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Partnerships CoordinatorThe Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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job description - Partnerships Coordinator

  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-offices structures in Dikwa, Monguno,  Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza. 
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for those who are enthusiastic, passionate and experience in managing partnership to join our team in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Partnership Coordinator will work closely with the Consortium Manager, Area Managers and Grants Manager to achieve high-quality and compliant programming among NRC partners through effective sub-grants management and due diligence. The position will be responsible for building strong, sustainable partnerships, leading efforts to map out organisations for local partnerships and monitoring the activities of sub awards to ensure compliance with NRC’s Partnership Guidelines and Toolkit as well as Codes of Conduct relevant to partners. The position holder will be supervised by the Partnerships Manager.


  • 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 
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