Partnerships Officer FT NOC - #3400837

World Food Programme

Fecha: 23/09/2022
Ciudad: Panamá, Panamá
Tipo de contrato: Tiempo completo
World Food Programme

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.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

  • 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)

1. Lead the implementation of the work plan for an assigned area by overseeing and delivering activities that identify, develop and maintain government partnerships and maximise funding.
2. Manage a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, forecasting, negotiating changes and assessing results, to maximise resources raised.
3. Provide advice to technical units, regional bureaux and/or country offices as required in order to assist them to effectively manage and mobilise donor resources.
4. Provide advice and briefs on resourcing issues to Country/Regional/Division Directors, participate in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP) and act as a resourcing focal point to ensure issues are addressed.
5. Conduct negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes for WFP, such as more flexibility and predictability.
6. Manage junior officers/staff to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
7. Coordinate and prepare accurate reporting on donors and resourcing status of programmes, identifying trends and issues, and proposing solutions, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
8. Analyse data and propose well-researched ideas to senior government partnerships officers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
9. Educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate for the work of WFP.
10. Represent WFP at international meetings at appropriate levels in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP activities.
11. Prepare briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
12. Build and maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and participate in regular donor meetings.
13. 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.
14. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of risks.
15. Other as required.


Education: Graduate or advanced university degree and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: International Relations, International Development, Political or Social Sciences, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration or other relevant field.

Experience: At least 5 years 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: Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact

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

Applies Strategic Thinking: Communicates and fulfils WFP\'s vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships: Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit


Number of openings: 1

Based in: Panama City, Panama

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Level: National Officer / NOC

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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