Partnerships Officer FT NOA
World Food Programme
Panama City, Panama
hace 6 días


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.


  • Ensure SSTC opportunities are well incorporated in country-level planning in the region, particularly those countries entering into a second Country Strategic Plan (CSP) with significant capacity development portfolios and ongoing SSTC initiatives.
  • Draft, coordinate and roll out WFP’s regional SSTC strategy, coordinate regional SSTC mappings and ensure the systematic roll-out of South-South reviews in the region.
  • Facilitate the development and roll-out of guidance, guidelines, training and advisory support for WFP Country Offices to equip and backstop them to broker SSTC initiatives effectively.
  • Coordinate the region’s engagement with WFP Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in Brazil, China, Cote D’Ivoire, and Cairo; in coordination with PRO, and relevant technical units, to facilitate demand-based SSTC knowledge brokerage and ensure internal coherence.
  • In coordination with WFP HQ position WFP as an SSTC broker to expand the WFP’s engagement on zero hunger with developing countries in the region where WFP does not yet have a presence.
  • Generate evidence on SSTC in the region and assist in the development of new qualitative and quantitative SSTC indicators, facilitate potential piloting in the region and provide guidance to COs.

    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

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