Beirut - Partnerships Officer NOB
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
This Vacancy Announcement will close on 21 September 2021 at 11:59 PM Rome Time.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
-This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates ONLY.
-Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
-Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Assisting more than 90 million people in 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
In Lebanon, WFP works to support approximately 700,000 people with regular assistance using e-cards. WFP also supports Lebanese schools with school meals, and has run over 300 development activities which include supporting rural infrastructure, as well as education and training opportunities for vulnerable individuals in families. WFP also supports Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme.
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.
Provide substantial value to WFP’s effective positioning with public, private and external partners to attract policy support, resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP in Lebanon, while supporting national government in the achievement of the SDGs and Zero Hunger and emphasizing WFP’s contributions in this regard.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of Head of External Partnerships and Communications and the overall supervision of the Country Director, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
• Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP’s strategic objectives in the country.
• Proactively contribute to a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling, data/trends analysis and outreach activities, with the aim to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work; ensure partners’ conditions including visibility are met.
• Use data to propose options to managers 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.
• Maintain awareness of current affairs and donor policies and conduct analysis to understand how they may impact WFP activities and programmes in the country.
• Conduct analysis and draft quality briefs in support of outreach opportunities.
• Contribute to the preparation of partnership proposals and relevant agreements / MOU, taking into account corporate norms, processes and external regulation. Ensure quality control of content by engaging with relevant functional units, Regional Bureau and Headquarters.
• Provide inputs to partnerships strategies, including the development of Partnerships Action Plan; draw up quality partner proposals and reports by engaging with other WFP entities and relevant stakeholders.
• Facilitate dialogue with partners through networking and information sharing.
• Proactively highlight strategic issues to senior managers and propose options for the best course of action to nurture trust and partnership growth.
• Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
• Perform other duties as requested
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience.
Experience: Five years of experience within the humanitarian sector including minimum of three or more years of relevant professional work experience in partnership roles.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic. Knowledge of French language is an added advantage.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has a basic understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities and experience in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships.
• Has explored new partnership opportunities, provided inputs into developing solutions with prospective partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities.
• Has designed and managed resource mobilization processes and resource strategies, negotiated contract terms and provided resourcing advice to seniors.
• Has supported creation of external communication and briefing materials.
• Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.
Qualified female applicants 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.