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Beirut - Partnerships Assistant - SC5

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Sales & Business Development
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023



WFP Lebanon encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. WFP does not charge a fee or request bank details at any stage of recruitment process. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within iour workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

(يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالميّ عن موظفيين لديهم درجة عالية من النزاهة والمهنيّة. يتمّ اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسيّ. لا يتقاضى برنامج الأغذية العالمي أيّ رسوم ولا يطلب أي معلومات مصرفيّة خلال أيّ مرحلة من مراحل التوظيف. نحن ملتزوم بالتنوّع والإشراك ضمن القوى العاملة ونشجّع جميع المرشّحين المؤهّلين على تقديم الطلبات بغضّ النظر عن دينهم، معتقداتهم، خلفيتهم العرقيّة أو الاجتماعيّة، جنسهم، هويّتهم الجنسيّة أو إعاقتهم.


Partnership Assistant


Service Contract






Beirut, Lebanon


12 Months (Renewable)


Internal & External



Terms and Conditions:

  • This vacancy announcement is open for qualified Lebanese nationals (only).
  • Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • WFP Lebanon offers flexible workplace arrangements upon prior approval.
  • Our premises are accessible, and we are committed to accommodating to any required reasonably accessible needs to remove barriers in the workplace.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Assisting more than 130 million people in 123 countries and territories each year, the World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies partnering with governments, and providing common services that allow the entire humanitarian community to save lives in emergencies and build the resilience of food insecure people and communities.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to nearly 1.1 million vulnerable persons, in the form of unrestricted assistance in-kind and cash-based transfers. WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snack and fresh food to school aged students and their families. This support is designed to improve the students’ health and make them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


Facilitate the work of senior staff to effectively position WFP with public, private and external partners to attract policy support, resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP, while supporting member states in the achievement of the SDGs and Zero Hunger and emphasizing WFP’s contributions in this regard.


Under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Officer (P3) and the overall supervision of the Head of Partnerships and Communications, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Analysis, research and knowledge management

Support in gathering partner intelligence (including forecasting), using key information systems.

Conduct desk research and prepare background information to support programme and project proposals, draft donor profiles and develop an extensive contact list of all relevant stakeholders to ensure a positive outreach, with specific focus on the EU.

• Assist Partnerships Officer (s) in drafting guidance notes on donor priorities and developing approaches to expand the donor base, including private sector donors and research and mapping of future trends.

• Provide support in collecting socio-political insights and partner intelligence (including forecasting), using key information systems.

• Ensure the proper filing and management of files, keeping the record of final versions of proposals, reports, agreements, and any relevant documents.

• Support Partnerships Officer (s) in improving and managing the data and information flow.

Support on managing donor portfolio, with a specific focus on the European Union

• Monitor and track opportunities and contributions from donors on weekly basis by keeping track of salesforce opportunities, PPR weekly updates, and contribution analysis, working closely with the Budget and Programming Unit.

Support in drafting quality proposals and reports for onward submission through the coordination with functional units including Programme, Resource Management and Finance.

• Contribute to partnerships strategies and the management of a portfolio of partnerships including partner profiling, providing coordination, data and analysis to support the effective solicitation of contributions, donor stewardship and assessment of results.

• Support in organizing and facilitating donor meetings, field missions and follow-up actions, as required.

General support

• Support staff in the assigned area to ensure that standard procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardisation of information management and performance reporting across WFP.

• Support projects and operational activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for the programme.

• Other as required.

Critical Success Factors

Excellent writing skills; experience in drafting proposals and reports, outlining and structuring documents, revising and editing, with strong English writing skills.

• Communication skills; communicates verbally and non-verbally clearly and effectively, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately, clearly articulates requests’, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

• Has a basic understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities.

• Is familiar with resource mobilization processes and resource strategies, and contract negotiations.

• Has supported creation of external communication and briefing materials.

• Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.


Leads by


with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and


Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards

Respects others and values diversity

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same

Stays focused and calm under pressure

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on


Delivers results for maximum impact

Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results



Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to change

Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

Is inclusive and


Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive


Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds and shares

new perspectives

Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

Applies Strategic


Communicates and

fulfils WFP’s vision

Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things

Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and

evaluates data

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Considers the impact of decisions

Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

Builds and




Builds partnerships

Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others

Collaborates to deliver common


Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals



Secondary certificate as a minimum, an advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Public Health or another relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of postgraduate professional experience in the same related fields is a plus.


Five (5) years of relevant experience in partnerships, fundraising, advocacy and communications, marketing, strategy development or other related fields.

Experience building and managing partnerships, including developing proposals, soliciting input for reports, drafting agreements, producing visibility plans and/or crafting joint strategies.


Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic. Strong written English skills are essential.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


  • All applications must be submitted online.
  • Application procedures:
  • Go to:
  • Step 1: Create your online CV in the platform
  • Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements
  • Step 3: Click on “Apply” to submit your application
  • NOTE: You must complete Step 3 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy


The application deadline is 5 June 2023, Monday at 11:59 PM (Rome Time).

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.