Institutional Partnership Adviser
NRC’s Partnership and Policy Department is looking for a new Institutional Partnership Advisor (IPA) for its office in Berlin (NRC Flüchtlingshilfe Deutschland).
The Partnerships and Policy Department is responsible for NRC’s strategic relations with institutional donors and private foundations, and is the “centre of excellence” on donor/partner relations in NRC. The new IPA is expected to take on the role as NRC’s lead expert adviser on institutional donors (and foundations) specific to Germany. The IPA is responsible for strategic relations with these donors and for building internal capacity and maintaining a help desk on donor related issues.
Role and Responsibilities
Responsibilities related to NRC’s main strategic donors
Be the NRC focal point for expertise on the donor and its relations with NRC:
Be the lead for NRC’s strategic engagement with the donor at an HQ level
Analyse and share information internally in NRC on the policies and priorities of the donor
Establish and maintain close relations with key staff in the donor HO
Advise NRC colleagues on communication lines with the donor, annual funding cycles, and best practice when it comes to resource mobilisation
Maintain an overview of NRC’s past and present engagement with the donor
Assist with setting up, preparing as well as participate in donor meetings
Assist with resource mobilisation
Track and share information about new funding opportunities
Undertake “donor mappings” upon request from NRC Country Offices and departments
Be responsible for prequalification processes in order to access donor funding
Manage the processes related to prioritisation of internally competing proposals
Provide help-desk support and capacity build staff on fund raising and donor rules
Stay updated on donor conditionalities, rules & regulations. Ensure that key information about these is regularly updated and available to NRC staff in order to facilitate compliance
Provide advice on donor expectations and requirements in proposal and reports
Provide advice on clauses in grant agreements, service contracts and consortia agreements
Document learning and good practice related to the individual donor
Network and advocate for improved financing conditions
Network, share information and undertake joint lobbying (vis-à-vis donors) with other NGOs that receive financial support from the same donor
Advocate for and negotiate improved conditions with the donor, whenever relevant
Liaise with other NRC units on donor related issues
Stay updated on NRC ‘s priorities and funding needs
Ensure that NRC’s donor relations are adequately reflected in external communication
Establish and coordinate donor specific internal working groups or other regular meeting points to facilitate sharing of information, capacity building, learning, etc.
The Institutional Partnership Adviser shall have specific responsibility for the following NRC donors:
BMZ: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
GIZ: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Corporation for International Cooperation)
KFW: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (German Development Bank)
FFO: Auswärtiges Amt - AA (Federal Foreign Office)
Any other German Institutional donor; foundations; corporate partners.
For more information and to apply follow the link below.