Partnership Manager


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Partnership Manager

Description

Coordinate narrative and finance reporting processes, including review and feedback.
Liaise with finance to achieve timely funds transfers and proper financial follow up and support for partners; work with finance to address any challenges in payments and raise proposed disallowed costs to SMT.
Work collaboratively with partners and IRC staff to constructively resolve any issues that may arise.
Where partner performance issues are identified, facilitate timely action by the IRC to address any areas of non-performance as they arise.
Maintain complete and organized partnership files for each partner.
Co-lead the review of the performance of the partner, of the IRC (including on the basis of partner feedback), and of the partnership, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, fostering ongoing partnerships beyond the sub-award project cycle.
Promote Effective Partnerships

Co-manage the Partnership Working Group (co-responsible for delivering the functions of the PWG), including referral of issues to Senior Management Team as appropriate.
Promote and apply the IRC’s PEER System. Contribute to building a strong understanding of PEERS throughout the Uganda country program, and ensure that IRC’s partnership principles, skills and approaches are applied by staff across programs and projects with partners.
Facilitate systematic partner feedback on IRC’s management of the partnership relationship, including the documentation of, and response to partner feedback.
Co-facilitate and guide partner mapping and selection processes to identify new partners, including to identify women-led and women/girls serving organizations.
Partner Support and Capacity Sharing

Facilitate the collaborative development and delivery of the partner project support plan, ensuring that it appropriately addresses issues identified in the due diligence process, and coordinate with relevant departments for the timely, quality implementation of the plan.
Ensure IRC understands partner capacity strengthening priorities and identifies opportunities and plans for IRC to support partner capacity strengthening efforts.
Promote efforts to strengthen the understanding and application of PEERS and partnership Principles, skills and approaches in all departments.
Ensure the implementation of partner strengthening and monitoring plans by all relevant departments (supply chain, technical sectors, finance, monitoring and evaluation) so that partners build effective internal systems.
Support the resourcing of organizational development support where appropriate for partners in liaison with finance and program departments.
Collaborate with technical coordinators to integrate technical capacity sharing approaches, including how IRC can learn from local partners.
Promote and identify ways for continual learning between IRC staff and partners.
Key Working Relationships

Position reports to: Partnership Coordinator.

Other internal contacts: County Director, Deputy Finance Controller, Deputy HR Coordinator, Grants team, MEAL Coordinator, Technical Coordinators, Field Coordinators, Supply Chain Coordinator, Program Coordinator for Quality and Learning, global and regional partnerships team, regional grants/compliance teams.

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