World Food Programme – Partnerships Officer NOA.

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ABOUT WFP

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization and management support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RB), or Country Offices (COs), and generally report to a more senior Partnerships Officer.

Job holders primarily carry out day-to-day partnerships activities and research. They engage with internal stakeholders and a host of the private sectors which comprises individuals, corporations, foundations, SMEs, Startups, and NGOs.

JOB PURPOSE

Facilitate the work of senior staff to effectively position WFP with the private sector to attract policy support, resources, technical assistance, and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP, while supporting member states in the achievement of the SDGs and Zero Hunger and emphasizing WFP’s contributions in this regard.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or other relevant fields, or First University degree with at least 2 years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Working Experience:

Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in strategic partnership roles with additional supervisory experience.Has demonstrated the ability to provide suggestions for improvements to Private Partnerships management governance operating standards

Language:

Fluency (level C) in the English language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has provided direction and instruction to one or more  junior staff members within area of expertise
  • Has intermediate knowledge in data visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Has a basic understanding of partnership strategies.
  • Has developed effective relationships with partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities and researched new opportunities.
  • Has developed powerful narratives by using data analysis visualization to enable action-oriented discussions with partners.
  • Has prepared briefs to raise resources for operations and collaborated for timely registration, maintenance, and update of contributions and forecasts.
  • Has provided advanced technical support and identify opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships.
  • Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive, and sound working environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

What you will do:

  • Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP strategic objectives.
  • Proactively contribute to a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling and outreach activities, with the aim to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work; Support partner visibility and ensure partner conditions are met.
  • Use data to present managers with well-researched ideas to expand support from existing partners and to scope new partners, guided by programmatic assessment and context-specific analysis with the aim to enhance the impact of WFP’s work and diversify the resource base.
  • Solicit inputs, including operational updates, from other WFP entities to inform partner audiences on WFP’s programmatic offering; Draft quality briefs and proactively highlight strategic issues to senior staff to inform the best course of action and nurture partnership growth.
  • In the context of the UN system and multilateral fora, support the development of partnerships and joint events with member states, civil society, and intergovernmental organizations to advocate for the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the global agenda and advance WFP priorities and objectives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (Continued)

  • Contribute to partnerships strategies, including the development of Partnership Action Plans; Draw up quality partner proposals and reports by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders.
  • Support senior managers in the preparation of strategic agreements, joint strategies, and MOUs in order to promote the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the national, regional and global agenda and to reach advantageous outcomes for WFP.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, provide technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
  • Gather and present internal and external data/information, using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, WINGS, WFPGo), to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments, regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
  • Other as required.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Type of Contract:

Fixed Term Contract

Duty Station:

Nairobi Regional Bureau, Kenya

Contract Duration: 

12 Months (Renewable)

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

December 31st, 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

 

 

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