasks include:

  • Identifying needs of country and consortium partners;
  • Coordinating the development, planning and evaluation of activities with country partners together with internal and external experts;
  • Liaise between experts, stakeholders and partners.
  • Coordinating and consolidating annual planning and reporting for RNW Media and country partners
  • Assess partner narrative, indicator and financial reports and ensuring timely and qualitative submission of workplans, budgets, and reports;
  • Monitoring the implementation and budget of country partners.

Stakeholder management and network growth (20%)

Strengthen stakeholder relationships and grow the RNW Media / Masarouna network in the region. Tasks include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact of country partners and organize regular progress meetings with those partners;
  • Co-organizing and actively participate in RNW Media, Masarouna country workshops or other events in the region to increase RNW Media's visibility;
  • Actively build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including existing consortium partners, civil society organizations, and government entities, to enhance RNW Media’s presence and influence.

Visibility and sustainability (20%)

Enhance the visibility of RNW Media and the Masarouna Programme in the region and pursue opportunities to enhance the sustainability of programme activities. Tasks include:

  • Identify and pursue new fundraising opportunities, aligning with RNW Media's financial goals and enhancing program sustainability;
  • Collaborate with existing and potential donors and partners to secure funding and support for RNW Media’s and Masarouna initiatives, emphasizing the organization's impact and value proposition;
  • Work closely with the Positioning & Visibility team to promote RNW Media’s achievements and learning, enhancing the organization's profile and advocating for youth-centered social change.

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated expertise with proven record in project management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning within the digital media or social change sectors.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with different levels of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multicultural environments and knowledge of the region and context.
  • Strong commitment to the values and mission of RNW Media and a passion for advancing youth rights and social change through digital innovation.
  • Ability to professionally work in Arabic, English, possibly French.
  • Lives and has ability to work in Jordan and the able to travel to countries in the MENA region and the Netherlands

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports directly to the Masarouna Project Lead and collaborates extensively with country partners, consortium partners, Business and Partnership Management cluster, and the Positioning and Visibility team.

Applications:

If you are interested, please send your CV and a proposal (including methodology of the research, a sample of previous work, timeline, and a budget) in Arabic or English to hassan.mahtat@rnw.org by April 29th, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.