Regional Strategic Partnership Advisor

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Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Regional strategic partnerships coordinator.

About the job
The regional strategic partnerships coordinator is a key role in contributing to the development and implementation of DRC/DDG regional strategy. The regional partnerships coordinator will promote a new way of working by developing strategic partnerships in West Africa. The role will lead the identification and development of partnership either with civil society, private sector, authorities, think tank or NGOs. The role will contribute to the development of tools and processes and will support country offices in implementing them. The role will also lead regional program development with strategic consortia.

The role will work in close collaboration with regional sectors lead and with the country teams. The role will also work with the regional support services team to implement, refine and design administrative processes related to partnership.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Strategic program lead and development:

  • In close collaboration with sectors lead, identify strategic partners at regional level. Support country offices in mapping potential partners and identifying strategic ones.
  • Together with the sectors lead, design sector approach to partnerships and inputs to the regional strategies
  • Lead or contribute to strategic program development and ensures DRC/DDG representation in consortia
  • Develop partnerships and programs with think tanks or research institutes and organize joint events or workshops
  • Enhance the work with authorities in countries and at sub-regional or regional level and initiate new ways of partnering with key stakeholders
  • Contribute to innovative programming by providing partnerships solutions to operational challenges
  • Lead a regional and national reflections on partnerships and exit strategies
  • Contribute to the identification of new donors and financial partners
  • Represent DRC/DDG in regional or national fora and with key partners and donors

Technical support and advice

  • In close collaboration with regional and country teams, contribute to the selection and compliance with internal processes for the establishment of regional or national partnerships
  • Support country offices in mapping and liaising with authorities at all levels (local to regional) and enhance sustainability and ownership in strategies and program development

Quality control, evidence and learning

About you

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in humanitarian or development settings
  • Political and cultural sensitivity with qualities of patience, tact, diplomacy and persistency
  • Strong experience of donor liaison, fund raising, networking, advocacy and coordination
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven record of staff capacity building


  • Willingness to embrace and further develop overall objectives such as gender equity, impact monitoring, and cross-sector cooperation
  • Willingness to travel within the West Africa region

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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 DRC’s vision and values.

We offer
Contract length: 12 months

Level: NM.F

Designation of Duty Station: Family duty station - accompanied position

Start date: 15th July

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

Application process
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 21st June
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact our job support at

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

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. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit


Application due:


West Africa Region

Contract type:
Expatriate contract


DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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