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Partnership Specialist


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Job Description

  • Country: Ukraine
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Gender: Both

Main responsibilities

Facilitate DRC partnership unit growth

  • Lead and oversee open and closed partnership calls as well based on project opportunities and DRC partnership strategy
  • Ensure calls documents and tools are adapted to partners needs and of high quality
  • Chair the project review committee and facilitate partners’ selection process


Technical mentoring of DRC Partnership team and partners

  • Ensure tools and guidance released by DRC Partnership Manager and DRC Localisation technical coordinator are implemented within the team partnership team and partners, and provide necessary mentoring
  • Coordinate with Partnership Team Leaders and Partners to ensure high quality implementation of activities, compliance with donor and consortium rules, and accountability to beneficiaries
  • Act as an internal focal point for any issues related to the implementation and management of assigned awards
  • Develop a mentorship plan based on the initial assessment to deliver participant-centred individual mentorship;
  • Provide support to strengthen participants’ capacities to effectively respond to strategic and operational challenges (e.g. reframing or reshaping CSOs’ response mandate, revision of CSOs’ course of activity etc.);
  • Complete individual mentorship by following up on the mentorship plan and summarizing achieved progress.

DRC Joint Operating Principles Implementation

  • Act as a technical focal point for the implementation of DRC operating principles and red line framework with partners in Ukraine
  • Roll out joint operating principles workshops with DRC partners, and facilitate the operationalisation of those frameworks with DRC partners
  • Provide CHS, PSEA and AAP training and operationalisation mentoring to DRC partners

Partnership capacity exchange & development                                                             

  • Lead participative organisational development assessment with DRC partners
  • Proactively organise the implementation of the plan with multiple departments involved and provide direct support to partners to achieve the agreed upon plan
  • Facilitate workshops, training and mentoring sessions together with the partnership unit team
  • Facilitate regular inclusive learning exchange sessions with partners
  • Provide support and mentoring to partners for the development of needed internal policies and procedures


Accountability and Reporting

  • Identify, synthesise and disseminate best practices and lessons learned in partnership-building.

As Manager the post-holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for achieving DRC’s strategic goals and objectives within the area of responsibility.
  • Accountable for making significant decisions on what the unit does: its purpose, functions and role, and for making commitments and decisions that require the expenditure of significant unit resources.
  • Accountable for people management of direct reports, generally at least 3 employees. This includes hiring & firing, objective setting, probation, performance appraisal, development of staff, managing performance, including poor performance, etc.
  • Accountable for making sound decisions based on DRC policies, MOPs, standards, and the advice of technical experts in DRC

Reports to                                                                              

Partnership Manager

About You                                                                 

  • At least 5 years of work experience within initiative or programmes focusing the sectors of capacity building, good governance and/or policy analysis – preferably within a national or International NGO, the UN or Government agencies.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in capacity exchange concepts and practices in Ukraine.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of CSO/CBO work and their organization trends in Ukraine.
  • A demonstrated high-level tutorial expertise – well versed in delivering trainings and/or presentations on the capacity building domain.
  • A high-level of adaptability and flexibility.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian/Russian
  • Master’s degree (e.g. political science, international development, economics) or equivalent professional qualification


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