Turkey: Partnership Coordinator-Gaziantep / Turkey

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 16 Dec 2016

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.


The Partnership Coordinator will support the application of NRC Syria’s partnership approach, ensuring the application of appropriate systems and practices in support of effective partnerships. This includes capacıty assessments, monitoring and follow up on partnerships in support of quality programming. The Partnership Coordinator will promote ways of working that respect partner contributions to the achievement of NRC’s programmatic goals and supports adherence to humanitarian principles.


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.


  • Ensure the NRC Syria partnership approach is effectively applied in the North West Area Office.
  • Pursue and develop relationships with Syrian stakeholders
  • Support Program Managers of the North West Area Offıce in partnership development as a key methodology for achieving outcomes.
  • Share learning and promote a culture of open and equal partnership


  • Lead in the vetting and process of agreement formulation with newly identify partners.
  • Guide PMs on engaging in strategic partnerships with identified organizations with particular attention to quality pilot project monitoring.
  • Engage in networking and information gathering that contributes to NRC’s ability to make strategic and informed decisions regarding partnership in support of NRC’s programmatic goals.
  • Support the development and application of NRC’s partnership approach, including tools for organizational assessment and performance management.
  • Work with program and support managers to:
    • Ensure capacity building plans are developed for each partner, and monitor the implementation of these plans.
    • Identify partner’s capacity needs and address them with training, coaching and mentoring schemes.
    • With PMs to organize partner review and evaluation meetings and actively follow up on outstanding partnership issues
  • Maintain database of all potential or current partners, actively update with new information as necessary
  • Regularly meet with partners to get feedback on partnerships and based on that suggest ways to improve NRC-partner working relationships, flagging any critical issues
  • Other partnership related actions as determined by line manager.


  • Master’s degree in related field (desirable)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in related programming in post-conflict environments
  • Minimum 2 years’ programme/project experience
  • Experience of implementing partnership programming remotely in conflict settings
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; Arabic language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Middle East is preferred
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Understanding of Protection Principles and Principles of Partnership

Behavioral competencies

  • Working with people
  • Analyzing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect

We offer :

Commencement : ASAP

Contract Period : Until May 31, 2017 with possible renewal

Salary / Benefits: According to NRC Salary Scale

Duty Station: Gaziantep / Turkey (10% travel)

Application procedures and CV registration:

Please note that you are required to enter the GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for BOTH company and location

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its employees and to check that they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

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