Partnership Coordinator US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:        Partnership Coordinator
(re-advertised)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Deputy
Director of Programs

About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary: The
Partnership Coordinator will support the Uganda Country Program in its
strategic management and oversight of its robust partnerships across the
country. The Partnership Coordinator will facilitate the Uganda team’s delivery
of high quality partnerships that are strategic for IRC, compliant with IRC and
donor requirements in order to provide quality services and outcomes for the
communities we serve. Working in close collaboration with the programs, grants
and operations departments, the Partnership Coordinator will oversee all steps
in the partnership management lifecycle ensuring that partnerships are
considered in the overall project cycle management.

With the support of
the senior management team, the Partnership Coordinator will also be a leader
in building and promoting a culture, attitudes and values conducive to
collaborative partnerships among the team, based on a clear and shared
understanding of IRC’s role and approach, and core partnership principles. The
Partnership Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director of Programs
(DDP), with management-in-partnership with the Deputy Director of Operations.
The Partnership Coordinator is based in Kampala, with travel to the field
sites.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Partnership
Strategy

·       
Form and
chair the Partnership Working Group to promote a coherent, strategic and
coordinated approach to local partnerships in IRC Uganda.

·       
Oversee
the partnership management operating procedures for IRC Uganda that set out
efficient and responsive processes, delineate clear roles and responsibilities,
and articulate IRC Uganda’s strategic approach to partnerships.

·       
Take
forward initiatives to enhance local partnerships in consultation with senior
management and program staff; support further development of local partner capacity
development, approaches and processes.

·       
Work
with the IRC Uganda country leadership team to ensure that the Country
Strategic Action Plan appropriately leverages the opportunities that
collaborative partnerships offer to deliver better outcomes.

·       
In collaboration
with the technical coordinators and program coordinator for quality and
learning, identify key stakeholders for effective programming through
stakeholder analysis and social network analysis.

·       
Promote
an effective analysis of local stakeholders and an appropriate identification
of IRC’s role.

·       
Participate
in Go/No-Go discussions to promote program approaches and design that are
consistent with the SAP.

·       
Ensure
the Actor Mapping is up-to-date and accessible to all programs.

·       
Support
the incorporation of appropriate partnership related language in all the steps
of the IRC project cycle.

Sub-Award
Management

·       
Oversee,
facilitate and coordinate all aspects of sub-award life cycle management, from
partner identification, due-diligence, agreement development, start-up,
implementation, monitoring through to close-out, coordinating all program,
operations and finance components.

·       
Oversee
the pre-award due diligence process with respect to all new sub-awards,
including through appropriate vetting, analysis of risks associated with the
award, and the identification and implementation of appropriate measures to
mitigate those risks, working with other departments as appropriate.

·       
Oversee
the effective start-up of sub-awards, including the timely development and delivery
of partnership agreements and sub-award opening meetings with partners.

·       
Maintain
accurate and up to date records for all sub-awards in line with IRC’s
Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS), IRC’s finance
policy and donor regulations.

·       
Ensure
timely and correct submission of all partner programmatic narrative and
financial reports in accordance with PEERS requirements. Financial reports
should be reviewed in conjunction with programmatic reports, sighed off by IRC
program staff to ensure consistency in programmatic objectives and financial
spending.

·       
Actively
participate in project cycle meetings, including project opening meetings,
project implementation meetings and project closing meetings, to share
sub-award spending and share key monitoring information and learning.

·       
Facilitate
collaborative review and reflection (monitoring) of project with partners,
including progress against objectives and donor compliance, and develop
monitoring tools as needed, and that key monitoring information and learning
are documented.

·       
Participate
in regular partner monitoring visits to ensure that partners operate in
compliance with IRC and donor sub-grantee regulations.

·       
Provide
updates on partners/sub-grants and ensure any issues are communicated in a
timely and professional manner to appropriate stakeholders.

Capacity
Building/Strengthening

·       
Provide
on the job capacity building to programs, grants, finance and operations staff
on IRC’s PEERS and donor partnership rules and regulations where relevant.

·       
Ensure
all issues identified in the assessment phase are addressed through project
support plans and that these are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

·       
Oversee
the maintenance and coordination of partner program, finance and compliance
monitoring schedules and coordinate support for partners to address any
concerns or issues that may arise. Ensure response and support plans are
implemented.

·       
Provide
and/or facilitate targeted sub-award and partnership management trainings,
refresher trainings and ongoing support on partnership management and
compliance for key partners and IRC staff.

·       
Collaborate
with technical coordinators to integrate technical capacity strengthening
approaches with organizational development support as appropriate.

·       
Ensure
that the budget for capacity strengthening that is not limited to project
support is incorporated in donor budgets.

·       
Develop
tools that can be used by IRC staff when supporting the partner’s capacity
strengthening plans.

Culture of
Effective and Respectful Partnerships

·       
Ensure
and champion robust partner relationship management characterized by the core
partnership principles.

·       
Promote
meaningful collaboration with partners throughout the project life-cycle, from
assessment and issue identification through design, monitoring, adaptation and
closure, consistent with the partner responsiveness Good and Great Standards.

·       
Ensure
appropriate proactive and reactive communications and engagement with IRC
partners through regularly scheduled partnership management meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Partnership
Coordinator (re-advertised) job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant
discipline, Master’s degree a plus

·       
At least
five years of work experience in the NGO environment

·       
Demonstrated
successful experience working with partners

·       
Demonstrable
understanding of project planning and management cycles, and strong program
design skills

·       
Significant
knowledge of key donor rules and regulations (U.S. Government, ECHO, UNHCR,
LEGO Foundation)

·       
Highly
organized, close attention to detail, and ability to effectively prioritize
tasks in a fluid environment

·       
Ability
to independently organize work and prioritize tasks

·       
Team
leadership and supervision experience and skills

·       
Willingness
to travel frequently to the field offices of sub-grantees

·       
Professional
fluency in spoken and written English; able to communicate concisely and with
impact.

·       
Very
strong English writing and editing skills; strong computer skills

How to Apply:

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applicants should apply online at the link below.

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