Partnership Manager Moldova

Partnership Manager Moldova


National candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Duty station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

  1. Background/Context

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 by focusing on an integrated approach that combines our sectoral areas of expertise – livelihoods, legal aid (ICLA), education, protection, WASH and shelter – working to a great extent with local partners. NRC’s Country Office in the Republic of Moldova has one of the largest and most complex portfolios of local partners within NRC.

The Partnership Manager will lead the implementation of the NRC Moldova partnership strategy that contributes to programme sustainability and high-quality programmes.

  1. Generic Responsibilities

The following is a brief description of the role:

  1. Implement the partnership strategy in the Republic of Moldova in line with the global NRC partnership toolkit, contextualized to the Ukraine response context.
  2. Map, broker, and develop relationships with various local/national stakeholders.
  3. Supervise the management of the full cycle of the Project Implementation Agreements (PIA) process with local partners, including due diligence and organisational capacity assessments.
  4. Oversee the local partner capacity-strengthening action plan to strengthen the processes, tools, and programmatic outreach of local partners.
  5. Contribute to a harmonised partnership approach between NRC programme response and NRC partners, in line with NRC policy, guidance notes and toolkits.
  6. Support partner’s adherence to the NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines; provide compliance spot-check/audit support.
  7. Supervise and coach the partnership staff.
  1. Specific Responsibilities
  2. Ensure compliance with NRC Moldova’s Partnership Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools, based on Lessons Learnt and feedback, and adaptation as needed.
  3. Facilitate NRC staff across all departments (including AO, Support, Programme Unit, etc.) in engaging with and applying NRC Moldova’ss partnership SOP and tools throughout the project cycle. 
  4. The Partnerships Manager will participate in the identification of potential partners in Moldova, including national and local NGOs, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and civil society actors
  5. 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.
  6. Lead a structured approach to partnerships, including the development of tools for identifying, assessing, capacity building, monitoring, and evaluating partnerships.
  7. Support relevant senior staff in organising meetings and engagements with relevant local actors, and during meetings, follow-ups, and negotiations with partners to achieve the most cost-effective and mutually beneficial terms for NRC engagement with prospective partners.
  8. Proactively solve conflicts and address issues and misunderstandings that could occur between NRC and various partners.
  1. Professional Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related area. Master’s degree preferred but not mandatory
  • Minimum 2 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
  • Diplomacy and facilitation skills are essential
  • Knowledge of the Ukrainian refugee context in neighbouring countries is an asset
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent coordination, communication (verbal and written) and networking skills
  • Experience working with national and local civil society organizations
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Fluency of Romanian and/or Russian (speaking, reading, writing) will be an added value

Find more details about the role HERE.

  1. What We Offer
  • Duration and Type of contract: National 12 months employment contract with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions.
  • Duty station: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC HERE.

Important information about the application process:

  • Internal candidates only: please click on the suitcase icon labelled “I am an employee” to be redirected to NRC’s internal careers site.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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Internal candidates are encouraged to apply, and we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

NRC might review applications before the advertised deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

National candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.


Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.


NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

Salary: 62109.00 mdl

Apply Before: 05/14/2024, 02:59 AM