WFP recruits 01 Partnerships Officer
Background and purpose of the assignment
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.
This position is with WFP’s Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal. The Regional Bureau provides policy guidance, oversight and technical assistance to 19 Country Offices in the region.
The job holder drives WFP’s effective positioning with partners to attract policy support, resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP in achieving the SDGs and Zero Hunger together with its partners.
The position reports to the Head of Partnerships unit and operates across the assigned area as described below and work independently, using technical knowledge and experiences.
In particular, this position provides policy guidance as well as operational and technical support to the 19 Country Offices in the region while also leading the partnership portfolio with the regional partners.
These partners can include governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental institutions and their member states, international financial institutions, individuals, corporations, foundations and NGOs.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities (within delegated authority) :
Ensure quality control of content by engaging with relevant functional units and HQ.
Qualifications & Experience required
Knowledge & Skills
Languages : Fluency in English (mandatory) and French (strongly preferred)
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.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
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