Ended ​​​​​​​Partnership Coordinator

The Job

Partnership Coordinator – Sanaa with up to 70% travel to the Field Offices


The Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for managing overall relationships with Save the Children’s partners in Yemen, developing and strengthening SCI’s portfolio of partnership work, and ensuring compliance with SCI’s partnership policies and procedures, including financial and reporting requirements.

The Partnership Coordinator takes the lead role for SCI’s engagement with local partners in Yemen programme. The overall aim of the Partnership Coordinator is to ensure partnerships in Yemen programme respect SCI’s Partnership Principles of value driven and empowering relationships, transparency, accountability and mutual benefit, and ensuring quality programme implementation with partners through a systematic operational partnership approach guided by SCI’s Partnership Framework and SCI’s Humanitarian principles. The post holder is responsible for ensuring staff and partners’ capacities are developed to ensure quality programming across the full range of SC Yemen’s work..  The post holder will be expected, with limited support, to lead on overall partner coordination, facilitate standard partner assessments, facilitate partner capacity strengthening plans and development, staff capacity strengthening, operational system adaptation and facilitating partners with programme design and budgeting.

The successful candidate will work closely with: i) relevant programme/project Managers, who are responsible for all aspects of program implementation; in addition to ii) Regional and Global Partnership Advisors for remote support to strategic partnership development, partner mapping, and policy and strategy development. ii) relevant department in particular Awards, MEAL, and PDQ


Overall Responsibilities

  • Continue to carry out partner/stakeholder mapping regularly, working with others in the SC programme and the wider NGO community, and to manage and be responsible for a transparent selection process of partners ensuring alignment with SCI Yemen’s values and Country Strategic Plan;
  • Facilitate a collaborative capacity assessment process with selected partners highlighting areas in need of support and agree on a Capacity Development plan for each partner, which may include training, mentoring, field trips, shadowing, exchange visits, SCI staff seconded into partner etc;
  • Where possible, facilitate partners’ direct access to donor funding, without passing through SCI;
  • Work with the Awards department to set up a monitoring agreement with each partner, with a dual emphasis on compliance and risk management for funds and goods, as well as a monitoring plan to measure the impact of the capacity building programme on organisational capacity and ability to implement good quality programmes; Developing necessary tools that can be use to support partners when needed.
  • Ensure that the partners receive adequate support on finance, logistics, HR, reporting and other organisational requirements;
  • To work at all times to build a close, two way working relationship where partners are respected, listened to and supported and to create an open channel to discuss challenges and constraints as they arise;
  • Ensure learning from partners is fed into SCI Yemen programme strategic planning.

Programme Management & delivery:

  • Ensure that partner projects are implemented in line with SCI and donor rules and regulations;
  • Strengthen management and follow up systems with partners for monitoring and reporting purposes;
  • Standardise ways of working with partners and build partners capacity in work-planning and programme cycle management;
  • Provide support to programme Coordinators and partners at the field level to trouble-shoot issues affecting programme delivery;
  • Responsible Work with Programme Coordinators and budget holders to ensure early communication to CO for any project amendments, extensions etc and support the development of these requests with the partners;
  • Provide additional support, where necessary, to the programme Coordinators to help ensure that partner projects are implemented on time and to budget;
  • Work with field teams and partnership advisor to review project partnerships including partner-led implementation progress;
  • Facilitate the periodic updating of SCI Yemen’s partnership strategy; and
  • Ensure the communication of SCI Yemen’s partnership strategy to key stakeholders.

Capacity strengthening

  • Provide ongoing technical support to SCI Yemen’s local partners in the area of organizational development and SCI Yemen’s integrated program approach;
  • Identify and act on opportunities to link SCI Yemen’s partnership work to local and regional partnership work;
  • Lead the development and implementation of appropriate partnership and capacity buildings modules and tools; and
  • Lead the development of, and support the implementation of comprehensive capacity building plans for partners and subsequent reporting of results achieved.
  • Work with the Humanitarian Coordinator to build capacity of partners in humanitarian response and emergency preparedness planning

Coordination (Internal and External)

  • Working in close collaboration with relevant Technical Advisers and programme Managers/coordinators, coordinate the preparation and submission of partnership proposals;
  • Support proposal design and review processes to ensure that partnership and capacity building strategies are in alignment with program guidelines and standards;
  • Take the lead on organising an annual partnership workshop, coordinating with relevant teams;
  • Collaborate with the partnership advisor and MEAL team to support the assessment and implementation of the MEAL programme as designed for local partners;
  • Collaborate with finance and programme teams to support the tracking and submission of partner’s finance reports with relevant supporting documents; and
  • In collaboration with the awards team and programme staff, ensure the vetting of selected partners.
  • Work with NGO fora towards a greater voice for NNGOs in the humanitarian system (capacity strengthening ngo, coordination and advocacy); and



  • Bachelor or higher degree in social sciences or relevant field
  • 2-5 years of demonstrated experience in partnership arena
  • Experience and expertise in humanitarian context
  • Experience in capacity development and/or organisational development
  • Strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills
  • Very good coaching, mentoring and team building abilities
  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced environment and produce results under challenging conditions
  • Willingness to work in a challenging security environment
How to Apply

Please make the candidates apply through the bellow link:


“Please mention the Position and Duty Station on your email Subject”

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 7 May 2019
  • Deadline: 20 May 2019