WFP Government Partnerships Associate Jobs in Uganda

WFP Government Partnerships Associate Jobs in Uganda


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives.

On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Responsibilities

Donor Engagement

  • Support Government Partnerships Officer (GPO) in project and operational activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for WFP programmes.
  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, providing coordination, requests for information and analysis to support effective solicitation of donor contributions, donor stewardship and successful grants acquisition.
  • Highlight fundraising opportunities and resourcing issues to stakeholders through briefs and/or participation in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP) to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
  • Support GPO to collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely programme reporting to donors, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
  • Support GPO in providing regular information to inform new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate for the work of WFP.
  • Support and/or coordinate donor field missions in consultation with the Area/Field Office and programme heads.
  • Represent WFP at meetings at appropriate levels, sharing information to raise awareness of the strategy and objectives of the Government Partnerships Team, to build support and advocate for WFP activities.

    Coordination and Administration

  • Support GPO to track and collate data to enable WFP senior managers develop new strategies to maintain
    and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Work in collaboration with GPO to ensure the flow of information and with other WFP units to align activities and ensure full donor compliance e.g. donor visibility.
  • Support GPO to update Salesforce, the WFP corporate donor tracking and management tool.
  • Arrange donor visibility events such as handover ceremonies and contribution signing ceremonies. liaising with the Communications Team, Logistics Team and/or Area/Field Office, as necessary.
  • Support the GPO to prepare briefing documents and presentations for internal senior management meetings and external meetings with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties commensurate with the role, as required.

    Requirements

  • Experience and Languages required: See Attached Job Description
  • Education: First University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
  • At least 3 years post graduate experience supporting projects and operational activities that maintain and develop partnerships
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and influencing skills in relation to multiple stakeholder contexts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent English) through a variety of media including briefings, internal and external presentations.
  • Ability to independently organize, coordinate and manage high level events and missions
  • Ambition, ability and willingness to innovate and deliver beyond his or her personal brief.
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to support sector, donor and internal analysis and research.
  • Understanding of programme design, quality programming and effective delivery.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of development and humanitarian programming.
  • Experience of proposal development process and writing
  • Ability to network with, and influence people both internally and externally

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 12th September 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; WFP Government Partnerships Associate Jobs in Uganda

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