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19-144: Partnership Manager
Country:South Sudan
Department:International Programs
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Program Background

International Medical Corps is currently implementing approximately 10 programs across nine sites in South Sudan. Through nearly 40 health facilities in urban and rural areas, International Medical Corps provides basic health care and integrated service provision, from preventative care to emergency surgery. To address South Sudan’s acute health worker shortage, and foster self-reliance, International Medical Corps trains health professionals and community volunteers. Also, IMC is implementing nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and GBV and public health interventions in South Sudan. IMC South Sudan is implementing DFID funded GBV prevention and response program in Upper Nile, Jonglei, Western Bar el Ghazal and Unity states. IMC has secured a four-year grant from DFID to implement GBV prevention and response programs in different parts of the country. This grant includes a component of income generating activities, GBV prevention (outreach, GBV taskforce, Safety Audit..etc.) and GBV response (case management, case review meetings, referrals..etc.) . IMC works to mainstream protection and GBV in their other programming to ensure safe access to quality services for vulnerable people

Role Summary

The Partnership Manager will Work in the Program Department under the direction of the GBV Program Coordinator and technical support from the Roving Sub Grant Manager, in close collaboration with the Finance and Compliance Departments. The Partnership Manager is responsible for helping to ensure that grants to IMC’ partners are designed in a way that adheres to IMC policies and meets the needs of the program. Provides review and compliance for ongoing grants in coordination with program and support departments, including assessing partners, drafting sub grant agreements and amendments and coordinate with HQ and partners for their review and signature. Helps monitor financial tranche payments; program narrative and financial reports and overall grant management and closeout. 

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator and partners’ Program Manager to monitor progress of projects implemented by the partners and ensure that they are completed according to the plan and timeline identified in the proposal.
  • Help identify NGO’s or community-based organizations (CBO’s) in communities where IMC works.
  • Cultivate partnerships with national and international NGOs interested in partnership with IMC.
  • Support and participate in IMC strategic planning process and provide insight on historical and current events that could impact program and partnership.
  • Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program follow-on activity
  • Conduct pre-monitoring of sub-awards applicants to evaluate financial and administrative systems, as needed.
  • Monitor all approved sub grants and ensure timely financial and progress reporting is completed.
  • Consult program coordinators, as needed for enhanced monitoring and evaluation exercises according to IMC best practices and compliance requirements.
  • Development of IMC resource tools for building capacity of local NGO-s.
  • Conduct capacity support assessments of partner capacity and develop and deliver tailored capacity support plans
  • Monitor and review the impact of capacity support; amending and revising programs as necessary
  • Design capacity building strategies based on clear needs identification and understanding of the operating context, and demonstrable experience of working with civil society organizations and with the implementation of those programs, as well as social accountability and governance programming
  • Ensure close communication and coordination with sub-grantees implementing projects.
  • Identify potential problems during implementation of projects by the sub-grantees and make recommendations.
  • Prepare progress reports on sub-grants.
  • Conduct periodic audits of sub-grants. On an average, # sub-grantees will be audited every month. Ensure that compliance and performance monitoring is conducted on regular basis.
  • Following audits and subsequent discussions with the Project Manager and other departments recommend financial, administrative and program training activities for sub-recipients.
  • Work with program coordinator to conduct kick off meetings, workshops and program review meetings for partners.
  • Add inputs, recommendations and participate in the implementation of the program and the country strategy.
  • Support partners SMTs and Program Managers in securing fund from other donors.
  • Work in coordination with IMC Program Managers to do service mapping for local NGOs in field sites and proposed trainings based on the Program objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.


A university degree in management or related fields.



  • Five or more years of grants management experience including budgeting, reporting and capacity building.
  • Previous work experience with an NGO in the area of partnership or subgrant management.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous experience developing and implementing projects
  • At least one year experience in training, facilitation and reconciliation skills in international, multicultural settings


  • Experience in partnership contract management.
  • Experience in programs funded by DFID, OFDA, UN agencies.
  • Strong communication, management, grant and donor


  • Good understanding of major international donor policies and procedures.
  • Report writing; ability to make recommendations for improvement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work independently and show initiative.
  • Arabic proficiency will be an added advantage
  • Good people management skills with the ability to develop others and to impart knowledge and experience in an accessible and clear manner


  • Fluency in English

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.