Partnership Officer

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Main responsibilities

  • Assist in identifying, assessing, and developing potential partnerships with local national NGOs.
  • Support in maintaining strong working relationships with partners through regular communication and collaboration.
  • Aid in monitoring partner performance, providing technical support and guidance through the partnership team in Gaziantep as needed, and addressing any partnership-related issues or challenges.
  • Help the team in developing and regularly updating stakeholder analysis.
  • Contribute to the pre-award due diligence process for all sub-awards, including appropriate vetting, risk analysis associated with the award, and identifying and implementing proper measures to manage those risks in collaboration with other departments.
  • Record minutes of the Elaf RD’s internal Partnership Working Group meetings, follow up on action points with relevant team members.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, share them with the partnership team, document the agreed action points, and follow up with the assigned team members.
  • Organize regular meetings to review Elaf RD and partner performance within the established framework; lead the formulation of joint action plans to address issues and follow up on the implementation of action plans with relevant partners and Elaf RD staff.

Required Experience/Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as international development, business administration, or social sciences.
  • At least 2 years of progressively successful experience working with local partners and/or grants management.
  • Strong understanding of stakeholder analysis and partner mapping techniques.
  • Experience in developing partnership proposals and conducting partner capacity assessments.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and with partners from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines.


  • Fluency in Arabic and English and Turkish is required.

Soft Skills:

  • Abilities to work actively and interact with other people
  • Strong administrative ability and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, and cooperative working skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality
  • High attention to detail and a high level of accuracy

Children and vulnerable adults must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that ELAF shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Alongside our safeguarding policy, ELAF RD is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with ELAF RD will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability. Comply with ELAF RD’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behavior protocols.
Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
Report any concerns about the inappropriate behavior of ELAF RD staff or partners.

Position Code: HR-TR-24-06-007

Turkish citizenship is preferred

How to apply:
Interested? Then apply for this position via filling out the application form.
• All applicants must send an updated CV in English.
• Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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