Partnerships Officer FT NOA
World Food Programme
hace 20 horas

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and / or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need?

Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe


The deadline to apply for this position is October 5th, 2022 .


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across the various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)

    Facilitate the work of senior staff to effectively position WFP with public, private and external partners to attract policy support, resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP, while supporting member states in the achievement of the SDGs and Zero Hunger and emphasizing WFP’s contributions in this regard.

    To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs through South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives.

    To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs through South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives.

    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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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; Draw up quality partner proposals and reports by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders.

    8. 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.

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

    10. Other as required.


    Backstop WFP COs in the implementation of field pilots in SSTC.

  • Support COs in conducting and completing South-South reviews as relevant to delivering against the country capacity strengthening proposals.
  • Support CO Managers in the collection, analysis, consolidation and presentation of qualitative and quantitative information to understand national capacities, policies and programmes in relation to food and nutrition security.
  • Facilitate technical support to WFP COs on their monitoring and evaluation activities to capture, generate, and share evidence on WFP SSTC initiatives to advance progress on zero hunger in the field in order to inform CO programme design and decision-making.
  • Assist COs to ensure regular vetting of SSCT knowledge, systematize and manage knowledge in the region and feed relevant regional input into WFP’s global knowledge platforms.
  • Assist COs in exploring partnership and resource mobilization opportunities through SSCT activities in the region.
  • Expand WFP’s engagement with host governments and partners on zero hunger in the region through SSCT in countries where WFP does not have a presence.

    Education : Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or trainings / courses.

    Experience : At least 1 year of professional experience in relevant fields.

  • Experience working in / or developing relationships and managing strategic partnerships with governments and development partners.
  • Experience in strategy development, policy work, and / or development.
  • Experience in the development of effective partnership arrangements, preferably at the international level.
  • Languages : Proficiency / level C of English and Spanish (requirement); other UN language(s) desired.


  • Strong communication, analytical and partnership skills; Strong diplomatic skills : tact, persuasiveness, and ability to work with diversified teams;
  • Ability to conceptualize issues, think in abstract terms, and analyze numerical data; Sound theoretical understanding of international humanitarian and development concepts and principles with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques, and processes;
  • flexibility and willingness to travel; and, ability to plan and organize work with minimum supervision


    Leads by Example with Integrity : Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards.

    Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments : Holds self and / or others accountable for the delivery of results

    Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative : Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

    Applies Strategic Thinking : Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

    Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships : Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals


    Number of openings : 1

    Based in : Panama City, Panama

    Type of Contract : Fixed Term

    Level : National Officer / NOA

    Duration : 12 months.

    This position is open only to Panamanian citizens.

    You can consult the UN Salary Scale for Panama page for your reference.

    Fixed-Term appointments are for a continuous period of one year or more and shall have a specified expiration date. The initial appointment is subject to a probationary period of one year.

    Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for two (2) years.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in Spanish or English language.
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter.
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
  • WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties.

    Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

    WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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