United Nations World Food Programme: Government Partnerships Officer

UNITED NATIONS World Food Programme 


I.  Position Information

Position Title and number : Government Partnerships Officer
Reference number: (WFP 009-2016)
Unit: External Relations     
Reports to: Country Director   
Contract Type: Fixed Term  
Position Level: NOB
Duty Station: Jerusalem
Expected Duration of contract : one year  
Deadline for applicant: 24th August 2016  by 15:00pm
Working hours: 37.5 hours a week

II. Organizational Context 

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 United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking to fill the Government Partnerships Officer Position at NOB level, based in Palestine Country Office in East Jerusalem. 

III. Functions / Key Results Expected
Accountabilities: Job holders in the field report to the Country Director or the designate. Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and provide guidance to junior staff. They are
heavily involved in day–to-day activities and analytical work.

JOB PURPOSE: To contribute to the development of new and existing partnerships with government organisations in order to advocate the work of WFP, and raise and mobilise resources to support WFP programmes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
o    Implement the work plan for assigned area by delivering activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for the programme.
o    Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, and analysing results, in order to maximise resources raised.
o    Provide support to technical units, RBs and/or COs as required, in order to assist them to effectively mobilise donor resources.
o    Prepare briefs on resourcing issues for Country/Regional/Division Directors, participate in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP), and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
o    Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
o    Participate and assist in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes, such as more flexibility and predictability.
o    Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
o    Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
o    Prepare and provide regular information to educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of WFP programmes, and to advocate the work of WFP.
o    Represent WFP at international meetings at appropriate levels, in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP activities.
o    Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
o    Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
o    Coordinate work with other government partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
o    Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
o    Other as required.


4P Theme    
Capability Name    
Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives    
Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives. 
Be a force for positive change    
Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from
supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of
beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
Make the mission inspiring to our team    
Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions    
Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

Look for ways to strengthen people's skills    
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
Create an inclusive culture    
Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback    
Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit    
Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Encourage  innovation  &
creative solutions    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
Focus on getting results    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
Make commitments and make good on commitments    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
Be Decisive    Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Connect and share across WFP units    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
Build strong external partnerships    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
Be politically agile &
adaptable    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships    Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name     Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Relationship Management     Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims. 
Communication Expertise     Facilitates and contributes to open verbal or written communication with stakeholders as required (i.e. through preparation of targeted written or visual communications materials, presentations, and official documentation) to convey tailored messages. 
Engages in mutually informative discussion with partners and influencers. 
Information Analytics, 
Reporting & Management     Gathers, analyses and reports information in a manner that draws out fact-based insights to inform approach to partner relationships and support substantive discussion with partners. Captures relevant information and progress, and ensures internal information sharing. 
Resource Mobilisation     Demonstrates the ability to design and manage the full resource mobilisation lifecycle, including negotiating with partners and key stakeholders, providing resourcing advice and briefs to senior managers, leading medium/large teams and strategically allocating material and other appropriate resources. 
Business Process Support & Technical Guidance     Provides technical support to other business areas, identifying procedural issues and solutions. Applies understanding to ensure system maintenance and to support the design and implementation of system changes, supporting users and ensuring relevant training and materials are provided as necessary. 



Education:    Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development,
Development Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional 7 years of related work experience and/or

    • Has implemented the resource mobilisation work plan by delivering specific activities as defined
• Has provided direction to one or more junior staff members within area of expertise
• Has participated and assisted in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements with
donors and host governments, in line with internal policies and external regulations
• Has assisted in drafting resourcing analysis and collaborated with accurate and timely briefs as well as reporting to donors
Language Requirements:    Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic. 

How to apply:  

Detailed information and submitting of your application can be made through one of the following: 
1-    UNDP Jobs web site: http://jobs.undp.ps (reference #: (WFP 009-2016)
2-    Handed the CV and or the Personal History Form P11 to WFP office- Al Munther Street 30, Beit Hanina, Jerusalem.

The positions Terms of reference (TOR) and the P11 form can be downloaded from the UNDP website above, or can be collected from WFP Jerusalem office. 
Deadline for application is: 24th August 2016  by 15:00pm

Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.