Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Programme Support Specialist (Partnerships Capacity Development)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Description

Duty Station: Yangon (with 60% frequently travel to field offices) Reporting to: Head of Programs Supervised by: Partnerships Coordinator Report for: No direct reports Overall purpose of the role: This a new post. DRC Myanmar is looking for an experienced Capacity Development Specialist who will act as the focal point for DRC Partnerships capacity development in Myanmar. The capacity Development Specialist will support managing the capacity development portfolio for DRC partners, assist in the provision of guidance, training and capacity development activities to DRC partners and DRC partnerships focal points. The capacity development specialist will lead the Design, implementation and monitoring of capacity development activities and plans.

The Partnerships Capacity development specialist will act as focal point with DRC area offices, DRC support departments and partners and will ensure high quality partners capacity development assessment, design, implementation and monitoring.

The Partnership Capacity Development Specialist will be based in Yangon country office with 60% travel to other DRC offices.

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the partners technical needs assessments and capacity Development Plans, and act as focal point to coordinate with different DRC Departments for the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners and their staff;
  • Participate and support the Partnerships specialist with the organizational capacity assessments of potential partners at the pre-award and work with partners on turning these capacity development needs into plans and tangible outcomes;
  • Coordinate with different DRC departments and support units, the participation in the partners organizational capacity assessments, and sharing recommendations;
  • Undertake internal in-house capacity assessment to capture areas of development for DRC staff to ensure key DRC staff development areas are captured, in order to support partners with meaningful capacity development interventions;
  • Coordinate internal and external initiatives for partners capacity developments including training, secondment, coaching, shadowing etc…
  • Oversee the implementation and follow-up on Capacity development Plans agreed with Implementing Partners and identify further mutual learning opportunities;
  • Develop standard internal and external training materials and tools;
  • Develop, in consultation with DRC staff and partners, relevant capacity development guidance, modalities SOPs and tools;
  • Coordinate the provision of ToT for DRC and partners’ staff in charge of delivering internal and external trainings;
  • Draft reports on DRC and partners internal and external partnerships capacity development activities;
  • Monitor and oversee internal and external training and capacity development activities and ensure relevant databases/tracking tools are up-to-date;
  • Identify internal and external opportunities for mutual training activities for partners and support in overseeing the quality of the trainings delivered
Partners and staff development:

  • Lead the work on partners capacity development and planning, jointly with partners staff and DRC focal points.
  • Train and coach partners and DRC teams on the use of DRC capacity development tools and SOPs, in addition to leading the capacity development with partners and staff through training, coaching, exchange, shadowing etc…
  • Work closely with Partnerships team and DRC area-based partnerships focal points to ensure the systemization of best practices and lessons learnt across DRC teams and partners in different geographical locations.
External Coordination and representation

  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings and working groups, as required under the partnerships capacity development portfolio.
  • Work closely with other DRC sectors to ensure close collaboration, proper consultation and feedback collection on the work under partnerships capacity development portfolio;
  • Proactively represent DRC and participate in regular program meetings and in Civil Society coordination platforms and provide updates as appropriate.
*Perform any other relevant tasks as requested by the Patnerships Coordinator and /or Head of Programs.

Qualifications and minimum requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience with international humanitarian programmes.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with Civil Society Organizations and community-based organizations;
  • Relevant previous experience in capacity development;
  • Commitment to empower Civil Society organization and promote local ownership and respect to meaningful partnerships principles;
  • Commitment to apply in-country, regional and global learning on partnerships practices when managing capacity development with partners;
  • Commitment to spend time and efforts to contribute to strengthening partners capacity;
  • Solid experience in participatory approaches and facilitation skills, strong Interpersonal Communication and writing skills;
  • Experience in conducting consultation processes with civil society and national NGOs is an asset;
  • Experience in designing partners capacity development plans.
Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
  • Degree in relevant area
Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Professional fluency in English and Myanmar. Good understanding of any of the local languages will be considered an asset.
Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • DRC partners and Civil society actors.
  • DRC area offices teams.
  • DRC finance, supply chain, grants and MEAL units.
All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

  • Starting date of employment: May 2021
  • Competitive salary among the non-governmental organization
  • Contract: 1 year (including a probation period of 3 months) and the possibility for extension based on performance and project funding.
This position is open for Myanmar Nationals only. DRC strongly advocates for equal opportunity and promotes a diversified and inspiring working environment. Therefore, qualified candidates of ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application process:

Applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements should apply by submitting their applications in English (consisting of Cover Letter and CV of no more than 4 pages, including contact details of 3 professional references) and CV-only applications will not be considered. Apply button.

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a written test in English and a face-to-face interview.
  • After the closing date, applications are not to be considered.
Deadline for submission of applications: 23-March-2021
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