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Partnership Officer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Requisition ID: req10244

Job Title: Partnership Officer

Sector: Grants

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Description

 

Scope

The Partnerships Officer is responsible for helping to identify and assess new partners, facilitating and tracking sub-projects and agreements, and highly involved on sub-grant monitoring and evaluation. A large portion of IRC Ethiopia’s partnerships/sub-grants portfolio falls within the emergency response program, but includes other sectors and projects as well. The position is based in Addis Ababa but will require travel to the field in Ethiopia and occasional travel overseas for conferences and trainings. The position will report to the Partnership Coordinator. The Partnerships Team sits in the Grants and Partnerships Unit of IRC Ethiopia.

Essential functions

Partnerships/Sub-Grant Processes:

  • In collaboration with the Partnership Coordinator, institutes the global PEERS policy. Includes supporting efficient and responsive processes, sound recordkeeping systems and sub-award management.
  • Participates in and supports in all Partnerships meetings, including weekly Monday Morning Meetings (MMMs) and monthly Finance & Partnership Coordination Meetings.
  • Supports to maintain an up-to date Partnerships tracker
  • Contribute to the mapping of potential partners for emergency response, with a particular emphasis on local organizations.
  • Take part in updating of IRC’s database that catalogues all past and potential future partners on a continual basis.
  • Support the operational and technical staff as needed in the organization and facilitation of capacity and risk assessments for potential partners.
  • Coordinate the internal sub-award proposal review and approval process as needed.
  • Assures high-quality implementation by supporting sub-grant opening, review, and closing meetings.
  • Support the development of partnership templates and contracts/agreements in conjunction with the Supervisor.
  • Work closely and coordinate with IRC Operations, Finance and Grant & Partnership departments to ensure compliance with grant/sub-grant requirements;
  • Lead and facilitate capacity building of partner NGOs and local community organizations. Contribute to development of training materials.

Partner Monitoring:

  • Support emergency response and other internal teams in supervising sub-grantees/partners for donor compliance and progress against objectives, contributing to monitoring tools development as needed.
  • Liaise with sub-grantees for timely submission of accurate financial and activity reports.
  • Collaborate closely with relevant departments so that all reporting templates are updated, and share with sub-grantees on a timely basis.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain comprehensive electronic files for the projects, as well as general partner files, ensuring they are streamlined and well organized.
  • Collaborate with the relevant technical teams, review monthly internal reports, compile and submit partner reports into overall donor report, and support government reports/agreements as needed/requested.
  • Support data analysis of existing sub-grant portfolio and potential partner commitments.

Representation and Special Tasks:

  • Support the Partnerships Coordinator and Manager as needed to ensure all deadlines are met on time and that all products are of high quality.
  • Take responsibility for miscellaneous projects not falling under responsibilities underlined in this job description, as requested by the Coordinator or Partnership Manager
  • When needed, supports the Supervisor in communication with relevant HQ departments including finance, compliance and regional programs units. 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social study or relevant field from a recognized university with 3 years of relevant experience, or master degree with 2 years of relevant experience. Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in partnership management, consortium/network management or sub-grant/partner identification and management.
  • Experience facilitating sub-grants, including proposal review, agreement development, and monitoring strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with USG (e.g. USAID/OFDA, PRM) and ECHO rules and regulations.
  • Program development experience, including development of key project documents such as logical frameworks, monitoring tools, etc.
  • Excellent Amharic and English writing & speaking skills are required, and are the most important requirement for this position.
  • Proven experience in coordination of multiple partners (internal and external).
  • Experience drafting and implementing capacity building programs is a plus.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, PPT). Budgeting experience required.
  • NGO experience in similar position is preferred.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Personal specifications:

  • Able to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.
  • Ability to independently coordinate work and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Gender Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 



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