Partnerships Coordinator Needed at NRC Nigeria: Apply Now

The Partnership Coordinator will collaborate with the team to ensure that their programs are excellent and meet all the criteria.

The position involves building strong partnerships, mapping out organizations for local partnerships, and monitoring sub-awards to ensure compliance with NRC guidelines and partner codes of conduct.

They need people who are really into helping refugees and people who have to leave their homes. 

If you are one of those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for passionate individuals with partnership management experience to join their team in Abuja, Nigeria.

Job Description

Partnerships Coordinator Needed at NRC Nigeria: Apply Now
  • Support the development of NRC Partnership Standard Operating Procedures and tools based on lessons learnt and feedback. 
  • Develop NRC’s mapping of national NGOs, Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), and civil society actors in relation to ongoing initiatives in Nigeria and in collaboration with the core competencies (sector specialists).
  • Uphold NRC principles of partnerships, NRC core values and Safe and Inclusive Programming (SIP) principles during the establishment of NRC partnerships and guide the evolution of strategic partnerships over time.
  • Support the development of NRC Partnership Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools, based on Lessons Learnt and feedback. Facilitate for NRC staff across all departments (including Area Office, Support, Programme Unit, etc.) to engage with and apply NRC partnership SOP and tools throughout the project cycle. 
  • Ensure that all partners’ program results are received, supervised, filed and in compliance with donor objectives and requirements, coordinate with program teams and other units within NRC. Ensure that partners’ contractual reports are reviewed, and internal feedback is compiled and sent to partners in a timely manner. Advise the Area Managers of any issues and provide timely feedback to partners.
  • Lead the NRC monitoring of partners by developing an annual monitoring schedule, coordinating the development of monitoring tools, communicating monitoring‐related information to partners and facilitating remote and on‐site monitoring. Conduct monitoring visits and coordinate support for partners to address any concerns or issues that may arise. Ensure that response and support plans are implemented. 
  • Conduct field visits to partner activities and provide coaching and mentoring when possible and relevant.
  • Develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain partner files, including filing of all appropriate communication, documentation and updates of the partnerships tracker, assembling all requirements throughout the downstream partner award lifecycle. 
  • Support audit processes for NRC’s implementing partners. 

Professional competencies 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related area 
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience with NGO and/or international organizations, preferably in the field of 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 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
  • Knowledge of local languages such as Hausa, Kanuri, will be an added value 

Behavioural competencies 

  • Planning and delivering results 
  • Managing resources to optimize results 
  • Influencing and consensus building 
  • Handling insecure environments 

What’s in it for you? 

Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: 

At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative. 

Learn on the job: NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt.

At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff.

This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes. 

Additional Information:  

  • Duty Stations: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Duration of contract: 12 Months Renewable. 
  • Grade Level:  7 in NRC’s grading structure 
  • Reporting line: Partnerships Manager
  • Travel: 40% with frequent travel to field offices in Nigeria

This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Female candidate are strongly advise to apply. 

If you are interested in this job, you can apply here.

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