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Partnerships Officer

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Summary:

Job deadline: September 9, 2020
Job title / Position title: Partnerships Officer
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location / City: Cairo
Languages: Arabic and English
Job grade / Post level: Service Contract
Vacancy number: 124103

Section: Responsibilities / Duties

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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.

ABOUT WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

The selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assume a substantial role for public sector business and its ability to make a significant contribution towards their achievement.  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives the business a vital role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on their ability to invest and innovate in a sustainable way. Achieving the SDGs requires collective action, shared responsibility, and financing from multiple sources, especially of the public sector financial institutions.

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ABOUT WFP

To achieve the ambitious plan of sustaining all the strategic interventions of Egypt’s WFP CO, the public-sector contribution should improve and strengthens long-term partnerships with financial institutions, companies, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. This includes leveraging the capacities of this segment to build long lasting partnerships that go beyond resources but expand to leaving a mark to future development visions of the country.

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 in Engineering, Computer Science, Science or other relevant fields with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Experience: At least 3 years of professional work experience in a similar position in addition to the advanced University degree or with at least 7 years of technical experience with a First University degree.

LanguagesExcellent spoken and written English and Arabic.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), and typically report to a more senior Government Partnerships Officer. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member, receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.

JOB PURPOSE

To ensure that Egypt WFP Country Office develops and maintains strong and effective partnerships with the Government towards the implementation of technology innovation programs of the office

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Ensures that the Country Office develops and maintains positive and productive partnerships and capacity building strategy as well as purposeful relationships with the Government and the private sectors that are relevant to the implementation of the country program;
  • Promotes the vision and objectives of the WFP five-year Strategic Plan to Government and other partners that relate to technological innovations.
  • Among other Country Office Strategic Plan deliverables, the incumbent will focus on supporting the Outcome 5 of the Country Strategic Programme (CSP): Support the Government of Egypt to enhance their human and institutional capacity to target and assist vulnerable population and share its experience with selected countries to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030″.
  •  Facilitate regional and international knowledge and innovative technological exchanges among countries to achieve common goals.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Capacity Building

  • Support the development and the design of the capacity building and strengthening plans based on the needs and requirements of the Government counterparts and other WFP partners and stakeholders;
  • Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP strategic objectives.
  • Support the establishment of the geospatial portals and various innovation development solutions using advanced technological tools and applications
  • Coordinate all capacity building and innovation activities, including partnership activities such as field visits, updating partners database, high-level Government officials’ invitations, documentation, as well as the integration with Innovation fund activities, etc.
  • Identify with specialized private sectors entities that could provide the support needed including the provision of specialized technical training to various Government partner staff in at all levels

Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Technology and Innovation

  • Ensures active engagement of strategic partners includes relevant private sectors, universities and research institutes to promote new products (e.g., the tablet uses)
  • Develop and maintain the database, which includes data and information relating to WFP’s beneficiaries and associated programmes and activities.
  • Facilitate the strategic, innovative engagement with the relevant Government sectors, Private sector and other National stakeholders on the implementation of different innovative technical solutions;
  • Participate in the establishment and leadership of innovation hubs (e.g., Luxor Innovation hub) and digitalization efforts of the country office and centers for knowledge and information sharing;
  • Gather and present internal and external data/information, using key information systems (e.g. Scope, 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.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the partnerships and capacity building team.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Partnerships

  • Maintain a database of information relating to Government and private sector Partners’, individual requirements and goals, and such other relevant details related to the development and sustainability of these partnerships;
  • 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;
  • Identify, maintain and contribute to the scaling up of successful innovative initiatives from Egypt (Government or WFP country office) to other African countries and vice-versa through the South-South Cooperation platform;
  • Support the documentation of WFP Egypt country experience to share with other African countries;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
  • Other as required.
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 level
Relationship ManagementDemonstrates 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 ExpertiseCollates 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 & ManagementGathers, 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 MobilisationAnalyses 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.

Section: Extra information 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Have a basic understanding of government strategies.
  • Have developed productive relationships with partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities and researched new opportunities.
  • Have developed compelling narratives by using data analysis visualization to enable action-oriented discussions with partners.
  • Have prepared briefs to raise resources for operations and collaborated for timely registration, maintenance, and update of contributions and forecasts.
  •  Have provided advanced technical support and identify opportunities for service delivery excellence to strengthen partnerships.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
THIS IS A ONE YEAR CONTRACT, EXTENSION WILL BE BASED ON SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE AND FUND AVAILABILTY
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ON THE 9TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020
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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.

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