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Partnerships and Innovation Assistant, SC5 - World Food Programme (WFP)



Published On: 19th, April 2023

Closes on: 26th, April 2023

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Job Description

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

o    Support RBN’s efforts to increase WFP’s positioning with the private sector through research analysis, communication, advocacy, and visibility.

o    Support the work of RBN on new private sector and innovation initiatives as well on engagement with other existing and potential partners.

o    Develop, design and execute individual giving campaigns in the region.

o    Overall research, data & market analysis on RBN partnership and innovation opportunities.

o    Contribute to identifying innovation and private sector partnership opportunities.

o    Support the WFP innovation hub’s programmes and activities which include innovation project and programme coordination, capturing and sharing lessons learnt and drafting communications materials.

o    Support the regional aflatoxin project and develop reports for our donors.

o    Support in preparation of briefing documents and presentations for internal senior management meetings and external meetings with donors and other stakeholders.

o    Work in collaboration with Partnerships focal point to ensure the flow of information with country offices, other WFP units and external audiences.

o    Support in providing regular information to inform new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance, and impact of programmes, to advocate for WFP work.

o    Assist with the strategic positioning of WFP in the region by monitoring donor communications, press releases and sharing information on funding opportunities and other important issues with team members and country office colleagues.

o    Broker knowledge within the unit and ensure that knowledge is shared through the WFP corporate tools.  

o    Perform any other relevant duty/assignment as may be deemed necessary by his/her supervisor or Head of Unit.



    Leads by Example with Integrity

    o    Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards - Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards

    o    Respects others and values diversity - Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same

    o    Stays focused and calm under pressure – Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

    o    Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn - Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

    Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

    o    Delivers results for maximum impact - Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results

    o    Delegates appropriately - Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed

    o    Adapts readily to change - Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

    Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

    o    Is inclusive and collaborative - Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

    o    Gives timely and constructive feedback - Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

    o    Builds and shares new perspectives - Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

    Applies Strategic Thinking

    o    Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision - Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

    o    Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things - Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

    o    Analyses and evaluates data - Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

    o    Considers the impact of decisions - Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives



    o    Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. University degree in Political Science, International Development, Environmental Science, Development Economics, Business Administration, or any other relevant field is an added advantage.

    o    Experience: 2 years of related professional experience

    o    Knowledge & Skills: Relationship management, project management, communication, prospecting, and pipeline management

    o    Languages: Fluency (level C) in English language

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Food Programme (WFP) on to apply

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