UN World Food Programme International Consultant - Partnerships Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme International Consultant - Partnerships Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


About WFP

  • Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31.

  • These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

  • WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

    Organizational Context

  • This job is based in Addis Ababa WFP Country Office. Job holders report to the head of the Donor Relations or the designate.

    Job Purpose

  • Guided by the Corporate Partnership Strategy, to support effective management of relationships and collaboration with external partners. To ensure a flow of relevant information between WFP and partners, and support opportunities for synergies that maximize results.

    Key Accountabilities(not all-inclusive)

  • Support the Head of Unit to implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP Ethiopia to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP strategic objectives/outcomes.

  • Proactively contribute to a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling, data/trends analysis and outreach activities, with the aim to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work; Ensure partner visibility and that partner conditions are met.

  • Use data to propose options to managers to expand support from existing partners and to scope new partners with a focus on “Changing Lives” narrative, guided by programmatic assessment and context-specific analysis, with the aim to enhance the impact of WFP’s work and diversify the resource base.

  • Oversee/supervise the gathering and sharing of partner intelligence by Partnership Associates (including forecasting), using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, WINGS, WFPGo).

  • Support the Head of Partnerships with supervising Partnership Team through nurturing their technical skills and act as a 1st level supervisor whenever required.

  • Solicit inputs from other functional entities, RBs and COs on WFP’s programmatic offering that can gain traction with individual partner audiences; Supervise and conduct analysis of draft quality briefs carried out by Partnership Associates and Partnership Officer in the team to support the outreach opportunities.

  • Support the Head of Unit with gathering socio-political insights to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments, regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.

  • In the context of the UN system and multilateral fora, support the development of partnerships and joint events with member states, civil society and intergovernmental organizations to advocate for the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the global agenda and advance WFP priorities and objectives, based on a basic understanding of member states’ dynamics and interests.

  • Provide inputs to partnerships strategies, including the development of Partnership Action Plans; Draw up quality partner proposals and reports by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders through supporting the Partnership Team with in-house support and supervision to increase team’s capacity.

  • Contribute to the preparation of strategic agreements, joint strategies and MOUs in order to promote the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the national, regional and global agenda and to reach advantageous outcomes for WFP, as necessary.

  • Perform other
    duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or another relevant field, OR First University degree with additional years of related professional work experience and/or trainings/courses.

    Experience:

  • Minimum three or more years of relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.

    Language:

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of other UN languages is an added advantage.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • Has a basic understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities and experience in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships.

  • Has explored new partnership opportunities, provided inputs into developing solutions with prospective partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities.

  • Has designed and managed all resource mobilization processes and resource strategies negotiated contract terms and provided resourcing advice to seniors.

  • Has gained experience in using technology and digital tools for data collection, analysis and shared data-based insights to add value to all partnerships.

  • Has supported creation of external communications and briefing materials.

  • Has provided advanced technical support and identified opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships.

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

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • 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.

    People

  • 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.

    Performance

  • 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.

    Partnership

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme International Consultant - Partnerships Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


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