Deadline: 12 May 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Partnership Officer in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Partnership Officer will perform the following functions:
- Proactive support a wide range of aspects of a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling, data/trends analysis and outreach plan, to maximize resources and strategic alignment and to leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work.
- Conduct a mapping exercise to better understand priorities, opportunities, gaps and challenges for EME to strengthen quality partnership and advocacy strategies, taking into account the findings and recommendations of a recently completed communications review.
- Coordination with other teams and divisions, develops strategies for specific donors, UN and other partners. Provides advice and briefs to senior managers, and strategically allocates material and other appropriate resources.
- Establish and leverage relationships with other teams to facilitate the development of key messages and positions that reflect field priorities and their tailoring to specific audiences.
- Translate advocacy priorities into concrete initiatives by supporting the design and execution of advocacy-related activities and donor targeted communications, including proposals, concept notes, presentations and reports.
- Support EME management in inter-agency engagement through the development of key products that support strategic communication on operational issues and inter-agency policy positions.
- Collaborate with other HQ Divisions to ensure reporting on donors and resourcing status of activities, identifying trends and issues, and proposing solutions, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by key stakeholders.
- Prepare and coordinate inputs that contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that EME positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision-making.
Applicant must have:
- At least 5 year’s progressively responsible professional experience in donor relations, fundraising, partnerships, communication, programme implementation in a global organization.
- Country Office experience in a humanitarian programme is a strong asset.
- Strong conceptual thinking to create relevant advocacy materials for projects and activities with innovative elements.
- Support creation of external communications and briefing materials and has relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.
- Provide advanced technical support and identified opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships.
- Ability to build, strengthen, and leverage a range of relationships using formal and informal opportunities.
- Design resource mobilization processes and resource strategies, negotiated contract terms and provided resourcing advice to seniors.
- Develop long-term partner relationships and gained significant experience in expanding engagements.
- Collaborate spirit and ability to tactfully engage with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy.
- Ability to plan, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles, juggle competing priorities successfully, and work to tight deadlines.
- Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
- Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme.
- 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.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.