Fresher UN Partnerships Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:    Partnerships Officer
Organization: United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Warehouse
Management Assistant/Associate
About WFP:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s
largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is
to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the
lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an
emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On
average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80
countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field
presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to
food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s
most remote and fragile areas.
Job Summary:   The Partnerships Officer will mainly collect,
analyse and report on information to develop new and existing government
partnerships and maximise resources raised to support WFP programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
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 best course of action and nurture partnership growth.
·       
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.
·       
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.
·       
Contribute to partnerships strategies, including
the development of Partnership Action Plans
·       
Lead programme and other relevant teams in the
development of quality partner proposals by coordinating across WFP entities and,
when required, 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, providing
technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
·       
Other as required.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) Partnerships Officer job vacancy must hold an advanced
University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development
Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field, or First
University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or
training/courses.
·       
Minimum one or more years of relevant
professional work experience in partnership roles.
·       
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
identified opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen
partnerships.
·       
Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a
gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.
·       
Language: International Professional: Fluency
(level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second
official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s
working language, Portuguese.
·       
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in
English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
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: Collates
accurate and timely information in required format (i.e. written or visual
communications materials as well as verbally), to facilitate information flows
and informed decision making on communications issues.
·       
Information Analytics, Reporting &
Management:
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: Analyses
relevant technical data and prepares briefs to raise resources for operations,
negotiates contributions and keeps donors informed of key policies. Ensures and
oversees timely registration of contributions and forecasts, aiming for
accuracy and conformity with donors’ documentation and WFP’s rules.
·       
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the
link below
Deadline: 10th
September 2020
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