Application deadline: May 15, 2019
On April 17, 2019 the Global Partnership for Social Accountability launched its fourth global Call for Proposals to support social accountability initiatives led by civil society organizations (CSOs) for collaboration with government institutions. Under the over-arching theme of “Innovative and Transformative Use of Social Accountability to Solve Governance and Development Challenges”, CSOs from the following countries are invited to apply:
- The Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines)
In each country, the call will focus on specific themes. Further information on the thematic areas, as well as application guidelines, application form template, and all other information related to the Call are available on the GPSA website.
The GPSA is looking for a qualified interim community manager for the GPSA Knowledge Platform (KP) to cover maternity leave, from March to June 2019. Interested candidates should send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will close on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Only candidates with a relevant profile will be contacted.
The KP provides a dedicated online space for learning, networking and knowledge exchange among Civil Society Organizations, academics and global experts working on social accountability. The GPSA Knowledge Platform has more than 4,500 members, who actively and regularly contribute to its activities, materials, reflections, and news and events. The KP was launched by the Global Partnership for Social Accountability and Fundar in 2014 and underpins the GPSA’s knowledge focus area together with its offline events and resources. It leverages the knowledge and learning generated by GPSA-supported projects as well as other social accountability initiatives worldwide. The GPSA gathers evidence and lessons of its social accountability projects into resources (working papers, think pieces and learning notes) and organizes in-person events (Forums, conferences, roundtables, brown bag lunches) which are part of the KP’s offering.
The Knowledge Platform helps its members to:
- - Access the latest SAcc research and other materials (toolkits, reports, videos, etc.) in the Knowledge Repository
- - Network with a global community of social accountability practitioners through the Member Directory and Networking Board;
- - Learn from global experiences by participating in KP webinars, thematic discussion forums and reading blogs;
- - Be inspired by watching short testimonials of social accountability practitioners on video.
- - Stay up to date about the latest relevant events and publications in the social accountability field through the KP’s bi-weekly Update newsletter.
Scope of Tasks:
- - Contribute to implementing the KP’s short-term strategy, including: growing its membership, deepening community engagement, improving user-friendliness and improving monitoring and evaluation of the KP’s achievements against its stated goals; and maintaining an up to date calendar of KP activities, in coordination with the GPSA Knowledge coordinator
- Coordinate KP activities, including: designing, organizing, disseminating and documenting webinars and discussions with experts; commissioning and producing blogs and story videos; curating content for, and producing the bi-weekly newsletter;
- - Manage KP community, including: networking with KP members to engage them in KP activities; encouraging members to share new knowledge resources; actively moderating KP webinars, discussion forums and the networking board; responding to queries and requests for support from KP members (help desk); and keeping member lists current and accurate
- - Upload new content on the KP (KP activities, Repository items, News and Events, and partner events)
- - Produce and edit content for publication on the KP, including: producing and editing blogs and videos before publication; producing social media messages about KP activities to be disseminated through GPSA channels
- - Support monitoring and evaluation of the KP’s achievements, including: producing reports about membership growth and member engagement.
- - Conduct regular maintenance of the platform, including: checking for errors, malfunctions and spam; liaising with technical support to resolve issues.
- - Coordinate the design and implementation of improved functionalities and design (branding) of the KP, aiming to strengthen the user-friendliness and community-orientedness of the KP based on universal best practice in online community management. Liaise with IT teams to surface appropriate solutions and implement them.
- - Experience managing an online community of practice and moderating knowledge exchange among (civil society) members worldwide.
- - Completion of the Community Management (Level 1) course offered by WBG DEC Knowledge Management is a plus.
- - Experience managing websites and publishing online content in WordPress
- - Familiarity with international development and social accountability approach
- - Excellent communications and writing skills in English; knowledge of Spanish, French or Arabic is a plus.
Terms of Contract and Reporting:
The consultant will initially be contracted for around 65 working days between March and June 2019. The consultant will report to the GPSA Program Manager and work closely with the GPSA Knowledge and Learning Coordinator in the GPSA Secretariat.
Dear GPSA Knowledge Platform friends,
After more than four years, and thanks to our 4,500 members, who actively and regularly contribute to its activities, materials, reflections, and news and events, the GPSA Knowledge Platform has become a very dynamic knowledge exchange and networking platform. Together with all of you, we have organized and participated in 42 webinars, 11 expert e-forums and one e-learning course, and we have published 38 blog posts and many other social accountability stories from around the world.
As many of you know, from Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación, we have been managing the GPSA Knowledge Platform since November 2013, with a project grant from the GPSA. In close collaboration with the GPSA Secretariat, we have designed and managed the KP during these years, in which we aimed to continuously adapt and improve the platform based on our lessons learned and members’ feedback.
Today, we believe it is time for the Knowledge Platform to pass on to another manager and take a new path. Starting September 1st, Fundar and the GPSA initiated a management transition process. The Knowledge Platform will continue offering its activities and contents as usual, but this time directly in the hands of the GPSA Secretariat team.
Fundar and the GPSA Secretariat agree that the past five years of collaboration have been very enriching for both parties. Our longstanding partnership remains, and we will keep working together on the Knowledge Platform to strengthen social accountability. To formalize this continued collaboration, Fundar will join the GPSA KP Advisory Group.
In Fundar, we could not be more grateful to all the members, participants, speakers, guest moderators and guest bloggers, who have shared their work, projects, stories and lessons learned or who have provided valuable feedback on our activities. We are convinced that the KP and all its activities will continue to enrich SAcc projects and the work that members are implementing in their – often complex– contexts and that are critical for improving social justice, equality, and the fulfilment of human rights.
We hope to see, meet and listen to you again soon in the GPSA Knowledge Platform, as well as in future activities and events to keep sharing knowledge and collaborating on social accountability. Please keep in touch!
Executive Director of Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación
And the GPSA Knowledge Platform management team in Fundar.
The annual Global Partners Forum will once again gather practitioners and thought leaders across civil society, governments, academia and business at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The global summit on social accountability for development will take place on October 30th - November 1st, 2018.
To learn more about the Forum, visit the 2017 Forum webpage (https://bit.ly/2lDDApr), watch the short Impression Video (https://bit.ly/2L1RXit) and check out the photos from last year.
Accountable Now, a platform that seeks to advance CSO accountability, is looking for people to join its Independent Review Panel. If you´re interested and would like to join a small group of thought leaders and experts from across the globe who are playing a key role in strengthening CSO accountability mechanisms please consider joining!
For more information, click here.
The Knowledge Platform's staff is currently in Washington, DC, at the 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum. We will be recording #SocialAccStories for our interactive map.
If you are interested in sharing your Sacc experience and lessons learned, look for us and record your story.
Contact us at email@example.com.
The 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum was launched this morning in Washington, DC. Focused on Citizen Action for Open, Accountable and Inclusive Societies, this year's forum will gather partners from civil society, government, academia, businesses and multilateral agencies during, three days, to reflect on important developments in the SAcc field and shape the agenda for years to come.
From October 30 to November 1, 2017, Washington, DC.
Application Closing Date - 03 Aug 2017
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 1 year, with the possibility of extension
Pay Scale - Job grade III
Location - Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
To advance anti-corruption work in multiple fields and in line with TI Strategy 2020’s focus area of public demand for accountability, TI is implementing multi-country projects across different regions of the world. The Integrity Pacts project, which the Social Accountability Coordinator will dedicate the majority of his/her time to, aims to monitor public procurement processes in 17 EU-funded projects across 11 EU member states. In this project, 15 national partners (among which 11 TI National Chapters) are contributing to increasing transparency and accountability of large-scale public contracts through the implementation of so-called Integrity Pacts and the intensive promotion of citizen participation in the monitoring work. The Asia Pacific Regional Programme and the IMPACT project also have a focus on enhanced social accountability, with national chapters implementing activities using different approaches to increase public participation in holding public institutions accountable.
Main function: Guiding and supporting the implementation of social accountability by project partners in the three above-mentioned donor-funded projects