Partnership Coordinator

Danish Refugee Council, Yangon, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th January, 2020

Job Description


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international humanitarian organization implementing relief and development activities in more than 30 countries. DRC/DDG is a non-governmental, non-political and non-religious organization and for DRC/DDG, people’s right to a life with dignity is central to all that we do. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a department within DRC; the DDG mandate is to recreate a safe environment where people are free from the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and small arms and light weapons. DRC/DDG has been operating in Myanmar since 2009, in Northern Shan in 2016, responding to humanitarian needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and conflict-affected populations. The DRC/DDG programme is rooted in a strong protection outreach that includes protection monitoring, tailor-made assistance and programmatic integration through mine action including provision of Mine Risk Education (MRE) and Landmine Victim Assistance (MVA) in the most contaminated and conflict-prone areas of Myanmar.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • DRC Myanmar is looking for an experienced advisor for a short-term role (2-3 months).
  • DRC is currently starting up partnership activities across Myanmar. The Coordinator will be responsible to lead this start-up, including developing partner relations and communications, leading the partner assessment process, developing workplans and coordinating capacity support, where needed.


  • Partnership strategy, development and mapping
  • In close collaboration with area and program staff, identify partners for upcoming projects. Where needed, support area offices in mapping potential partners and identifying project-specific partners
  • Sub-award and partnership management
  • Support and train staff on partnership and sub-award management, where needed
  • Consolidate necessary tools, SoPs, and templates for sub-award management, partner identification, and assessment


  • Lead the start-up of up to two small-scale pilot partnership programs, including ensuring contracts are signed, workplans are developed, and implementation is ready to begin
  • Where partners are being engaged in multiple areas, or across multiple projects – serve as the key interlocutor with partner senior management


  • Raise any issues of non-compliance and assure compliance with relevant DRC standards and procedures
  • Provide regular updates to Head of Programmes and Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Any other duties as agreed with Head of Programmes

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • Professional technical experience evidencing and demonstrating ability to deliver against the above-mentioned responsibilities:
  • Minimum 7 years international humanitarian field experience, including in conflict and restricted access environments
  • Experience in rapidly changing humanitarian contexts, and of working with forcibly displaced people
  • Relevant practitioner knowledge of and experience with partnership and localization
  • Experience with responsible partnership frameworks, including DNH framework, tools and assessments
  • Experience delivering targeted and high quality technical training and capacity building, including in settings with remote technical management
  • Substantial experience in both a technical advisory role and with hands-on programme management and implementation across the project/programme cycle
  • Confident and effective representation and communication skills
  • Strong proposal development and report-writing skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills, including working with different groups, partners and nationalities
  • Previous technical advisory and implementation experience in, and understanding of, working in volatile and access constrained contexts – is required

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.):Masters in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant field

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • English (fluent)
  • Myanmar (desirable)
  • Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
  • Senior Management, including SMT
  • Area Management
  • Program Managers


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