Apply: NRC Partnerships Coordinator

Deadline: 29 May, 2024

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is seeking to fill the position of Partnerships Coordinator.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people, secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions.


  • Support the development of NRC partnership standard operating procedures and tools based on lessons learnt and feedback
  • Develop NRC’s mapping of national NGOs, community-based organisations (CBOs), and civil society actors in relation to ongoing initiatives in Nigeria and in collaboration with the core competencies (sector specialists)
  • Uphold NRC principles of partnerships, NRC core values and safe and inclusive programming (SIP) principles during the establishment of NRC partnerships and guide the evolution of strategic partnerships over time
  • Support the development of NRC partnership standard operating procedures (SOPs) and tools, based on lessons learnt and feedback
  • Facilitate for NRC staff across all departments (including area office, support, programme unit, etc.) to engage with and apply NRC partnership SOP and tools throughout project cycle
  • Ensure that all partners’ programme results are received, supervised, filed and in compliance with donor objectives and requirements
  • Coordinate with programme teams and other units within NRC
  • Ensure that partners’ contractual reports are reviewed, and internal feedback is compiled and sent to partners in a timely manner
  • Advise the area managers of any issues and provide timely feedback to partners
  • Lead the NRC monitoring of partners by developing an annual monitoring schedule, coordinating the development of monitoring tools, communicating monitoring‐related information to partners and facilitating remote and on‐site monitoring
  • Conduct monitoring visits and coordinate support for partners to address any concerns or issues that may arise
  • Ensure that response and support plans are implemented.
  • Conduct field visits to partner activities and provide coaching and mentoring when possible and relevant
  • Develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain partner files, including filing of all appropriate communication, documentation and updates of the partnerships tracker, assembling all requirements throughout the downstream partner award lifecycle
  • Support audit processes for NRC’s implementing partners


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related area
  • Three years, minimum, of work experience with NGO and/or international organisations, preferably in the field of grants management or partnership-related duties
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Ability to coordinate tasks and work processes and work with short deadlines
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of local languages such as Hausa, Kanuri, an advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

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