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Partnerships Officer (Resources Mobilization Expert) - Seconded to AU, SC 09, Addis Ababa

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

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Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023


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JOB TITLE: Partnerships Officer (Resources Mobilization Officer)
CONTRACT TYPE: Service Contract Level 09
UNIT/DIVISION: African Union Global Office
DUTY STATION: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
DURATION: 12 months


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.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is a leading humanitarian organization that delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. WFP has extensive experience in supporting development programmes that promote food security, nutrition, and sustainable livelihoods. WFP directly engages with the AU through its African Union Global Office (AUGO), established to ensure synergy and enhanced partnerships in WFP's engagement with the African Union and other regional organizations in Africa.

WFP recognizes the link between conflict and hunger and the importance of food assistance as a pathway to building peace and stability. As such, it aims to strengthen multisectoral collaboration for food security and support peace efforts in Africa by designing and implementing interventions tailored to the specific needs of affected communities and that promotes sustainable development.

The African Union Peace Fund invests in peacebuilding efforts across the continent to prevent conflicts, resolve disputes, and promote stability. Recently, WFP and the African Union Peace Fund Secretariat signed a supplementary agreement to expand their collaboration towards early warning, conflict prevention, and mediation efforts.

As the African Union seeks to implement the first programme funded by the Peace Fund in 2023, an increase in funding from both African Union Member States and the international community would strengthen the Fund's capabilities and demonstrate Africa’s ability to drive Africa-led initiatives and African solutions to pressing issues of peace and security in the continent.

To achieve this goal, WFP plans to strengthen the human resource capacity of the AU Peace Fund Secretariat by hiring a resources mobilization expert.

The jobholder will provide overall expert support to achieve the funding and resources mobilization objectives of the African Union Peace Fund Secretariat.

This post is based in AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and reports to the Director of the AU Peace Fund Secretariat.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

• Contributes to the development of the departmental business continuity plan and ensures implementation at the Secretariat level.
• Manages risk and recommends mitigation strategies.
• Designs and plans policy programs to achieve the strategies in the areas of resources mobilization and funding and identify best practices and monitor effectiveness of the Office’s support to Peace Fund.
• Develops new and existing activities as components of the strategies and policies.
• Addresses problems arising in current approaches to relevant area.
• Engages stakeholders within Members States and RECs in designing and implementing strategies.
• Represents the organization and explains its position at various forums such a meetings and conferences.
• Supports the implementation of the Supplementary Agreement between WFP and the Secretariat.
• Other as required.



  • Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Humanitarian Action or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses

• At least five (5) years of relevant experience in the humanitarian field and 3 years in similar role.
• Good understanding of humanitarian issues, principles, strategies, and policies
• Partnership-related expertise is a plus
• Experience working with international organizations, with knowledge of the African Union

Knowledge & Skills:
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with strong demonstrated ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style
• Ability to work independently, operate under pressure, manage multiple tasks, deliver time sensitive, high-quality work, and meet team objectives
• Understanding of data and information pertaining to humanitarian efforts

  • Excellent command and highly proficient in spoken and written English (C1 Effective Operational Proficiency). Working knowledge of one other AU language preferred


• Has gained experience in developing new and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
• Has developed long-term partner relationships and gained significant experience in expanding engagements across geographies and sectors.
• Has designed and managed all resource mobilization processes and resource strategies, negotiated contract terms, and provided resourcing advice to seniors.
• Has led and promoted data-based decision making to enable internal stakeholders to make well informed decisions.
• Has created external messaging to function, geography, and thematic interests of stakeholders.
• Has contributed to innovation of system improvements and partner intelligence platforms.
• Has utilized digital solutions to improve client services.


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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.