Position: Civil Society Coordinator
Location: Tangier Morocco
About Golden Resources
Golden Resources Solutions is a company that offers back-office and operational support, as well as local expertise in the gender, M&E, and communications areas. Our company is recruiting a Civil Society Coordinator for its partner DAI.
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 60 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 180 countries. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
The purpose of the IPNM-TESS project is to support implementation of Morocco’s regionalisation process in the northern region of Tanger-Tétouan and Al Hoceïma (TTAH), through the provision of technical assistance to its regional government bodies and civil society. It is structured around the following three key areas: strengthening the capacity of regional government bodies, primarily the TTAH Regional Council; providing support to the regionalisation process, particularly on implementation and monitoring of the Plan de Developpement Regional (PDR); and convening opportunities for more effective dialogue and collaborative working between regional stakeholders (government institutions, civil society, media, private sector and citizens). IPNM-TESS is a two-year project based in Tangiers and is funded by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Scope of Work
The CSO Coordinator will lead its work with a range of civil society actors, including – but not limited to – civil society organisations (CSOs), neighbourhood-based associations (NBAs), media entities, the private sector and the wider public. This to provide support to civil society actors across the region to play a more effective, prominent and collaborative role in providing solutions for regional development. Working closely with the team leadership and technical consultants, the CSO Coordinator will focus on building the capacity of CSOs to rethink their traditional strategies for advocating and campaigning and adapt new innovative and collaborative strategies to engage with local and regional governing bodies, other CSOs and NBAs. The Coordinator will identify ways that CSOs can come together with these stakeholders to make use of the potential for increased levels of civic engagement and participation in the regionalisation process.
- Develop and regularly update the project annual workplan and design a specific annual workplan for support to CSOs
- Design and delivery of training and technical assistance to identified CSOs and NBAs in the areas of strategic planning, financial management and budgeting, policy development and advocacy in order to strengthen the capacity of such organisations;
- Assist with the design and delivery of a grant scheme for joint CSO-RC action;
- Facilitate and convene a space for dialogue, discussion and collaborative working in a range of fora between regional government institutions and civil society entities on regional development priorities;
- Develop sustainable and responsive mechanisms for dialogue between CSOs and regional institutions;
- Engage and ensure marginalised communities’ views and attitudes are represented by CSOs;
- Represent the project in key meetings between regional stakeholders;
- Offer technical oversight and direction to STTA, in alignment with team leadership;
- Undertake regular meetings throughout the region to identify potential engagement opportunities;
- Design and run activities to engage youth with regional governing institutions;
- Work closely with the Regional Council Coordinator to ensure risks are mitigated and cooperation is maximised;
- Provide input as required to project reporting on all aspects of the projects work with CSOs;
- Identify short term technical assistance needs in support of project delivery as necessary, working with DAI Home Office to ensure efficient mobilisation;
- Write reports, briefings, notes, assessments and other written material as required on the project’s work with CSOs;
- Any other relevant tasks as directed by the Deputy Team Leader or the Team Leader.
- Relevant degree;
- Significant experience of working with or in Civil Society in Morocco, particularly Northern Morocco;
- Excellent knowledge of Northern Morocco, and a strong understanding of Morocco’s political and regionalisation processes more broadly;
- Experience of facilitating dialogue between CSOs and government institutions;
- Excellent oral and written French;
- Oral and written Arabic and Moroccan Arabic;
- Oral and written English;
- Experience of working in and with diverse teams;
- Experience of donor-funded projects, specifically UK funded donor programmes desirable;
- Evidence of successfully delivering measurable programme outcomes;
- Strong ability in report writing;
- Experience in overseeing and evaluating small value grants calls for proposals and projects preferred;
- Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders;
- Strong presentation skills;
- Programme strategy development experience;
Please provide a CV and covering letter detailing your interest in and suitability to this position (maximum 2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please clearly indicate the job title in the subject line of your email.
Closing date: March 2nd,2018.