Partnership Manager – Readvertised
Deadline of this Job:
26 February 2021
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa
Date Posted: Monday, February 22, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
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.
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..
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!
The Partnership Manager will have overall responsibility for overseeing the coordination of all aspects of the partnership, financial and compliance deliverables of the partners (local CSO and private sector) in the programme across the project cycle in collaboration with the programme management unit including the finance and programmes team. This includes leading due diligence assessments during co-design, assessing partners’ operational capacity and developing capacity building plans jointly with the partners, supporting the partners to achieve programme objectives and financial management and oversight over progress reports and partner payments. The role will also ensure partners understanding and use of accountability frameworks including maintaining compliance with donor regulations and requirements.
Areas of Focus
Partner financial management (40%)
• 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 (40%)
• Support the Portfolio Coordinators in defining, drafting, and co-designing partnerships with intervention partners,
• Conduct due diligence and financial assessments on potential partners.
• Complete financial assessments for local CSO and due diligence assessments for private sector partners
• Carry out compliance checks to ensure partners are in conformity with the terms and conditions of the agreement.
• 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.
Capacity Building (15%)
• 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 manner
• 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)
• Responsible for all partnership documents; maintain and ensure proper filing of partner related documents in both hard and soft copy.
• Keep a record of all the monthly grants management meetings.
Other tasks (2%)
To be successful in this role, you will need:
• University degree in Business and/or Accounting from a recognized institution
• ACCA/CPA finalist, fully qualified preferred
• Minimum three (3) years of management experience
• Professional Accounting qualifications (CPA, ACCA)
• Proficient computer skills (MS Word and Excel)
• Experience within the development/NGO sector
• External and/or Internal Audit experience preferable
• 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.
The Person we are looking for should be;
• Highly analytical and systematic thinker
• Proactive 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.
• Able to work under pressure on 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.
• Having 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
• Able to pay attention to detail and ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
• Able to travel up to 50% of time from base
Children and vulnerable adults 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.
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL: [email protected] indicating the title “Partnership Manager” in the subject line by 28th February 2021. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.
“THOSE WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN”