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Job Title: Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Manager
Proposed Pay Level: SB - 4
Organizational Context and Role: Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the
Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager is responsible to contribute to the
development of long-term partnerships with the private and public sector in order to advocate
the work of WFP, and raise and mobilize resources to support food assistance programmes.
Duration of Employment: Six months
1. Implement the work plan for assigned area by delivering activities that maintain and
develop private sector and private partnerships to raise funds in support of WFP
strategic priorities and Corporate Partnership strategy.
2. Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions,
providing on-going donor stewardship and assessing results in order to maximize
resources raised for WFP, in line with internal policies and external regulations.
3. Provide support and guidance to technical units, in order to assist them to effectively
mobilize resources.
4. 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.
5. Maintain effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host
government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic
operational WFP issues.
6. Provide information to member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and
other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to
advocate the work of WFP.
7. Contribute ideas for opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN
agencies to senior external partnership officers in order to support more effective and
efficient approach to food assistance.
8. Contribute to the preparation proposals and sales presentations in order to effectively
“sell and market” WFP to private and public sector prospects.
9. Conduct prospect research; identify, analyze and provide data to others to support
them in identifying private and public sector entities that can help achieve WFP’s
strategic objectives.
10. Maintain awareness of current activities, political and social events of UN and other
multilateral bodies/governments, conduct analysis to understand how they may impact
WFP activities and programmes and provide timely information to WFP staff for
11. Support the sales process by coordinating activities and providing data that enables
senior officers and heads of Sub Offices to manage and respond to the new
opportunities, and negotiate advantageous contributions and partnership agreements.
12. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them
with more complex analysis and queries.
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13. Help implmenting strategies to reposition WFP in Colombia considering emerging
14. Participate and assist 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.
15. Collate, analyze and report on internal and external data to enable informed decisionmaking and action planning by senior stakeholders, and provide consistent information
to donors on use of funds.
16. Contribute data and ideas to the development of new strategies to better secure and
steward private and public sector donors by channel (individuals, corporate,
foundation, NGO).
17. 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.
18. Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management
meetings with donors
19. 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.
20. Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through
appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
21. Represent WFP at meetings in such a way that advances the partnership strategy and
objectives, and builds support for WFP activities.
22. Work in collaboration with other WFP units to align activities and ensure that proposed
partnerships support the corporate strategic objectives and provide value.
23. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly
respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a
24. Incorporate analysis of gender and protection in every activity of the office;
25. Accountable to the CEO through their direct supervisors and have the obligation to act
in accordance with the policies, guidelines, plans and procedures in the Department of
security of the United Nations and WFP security;
26. Other as required.
Organizational Competencies:
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.
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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: 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.
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
Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or crossunit 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.
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Advanced university degree in Political Science, International Development,
Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other
relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or
Experience: Typically three or more years of postgraduate professional experience in a
relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international
humanitarian development. Experience in the usage of computers and office
software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of
spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based
management systems.
Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
 Broad or specialized knowledge of international development best practices,
techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical
 Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
 Ability to analyze and interpret information.
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Ability to build and maintain good working relationships internally and externally.
Good communication skills required to give and receive information and work with a
variety of individuals.
Ability to collect data and conduct basic analysis to identify process improvements.
Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and
Awareness of political dynamics, foreign policy decision making procedures.
Good organizational skills - able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and
monitor own work plan.
Understanding of programme planning.
Understanding of partnering approaches.
Language: Fluency in Spanish and English language