Senior Partnership Officer job at International Rescue Committe

International Rescue Committe

Senior Partnership Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 06 November 2022

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committe

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req33455
Job Title: Senior Partnership Officer
Sector: Operations
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 - 0 Salary
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Description
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, gender-based violence prevention and response, economic recovery and development, protection and rule of law, and education.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC), in its Strategic Action Plan (SAP) partnership ambition seeks to increase the number of strategic local partnerships, particularly with women- led or focused, refugee led, and disability-focused organisations, to increase sustainability in refugee response, client reach, cost reduction and community acceptance. With this ambition, IRC is currently implementing projects with 17 partners with funding from different donors including BPRM, EU supreme, and a five year Re: Build program (2021 to 2025) in partnership with IKEA foundation and as such, seeks to build a network of local partners.

Scope of Work:
This position will be placed within the IRC Uganda Partnership department which acts as the formal coordination point between IRC departments, including programs, operations, finance, and global headquarters.
Directly supervised by the Finance Manager-Partnership and working closely with the Senior Finance Officer-budgeting and reporting, the position supports donor compliance, partner draft budgets and reports reviews, participate in conducting Partner’s Project Capacity Review (PPCR) and partner capacity support.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Budgeting & Reporting:
• Support the Finance Manager-Partnership to disseminate updated information regarding donor formats (budgets and reports) and other donor related information to the partners.
• Support in the review of partner financial and programmatic reports and provide timely feedback to partners.
• Stay up to date with donor compliance guidelines and disseminate to relevant colleagues in the country Programme and partners.
• Support in sub-award grantee reporting, ensuring that partners use the budgeting and reporting templates provided at the time of signing the Partnership Agreements.
• Ensure that draft reports are shared for review and feedback by Finance Manager-Partnership & Partnership Coordinator prior to submitting the final report to Finance for posting in integra.
• Facilitate timely and accurate submission of partner financial reports to Finance Manager-Partnership for final review of financial and programmatic reports with relevant IRC staff.

Partnership Management:
• Support the implementation of the Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results (PEERS) system across all areas of sub-award management, partner budget review.
• Support in reviewing partner sub-grants agreement terms and conditions is well understood by the sub-grantees; arrange for the initial financial reporting training to the sub-grantees where necessary.
• Work closely with the Finance Manager-partnership to prepare and update the partnership tracker.
• Support partner monitoring schedule per Partners Project Capacity Review results and ensure programmatic and compliance monitoring visits happen in coordination with the partnership coordinator and responsible technical coordinators.
• Support in capacity sharing of partners in identified areas as per the partner support plans.
• Work closely with the Finance Manger -Partnerships and Partnership Manager to ensure the timely scheduling and carrying out of sub-award activities with IRC internal relevant program staff per PEERS guidelines.
• Liaise with Finance Manager-Partnership and Partnership Coordinator to relay the communications to sub-award Partners as requested.

• Cash/Bank - Processing:
• Support the Finance Manager- Partnerships to review Cash Transfer (CTR) documentation.
• Support in reviewing Partner payment vouchers to ensure completeness and accuracy of documentation.
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to.

• University degree in Business Studies or Administration, organizational management, social sciences, and/or other relevant fields.
• 2-3 years’ work experience in humanitarian/development programming entailing community-based activities, sub-grant management and/or local stakeholder engagement.
• Experience working in a similar role with NGO is highly regarded.
• Exceptional coordination and interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders.
• Demonstrable experience working effectively in coordination with multi-functional (e.g., Program, operational, finance) teams.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Professional fluency in spoken and written English
• Knowledge of donor rules and regulations
• Willingness to travel to IRC and partners’ field offices
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; experience using, or at least a familiarity with, accounting software and budgeting/budget management is a plus.
Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.
Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity:
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Please note, deadline for submission is November 6th, 2022.


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Date Posted: 2022-10-28




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