Position: Partnerships Officer, NOA (WFP)__Deadline:27-February

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.

Job Title: Partnerships Officer    

Grade: NO-A

Type of contract: fixed term appointment                                           

Duration: one year (with possibility of extension)

Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vacancy Number: One

Deadline of Application: 27 February 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Cambodia Only.

JOB PURPOSE

This position reports to the Country Director. Guided by the Corporate Partnership Strategy, manage effective relationships and collaboration with external partners to meet WFP strategic objectives. To represent WFP externally to safeguard and promote WFP interests. To ensure a flow of relevant information between WFP and partners and propose opportunities for synergies that maximise results. The Partnerships Officer will work closely with WFP functional teams across all Strategic Outcomes.To collect, analyse and report on information to develop new and existing government partnerships and maximise resources raised to support WFP programmes. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP strategic objectives.
  2. Proactively contribute to a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling and outreach activities, with the aim to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work; Support partner visibility and ensure partner conditions are met.
  3. Use data to present managers with well-researched ideas to expand support from existing partners and to scope new partners, guided by programmatic assessment and context specific analysis with the aim to enhance the impact of WFP’s work and diversify the resource base.  
  4. Solicit inputs, including operational updates, from other WFP entities to inform partner audiences on WFP’s programmatic offering; Draft quality briefs and proactively highlight strategic issues to senior staff to inform best course of action and nurture partnership growth.
  5. Gather and present internal and external data/information, using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, WINGS, WFPGo), to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments, regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
  6. 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.  
  7. Contribute 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.  
  8. Support senior managers in 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.
  9. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
  10. Other as required. 

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Support the transformation of WFP Cambodia under its new Country Strategic Plan as it moves out of direct implementation to support capacity strengthening of national and sub-national levels for improved food and nutrition security through acting as a facilitator or connector of global knowledge, expertise and South-South cooperation/learning. 
  2. Oversee partnerships, resource mobilization, reporting and communications, to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP Cambodia Country Strategic Plan, in accordance with WFP Cambodia’s Partnership /Resource Mobilization and communication strategy.
  3. Build and maintain effective relationships with key counterparts in national government, UN agencies, NGOs, private sector and other partners, to foster engagement and partnerships as well as resource mobilization opportunities.
  4. Represent WFP Cambodia at national, UN, private sector and other partner events; develop and provide information on the programme to increase awareness and impact of WFP’s work.
  5. Identify opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN agencies, private sectors, NGO and other partners and make suggestions to WFP management and officers to support more effective and efficient approach to WFP’s work in Cambodia.
  6. Prepare and provide information to national counterparts, UN agencies, private sector, NGOs, and other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate the work of WFP and improved partnerships.
  7. Research and analyses current activities, political and social events to identify issues that may impact WFP activities, inform management and officers and propose positions on these issues.
  8. Work closely with WFP functional teams to ensure coordination and alignment of WFP’s engagement with external partners as well as reporting and resource mobilization as related to the implementation of strategic outcome portfolios under the Country Strategic Plan.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. The experience should demonstrate progressive responsibility and active engagement with high level counterparts in host governments, development partners, donor governments, civil society, private sector, and the United Nations (UN). This background will be advantageous

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has a basic understanding of government strategies.
  • Has developed effective relationships with partners and explored new areas to scaleup existing activities and researched new opportunities.
  • Has developed powerful narratives by using data analysis visualization to enable action-oriented discussions with partners.
  • Has prepared briefs to raise resources for operations and collaborated for timely registration, maintenance and update of contributions and forecasts.
  • 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. 
  • Minimum two or more years of relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.

KEY COMPETENCIES

New Partner Prospecting: Demonstrates awareness of socio-political context, country-specific focus areas and partner’s interest areas and activities. Research new partnership opportunities and identifies a list of prospective partners, screened against internal due diligence, legal and contracting standards and processes necessary to enter into partnerships.

Partner Relationship Management and Strengthening: Develops effective relationships with existing partners by responding to and/or escalating needs of stakeholders within own scope of responsibility. Explores new areas to augment or scale-up existing activities with partners, in collaboration with WFP colleagues and partner stakeholders. 

Resource Mobilization: Ensures that all colleagues (CD/DCD, programme, finance, BPO, etc.) understand the terms of contract and partner commitments made by WFP. Analyses relevant information and prepares briefs to raise resources for operations and negotiates contribution. Ensures and oversees timely registration, maintenance and updating of contributions and forecasts, aiming for accuracy and conformity with partner’s documentation and WFP's rules.

Analysing and Using Information/Data: Identifies relationships within data and provides insights to enable discussions and inform actions with partners. Uses data analysis visualization to draw out fact-based insights and develop powerful narratives within own area of responsibility. Leverages insights from multiple sources of data to identify trends, determine interrelationships among multiple issues and identify innovative solutions that impact partnerships. 

Positioning WFP for Partnership: Research opportunities to communicate WFP’s brand. Demonstrates awareness of WFP's contributions and work with partners in specific contexts.

Compiles inputs for external communication and internal briefing materials.

Business Process Support and Technical Guidance: Identifies opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships. Provides advanced technical support to other business areas. Troubleshoots complex system issues and contributes to the design and implementation of system changes. Provides input into training and support strategy for technical systems users. Demonstrates managerial skills in the delivery of support and guidance.

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:  

  1. Leading by example with integrity,  
  2. Driving results and delivering on commitments,  
  3. Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,  
  4. Applying strategic thinking,  
  5. Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.  

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Moreinfo: https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

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