Partnership Specialist

Danish Refugee Council

Kyiv, Ukraine

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

You will  provide high level technical support to DRC partners in Ukraine to navigate complex operational environment, project cycle management and organisational development.  You will act as a mentor to DRC partners and partners teams to ensure the successful implementation of the partnership. Your duty station will be Kyiv with a country focus since DRC partners operates across Ukraine. You are expected to travel across Ukraine to meet with DRC partners on a regular basis (40% travels).      
DRC Joint Operating Principles Implementation:

  • Act as a technical focal point for the implementation of DRC operating principles and red line framework with partners in Ukraine
  • Roll out joint operating principles workshops with DRC partners, and facilitate the operationalisation of those frameworks with DRC partners
  • Provide CHS, PSEA and AAP training and operationalisation mentoring to DRC partners
Partnership capacity exchange & development:                                                            
  • Lead participative organisational development assessment with DRC partners
  • Proactively organise the implementation of the plan with multiple departments involved and provide direct support to partners to achieve the agreed upon plan
  • Facilitate workshops, training and mentoring sessions together with the partnership unit team
  • Facilitate regular inclusive learning exchange sessions with partners
  • Provide support and mentoring to partners for the development of needed internal policies and procedures
Accountability and Reporting:
  • Identify, synthesise and disseminate best practices and lessons learned in partnership-building.
About You:           

To be successful in this role as a Partnership Specialist we expect you to have minimum 5 years of work experience within initiative or programmes focusing the sectors of capacity building, good governance and/or policy analysis - preferably within a national or International NGO, the UN or Government agencies and Master’s degree (e.g. political science, international development, economics) or equivalent professional qualification.

Moreover, we expect:
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in capacity exchange concepts and practices in Ukraine.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of CSO/CBO work and their organization trends in Ukraine.
  • A demonstrated high-level tutorial expertise – well versed in delivering trainings and/or presentations on the capacity building domain.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Fluency in Ukrainian/Russian