Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Partnership Manager - Grants

Work Location

IRC-Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar Office

Job Title
Partnership Manager - Grants
Reporting To

Grants Coordinator

Expected Start Date
At Earliest
Contract length

Up to September 30, 2020 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Remuneration Package
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Health and Group Life Insurance + Bonus+ Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance + Gratuity) As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) and Education. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox’s bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox’s Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.


Based in Cox’s Bazar, the Partnership Manager will oversee IRC's partnership related work in accordance with the IRC Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results (PEERS). The Partnership Manager will be reporting to the Grants Coordinator with close coordination with the Finance department.

The Partnership Manager will play a key in establishing, managing and implementing IRC’s partnership work in Bangladesh, starting from leading partnership assessments as per IRC’s PEERs systems, manage sub-awards and maintain day to day communication and coordination with partners.

Major Responsibilities

  • Facilitating and coordinating all aspects of sub-award life cycle management, from partner identification, vetting, and project agreement/amendment development
  • Managing the sub-award in the opportunity tracking system for the agreement review and in case of modifications
  • Maintaining and coordinate partner program, finance and compliance monitoring schedules and coordinate support for partners with other IRC staff to address any challenges that may arise
  • Ensuring proper monitoring of the projects implemented by the partners for donor compliance and progress against objectives
  • Coordinating and facilitating partnership opening, review and closure meetings
  • Provide necessary capacity building support to IRC and partners on relevel donors’ and IRC’s policy and procedures
  • Implementing the close out process of the sub-grant at the end of the project
  • Ensuring that comprehensive electronic and physical files for this award are maintained as necessary for both the Grants and Partnerships departments
  • Maintaining proper and professional communication with IRC’s partners based on Partnership principles of Equality, Complementarity, Transparency, Results Oriented Approach and Responsibility


  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in humanitarian or development programs/industry in Partnership and sub-award management.
  • Knowledge of UN, DFID, ECHO etc. compliance and partnership/sub-award procedures
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with partners and/or grants management
  • Required to be able to function comfortably in a complex work environment, under pressure whilst prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Good supervisory, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Required to work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and project cycle management
  • Ability to build good working relationships and work effectively with program, field staff and HQ from a distance
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Excel
  • Strong communication skills in both written and verbal English.



Concentration / Major

Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree

Accounting, Business Administration, Development Studies, Economics, Commerce or relevant discipline.

How to apply:

Application Deadline: September 25, 2019

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Standard of Professional Conduct:
IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity General Statement:
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?