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Partnerships Officer, NOA

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World Food Programme
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Kampala, Province centrale, Uganda
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Published 16 days ago


Company Description:

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.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

In Uganda, WFP

provides monthly food (in-kind and cash) assistance to almost 1.3

million refugees across 13 rural settlements as well as other

crisis-affected populations, most recently providing emergency food

assistance in response to alarming levels of food and nutrition

insecurity in the Karamoja region. WFP Uganda also provides agricultural

and market support to smallholder farmers, buying directly from farmers

for its school feeding programme where possible. The UN agency uses its

supply chain network to not only transport food but also other

commodities such as medical protective gear to support the government

COVID-19 response. WFP Uganda is also working closely with the

government to strengthen its social protection systems and make them

more responsive to shocks, both critical ingredients to achieving food

security.





Job Description:


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NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS

WFP

is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts

to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your

professionalism,  talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a

member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of

affirmative action for women.



ABOUT WFP



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.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers

food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve

nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance

and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP

assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition

assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them

to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and

become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its

relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

 

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

We

are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Partnership

Officer, NOA to be based in Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed

on Fixed Term.



ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT



The job is found in the Uganda Country Offices (CO), based in Kampala

and directly reports to the Head of Partnerships. The job holder will

primarily carry out day-to-day partnerships activities and research,

through engaging multiple internal and external stakeholders. External

stakeholders imainlyly nclude,  governments, UN agencies,

intergovernmental institutions and their member states, international

financial institutions, individuals, corporations, foundations and NGOs

etc.



JOB PURPOSE



To develop new, strengthen existing government and donor

partnerships, maximize resources raised to support WFP programs, and

create innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP, while

supporting the Country Office in the achievement of the Country

Strategic Plan goals and Zero Hunger. 



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)



Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to

identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP

strategic objectives.

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.

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.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONT'D)



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.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONT'D)



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

8.Lead

programme and other relevant teams in the development of quality

partner proposals by coordinating across WFP entities and, when

required, external stakeholders.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (CONT'D)



9. 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.

10.Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.

11. Other as required.



STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



Education: University degree in International Development,

Development Economics, Marketing Communications, Political Science,or

other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years

of related work experience and/or training/courses.Language:

International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language.

Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language:

Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working

language, Portuguese.National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English

language and the duty station’s language, if different.



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.



FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES



Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the

proficiency levelRelationship Management Demonstrates ability to build

and sustain effective collaborative relationships with appropriate

stakeholders and contacts in area of expertise to raise the profile of

WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.Communication

Expertise Collates accurate and timely information in required format

(i.e. written or visual communications materials as well as verbally),

to facilitate information flows and informed decision making on

communications issues.Information Analytics, Reporting & Management

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.Resource Mobilisation Analyses relevant technical data and

prepares briefs to raise resources for operations, negotiates

contributions and keeps donors informed of key policies. Ensures and

oversees timely registration of contributions and forecasts, aiming for

accuracy and conformity with donors' documentation and WFP's

rules.Business Process Support & Technical GuidanceProvides

technical support to other business areas, identifying procedural issues

and solutions. Applies understanding to ensure system maintenance and

to support the design and implementation of system changes, supporting

users and ensuring relevant training and materials are provided as

necessary.



DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE



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 of one or more years of relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.



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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

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.


Company Description:

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 11, 2021

Location

On-site
Kampala, Ouganda

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