Consortium Partnership Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) | March 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Expires15 Apr 2024

Founded in 1956, The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities – in more than 40 countries around the world. DRC has been implementing emergency response projects in Tanzania since the onset of the Burundi refugee crisis in 2015 in three refugee camps in the Kigoma Region at the border with Burundi. DRC’s integrated projects for refugees, asylum seekers and host communities comprise sectors such as Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection (CBP, PSN, GBV, CP and Legal), Shelter and infrastructure, and Economic Recovery.

Overall purpose of the role:

The Consortium Partnership Coordinator will have an appropriate balance of leadership, managerial, technical, and interpersonal skills and experience. She/He shall have a deep understanding of the overall goals and objectives of the constortium(s) projects and will be able to articulate the strategic vision. S/he is responsible for close coordination and collaboration with the consortium partners and donors in order to provide overall grant management, and general technical direction to the entire programmes, ensuring an integrated vision among technical components and partners and a focus on achieving high quality programming and results. S/he will ensure progress toward targets and timely implementation; identify issues and risks related to programme implementation.  In response to monitoring and evaluation information, s/he will work with the partners to adjusting programme interventions as and when appropriate in order to enhance results. S/he will also prepare annual work plans, progress reports, and technical deliverables related to achievement of programme results.

Main Responsibilities:

Programme management:

  • Provide overall strategic and operational leadership to the consortium (s);
  • Develop and implement the strategic and operational plans, workplans and joint SOPs;
  • Provide oversight and support to consortium partners on implementation, coordinating with them closely to ensure the timely and quality delivery of activities and outputs as per the proposal and log frame;
  • Monitor and update work plan and keep partners accountable to programme commitments;
  • Review actual financial performance against the budget, and investigate variances on a regular basis;
  • Ensure quality and timely internal and external reporting;
  • Facilitate and improve sharing and learning between partners and support capacity building of local partners.
  • Coordinate and support the endline and midline Evaluation for the programme;
  • Lead and coordinate the development of complimentary concepts notes and/or full proposals, from conception to submission.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Prepare Steering Committee meetings and ensure that clear agendas are set and meeting minutes produced and circulated in line with the Steering Committee TOR;
  • Coordinate and attend the technical Steering Committees ensuring they are presented with key decisions and information on which to make their decision;
  • Represent the Consortium in coordination mechanisms with partners;
  • Ensure proper coordination and project representation to the donor and other local and international stakeholders, including MoHA;
  • Ensure that key information on the project is available to senior members of the consortium and decisions are taken to support the effectiveness of the consortium;
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all consortium partners and working groups;
  • Share operational and technical lessons learnt with wider humanitarian sector within Tanzania and internationally to enable the sharing of best practices;
  • Bring in new partners to the programme as relevant and as possible with the aim of expanding the programme footprint.

 Compliance and Risk management:

  • Ensure donor compliance and harmonized approaches between consortium members;
  • Ensure the timely delivery of agreed outputs of the Consortium and ensuring quality programme; implementation in line with the agreed strategy;
  • Periodically review overall project budget and alert concerned partner of any identified risk of over or under spending;
  • Ensure all Consortium procedures (M&E, SoPs, policies etc.) are followed by consortium partners;
  • Provide timely reporting to the Steering Committee on any risks, challenges or delays and in coordination with the Steering Committee, ensure major risks and obstacles to delivery are tackled and actions taken with agreement of consortium partners;
  • Through the Steering Committee, ensure major risks and obstacles to delivery are escalated and actions taken with agreement of consortium partners.

Technical support and overview:

  • Oversee high quality delivery of Consortium objectives;
  • Regularly review project work plan to ensure the Consortium meets its strategic objectives;
  • Supervise the implementation of the MEAL strategy;
  • Ensure that the consortium advocacy strategy is followed and promote the use of Consortium-generated knowledge and learning;
  • Conduct internal planning and progress review meetings and ensure regular progress monitoring is taking place at different levels in coordination with other members;
  • Oversee knowledge sharing between partners, and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are understood and used to improve programme implementation;
  • Provide strategic leadership on external communications in line with Steering Committee guidance.

About you:

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience in sector area (protection, EcRec, WASH, education) working for an INGO or UN agency.
  • Significant experience in project management/coordination
  • Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation and technical writing.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in project development.
  • Experience working with (inter)national partners, local/government authorities, and UN organisations


  • Master’s degree humanitarian assistance, political science, international development, economics or another relevant field.

Key stakeholders:

  • Representants of the consortium members
  • Area Manager
  • HOP
  • Economic Recovery and Protection Managers
  • Grants Manager
  • Donors


  • English (Fluent, written and spoken)
  • Swahili (Fluent, written and spoken)

Competency profile

  • Compliance and Detail-oriented
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, culturally sensitive and adaptable
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Understands humanitarian issues in Tanzania, and the region
  • Willing to travel to project sites in Tanzania

Position Information

Employment category: Grade G

Reporting to: Grants Manager

Technical line manager: Head of Programme/Area Manager

Provides Technical Supervision to: DRC Programme Staff/Consortium Partners

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: Support Services

Location: Kibondo, Kigoma – Tanzania

Providing equal opportunities  We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

DRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff within its programs. As such, we strongly encourage national and diaspora candidates to apply for this position. However, candidates should take into consideration that DRC cannot employ, under an international contract, a national of the country in which he or she will be working (in this case, the  United Republic of Tanzania)

Promoting high standards : DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Application and CV

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered.

DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on under JOB

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