** Please note this consultant role is open to remote work
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Launched in 2016 by UNICEF and the World Bank Group, the Early Childhood Action Network (ECDAN) is a global network that connects, gathers, disseminates, and advocates for cross-sector solutions to improve the overall well-being of young children and families, so that every young child is safe, well-nourished, healthy, happy, and learning.
Since its inception in 2016, hundreds of members of the early childhood development (ECD) community have contributed recommendations for the type of network needed by the ECD community to advance the goals of its agenda — moving from science to scale and accelerating progress towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals for early childhood development.
ECDAN is currently hosted by PATH.
PATH is seeking a Global Initiative to support Parents (GISP) Coordinator Consultant , managed by ECDAN, to work on behalf of the partners to coordinate the GISP initiative. The GISP coordinator will be critical to the initiative as they will ensure timely, professional, and effective coordination between the core agency partners, the partners who have signed the call-to-action, and country and regional partners. They will help develop and define the key processes and be an integral part of building the initiative. The Global Coordinator Consultant will help create an environment of trust and collaboration between partners, ensuring transparency and inclusion. The Global Coordinator Consultant will work closely with the ECDAN Secretariat and the other core partners, while also coordinating with the communication focal person for the initiative and the platform developers. The coordinator will also support establishing consensus on joint activities and identify and support joint fundraising efforts on behalf of the partners.
The timeline is up to 40 days.
Activities and Scope of Work:
The Global Coordinator Consultant will work on the following responsibilities in close collaboration with the ECDAN Secretariat and the core partners in collaboration with ECDAN’s Executive Director.
- Develop and implement protocols and processes including templates, checklists, work plans, calendars, and other products that systematize GISP’s partnership engagement and facilitate efficient and effective partner engagement.
- Develop and maintain GISP’s internal partnership knowledge management system with up-to-date meeting minutes, partnership status, memoranda of collaborations (MOC), shared documents, and other relevant documents.
- Develop, track, and report on key metrics to monitor and track GISP’s activities
- Facilitate the collection, curation, and organization of parenting-related resources and information from partners for the knowledge platform.
- Identify and develop new partnerships aligned with overall GISP’s strategic objectives.
- Organize, engage in, and follow up on regularly scheduled meetings—formal and informal—with key partner staff to better understand their needs and translate those into collaboration and co-creation opportunities for GISP partners.
- Support new business development for joint activities with partners by coordinating proposal development processes and ensuring that all partners are contributing to the development process.
- Coordinate joint advocacy efforts with partners, identifying opportunities for joint webinars, joint calls to action, joint advocacy efforts at high-level meetings, and other relevant opportunities.
- Contribute actively to develop global public goods, product, and services development activities.
- Foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant field related to parent support required; master’s degree in a relevant field will be an asset.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in partner coordination and working at the global level.
- Experience in building and managing partnerships and alliances to advance and refine influence coordination and collaboration strategies.
- Experience working with cross-functional teams and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment for a growing, dynamic network.
- Experience in working on global issues linking to regional and country priorities.
- Exceptional negotiation skills and ability to build trust and consensus and managing conflict of interest issues.
- Strong conceptual/analytical skills with the ability to analyze data and information and produce coherent reports and frameworks.
- Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal skills for communicating with broad and diverse stakeholders.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to cultivate contacts and build genuine partnerships with international groups and networks.
- Exceptional project management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail.
- Creative problem solver with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Knowledge and experience with international organizations and/or global partnerships.
- Ability to work autonomously combined with experience working remotely and in support of programs abroad.
- Flexibility, self-motivation, and the ability to be a team player and work independently.
- Possesses a spirit of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and innovation.
 Relevant SDG targets: 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 16.2, and 17