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Friday, May 12, 2017

SOCY Capacity Building and Partnership Manager Job at Catholic Relief Service - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
SOCY Capacity Building and Partnership Manager

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Catholic Relief Service

Deadline of this Job:
May25th 2017 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Position: SOCY Capacity Building and Partnership Manager
Position Grade: 9
Position Type; Full time
Reports to: SOCY Finance and Operations Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Catholic Relief Services (CR5) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
job Summary: CRS works in partnership with local organizations, and specifically with the Catholic Church, to implement projects. As part of catholic social teaching and the principle of subsidiarity, CRS is compelled to support the transfer of capacity to our local partners wherever possible. The Capacity Strengthening and Partnership Officer will be responsible for planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting of SOCY partnership and capacity strengthening program/ activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Program planning and management:
  • Work closely with relevant CRS and partner staff to ensure that partnership and capacity strengthening activities are adequately planned and managed.
  • Ensure all assessments are coordinated and carried out in a timely manner and resulting development of partner and capacity strengthening action plans,
  • Ensure to have a Follow up mechanism in place to monitor and measure the progress of capacity strengthening plans and achievements.
  • Proactively seek out advice, support and any other technical assistance required by partners to ensure timely compliance and effective implementation of capacity strengthening plans.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of all records and documents relating to partnership and capacity strengthening in the designated locations (One Drive, Gateway).
  • Work closely with Grants and Compliance Unit and establish a timeline to ensure partners submit their financial requests and liquidation reports on time and relevant-staff in CRS review and process liquidations and disbursements of project funds on time.
  • Work closely with Senior Program Manager and establish a timeline to ensure partners submit their activity reports on time and relevant staff in CR5 review and provide feedback to partners on time.
  • Periodic review of collaboration activities and reporting systems in place to ensure these foster program activities and recommend for improvements
  • Work closely with Grants and Compliance Unit to ensure timely dissemination of updates on grant requirement and compliance
Communication and relationship management:
  • Ensure effective and appropriate communication with partners in relation to partnership and capacity strengthening.
  • Provide periodic updates to CRS and partners at all levels on assessments, action plans, and achievements, as well training and technical support provided to partners in terms of partnership and capacity strengthening.
  • Ensure CRS and partners maintain strong and healthy relationship.
  • Identify any gaps in communication and partner relationships and share with relevant staff arid ensure corrective measures are taken in a timely manner.
Capacity strengthening:
  • Participate and support partners in SRFMP and HOCAI assessments, partnership scorecard application, monitoring and audits, and overall program reviews and evaluations as appropriate
  • Closely follow up with CRS and partners on the implementation of ICIPs and capacity strengthening plans developed by or jointly with partners.
  • In collaboration with partners, design and implement effective work plans that allow for timely implementation and progress review of all capacity strengthening plans.
  •  Provide technical support to partners in implementing capacity strengthening plans.
  • implementing plans, establishing/strengthening systems, policies and procedures in areas identified as per assessments.
  • Work with Senior Grants and Compliance Manager to ensure partners are trained in and knowledgeable of all donor requirements and deadlines.
  •  Work With Senior Program Manager to ensure partners receive the necessary technical support and training (if needed) to implement the program effectively.

Internal: SOCY COP, DCOP, Finance and Operations Director, Senior Program Manager, and relevant staff, CP P/CS Technical Advisor, HOP/ HOOP or delegates and relevant program and operation staff.
External: SOCY Partners
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • University degree in project management, organizational development or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
  •  At least S years’ experience working for international organization.
  • Significant experience with institutional strengthening and partnership building.. Possess the ability to work effectively both independently and or in a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Strong planning and coordination skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight reporting deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 60% of the time.
These are rooted in the mission, values and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and responsibilities assonated with the position. CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. "l understand that CRS takes all allegations of abuse and exploitation seriously. Abuse or exploitation of children or vulnerable adults is grounds for immediate dismissal.”
Job application procedure
Please submit cover letter, CV testimonials and three work references (names and contact information only) to  or submit hard copy to HR department, Catholic Relief Services, Plot 577, Block 15,Nsambya Road, P.O Box: 30086 Kampala. Deadline for submitting applications is May25th 2017 5:00pm.