Partnership Manager

Partnership Manager –
Job Advert
About the Role
GOAL is currently seeking to hire a Partnership Manager to join our Uganda team as part of our Young
Africa Works: Markets for Youth programme. This is an exciting opportunity for
you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to use your skills in
partnership management to implement a youth inclusive programme. If you are
familiar with working within the international development aid sector and have
a strong background in partnership management of local CSOs and private sector
actors which has involved establishing good working relationships, providing
capacity building support and ensuring robust financial oversight, then this role
is perfect for you.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role, you will need:
A degree holder preferably graduate level,
ideally in business management, development studies, finance or other related
field and/or professional qualification.
Minimum three (3) years of management experience
in a similar role with two years’ experience within the development INGO
Evidence of successful management of partnership
process from assessment through implementation to close out including financial
oversight and ability to establish capacity building plans and to provide
mentorship and support.
Highly analytical and systematic thinker.
Initiative and proactivity in problem
identification and proposing solutions.
Self-motivated, highly organized, positive
attitude, resilient, willing to learn new skills and to be continually adaptive
within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment.
Ability to work under pressure to tight
deadlines, focus on and prioritise day-to-day tasks at hand while also working
towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that the workload will
change continuously.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills,
ability to work in a team, and a commitment to capacity building and to build
relationships with a range of organisations.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to
complete tasks in a timely manner.
Proficient computer skills (MS Word and Excel).
Ability to travel up to 50% of time from base.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Partnership management
Responsible for ensuring partnership management
within the Programme lifetime (reporting, workplans, instalments,
In coordination with the Programme management
unit, ensure that all partners have collaboratively developed project workplans
or milestone deliverables and that these are implemented in an effective
In coordination with the MEL team, ensure that
the partners are being monitored for progress against deliverables and their
capacity building plan, as well as against donor compliance and internal GOAL
procedures, and develop monitoring tools tailored for the partner’s needs.
Maintain an updated partner database and hold
internal monthly partner grant management meetings to monitor progress. 
In coordination with the Programme management
unit, organise regular Partner Grants Management meetings or other events that
facilitate progress review and sharing of learning across the partners.
Conduct regular monitoring visits to partner
field offices / areas of operation.
Ensuring that a positive and mutually respectful
relationship is maintained at all times between GOAL and partners, addressing
any issues as they arise.
Capacity Building
Completion of organizational capacity
assessments, development of capacity building plans and follow up, on-going
monitoring for partner implementation progress, financial reporting follow up
and phase out plans.
Oversee the development of integrated capacity
building plans for all partners in collaboration with the Programme management
unit and ensure that these plans are implemented in a timely and effective
Follow up with partners in respect to areas of
improvement identified during assessments / internal audits and work closely
with the partners in closing the issues.
Arrange and oversee the quality of the provision
of regular operational and compliance capacity building and training for
Responsible for organizing briefing / trainings
on operating procedures, tools, and donor requirements in collaboration with
the Programme management unit (especially at the beginning of the partnership).
Develop the capacity of field finance personnel
in areas of partnership management.
Partner financial management
Monitor the timely submission of accurate
financial reports and regularly review and share partner financial forecasts
with the PMU.
Particularly for CSO partners support the
submission of timely, accurate and well written donor reports and other
reporting requirements and Closely monitor partner burnout rates to ensure
actual expenditure is in line with approved budget.
Prepare partner disbursement requests in line
with partner funding agreements and milestone deliverables.
Risk assessment and management
Support the Portfolio Coordinators in defining,
drafting, and co-designing partnerships with intervention partners, leading on
conducting due diligence and financial assessments.
Complete financial assessments for local CSO and
due diligence assessments for private sector partners
Prepare partner contracts / milestone
Coordinate annual internal and external audits
for partners.
Carry out compliance checks to ensure partners
are in conformity with the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Maintain contract files and ensuring all
financial reports and relevant documentation is kept up to date and in an
orderly manner in soft and hard copy.
Other tasks
Contribute to establishing a team culture grounded
in collaboration, openness, and learning
Perform other duties as assigned by the DPD
Business Partnerships and PD.
General terms and
Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and
behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a
job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of
Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with
respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection
and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour
Report any concerns about the welfare of a child
or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
Report any concerns about inappropriate
behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the
maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place
them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of
the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include
rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian
agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the
needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the
world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian
and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster
situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater
resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
General description
of the country programme:
First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda
country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and
Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child
protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all
programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of
direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil
society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to
give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100
personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million
(2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of
Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and
Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors
who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.
Young Africa Works:
Market for Youth
GOAL has been awarded a 5 years funding programme by the
Mastercard Foundation. The program is called Young Africa Works Uganda –
Markets for Youth. The overall objective of Young Africa Works in Uganda:
Markets for Youth will be: Facilitating market systems change that enables
300,000 rural young women and men to access in dignified and fulfilling work in
Uganda. To achieve this overall objective, the proposed intervention will focus
on the following four outcomes, outlined below. Outcome 1 – rural young women
and men, and their enterprises, have access to and are using informal and
formal financial services and products; Outcome 2 – rural young women and men
have received skills training, market intelligence and have participated in
learning opportunities to upgrade practice and management in on and off farm
enterprises; Outcome 3 – rural young women and men, and their enterprises, have
access to and are participating in on and off farm activities in the
agricultural market system; Outcome 4 – 
rural young women and men have collectively and collaboratively worked
together to increase their purchasing and influencing power in the agricultural
market system. The programme employs the Making Markets Work Better for the
Poor (M4P) approach to market development. 
Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance
cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover,
terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service
and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development
environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff
development policy.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should
submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current
or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact
number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title “Partnership
Manager”  in the subject line by 9th  September 2020.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.
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