External Partnerships Officer at WFP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Deadline: 12 August 2018

World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of External Partnerships Officer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The External Partnerships Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Implement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with WFP and Corporate Partnership strategy.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational WFP issues.
  • Represent WFP in UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, member states, provide them with information on the programme and develop joint information programmes to increase WFP’s profile and protect its interests.
  • Identify opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN agencies, and make suggestions to senior Officers in order to support more effective and efficient approach to food assistance.
  • Prepare and provide information for member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate the work of WFP.
  • Communicate to WFP relevant discussion and feedback on programme activities and issues of priority to WFP, gathered from member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners to engage them with intergovernmental/interagency discussion, and inform future activities.
  • Obtain inputs from WFP that will contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making.
  • Research and analyses current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments in order to identify issues that may impact WFP activities, inform senior Officers and propose positions on these issues.
  • Participate in the implementation of relevant inter-agency initiatives which have been prioritized corporately, providing central resources and local training in order to contribute to sustainable change.
  • Plan and supervise the work of more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
  • Other as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with progressive responsibility and engagement with high level counterparts in host Government, Development Partners, Donor Governments, Civil Society, Private Sector and UN.
  • Proven experience in implementing activities highlighted in this Job Profile.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Nationality of Cambodia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.