Deadline: 17 January 2021
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Private Sector Partnerships Officer in Rome, Italy.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Private Sector Partnerships Officer will perform the following functions:
- Support the on-going supervision of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing ongoing stewardship and assessing results in order to maximise resourcing and technical support raised for WFP.
- Collaborate with different internal stakeholders to develop value propositions for prospecting and partnership development activities.
- Support the development of presentations and co-create (technical) partnerships concepts in coordination with WFP technical units and field operations for potential partners and submit grant applications.
- Ensure strategic oversight, programme coherence and governance of large partnerships.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with private sector counterparts.
- Handle complex sales processes and help negotiate advantageous contributions.
- Drive the development of internal and external communications strategies to ensure optimal partnership visibility.
- Facilitate secondments and short-term placements with WFP by private sector staff.
- Serve as focal point for technical units, regional bureaux and/or Global Offices and proactively support their effective and successful engagement with the private sector, including by identifying and engaging new private sector prospects.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in business administration, marketing communications, management, international development, or other relevant field.
- University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings.
- Experience in service-oriented roles working with both internal and external stakeholders to build relationships and deliver join workplans.
- 6 year’s of progressive experience working in partnership development, project management, marketing and communications, sales or account management roles.
- Knowledge of international development a plus.
- Track record of securing significant new partnerships or renewing complex partnership and securing growth.
- Ability to conceptualize, plan and manage a sales process.
- Use tact and courtesy to give and receive information with a variety of individuals.
- Good attention to detail and strong communication skills.
- Ability to work to deadlines and follow clear instructions.
- Ability to think creatively and deliver on commitments.
- Excellent command of spoken and written English.
- Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language would be a plus.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.