June 13, 2021

Government Partnerships Officer NOB, Islamabad

World Food Programme

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Within delegated authority, the Government Partnerships Officer will be responsible for the following:
  • Develop and implement the partnership action plan delivering work that maintains and develop government and other donor partnerships in order to maximize resources raised for the program
  • Develop relationship with the GoP (Government of Pakistan), international donors and other non-traditional donors
  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, and analyzing results, in order to maximize resources raised.
  • Provide support to technical units, RBs and/or COs as required, in order to assist them to effectively mobilize donor resources, including proposal development and/or editing.
  • Prepare briefs on resourcing issues for Country/Regional/Division Directors and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
  • 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.
  • Collate and analyze data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and program, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
  • Ensure donor profiling, proposals, contacts, reports, MOUs and forecasting are kept up to date in Salesforce and other WFP systems.
  • Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Prepare and provide regular information (written and otherwise) to educate new and potential donors, and others, on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of WFP program, and to advocate the work of WFP (flyers, success stories, talking points, social media etc.)
  • 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.
  • Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  • Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government and other donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate and ensure proper preparation for government and donor meetings, attending where required.
  • Coordinate with and contribute to the work of other partnership, reporting and communications team members to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
  • Work closely with program teams to ensure thorough understanding of WFP’s Country Strategic Plan and programming activities in order to be able to explain and represent them verbally and in writing to stakeholders (government, donors, management).
  • Actively pursue negotiation of wheat contribution from the Government of Pakistan.
  • Arrange field trips for donors so as to advocate for WFP activities in the field.
  • Maintain close relationship with different government counterparts to stay abreast of changes in policies and personnel that may impact WFP.
  • Monitor grant utilization to ensure timely funds expenditure and compliance with donor conditions and preferences.
  • Arrange donor briefings and portfolio reviews with the government.
  • Prepare presentations, concept notes and resourcing updates to support head of unit, senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Other as required.
Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Experience: Minimum three years of post-graduate level relevant work experience including areas as fundraising/resource mobilization for humanitarian and development activities; working with the international NGOs/UN and negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements and liaison with donors and host governments.
    • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships internally and externally and in a multicultural environment including supervision of junior staff and providing support to the senior staff.
    • Sound understanding of organizational structure of the UN and Government of Pakistan working systems and processes, resource mobilization and communications.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language, Urdu, and other local languages.
26 February 2020
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.

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