World Food Programme Government Partnerships Officer, Consultant Jobs in Kenya

World Food Programme Government Partnerships Officer, Consultant Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Background:

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 World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Support the Country Director and lead on donor strategy;
  • Lead the partnership unit and supervise other partnership officers;
  • Lead donor visits and manage relationships with the donors;
  • In coordination with Country Office units, prepare funding proposals and reports as requested;
  • Analyse and keep abreast of activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments that may impact on WFP activities and programmes;
  • Initiate opportunities for strategic partnerships on new projects and innovations, within WFP and externally;
  • Coordinate inputs to be provided by relevant WFP units responsible for emerging issues for discussion with member states, UN agencies, other multilateral entities, NGOs.
  • Ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making, publications and reports by partners and stakeholders;
  • Receive and screen publications and other documents to ensure timely action is taken within the established deadline;
  • Prepare presentations and briefing materials for the Country Office management for use on official meetings;
  • Support management office with drafting of official communications to various stakeholders;
  • Maintain coordination and liaison with the Government Partnerships Division and other Government Partnership offices with regards to donor relation and fund-raising activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:


  • Advanced university degree in Political Science, International Development,
    Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

  • At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience in private partnerships management in the humanitarian operations or field-based development cooperation is desirable.

  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language would be an added advantage.

    Knowledge & Skills:
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations;
  • 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 and timely decision making;
  • Demonstrates ability to formulate and maintain strong relationships and develop networks with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Leads in implementing identified strategy to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships;
  • Maintain strategic and liaison with a broad range of internal and external partners.
  • Engages in mutually informative discussion with partners and influencers that strongly positions WFP and leadership;
  • Highly developed judgement and tact to deal with highly confidential and sensitive matters;
  • Hands-on relevant experience in the UN or INGOs is desirable.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the following link:
  • Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Food Programme Government Partnerships Officer, Consultant Jobs in Kenya

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