Partnerships Manager at Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. Creative Associates International has been working in Nigeria for more than a decade to support education programs in the north. Creative Associates International is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on this project.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Partnerships ManagerLocation: Maiduguri, BornoProject SummaryThe North East Nigeria Transition to Development program (NENTAD) aims to deliver an effective response to the basic needs of vulnerable people impacted by the crisis in the north east of Nigeria.The Education in Emergencies component of NENTAD will focus on addressing immediate needs by providing education support to conflict affected children and adolescents, while contributing to the learning on what is needed to support early recovery and transition to development.In order to achieve this output, we will support up to two projects that include well-targeted, innovative, and results-oriented activities.Position SummaryThe Partnerships Manager will be responsible for providing managerial, administrative and technical support to all local partners and will work closely with two Education Officers specifically responsible for working with local partners.The Partnerships Manager is responsible for identifying and overseeing local partners to facilitate professional capacity building trainings, manage partner expectations for meetings, reporting, and project implementation, ensure effective communication, and increase collaboration between local partners and local government and communities.The position requires experience working with local partners to build capacity, improve collaboration with local government and personnel management.Reporting & Supervision:This position is housed in IRC’s Maiduguri office and reports to the Senior Consortium Coordination.Primary ResponsibilitiesLead management of local partner organizations:Identification of new local partners (as needed)Design and lead capacity building trainingReview and strengthen local partner capacity to implement projects, manage funds, and write reportsIncrease collaboration amongst local partners to increase sharing of best practicesEnsure technical coordination of state-level activitiesWork closely with Education Officers to manage support for local partners as needed to ensure the smooth implementation of project activities across technical areas.Ensure the timely production, coordination, and reporting of local partnersIncrease coordination between local partners and local government officials to support education 

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