Govt Partnerships Officer (Consultant Level II), WFP Regional Bureau Cairo
World Food Programme
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JOB TITLE: Government Partnerships Officer
TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT: International Consultant Level II
UNIT/DIVISION: Partnership, Regional Bureau Cairo (RBC)
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Cairo, Egypt
REPORT TO: Head of Government Partnership
DURATION: 11 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.
WFP’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East and Northern Africa (RBC), based in Cairo, Egypt, provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in 16 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen. These country offices aim to assist roughly one-third of all of WFP’s beneficiaries (approx. 30 million) in some of the most critical humanitarian emergencies of our time. RBC is also active in the ‘Changing Lives’ side of WFP’s mandate, helping national governments and local communities improve nutrition, livelihoods, school feeding, social protection, climate and disaster risk reduction and other programmes that build resilience and support development.
WHY WORK AT WFP?
SAVING & CHANGING LIVES
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Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.
How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.
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WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.
Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.
WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely find in many other organizations.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
This position sits in the Partnerships Unit under the supervision of the Head of the Government Partnerships Team and the Regional Head of Partnerships. This position will work with RBC country offices and other key units in RBC in the management and development of new and existing government partnerships, to drive WFP’s effective positioning with public 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.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Manage the implementation of the work plan for the assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP operations in the region.
- Engage with other functional units, RBs and COs on WFP’s regional and country-specific offerings, developing content and language that speak to individual audiences and align with on-going policy dialogue in national and global fora; support alignment of partner engagement across the organization.
- Proactively support a wide range of aspects of a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling, data/trends analysis and outreach plan, to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work;
- Facilitate corporate dialogue with partners through preparation of quality briefing materials; Proactively highlight strategic opportunities and issues to senior management and propose options for the best course of action to nurture trust and interest in the work of WFP; support the preparation of joint events (e.g. UN pledging conferences) that can advance WFP interests and objectives.
- Gather and share partner intelligence partner intelligence, including forecasting, using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, FACTORY, WINGS, WFPGo) and provide guidance on data analysis to other colleagues.
- Support COs on partnership strategies (including the development of Partnership Action Plans); Initiate and lead the process for drafting a regional partnership strategy in collaboration with colleagues; Extend support on partnership/contribution management, in line with corporate norms, processes and legal agreements, on quality proposal and report writing by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders.
- Facilitate partnership growth, by exploring opportunities to expand existing partnerships and scope of new partners, guided by assessments, analysis and due diligence; Present recommendations to Regional Head of Partnerships and ensure follow-up.
- Contribute to the preparation of partnership proposals, strategic agreements, joint strategies and/or MOU, taking into account corporate norms, processes and external regulations; Ensure quality control of content by engaging with relevant functional units, RBs and COs.
- Use socio-political insights to support WFP’s advocacy work and effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments, and regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda, providing guidance to more junior colleagues.
- Maintain awareness of current affairs and donor policies and conduct analysis to understand how they may impact WFP activities and programmes in the region.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work to ensure equal participation of women and men.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application no later than Wednesday 20 September 2023 (Midnight Egypt time)
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Law, Marketing, Communications or another relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Minimum six years of relevant professional work experience in international development and humanitarian assistance contexts with government partnerships responsibilities (resource mobilization).
Knowledge & Skills:
- Solid understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities and experience in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships. Ability to form new partnerships and strengthen existing ones
- Significance experience in exploring new opportunities and providing inputs to design and develop solutions with prospective partners.
- Developed long-term partner relationships and expanded engagements across geographies and sector.
- Designed and managed all resource mobilization processes and resource strategies, negotiated contract terms and provided resourcing advice to seniors.
- Solid understanding of partner’s focus areas and knowledge of internal capabilities to create a Unique Value Proposition for the partners.
- Experience in using technology and digital tools for data collection, analysis and shared data-based insights to add value to all partnerships.
- Motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill
- Excellent computer skill with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Fluency (Level C) in English language
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of second official UN language, preferably Arabic.
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, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Qualified Female candidates and Individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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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.
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