Government Partnerships Officer

World Food Programme, Egypt

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th July, 2019

Job Description


The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

Are you passionate about Partnerships and are your keen to apply your knowledge and skills in a humanitarian context and contribute to our mandate of achieving Zero Hunger?


  • Make a difference, the world will notice.
  • We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.


  • Build bridges that unite people across the world.
  • Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.
  • How we deliver our mission in a deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels.


  • Unlock possibilities you never thought you'd find.
  • WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.


  • Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.
  • WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations.


  • Education: Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications or another relevant field, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training courses.
  • Experience: At least three years of work experience in a programme, fund or agency of the United Nations in the areas of resource mobilization, external relations, partnerships, communications, public information or programme support.
  • Knowledge & Skills: Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
  • Languages: Fluency (level C) in English and Arabic languages.


These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), and typically report to a more senior Government Partnerships Officer. Job holders are likely to be working closely with a more experienced professional staff member, receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.


Under the recently approved organizational alignment, this fixed-term assignment is critical to implement the workplan of the RBC Government Partnerships Unit. Under the supervision of the Head of Government Partnership Unit, the incumbent will support the unit and the COs under RBC purview in the management and development of new and existing partnerships with government and ensure maximum advocacy of the work of WFP across the region.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):

  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, providing coordination, data and analysis to support effective solicitation of contributions, donor stewardship and assessment of results.
  • Provide support to technical units and country offices to assist them in effectively mobilizing donor resources, including highlighting funding opportunities.
  • Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  • Maintain clear flow of communication with all relevant colleagues to ensure resourcing issues are timely and adequately addressed.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • Track and collate data to support senior managers in developing new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Represent WFP/RBC at international meetings at appropriate levels, sharing information that raises awareness of the government partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP activities.
  • Work in collaboration with other relevant colleagues to ensure the flow of information and align activities, including to ensure donor visibility and donor conditions are met, and to maximize WFP’s positioning in various fora.
  • Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  • Maintain awareness of current affairs and donor policies and conduct analysis to understand how they may impact WFP activities and programmes.
  • Contribute to the implementation of global forecasting exercise and other corporate initiatives.


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