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Partnerships Officer


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kharkiv
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49231

Job Title: Partnerships Officer

Sector: Operations

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Job Overview

The Partnerships Officer is a key position supporting the Ukraine Country Program. With the overall objective of achieving high quality and compliant programming, the main goal of this position is to support a portfolio of partnerships and assist the Partnership Working Group to ensure effective sub-grants management and build strong, sustainable partners. The Partnerships Officer will support the Partnerships Senior Officer and Partnerships Coordinator in the daily management of IRC sub-awards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote Effective Partnerships:
    • Promote and apply the IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results system (PEERS).
    • Contribute to building a strong understanding of PEERS throughout the Ukraine Country Program, and to ensuring that IRC’s partnership principles, skills and approaches are applied by staff across programs and projects with partners.
  • Supporting Partnership Management:
    • Assist in the overall management of all partnerships as delegated by the Partnerships Senior Officer and/or Partnerships Manager and all PEERS processes / documentation.
    • Support the program team in facilitation of Partnership Project Opening, Review and Closing Meetings.
    • Assist narrative and finance reporting processes, including reviews and feedback.
    • Where required, provide administrative and language translation support to the Partnership Working Group members to ensure timely and effective partner program, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring).
    • Maintain complete and organized partnership files for each partner.
    • Maintain up to date Partnership Project Tracker / Monitoring Schedule.
    • Support the Partnership Working Group to ensure the smooth close out of partner projects, as applicable.
    • Any other relevant tasks, set by the Partnerships Senior Officer and/or Partnerships Manager.


  • Mandatory:
    • BA degree or equivalent in International Development or Affairs, Finance, Business or related field; Advanced degree a plus – or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of 1 year experience with I/NGOs
    • Demonstrated experience working with partners.
    • Awareness of key donor rules and regulations
    • Highly organized, close attention to detail, and ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fluid environment.
    • Ability to work well independently but also coordinate with other teams.
    • Willingness to travel occasionally to field offices and partner locations
    • Professional fluency in spoken and written English and Ukrainian and/or Russian; able to communicate concisely.
    • Strong computer skills.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Reports to: Partnerships Manager
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: the position regularly corresponds and attends meetings with external and internal audiences, thus a strong ability to communicate and maintain positive working relationships is highly desirable for this position.
    • Internal: Technical Coordinators, Partnerships Department Staff, Finance team, Supply Chain team, Programmatic teams.
    • External: Partner staff.



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