Masarouna Partner Liaison

Terms of Reference

Masarouna partner liaison (on freelance basis)
32-36 hours per week, Location: MENA
Starting date: ASAP (ultimately 1st of January 2023)


About RNW Media

RNW Media is an international digital media organisation, working for social change. We believe in a world in which young people (aged 15 to 30), in all their diversity, confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society and drive social change. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of changemakers by co-creating youth-centered digital media solutions built on data insights and mutual learning experiences. 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 Masarouna

One of our 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 twelve 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.


What we are looking for

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

In the following section, the responsibilities are described in detail.


Job requirements

In close collaboration with the partnership coordinator and other staff from the Capacity Strengthening Cluster and the Thought Leadership cluster involved in Masarouna, the partner liaison will:

Coordinate annual planning and reporting for RNW Media and our country partners within Masarouna

  • Coordinate internal team and country partners on annual planning, implementation & reporting processes.
  • Ensure quality submissions of clear workplans, budgets, Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks and other reports through in collaboration with other staff members from different clusters.
  • Consolidate coherent country plans and reports to be submitted to the lead consortium partner.
  • Respond to feedback from the lead consortium partner and donor once requested.
  • If based in the MENA region, at least twice a year, visit RNW Media office in Haarlem.

Monitor effective implementation of projects with RNW Media country partners

  • Organize regular country partners meeting to monitor progress of implementation, budget expenditure and identify challenges & needs. Coordinate (ad-hoc) support and requests from partners with internal staff
  • Proactively participate in regular meetings with other consortium, local partners and relevant stakeholders in each country to position and align RNW Media’s work.
  • Where needed, represent RNW Media in consortium activities, working groups, learning events or other upcoming and ad hoc consortium-related requests
  • Facilitate staff on co-creation and/or implementation of digital media solutions with country partners. Solutions include digital media tools, capacity strengthening activities, research and other co-creation activities.
  • When needed, visit RNW Media’s country partners to monitor implementation and strengthen visibility and the relationship with relevant stakeholders.

Execute other tasks required for effective implementation of the programme

  • Plan and organize bi-weekly meetings with the partnership coordinator to align, discuss progress, challenges and needs of RNW Media’s work in Masarouna.
  • Proactively participate in RNW Media’s internal bi-weekly core group meetings, Monthly meetings and other internal sessions with relevant experts and other necessary meetings related to the programme.
  • Ensure internal and external visibility of the programme in collaboration with the communications team.
  • Support the development of new or strengthening internal project management processes and procedures related to Masarouna.
  • Contribute to strong and up-to-date internal documentation through project management and CRM systems.


You have:

  • A Master’s Degree in International Development or related field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in project management in international development cooperation, preferably in multi-annual multi country programmes.
  • Working experience in collaborating with civil society from the MENA; Living or working in the MENA is a plus.
  • Expertise in digital media in an international context with knowledge and expertise in SRHR.
  • Knowledge on SDGs, youth engagement, digital rights are desirable.
  • Arabic and English proficiency in a professional environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written ), culturally sensitive, especially on power balances ;
  • A structured working style, able to work on and meet deadlines, using an open and partner-centred learning mindset.
  • Experience with working in project management cycles. ZoHo One or ZoHo CRM is desirable.


What do we offer?

Working for RNW Media is much more than a job. In this role, you support young people to drive social change through digital media. As a freelancer, you work with a young and multi-cultural team of highly skilled professionals. We are a flexible, project-based, centre of expertise where you work with  multidisciplinary teams. We have an informal and flexible work structure that emphasizes wellbeing as much as it does quality of work.

Your fee depends on experience and expertise and is based on your location. We offer a one-year contract, subject to renewal based on your performance and budget availability. Based on availability of the applicant and the needs from the countries, the partner liaison might have a focus on specific appointed countries.



Have we got your attention and are you interested in this position? Please apply HERE with your resume and a letter of motivation in English (PDF format), outlining demonstrable examples of how you meet the requirements of the role and your fee for the requested services.

A screening and job interview will be part of the selection process.

We will recruit on a rolling basis, which means when our position opens, it will fill up on a first come first serve basis. We aim to have the person starting on the 1st of January 2023 latest.