The Partnerships Unit in the Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa ( RBN) is looking to engage a Government Partnerships Officer (NOB) specifically dedicated to supporting donor relations / partnership in the region;
to strengthen the Unit’s ability to manage critical resource mobilisation; to carry out resource analysis and resource management functions;
and to provide related support to Country Offices (COs) and WFP Headquarters (HQ) in Rome.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education : Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, Political Sciences or any other related field.
Working Experience : Five or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream, with experience in general administrative work.
Language : Fluency in both oral and written English. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
What you will do :
Implement relevant parts of the RBN Partnerships Unit work plan by delivering activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for the region.
Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, and analysing results, in order to maximise resources raised.
Provide support to technical units in HQ, RBN, and COs in order to assist them to effectively mobilise donor resources.
Prepare briefs on resourcing issues for the Regional Director, participate and provide advice in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-
PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP), and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED
Guide more junior staff including interns, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries on relevant issues.
Participate and assist the RBN Head of Partnerships in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes, such as more flexibility and predictability.
Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-
making and action planning by senior managers.
Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
Lead in the drafting of funding proposals to government donors in close coordination with other RBN units and COs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED
Prepare and provide regular information to educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of WFP programmes, and to advocate the work of WFP.
Represent WFP at international meetings and workshops at appropriate levels, in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives and builds support for WFP activities.
Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
Coordinate work with other government partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
Lead in the preparation of internal resourcing activities and meetings in RBN, including those that involve RBN Budget & Programming and RBN Supply Chain.
Other tasks as required.
Type of Contract :
Government Partnership Officer, NOB
Duty Station :
Nairobi Regional Bureau, Kenya
Contract Duration : 12 Months- Renewable
12 Months- Renewable