Senior Civil Society Engagement Specialist – Islamic Development Bank , Saudi Arabia

Job Purpose:
To build partnerships and ensure the involvement of NGOs and Civil Society in Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group development initiatives, programs, and projects across sectors and member countries. And disseminate required information regarding NGOs to all stakeholders while highlighting areas NGOs and civil society can add value to IDB Group.

Key Accountabilities:
Strategy Planning and Input
Contribute to the human development Division work plan, program and activities.
Contribute to the policies of NGOs and Civil Society development of the Division
NGO Promotion and Monitoring
Monitor and ensure NGOs and Civil Society involvement in IDB development initiatives, programs, and projects across sectors and countries as required
Collaborate and partner with NGOs and Civil Society in order to assist the grass roots communities to meet their basic needs
Monitor and asses initiatives implemented by NGOs and Civil Society
Monitor and evaluate all capacity building programs conducted to ensure all the mentioned initiatives strengthen the role of the NGOs and effectively contribute to upskilling and development of all stakeholders involved
Knowledge Sharing
Transfer knowledge of NGOs related topics to other employees within IDB Group and externally to Member countries and non-members countries to ensure awareness
Prepare regular internal status reports of all NGOs activities within the IDB Group and highlight any concern areas and success stories and to keep the Science and Technical Cooperation Division Manager abreast of the work status
Prepare report for external use to demonstrate and provide required information regarding NGOs involvement with the IDB Group
Research on NGOs best practices and latest developments and involvement in other Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) and the private sector
Assess international best practices in the field of capacity building and NGOs
Benchmark IDB with other MDBs for relevant NGOs and civil society initiatives
Provide recommendations based on Gap Analysis of IDB Group to identify areas for improvement

Job Requirements:
Academic qualifications
Bachelors degree in economics, development studies or related field.
Masters (preferred)
English (mandatory).
French (preferred).
Arabic (preferred).
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
5-7 years experience in development management or social development sector, 3 of which in multilateral development bank.
Experience in international trends in human development, NGOs, Civil Society and education sectors

Job Technical Skill
Knowledge of NGOs, Civil Society and trends in MCs
Knowledge of humanitarian, emergency response and relief issues.
Knowledge in conceptualizing and managing education Projects/ programs.
Project management
Analytical (sector analysis, diagnosis studies and country context analysis)
Result development management
Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills
Location:Jeddah, Head Office

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