Partnership Support Coordinator NGO Jobs – Plan International

Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Partnership Support Coordinator will support the identification and nurturing of strategic partnerships and strengthening of civil society actors to enable Plan International Uganda to implement its Country Strategy and deliver on its ambition.  The job holder will develop, update and implement Plan International’s partnership strategy, policies, guidelines and templates to ensure that partners work is aligned and in adherence with Plan Global Standards on Building Better Partnerships and implementing the project goals. He/she will manage contractual relationships and capacity building processes for partners and ensure that it is systematic and with long term impact.  This job will have a strong advisory dimension to the overall partnership development strategy, supporting management and teams to work effectively with strategic partners. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develops and maintains strategic partnerships that support Plan International Uganda to deliver its Country Strategy.
  • Develops strategies, guidelines and tools on effective partnership management and support teams to effectively work with these.
  • Leads the due diligence process for identification and regular follow up of potential and existing partners.
  • Supports the sub granting function and develop specific tools to guide sub-granting processes.
  • Develops, implements and supports implementation of capacity building plans for partners which are an integral part of Plan’s relationship with its Partners.
  • Advises management and teams in managing partner relationships according to Plan Global Standards.
  • Works closely with the Resource Mobilisation dept to given inputs to proposal and concept notes for grant funding opportunities in Civil Society Strengthening.
  • Advises the Country Leadership Team on new trends, laws and legislation on civil society in Uganda and any potential risk or impact on existing partners of Plan International Uganda
  • Collaborates with partners to deliver, monitor and evaluate projects.
  • Responsible for proper visibility of Plan International Uganda in partnership relationships 
  • Manages the national partnership database with regular updates
  • Organises regular partnership review meetings to ensure smooth running of partnerships.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Partnership Support Coordinator job opportunity must hold a degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Communication or any other related field
  • Additional training at Post-Graduate level in Public Relations is an added advantage
  • Three years’ experience working with different partners.
  • Excellent partnership management and team leadership skills
  • Experience in developing partnership strategies, manuals and tools for capacity building of partners
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Knowledge in implementation of rights based programming.
  • Familiarity with theory and practice of civil society strengthening.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in report writing. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work cooperatively with partners
  • Ability to work with people from diverse cultures, ability to lead and motivate people to work in teams.
  • Ability to develop synergies and integration of different project.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in different partnerships.
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Word processing, Power point presentation, Excel spreadsheets, e-mail and web based research. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
Deadline: 30th March 2018

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