The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster.
IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Contextual Background :
IRC began working in Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flooding. Since then, IRC has expanded its program scope and size with the aim of making the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needs across Northeast Nigeria.
IRC’s response includes integrated health, reproductive health, nutrition, protection including women’s protection and empowerment services, child protection, environmental health, economic recovery and development, and education support.
The country program has developed a new Strategic Action Plan, which is guiding growth in priority thematic and geographic areas.
Job Overview / Summary :
With the overall objective of achieving high quality and compliant programming, the main goal of this position is to ensure effective sub-grants management and due diligence with sub-award partners and build strong, sustainable partners.
The Partnership Manager will coordinate the daily management of the sub-award lifecycle and invest in their sustainable growth and capacity for partnerships.
With the overall objective of achieving high quality and compliant programing, the Partnerships Manager will increase IRC Nigeria’s capacity to engage with partners in the following functions :
This Partnerships Manager will be based in Maiduguri with occasional trips to other IRC operational bases. S / he will directly report to Senior Grants and Partnerships Manager and will work collaboratively with other members of the Grants, M&E, Finance, technical and operations teams.
The Partnership Manager will contribute to overall Partnership management at IRC Nigeria.
Major Responsibilities :
Follow IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS) that sets out efficient and responsive processes, delineates clear roles and responsibilities and articulates IRC’s strategic approach to partnerships.
Ensure quality sub-award management, including sub-award start-up, sub-award implementation, monitoring and management, and appropriate sub-close-out.
Sub-Award Management :
Partners Capacity Building :
Key Working Relationships :
Position Reports to : Senior Grants and Partnership Manager
Position directly supervises : None
Indirect Reporting : None
Other Internal and / or external contacts : Grants staff, Programs and M&E staff, finance, HR, supply chain departments and Regional Grants Support staff at HQ.
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 : IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer 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.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.