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Programs & Partnerships Manager


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC worked in Haiti from 2010 through 2016, initially launching an emergency response to the earthquake and later delivering child protection, water and sanitation, health, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery programs in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Since the closure of its country office in 2016, the IRC has continued to provide operational, technical, and financial support to a small number of Haitian NGO partners, including in response to the 2021 earthquake. The IRC is scaling up its support to partner-led programs in Haiti. Programs will respond to the recent escalation of violence in Port-au-Prince and the resulting rise in humanitarian needs related to cholera, food insecurity, protection, and displacement.  The IRC will work with local actors with the knowledge and ability to deliver emergency services in affected communities, then establish collaborative partnerships to fund, complement, and scale the work of these organizations.  Technical experts from IRC’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) will work closely with partners on the design and delivery of programs.  
Job Overview
The Program & Partnership Manager is a key position supporting the IRC’s partner-led response in Haiti. With the overall objective of achieving high quality and compliant programming, the main goal of this position is to manage a portfolio of partners supported by the IRC and contributing to the IRC’s program outcomes in Haiti. 

This position reports to the Head of Office, with a technical reporting line to the regional partnerships lead. 

Specific Responsibilities

Strategy and Program Approach
Introduce the IRC, our mission, principles and humanitarian response strategy in Haiti to local responders and identify and cultivate relationships with groups who have similar objectives,
Proactively engage local responders in program development and strategy validation efforts.

Promote Effective Partnerships
Promote and apply the IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results system (PEERS) with specific attention to modalities available for collaboration with local initiatives. Contribute to building a strong understanding of PEERS throughout the IRC Haiti team, and ensure that IRC’s partnership principles, skills and approaches are applied by staff across programs and projects with partners.
Facilitate systematic partner feedback on IRC’s management of the partnership relationship, including the documentation of, and response to partner feedback. 

Partnership Management
Support the Partnership Working Group with facilitation and coordination of all partnership management processes to ensure well planned, timely, coordinated and coherent partnership management.
Lead in the overall management of all partnerships and PEERS processes / documentation.
Facilitate Partnership Project Opening, Review and Closing Meetings. 
Coordinate narrative and finance reporting processes, including reviews and feedback. 
Support the Partnership Working Group members to ensure timely and effective partner program, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring).
Support the Partnership Working Group members to ensure project support plans are implemented in line with agreements. 
Maintain complete and organized partnership files for each partner.
Maintain up to date Partnership Project Tracker / Monitoring Schedule. 
Process sub-awards modifications in a timely manner ensuring that the relevant IRC units (in-country and at the HQ) provide their inputs and approve the modification.
Support the Partnership Working Group to ensure the smooth close out of partner projects, as applicable.
Responsible for managing the relevant partnership email inbox

Partner Support and Capacity Sharing
Facilitate the collaborative development and delivery of the partner project support plan, ensuring that it appropriately addresses issues identified in the due diligence process, and coordinate with relevant departments for the timely, quality implementation of the plan.
Ensure IRC understands partner capacity strengthening priorities, and identifies opportunities and plans for IRC to support partner capacity strengthening efforts.
Support the resourcing of organizational development support where appropriate for partners; coordinate organizational development support to partners.
Collaborate with technical coordinators to integrate technical capacity sharing approaches, including how IRC can learn from local partners.
Promote and identify ways for continual learning between IRC staff and partners.

Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Head of Office 

Job Requirements: 
5+ years of experience in humanitarian program management
Previous experience working with civil society in Haiti and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a locally led humanitarian response. 
Experience managing INGO partnerships with national NGOs and civil society organizations, including knowledge of due diligence process, partner capacity assessment, collaborative risk management, program oversight, and sub-award management. 
Demonstrable understanding of project planning and management cycles, and strong program design skills
Proactive, reliable, and able to work independently
Significant knowledge of key donor rules and regulations
Highly organized, close attention to detail, and ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fluid environment
Experience in training internal staff and partner staff.
Fluent in French and Haitian Creole. Proficiency in English is an advantage. 

Working Environment:  This position is based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
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