Role and responsibilities
The Partnership Manager will lead the development and implementation of the partnership strategy that contributes to programme sustainability and high-quality programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partnership Unit Management:
- Lead and facilitate the development of NRC ROMO's Partnership Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools, based on Lessons Learnt and feedback.
- Facilitate NRC staff across all departments (including AO, Support, Programme Unit, etc.) in engaging with and applying NRC ROMO’s partnership SOP and tools throughout the project cycle.
- The Partnerships Manager will participate (either through the development of tools for the mapping or active engagement) in the identification of potential partners in Moldova and Romania
- Build a network of key partners and stakeholders, keeping abreast of evolving trends (social, economic, and political), including the application of innovation to partnership and project development.
- Lead a structured approach to partnerships, including the development of tools for identifying, assessing, capacity building, monitoring, and evaluating partnerships.
- Conduct field visits to partner activities and provide coaching and mentoring when possible and relevant.
- Develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with relevant stakeholders.
- Contribute to the mapping of national and local NGOs, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), and civil society actors.
Project Implementation Agreement (PIA) management:
- Collaborate with the partnership team to ensure that donor requirements/procedures are reflected in the PIAs and modification requests.
- Work actively with the protection, accountability, grants, and compliance units to ensure strong mainstreaming of core NRC principles across operational partners.
- Provide technical support to partners, particularly on M&E, PIA(/grants) management issues and financial management and compliance.
- Ensure the adherence of the intervention with NRC’s project cycle management approach.
- Oversee capacity-building activities aiming at ensuring smooth implementation of the partnership agreements, but also at supporting the overall development of the NGO partner.
- Supervise the monitoring of partner learning progress and the application of the transferred knowledge, identifying and reporting challenges and achievements.
- Assess the partner NGO’s priority needs in terms of capacity development.
- Actively integrate partner feedback into tools and guidance and ensure strong mutual learning between NRC and its partners.
Humanitarian Platform Coordination:
- Conduct consultations with potential partners to outline the content, scope, and conditions for the partnership.
- Oversee the development of a strategic approach when coordinating and engaging with civil society
- Supervise and support the mapping of all relevant local/national actors (NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, national/local authorities) participating in humanitarian coordination platforms.
- Co-design the pilot and roll it out of NRC’s humanitarian platform approach with local actors.
Required skills and experience
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related area. Master’s degree preferred but not mandatory
- Minimum 5 years of experience with NGO and/or international organisation, preferably with grants management or partnership-related duties
- Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
- Ability to coordinate tasks and work processes and work with short deadlines
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Fluency of Romanian and/or Russian (speaking, reading, writing) will be an added value
What we offer
- Duty Station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova (also covering Romania)
- Contract Duration: International, 12 months
- Travel 50%
- Salary: Grade 9 in NRC’s Salary Scale. NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Kindly note that empty or incomplete applications as well as CVs received via email will not be considered official and will not be processed