Position: Partnership Coordinator (national position)
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Reports to: Grants Manager
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.
Relief International is a registered NGO in Turkey and is based in Gaziantep to build capacities of Syrian communities to respond to their needs in health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
The Partnership Coordinator will be an integral member of the Grants Unit at RI Turkey. The Grants Unit serves as the facilitator for grants management processes in country and ensures compliance with donor requirements at all stages of the project lifecycle. The Grants Unit’s responsibilities include, but not limited to, ensuring timely and quality reporting, facilitating grant opening and closeout processes, advising on donor rules and regulations, coordinating proposal development processes, capacity building of staff and implementing partners, developing internal and external communication materials, and maintaining grants related information and files.
Reporting to the Grants Manager, the Partnership Coordinator will work closely with RI Turkey’s Programs, Finance, Operations, and other departments to manage sub-grants to implementing partners and build and maintain robust partnership practices.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the development of sub-grant agreements and any subsequent modifications;
- Facilitate sub-grant opening and closing processes with the participation of key staff/departments from RI and the implementing partner;
- Monitor and improve sub-grantees’ compliance with donor and RI requirements;
- Monitor sub-grantees’ expenditures and conduct variance analysis in collaboration with Program and Finance teams;
- Contribute to donor reporting processes, especially in relation to partnership management;
- Contribute to proposal development processes, including reviewing and improving partners technical narratives and budgets and ensuring partners’ participation in the proposal development process;
- In the event of a competitive selection of implementing partners, coordinate the call for proposals and partner selection processes;
- Maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date filing system on all aspects of sub-grants management;
- Other responsibilities assigned by the Grants Manager.
- Coordinate pre-award due diligence processes and organizational capacity assessments of potential partners using RI’s standard tools;
- Support the Project Managers with the tools and approaches for partnership engagement for effective programming;
- Support the Project Managers with the development and monitoring of a capacity building plan for each sub-grantee;
- Lead the overall capacity assessment processes and conduct capacity building activities for partners, including training workshops and one-on-one mentoring of key staff on donor rules and regulations, report writing, project cycle management, and other areas as needed;
- Ensure partners understand the tools and necessary support to deliver on projects.
- Support the development, piloting, implementation, and assessment of partnership management standard operating procedures (SOPs);
- In coordination with RI HQ technical team, develop and roll out other tools and resources needed to effectively manage partnerships;
- Improve partnership practices by periodically assessing RI Turkey’s partnership management approach taking into account diverse perspectives (both RI’s and partners’), developing case studies to capture lessons learned and best practices, and making recommendations for improvement.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Graduate degree in a relevant field;
- At least three years of work experience in relief or development programs, preferably with an international non-governmental organization;
- At least one year of experience managing partnerships, particularly with local Turkish and Syrian non-governmental organizations;
- Strong understanding of grants and sub-grants management and project cycle management;
- Fluent written and spoken English required;
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
- Strong inter-personal communication skills;
- Ability to work well in a team and in a multi-cultural setting;
- Competence in Microsoft Office;
- Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor are assets and highly valued;
- Valid Turkish work/resident permit or related documentation.
- We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
- We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
- We value
- Transparency and accountability
- Agility and innovation
All RI staff, volunteers and interns must adhere and respect these values.
All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.
HOW TO APPLY:
In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV in English in addition to three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 31, 2017 stating in the subject “Partnership Coordinator“. Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of applications.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
All candidates must be eligible to work in Turkey and have Turkish ID
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