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Partnership Officer


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Gadaref
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Title : Partnership Officer

Duty Station: Gadaref

DRC Sudan

DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004, delivering life-saving programming in protection, emergency response, shelter, food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, camp management, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has implemented projects in Central Darfur,  South Kordofan, Gedaref, Madani, White Nile and Port Sudan . Sudan hosts one of the largest displaced populations in Africa, with over 3.7 million internally displaced people and over 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen and Syria. Against a background of political crisis, Sudan faces economic and social turmoil, with sharp increases in food and energy costs, further exacerbated by disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict.

 About the job

The overall purpose of the role

 verall purpose of the role: DRC is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to implement our strategic partnerships framework and systems at area level in Geadref State, with the objective of strengthening our current and future partnerships with national NGOs, community-based organizations, civil society, the private sector and research institutes. The partnership officer will map out and identify new partnership opportunities, assess partner organization capacities, facilitate relevant capacity strengthening support, ensure donor compliance in engaging in partnerships, and provide ongoing support, management and lead coordination to the partner organizations throughout and after project implementation.

Responsibilities and Tasks


Strategic Coordination ▪ Participate in DRC Sudan’s partnerships and localization strategy in coordination with the AM, and programme managers ▪ Contribute to maintain productive links between partners with DRC Program teams Internal Capacity building and Technical Guidance ▪ Support DRC program and support staff in understanding and adhering to donor compliance for national partnerships across DRC’s portfolio in East Sudan ▪ Support relevant departments in their respective roles and responsibilities for partnership communication, support, engagement, financial management etc. ▪ Review and contextualize existing partnerships resources at area level and identify additional needs to support capacity assessment, monitoring, compliance, project cycle management, etc. ▪ Develop the capacity and provide ongoing mentorship to key partnerships focal points among DRC East Sudan Area office Partnerships Management and Collaboration ▪ Coordinate across teams to carry out partner organizational capacity assessments and analyse assessments to identify partners aligned to DRCs strategy and ambition. ▪ Identify specific capacity strengthening and organizational development needs, and provide and/or coordinate training and targeted capacity strengthening support to partners. ▪ Directly manage Gedaref based partners along with Technical leads at area level. ▪ Provide technical partnerships support for Gedaref based partnerships with a support of Program Managers, Technical Coordinators, Finance, and Grants Management ▪ Analyse results of on-going partnerships, monitor workplan, achievements and results on the ground to produce lessons learnt and inform strategic decision-making ▪ Participate in initiatives to improve partnership practices by periodically assessing DRC Sudan’s partnership approach, considering both DRC and partners’ perspectives, capture lessons learned and best practices, and make recommendations for improvement Grants, Accountability, Reporting, and Learning ▪ Ensure a compliance process with internal and external reporting requirements including procurement, HR, and finance, in close coordination with the relevant support function partnerships focal point ▪ Ensure partner payments and financial liquidations are done on time. ▪ Provide input for donor reports and proposals as needed in relation to partnerships and localization ▪ Work with the grants management team to ensure that partnership tools and financial standards meet donor requirements ▪ Ensure documentation and consolidation of partner success stories, in coordination with DRC’s advocacy & communications team which can be communicated externally

Ensure adherence to DRC’s Age, Gender, and Diversity policy and AGD programmatic minimum standards ▪ Ensure compliance with zero-tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policy, Safeguarding Policy, and Child Safeguarding Policy ▪ Perform other relevant tasks as requested by and in discussion with the Area Manager.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

 Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

Minimum 3 years of practical experience working with the UN or INGO in a partnerships role on programming and capacity-strengthening is essential. • Demonstrated experience in capacity-strengthening support to national partners and strong understanding of partnerships principles • Experience in donor compliance and procedures across the project cycle • Demonstrated commitment to apply an age, gender, and diversity (AGD) and Conflict Sensitive approach to programming

Education background: (include certificates, licenses etc.)

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in political science, international development, economics or other relevant field. Postgraduate degree desirable. • Practical training

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

: Fluent in English and Arabic 

  • 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: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length:12 months

Level: Non- manager

Salary range: 1026- 1156 USD

Location: Gadaref

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Note: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply:

Application process:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.

Applications Closing Date:27 /5/2024

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