Partnerships Coordinator

  • Added Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
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Overall purpose of the role:
The Partnerships Coordinator will contribute to the realisation of DRC Strategy 2025 with a focus on building equitable and strategic partnerships by working with and through local partners in Kenya. The role will provide guidance, support and capacity strengthening related to localisation and partnerships as well as lead the implementation of the DANIDA funded Civil Society Engagement Project in Kenya. The role will foster and strengthen partnerships with civil society (CBOโ€™s, CSOโ€™s, & NGOs), private sector, authorities or think tanks. The role will support area offices in implementing DRC tools and processes as well as coordinating the improvement of partnership management structures both within program and support service teams. Where needed, the role will take on a short-term management role in setting-up pilot partnership programs.

The role will be guided by DRCโ€™s committement to support people affected by conflict and displacement by building self-sustainable local capacities and sustainable local development into our programming and operations.


R1. Partnership Management & Civil Society Engagement:

Identify and foster CSO and NGO relationships of strategic value to DRC with the support of area and program staff Develop a partnership strategy and framework for DRC Kenya, reflective of the context and program priorities in each area office Programme lead for the CSO Capacity Development Project Lead on CSO capacity development initiatives for partners (including through external experts) Adapt DRC global tools and SoPs for partner selection, management, and capacity development, along with global partnership advisor Oversee timely and quality completion of partner deliverables and reports in accordance with workplans and donor guidelines. Support on partner and sub-award management

R2. Knowledge management and learning:

With the support of the MEAL Manager, develop and implement a CSO learning framework modelled on the DRC Partner Capacity Development Guide strengthening the effort to document the impact of HDPโ€™s activities.

R3. Program Management and Support:

Coordinate between support services and programmes to promote the development and mainstreaming of effective CSO engagements approaches in compliance processes. Lead on partner engagement during proposal design processes, in line with relevant technical coordinators and program managers

R4. Fundraising:

Along with the Programme Development and Quality Manager, develop sample business cases for funding support within DRC priority sectors Contribute to the identification of new donors and financial partners

Experience and technical competencies:

Minimum 5 years of NGO experience in a senior programmatic capacity involved in delivering humanitarian or development programs Good programme management skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent content (proposals, budgets, logframes, reports). Communication skills: excellent written and articulate oral communication skills, particularly in English. Experience delivering targeted and high-quality technical training and capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management. Ability to work rapidly with staff in the field directly and remotely. Capacity to work in multi-sector teams, including coordinating technical input into proposals. Familiarity with requirements of key humanitarian donors and capacity to work in a multi-donor environment. Previous technical advisory and/or implementation experience working in volatile and access constrained contexts โ€“ is required


University Degree in Conflict Resolution, International Relations, International Development or another relevant field. A Post graduate degree is an added advantage


Excellent writing and verbal skills in English Swahili will be an added advantage

DRCโ€™s Core competencies:

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.

Contract duration: 12 months. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
Availability: June 2022
Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travel to field sites
Key stakeholders: CSO Partners, Donors & Government authorities, Country Senior Management, Area Management & Program Managers

DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

Application Process:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicantโ€™s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 31st May 2022.

Gender Equality:
DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates and those from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This vacancy is archived.

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