Deadline: 19 August 2020
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Champions Engagement Lead in Nairobi, Kenya.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Champions Engagement Lead will perform the following functions:
- Responsible for ensuring that the Summit refines and implements a strong strategy and process for engaging a multi-stakeholder Champions Network in support of the Summit.
- Accountability for stewarding the Champions Network as rolled out by the EOSG and the Special Envoy, which seeks to ensure the largest and most committed group of champions possible for food systems transformation from across the full breadth of the diverse constituencies (member states, private sector, UN agencies, civil society, producer organizations, etc) and in all regions and countries of the world.
- Manage routine engagement with the Champions Network influencers and eminent persons to maximize the value of their contributions to the Summit.
- Recruit in new champions and build the network’s reach and influence.
- Contribute more broadly to the overall work of the Summit Secretariat to ensure effective coordination of the unit in all functions and key efforts of the Knowledge & Policy Unit, Global Engagement Unit, Private Sector Engagement Unit, Advocacy & Communications Unit, and Program Management Unit.
- Manage a small team of staff in the Secretariat over time to effectively deliver on the Unit’s mandate.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in political science, international development, development economics, international relations, law, marketing, communications or other relevant field.
- University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- 8 year’s of relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.
- 5-year’s experience in managing a team, motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.
- Experience in developing new and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
- Understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities, public policy formulation and levels of influence.
- Fluency (level C) in English language.
- 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 their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.