Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Partnership Officer. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.
Essential Job Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Partnership Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Review partner (sub-recipient) monthly/quarterly financial reports for accuracy and trackingagainst the subaward budget.
- Support in financial forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow of partners.
- Work continuously to enhance the capacity of local partner’s staff. Orient program staff on techniques/tools that can be used to ensure a reasonable and realistic planning/budgeting process.
- Conduct financial monitoring visits of partners to verify that sub-awards are being managed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the subaward agreement. Identify issues and advise on possible resolutions to safeguard the partners from possible fraud and breach of ethics.
- Assist in preparing required policies & procedures related to sub-award management and orient program staff.
- Provide technical backstopping to local partners on effective financial & compliance management and arrange capacity building training as required & relevant. Identify and communicate compliance risks associated with program implementation.
- Review sub award transactions (including major procurement contracts) and other documents for compliance with the subaward agreement. Identify and communicate any identified compliance risks to the Partnerships Manager. Prepare and maintain internal compliance-related reports.
- Communicate expectations, promote accountability, and provide constructive feedback to partners on the implementation of program activities.
- Ensure the partners are capacitated to work in line with the Mercy Corp’s localization efforts.
- Support Supervisor in day-to-day work. Track all the subaward financial reports and fund requests.
- Ensure timely disbursement of the funds to the partners.
- Maintain subaward files. Coordinate with the USAID funded BHAKARI project team to collect VAT invoices, Reconcile and assist in submitting VAT package file to the IRD office.
- Ensure that MC operational policies and procedures are followed, while ensuring downward and upward project efficiency, transparency, and accountability.
- Manage good relationships with project stakeholders, including local NGO partners, GoN officials, local bodies/community officials, and colleague agency officials.
- Ensure that innovative approaches, good practices, particular challenges, or good results are documented to support agency learning.
- Ensure GESI sensitive monitoring and evaluation process (for eg: ensure disaggregated data and information is regularly collected, analyzed, and updated to monitor the progress of the program implementation, by closely working with other team members including GESI.
- Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
- Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
- Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
- Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
- Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
- Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
- Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
- Other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and or Country Director.
Knowledge and Experience
- Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Business / Finance Management, or other related discipline.
- At least 2 years of relevant experience in administering small grants in an international/local environment.
- A solid understanding of financial, procurement and organizational systems and procedures.
- Experience in writing Financial and compliance review reports.
- Previous experience in internal audit, financial monitoring, or compliance or donor funded program is preferred.
- Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
- Experience working in complex diverse environments, and accordingly under complex donor regulations
- Strong analytical, communication and financial and compliance monitoring review report writing skills with attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment
- Willing to travel and work extensively in the program areas with the local partners
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.
Application Deadline: 9th Jan, 2022