SENED Organization

Partnership Manager (Ref: Partnership Manager)

  • Gaziantep
  • SENED Organization
  • Posted date: 4 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-21

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Job Title: Partnership Manager (Ref: Partnership Manager)

Job In Gaziantep

Company: SENED Organization

Start Date: 2024-01-30

End Date: 2024-02-21

Job Description

Job Title:

Partnership Manager

Job Location:


Line Manager

Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs

Functional Manager

Grants Coordinator


6 Months with possible extension


General Description of the Programme:


SENED is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization licensed and registered in Türkiye with the number 27-15-175. SENED Organization was established shortly after the Syrian Nakba and in response to the suffering of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey as well as internally displaced people in Syria, with the aim of alleviating suffering, achieving justice, equality, and freedom, strengthening the role of civil society, and supporting and developing the local community. SENED works in the humanitarian work sectors to support, empower, and educate the community through several programs, and takes special care of people with disabilities and their families and defends their issues.


SENED Association emphasizes the need to create safe, accessible, and participation-encouraging living conditions for the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of individuals by focusing on the people with disabilities. Beyond the medical perspective on disability, it tries to find solutions to the problems faced by disabled people with a holistic perspective by considering the disabled people, their families, and the society they live in, focusing on the conditions they experience. SENED Association aims to create a safe and supportive environment and space by conducting family-oriented activities to help disabled individuals and their families to become stronger, discover their potential and stand by with their children. By collecting data on refugee disabled people, identifying problems and needs, SENED strives to ensure harmony between disabled refugees and local people with a voluntary, professional team and a community-based approach. In all activities, education, research, advocacy, etc. carried out on platforms created by local and disabled refugee people.


Job purpose:


Under the management of the Deputy Field Coordinator for Programs and in close link with the Grants Department, the Partnership Manager is responsible for the supervision of a project aiming at strengthening Turkish CSOs in Hatay after the earthquake, funded by the French Development Agency via Solidarités International and implemented by SENED.


He/She is the main focal point for the coordination, planning and reporting around the program, while ensuring compliance with donor regulations.


Regular travels to Hatay and occasional travel to Amman may be requested, with a contribution on the development on the development and roll-out of a partnership management framework.


Duties, objectives, and competencies

Partnership management:

·                 Ensure the participation of the partner in the projects kick-off, quarterly reviews and closure meetings as well as to the monthly Budget Follow Up and Program monitoring meetings (special sessions dedicated to the partners).

·                 Organize partner’s monthly meetings with the participation of Program and Support departments and actively follow-up the implementation of action points and outstanding partnership issues.

·                 Receive the monthly reporting from the partners and check that minimum requirements in terms of deadlines and templates are respected. Transfer the received documents to the Program and Support departments for revision and comments. Ensure effective and timely communication with/from the partners for the finalization of the required documents according to the CO departments’ requests.

·                 In collaboration with Compliance Coo and Grant Coo, monitor Partners’ compliance to SI and donors’ requirements and timely inform Program and Support departments.

·                 When required, lead the development of additional SOPs and templates to support the implementation of new activities, such as provision small grants to local CSOs.

·                 In close collaboration with CO Support and Program departments as well as FOs, contribute to the development of performance evaluation tools (snapshot) and to the organization of monitoring field visits in partners targeted locations to report on quality and effectiveness of the assistance delivered.

·                 Support partners in the exercises of lessons learnt and capitalization.

·                 In collaboration with the Compliance Coordinator, ensure audits and spot check are regularly implemented, and recommendations are followed and implemented.

·                 In collaboration with the RCO and Grants Coo, act as focal point for drafting, compiling and consolidating interim and final reporting requirements, including any follow-up communication with Partners.

·                 Support the partner in fulfilling the external communication requirements around this project.


Build partner’s technical capacities:

•          Conduct Partnership Capacity Assessments and develop partner capacity building plans in close collaboration with the different CO Program and Support Coordinators. He/She will monitor the implementation of the training plans by the CO Program and Support departments.

•          Work across all departments within SI CO to ensure sufficient resourcing of partner capacity building.

•          Support each department for the elaboration and implementation of trainings in accordance with Partner’s needs.

•          Participate in the development of a capacity building check-lists and tools to guide SI CO departments and Field Coordinators in their regular interaction and capacity building with partners.


Evaluation, Learning and capitalization:

•          Regularly meet with the partner to get feedback on partnerships and based on this, suggest ways to improve partners’ working relationships, flagging any critical issues.

•          Assess the current partnership to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, to document lessons learnt and inform strategic decision-making.

•          Contribute to the harmonization of SI’s partnerships processes and practices at mission level.

•           Ensure the capitalization and the archiving of all administrative documents from Partners.


Requirements: Essential

·                 Bachelor's degree in social/political science or related field.

·                 Excellent command of English.

·                 Great communication, time management, and team management.

·                 Autonomous, organized ability to prioritize and to work under pressure.

·                 Ability to travel on a short notice.

·                 Strong computer skills essential.

·                 3-5 years of INGO experience.


Requirements (desired)

·                 Full command of the project cycle management.

·                 Former experience in partnership management is required.

·                 Good understanding of budget management. 


Technical Competencies:

·                 Experience in Grants Management and Reporting.

·                 Proven records in capacity building.

·                 Experience in conducting field visits and checking compliance with donor requirements.

·                 An experience in external or external audit would be an asset.

·                 Understanding of MEAL principles and practices and ability to draft assessment reports.


How to apply: Interested candidates may please send their resumes with the cover letter and fill out the application link.


The application deadline is the 21st of Feb 2023.


General terms and conditions


Disabled beneficiaries, children and vulnerable adults must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that SENED shows this ongoing commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.



SENED is committed to creating a genuinely inclusive, effective, and representative organizational culture, encouraging employee equity and diversity, and eliminating discrimination. Having a diverse profile of employees, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures, etc., including various experiences and capabilities, helps us understand, represent, and serve children better. Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or age.



If needed, SENED will submit a work permit application for the selected candidate after the job offer is accepted. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Türkiye will result in rescinding the employment offer.


This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. SENED reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of SENED’s work, we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate, which may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to apply as early as possible.


SENED Organization does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. | SENED Kuruluşu işe alım sürecinin hiçbir adımında ücret talep etmemektedir.

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