UN World Food Programme Junior Regional Government Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Junior Regional Government Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Background and Purpose of Assignment:

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern and Central Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilisation and management support to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

Enhancing partnerships and exploring new forms of engagement with key stakeholders are critical to achieve WFP’s mandate.

BN assists the region in raising funds where most needed and optimising the management of received or expected funding. Given the programmatic and financial architectural change which WFP is currently rolling out, known as the Integrated Road Map (IRM), several aspects of resource mobilisation are undergoing change.

The RBN Partnerships Unit is looking to engage a Junior Regional Government Partnerships Officer specifically dedicated to managing the IRM rollout aspects of donor relations/partnership in the region; to strengthen the Unit’s ability to manage critical resource mobilisation, to carry out resource analysis and resource management functions and to provide related support to Country Offices (COs) and WFP Headquarters (HQ) in Rome.


Under the supervision of the Head of the Partnerships Unit, the Junior Regional Government Partnerships Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Act as IRM focal point for the Partnerships Unit:
    Manage a smooth resource migration process from a donor relations perspective;
  • Organise IRM donor relations/resource mobilisation workshop/s;
  • Participate in RBN IRM Training of Trainers (ToT) cross-functional team established to cascade knowledge about IRM developments to the Country Offices (COs) specifically on donor relations/partnership aspects including;
  • How to strengthen and mainstream partnership considerations throughout the Country Strategic Plans (CSPs)/Interim Country Strategic Plans (ICSPs) documents;
  • Advising COs on their stakeholder consultations;
  • Flag the need to secure early donor buy-in for the CSPs/ICSPs and discuss quality funding;
  • Provide remote and in-country hands-on assistance on mapping regional and/or country specific donor preferences, developing resource mobilisation and Partnership Action Plans (PAPs);
  • Research and highlight fundraising opportunities to RBN and CO colleagues;
  • Monitoring Country Portfolio Budget (CPB) contributions earmarking, collecting lessons learnt to inform management decisions;
  • Provide support, advise, disseminate and, if relevant, offer feedback on donor relations IRM specific guidance produced by WFP Headquarters (e.g. Member State Portal, earmarking paper, partnerships

    Donor Relations information and knowledge management focal point:

  • Providing inputs and prepare briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. funding analyses, one-pagers, posters);
  • Support the implementation of SalesForce in COs and RBN to effectively monitor, register, and track funding opportunities as well as donor intelligence; and provide support to COs reflecting local and regional fundraising activities in SalesForce;
  • Coordinate the completion of the Management Plan exercise 2019 and 2020;
  • Prepare forecasting tables ahead of monthly Supply Chain Working Group (SCWG) meetings and handle other ad-hoc requests such as processing Advance Financing Requests (AFRs).

    Support to regional
    donor relationships;

  • Assist in organising thematic donor events/outreach;
  • Bridge donor knowledge between COs and donor Government Partnerships Officers in an effort to continue building an active and collaborative network of WFP Government Partnership Officers;
  • Support any other donor relations required tasks.

    Key Deliverables:

  • RBN resource migration exercise: review all relevant grants to be migrated from a donor relations perspective and take relevant action, if needed;
    Prepare IRM specific funding analyses for all Country Offices and for regional overview;
  • All Partnership Action Plans submitted and drafts reviewed;
  • Country Strategic Plans/Interim Country Strategic Plans documents reviewed from a partnership/donor relations angle;
  • Supply Chain Working Group (SCWG) forecasting tables are completed on a monthly basis and Advanced Finance Requests (AFRs) processed timely;
  • Donors briefs are completed timely and to a high-quality standard;
  • All relevant documents are saved on the Partnership Shared Drive;
  • Provide regular Country Portfolio Budget contributions earmarking updates;
  • Documents and presentations are drafted/delivered as part of the IRM cross-functional team and COs are kept abreast of most recent partnership developments under the IRM – and feel well equipped and supported throughout the transitions and implementation of the CSPs/ICSPs;
  • RBN SalesForce entries by CO users are timely and correct;
  • IRM resource mobilisation workshop organised and conducted successfully;

    Qualifications & Experience Required:


  • Advanced University degree, or First degree with experience and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field;


  • 2-3 years post-graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with donors, member states, host government and other partners; as well as experience with resource mobilisation and relationship management;

    Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Competencies: Excellent communication skills (both oral and written),
  • Teamwork, Action Management, Innovation, Partnering, Client Orientation.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 6th January, 2019

  • 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.

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Junior Regional Government Partnerships Officer Jobs in Kenya

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