Partnership Officer

Partnership Officer in Amman: The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation

The Partnerships officer has the overall responsibility of mapping new and existing partners, assessing partner’s operational and programmatic capacity, support programme units in the implementation of partner capacity building plans, support in the monitoring of partners’ project implementation, and ensure timely submission of partner reports.

About the job

The individual will report directly to Head Of Programme. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Support field staff in the accurate and timely mapping of organisations in DRC’s areas of operation
  • Contribute to the design, planning and monitoring of all partners’ projects as requested
  • Develop and maintain a folder of soft and hard copies of all partnerships documents
  • Responsible for the accurate assessment of potential partners
  • Develop, review and build on internal DRC capacity building modules
  • Support in the proper implementation of partners’ capacity building plans
  • Liase with the support team on the partners’ procurement and financial requirements
  • Revise the translation of partnership documents as needed
  • Draft sub-grant agreements, MoUs, reporting templates and annexes.
  • Review and provide feedback on all partners’ narrative reports
  •  Support in the planning and design of partner kick-off meetings
  • Support the Partnerships Specialist in monitoring visits to partners field offices/areas of operation to identify challenges and elaborate solutions
  • Ensuring that a positive and mutually respectful relationship is maintained as all times bewteen DRC and partners and addressing any issues as they arise.
  • Deputizing for Partnerships Specialist as required.

About you

  • Undergraduate degree in international relief and development, social sciences, statistics/research methods, management or related relevant field.

Required / Desirable

  • 3-5 years of experience in international organizations and humanitarian settings, specifically in capacity building, grants and reporting. Skills and experience in managing and coordinating with multiple partners concurrently is highly regarded;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English
  • Experience in operational capacity building of CBOs (desired)
  • Strong level of computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point);
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility;
  • Experience in using tools, manuals, training modules and plans for the purpose of capacity building and project management;
  • Demonstrate the ability to pay attention to details
  • Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
  • Flexibility in working overtime when needed
  • Flexibility in frequent traveling to national field locations
  • Developing capacity-building plans (desired)

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Designation of Duty Station: Amman

Start date: ASAP

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 4 April 2023

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Department: Middle East
Country: Jordan
Workplace: Amman
Contract Type: National
Categories: Donor and Partner Relation
Education: Undergraduate degree

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