Grants and Partnership Officer International NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Grants and Partnership Officer
Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Grants
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world.
The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)
against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced
migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works
in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for
the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  The Grants and Partnership Officer (GPO) will
participate in donor and internal reporting, grants information management and
grants management capacity-building efforts for Uganda. The GPO is responsible
for supporting various partnership initiatives in general, with a primary focus
on funding although his/her tasks also include, as second priorities, in the
areas of parallel funding, advisory services, and capacity building in resource
mobilization and utilization. Provide assistance to program team members and
partners, in collaboration with the team, in initiating and enhancing
partnership relationships with key partners under the UNHCR funding. Supports
specific projects in all the phases of the partnering process: proposal
writing, negotiation with partners, budget preparation and review of specific
donor agreements in collaboration with the Grants Manager; Supports program
staff and partners in reviewing specific information documents, analyses and
partnering; Plans and coordinates the training for partners on issues related
to resource utilization and mobilization. Under the supervision of the Grants
Manager develops, monitors, manages, and evaluates the partners in
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Funding Support:
  • Renders
    support in the development of MoU and other agreements with the partners;
  • With
    respect to potential donor partners for specific projects, identifies,
    undertakes briefings, tracks activities and pursues opportunities;
  • Support
    the development of partnership strategies and provide advice to DRC’s
    partners on funding opportunities;
  • Helps
    in the preparation of the budget (particularly with respect to
  • Supports
    the monitoring and administration of the project and relationship
  • Plans
    and coordinates the training of partner staff on issues related to
    resource mobilization.
Partnership Project
Development and Management:
  • Assesses
    proposals, including conceptual, operational, evaluative, and financial
    aspects as well as identifying and supporting the proposal development;
  • Supports
    the update of donor portfolio and donor funding strategies, including
    relevant communication materials, for the partners and DRC staff;
  • Manages,
    in consultation with the Grants Manager, analysis of partner financial
    statements, adjustment of budgets, schedules and project closure meetings;
  • Provides
    technical supervision, including analysis of reports, participation in workshops;
  • Reviews
    the partner’s final reports of results, revisions and/or additional
    requirements and reports;
  • Collaborates
    with colleagues in the country program in the identification and
    evaluation of emerging and key development trends and priorities among
  • Follow
    up with partners to receive monthly, quarterly and interim reports within
    the stipulated timelines;
  • Review
    the monthly reports against the programs logical framework and consolidate
    them for submission;
  • Highlight
    and raise concerns in regard to achievement of milestones and issues
    raised by implementing partners;
  • Ensure
    that reports are submitted on time and are coherent and accurately written
    (monthly, quarterly, interim and/or final report);
  • Ensure
    compliance with DRC’s internal grants management requirements, with
    support from Uganda Grants Manager in development of reports ensuring
    integration of information and recommendations delivered by the previous
    programs including from minutes of donors meetings, evaluation reports and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Grants and
    Partnership Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    business administration, international relations, or a related field
  • A
    post graduate diploma or equivalent in strategic studies, management
    science and coupled with a minimum of three years of progressively
    increasing responsibility and related experience
  • Strong
    presentation, writing and negotiation skills, including the ability to
    elaborate partnership projects and grant proposals;
  • Must
    possess an ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, and work well
    with others in a fast-paced environment;
  • Should
    be able to organize and prioritize own work with limited supervision;
  • Experience
    with emergency operations
  • Sense
    of initiative, discretion, mature judgment, and entrepreneurial spirit is
    required. Capacity to effectively interact with a multiplicity of
    stakeholders including senior leaders;
  • Working
    flexible hours to engage partners.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3
    pages). The CV should include information about your qualification,
    relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3
    relevant references.
All applications should be sent
to clearly indicating position name in the subject
Deadline: 26th February 2018
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