United Nations UN World Food Programme WFP Careers – Government Partnerships Officer

Job Title:        Government Partnerships Officer
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Position Grade: NOB
Reports to: Head of
Government Partnerships Unit
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Government
Partnerships Officer will actively contribute to the development of new and
existing partnerships with government partners in order to advocate the work of
WFP, and raise and mobilize resources to support WFP programmes.
Key Duties and
  • Actively participate and assist in
    negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with
    internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous
    outcomes, such as more flexibility and predictability.
  • Implement the work plan for assigned area
    by delivering activities that maintain and develop government partnerships
    in order to maximise resources raised for the programme.
  • Maintain effective relationships with
    representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and
    coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  • Significantly contribute to the management
    of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor
    stewardship, and analysing results, in order to maximise resources raised.
  • Offer technical support to technical units
    in the Country Office, Regional Bureau and/or Headquarters as required, in
    order to assist them to effectively mobilise donor resources and to ensure
    the donor conditions are met and adhered to at different programming
  • Prepare briefs on resourcing outlook for:
    Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and Country Budget Portfolio (CBP) ;
    Country/Regional/Division Directors; the Strategic Programme Review
    Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP);
    supply chain meetings; and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to
    ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
  • Guide more junior staff, acting as a point
    of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate and analyse data for the
    preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to
    enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior
  • Proactively contribute to ideas and
    highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies
    to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Prepare and provide regular information to
    educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and
    impact of WFP programmes, and to advocate the work of WFP.
  • Represent WFP at international meetings at
    appropriate levels, in such a way that advances the government
    partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP
  • Prepare and provide inputs for briefing
    documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  • Coordinate work with other government
    partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units
    to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions
    are met.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness
    practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and
    needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
  • Other as required.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Government Partnerships Officer job
    opportunity should hold an Advanced University degree in Economics,
    International Development, Development Economics, Marketing
    Communications, Law, Business Administration, Journalism or other relevant
    field, or First University degree with two years of related work
    experience and/or training/courses.
  • At least three years of exposure and
    experience in business development (private sector), development and/or
    humanitarian affairs or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and
    multiple/tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally
    and in writing.
  • Previous experience in implementing the
    resource mobilisation work plan by delivering specific activities as
  • Experience in providing direction to one
    or more junior staff members within area of expertise
  • Experience in participating and assisting
    in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements with donors
    and host governments, in line with internal policies and external
  • Prior experience in drafting resourcing
    analysis and collaborated with accurate and timely briefs as well as
    reporting to donors
Personal Competencies:
  • Relationship Management:
    Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative
    relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in area of
    expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further
    organisational aims.
  • Communication Expertise:
    Facilitates and contributes to open verbal or written communication with
    stakeholders as required (i.e. through preparation of targeted written or
    visual communications materials, presentations, and official
    documentation) to convey tailored messages. Engages in mutually
    informative discussion with partners and influencers.
  • Information Analytics, Reporting &
    Gathers, analyses and reports information in a manner
    that draws out fact-based insights to inform approach to partner relationships
    and support substantive discussion with partners. Captures relevant
    information and progress, and ensures internal information sharing.
  • Resource Mobilisation: Demonstrates
    the ability to design and manage the full resource mobilisation lifecycle,
    including negotiating with partners and key stakeholders, providing
    resourcing advice and briefs to senior managers, leading medium/large
    teams and strategically allocating material and other appropriate
  • Business Process Support &
    Technical Guidance:
    Provides technical support to other business
    areas, identifying procedural issues and solutions. Applies understanding
    to ensure system maintenance and to support the design and implementation
    of system changes, supporting users and ensuring relevant training and
    materials are provided as necessary.
4Ps Core Organisational
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Helps teammates articulate WFP’s
    Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary
    communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    : Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will
    serve WFP’s mission.
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    Trains junior teammates on new skills and
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Serves as a peer coach for colleagues
    in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular
    basis with supervisor.
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and
    accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with
  • Focus on getting results:
    Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks
    to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies
    supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or
  • Be Decisive:
    Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices
    in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests
    opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field
    towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile &
    Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s
    teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Aligns own activities with supervisor’s
    priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
Deadline: 12th
October 2017

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