Partnership and Ocd Coordinator Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kigali

Save the Children


The Partnership and OCD Coordinator will ensure a quality partnership management support to the country office and the coordination of partners’ organizational capacity development.

As partners’ organizational Capacity Development focal point, he will contribute to the improvement of the health of the partners and to their program deliveries.



Support the Awards Unit in monitoring and support for grants and partnerships
Support monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning structures together with partners
Support the office on partnership to relevant stakeholders.
Support the office in carrying out Annual Partnership Review Meetings
Ensure the follow up of Partner Feedback Survey, including compiling findings and following up internally and with partners
Support the office in designing and implementing a Partner Database
Work with Operations Unit and Programme Development Quality Unit to ensure documentation and sharing of case studies and best practices within partnership management
Technical assistance to programs on partnership development and management
Support programs to design and implement good processes/criteria for scoping, selection and assessment of potential partners in coordination with PDQ Unit
Assist programs in involving partners in program design, through partnership workshops, etc
Support programs in ensuring quality partnership management and knowledge sharing, including good MEAL systems and regular sector-based partner meetings

Organizational Capacity Development:

Coordinate Rwanda and regional strategic partners’ organizational capacity development as a project
Organize, in collaboration with project coordinators, strategic partners’ OCD workshops
Ensure that all strategic partners have their OCD plans developed and support partners to implement their OCD activities
Follow the implementation of the partners’ OCD plans
Report on the OCD progress for each strategic partner
Take a decision in the field to enable smooth implementation of OCD activities
Support partners’ capacity strengthening component
Support partners and programs organize exchanges, networks and other capacity strengthening activities as required
Support the management and quality improvement of long-term strategic partnerships
Support partners’ participation in Save the Children’s project plan development and accompanying tools
Participate in capacity monitoring and assessments of partners as requested by programs or partners

Budget management:

Follow the OCD budget lines for each strategic partner
Ensure activities included in the OCD plan are implemented within the timeline

Child Safeguarding

In collaboration with the Child Safeguarding focal point, identify partners needs on Child Safeguarding;
Ensure that all partners are trained in Child Safeguarding and annual refreshers are done
Respect and Promote the Child Safeguarding Policy and local procedures and enable environment for reporting on cases.
Identify CS related activities (awareness, capacity building and communication material) in project activities and budget while reviewing proposals
Support in collaboration with the MEAL team the set-up of complaint management system in participation with the affected communities.


In collaboration with the MEAL team, ensure MEAL part of partners capacity assessment are followed up and support the capacity improvement plans

Control evidence and validation of data reported by partners.


Core Competencies

Delivering results – Problem-solving and decision making – Innovating and adapting – Working effectively with others – Networking


Holds self- accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modeling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated thinks strategically


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency


Bachelor degree in Administration/programme management or equivalent experience
3 years’ experience in programme development with NGOs
Proven oral and written presentation skills and ability to communicate to a number of internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to identify potential problems before they occur. Proactive in preparation and uses initiative in response.
Demonstrated capacity for self-organization. Excellent planning and organization skills
Ability to work under pressure and be solution-oriented
Computer skills, including internet, office applications, including Word and Excel.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Fluent in French
Good knowledge of English


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected] The deadline for receiving applications is May 31st, 2018.


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