Club Rafiki Partnership Coordinator

We are recruiting for an Australia-based Partnership Coordinator (volunteer role) to manage our community development partnership in Rwanda, in the spirit of indigo foundation principles and community-led development.

indigo foundation has partnered with local grassroots organisation Club Rafiki in Rwanda since 2012 to support their high-impact work with young people in Kigali and surrounding rural villages. From launching Kigali’s first hip hop dance school to supporting a sexual and reproductive health clinic that offers education, counselling and testing to mentoring programs for girls and young women – Club Rafiki has gone from strength to strength as a strong and resilient local partner. More information about the partnership is here.

Key responsibilities

Strong and open relationships with our community partners are vital to our work. As Partnership Coordinator, you will be the primary contact with Club Rafiki, responsible for the ethical, transparent and timely coordination of the partnership. Specific responsibilities include:

  • assisting our community partner to achieve their objectives by providing advice, technical expertise, building capacity and facilitating linkages with other organisations as appropriate;
  • managing key partnership agreements, budgets and financial reporting;
  • undertaking strengths and needs assessment, risk analysis and monitoring and evaluation;
  • ensuring all stages in project development and management are adequately documented and project files are maintained;
  • reporting verbally and in writing against a monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • managing project-related travel, including compiling information for security assessments, debriefing and trip reporting; and
  • fundraising and liaising with donors and supporters as required.

Capabilities

  • Commitment to achieving social justice and the principles of empowerment
  • Commitment to securing the human rights of women and girls
  • Passionate about community-led development and building the power and capacity of local grassroots organisations
  • Understanding of, and experience with, the challenges facing marginalised communities
  • Ability to work collaboratively, listen and learn from others (including partner organisations)
  • Ability to work cross culturally and value diversity
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve problems and obstacles arising in the process of managing partner relationships

indigo foundation is a child-safe organisation. We require all Partnership Coordinators to sign our Code of Conduct for Working with Children and Young People and to obtain a current Working with Children and Vulnerable People clearance.

Full terms of reference and capabilities available on request. This is an Australia-based part-time volunteer role with travel required to Rwanda every 12 – 18 months. indigo foundation is a virtual organisation and the role can be based anywhere in Australia.

About indigo foundation

For almost 20 years, indigo foundation has supported grassroots organisations in some of the most marginalised communities in the world to pursue their development goals. We currently partner with 17 local organisations across seven countries.

We support local community partners to empower women and girls, improve education and health outcomes, secure better livelihoods for families and defend their human rights. We believe powerful and positive change is achieved through community control over decision-making, honest communication between communities and ourselves and building strong community organisations. We know from the evidence that community-led development works to transform lives and build more resilient communities. Our approach to partnership is built on respect, mutual learning and accepting that progress and setbacks are a normal part of community development.

We are proudly nimble and creative, with committed volunteers and supporters across Australia who value our distinctive approach to community partnerships and development.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a two page cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you would be suitable for the role to Jemma Bailey at jemma.bailey@indigofoundation.org, using the subject line: Club Rafiki Partnership Coordinator application.

Applications close on 3 June 2019.

For enquiries about the role, please contact Development Coordinator Libby House on libby.house@indigofoundation.org or 0490 061 744.