NRC is hiring a Partnership Coordinator

NRC is hiring a Partnership Coordinator

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All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

In response to the large-scale displacement of refugees fleeing Ukraine, NRC has set up humanitarian operations for refugees arriving in the Republic of Moldova. NRC responds focusing on an integrated approach that combines our sectoral areas of expertise – education, livelihoods, protection, legal aid (ICLA), WASH and shelter working with the local partners. NRC’s Country Office in the Republic of Moldova has rich and varied set of partnerships across thematic areas which is also one of the largest and complex set of partnerships within NRC.

1. Role and responsibilities
The Partnership Coordinator will contribute to the partnership mandate and deliverables, following NRC’s partnership strategy, processes, and toolkit. The role requires a diverse set of skills including an understanding of partnership programming in emergencies and/or development settings and the ability to collaboratively increase national and local NGOs’ organisational capacity. Critical to successful delivery of partnership mandate, role will be responsible for coordinating and advising on partnership agreement management, capacity strengthening, and other initiatives led by the Partnership Unit. Successful candidate will have a strong understanding of partner related risk and compliance, capacity strengthening issues and ability to transfer the knowhow to the local partners in line with NRC’s internal policies and procedures and sector standards.

Generic responsibilities
1. Contribute to implementation and adapting the NRC global toolkit while adapting it to the Ukraine humanitarian response context.
2. Contribute to a harmonised approach to partnership between NRC programme response and NRC partners, in line with NRC policy, guidance notes and toolkits.
3. Lead the management of the Project Implementation Agreements (PIA) with local partners and NRC staff, including due diligence and organisational capacity assessments.
4. Support learning and development of staff on issues of partnership.
5. Contribute to mainstreaming safeguarding guidelines and enhance community feedback and complaints mechanism in a partnership model.
6. Contribute to mainstreaming protection guidelines in the NRC activities as per NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and ensure that all breaches/concerns reported are properly resolved.

Specific responsibilities
Project Implementation Agreement (PIA) management:
• Support in negotiating new projects and programs with partners and work with relevant NRC staff from programmes and finance, including coordinating technical and financial requirements with Grants in line with donor requirement.
• Draft partnership agreements and/or contractual documents required for the signature and implementation of new projects.
• Support in modification requests on existing PIAs with programme and finance staff members
•  Work actively with the protection, accountability, grants, and compliance units to ensure strong mainstreaming of core NRC principles across operational partners.
• Ensure that donor requirements/procedures are reflected in the PIAs and modification requests.
• Provide technical support to partners, particularly on M&E, PIA(/grants) management issues and financial management and compliance.
• Contribute to the mapping of national and local NGOs, Community Based Organisations (CBOs), and civil society actors.
• Support the implementation of capacity strengthening initiatives with partners outside the scope of PIAs.
• Ensure the adherence of the intervention with NRC’s project cycle management approach and in accordance with NRC’s Safe & Inclusive Programming minimum standards.

Other responsibilities:
• Support a structured approach to partnerships, including the development of tools for identifying, assessing, capacity building, monitoring, and evaluating partnerships.
• Actively integrate partner feedback into tools and guidance and ensure strong mutual learning between NRC and its partners.
• Work actively with the protection, accountability, grants, and compliance units to ensure strong mainstreaming of core NRC principles across operational partners.
• Ensure the adherence of the intervention with NRCs project cycle management approach.
• Support in organising project meetings- kick offs, review and project closures with partners and NRC staff members.

2. Competencies
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (e.g., social sciences, international relations, education, development, etc.)
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with NGO and/or international organisation, preferably in partnerships and civil society strengthening
    • Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian (speaking, reading, writing)

    Context/Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
    • Excellent coordination, communication (verbal and written) and networking skills
    • Experience working with national and local civil society organizations
    • Experience designing and implementing social programmes with various stakeholders (e.g., partners)
    • Understanding of Protection Principles and Principles of Partnership
    • Understanding of programme and finance compliance issues working in partnerships.

Kindly note that this position is open to candidates who have the legal right to work in Moldova and note that we are unable to provide work permits or visa sponsorships for this position.

Please note that the empty or incomplete applications as well as CVs received via email will not be considered official and will not be processed.

Apply before: 10/05/2024, 11:59 PM

Salary: 42 634 MDL