UN Programme Associate (Donor Relations) Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 

Job Title:    Programme Associate (Donor Relations)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Grade: NOA

 

About WFP:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to United help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

Job Summary:  The Programme Associate (Donor Relations) primarily carry out day–to-day partnerships activities and research. They engage with internal stakeholders and a host of public, private sector and external entities. These can comprise governments, UN agencies, intergovernmental institutions and their member states, international financial institutions, individuals, corporations, foundations and NGOs. While at HQ level Partnerships Officers are likely to focus on either public, private sector or external entities, those at RB and CO level may cover a whole range of such partnerships

 

The role will support the Partnerships Officer and donor relations team to collect, analyze and report on information that will develop new and existing government and private sector partnerships for WFP Uganda CO programmes.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Provide the donor relations team with a full range of complex support services to enable WFP senior managers develop new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.

·        Support the donor relations team to prepare and/or consolidate comprehensive reports, documentation, correspondences, briefing notes, etc. and conduct research related to funding opportunities for the country office.

·        Support Partnerships Officer and donor relations team to collect data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely programme reports to enable informed decision-making and action planning by stakeholders.

·        Contribute to the management of donor portfolios by revising and reviewing correspondence and documentation, providing feedback and making amendments where appropriate, to contribute to production of these materials to time and quality standards.

·        Highlight fundraising opportunities and resourcing issues through briefs/advice to Programme and BPU counterparts to ensure that donor resources are used effectively. This will be inclusive of sharing forecasts and any other relevant information.

·        ssess and recommend improvements to procedures and practices, to contribute to the effective delivery of partnerships (donor relations) support services.

·        Coordinate tasks of junior colleagues to ensure support services are delivered consistently and to the required standards.

·        Manage updates and further develop internal records and databases, specifically, salesforce to ensure information is accurate, organized, available for others to access and compliant with all relevant regulations and policies.

·        Respond to specialized queries and requests for support regarding donor compliance, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries.

·        Maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide an aligned, coherent service, and to identify opportunities to collaborate/integrate processes and activities.

·        Represent WFP at meetings at appropriate levels, sharing information to raise awareness of the strategy and objectives of the Donor Partnerships Team, to build support and advocate for WFP activities.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate (Donor Relations) vacancy must hold a bachelor’s degree

·        At least five years of professional work experience is required for this role. Working knowledge of the UN system is desired but not mandatory.

·        Has a basic understanding of government strategies.

·        Has developed effective relationships with partners and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities and researched new opportunities.

·        Has experience in collecting data, drafting resourcing analysis, and preparing briefs for relevant teams.

·        Has supported programme and finance teams throughout the grant management cycle, including the effective stewardship of arising queries and compliance with donor requirements.

·        Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment

·        Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

 

Competencies:

·        Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

·        Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

·        Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

·        Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

·        Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government: Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

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Deadline: 24th January 2021

 

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