Recrutement de 01 Government Partnerships Officer

Localité : Burkina Faso / Ouagadougou
Domaine : Economie
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Government Partnerships Officer
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 3 ans
Expire le: 09-11-2023

World Food Programme
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Opportunités de carrière : Government Partnerships Officer CST/L1 WFP Ouagadougou; Burkina Faso (830105)

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, physical or mental disability.

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.


Do you have an Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or any other relevant field?

Do you have at least 3 years of post-graduate professional working experience in developing government & corporate strategies, multi-stakeholder partnerships, design & management of resource mobilization processes & strategies, creation of external communication & briefing materials, etc.
Do you have experience in large scale/complex emergency environments?
Do you have experience working in international humanitarian and/or development field?

Do you have fluency (level C) in French and English languages?

In Burkina Faso, WFP provides emergency food assistance to millions of people exposed to hunger across the country including internally displaced persons, school children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. WFP also worked with various partners to strengthen the resilience of communities to climate shocks and stresses - through the construction and rehabilitation of assets such as water towers, community farms and pastures, allowing families to grow and harvest more food for themselves. Since January 2023, WFP in collaboration with the Government of Burkina Faso, has been increasing its operational capacity to deliver vital food assistance using three heavy lift helicopters to 14 hard-to-reach locations due to insecurity.

The purpose of this assignment will be to support WFP’s effective positioning 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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Support the Country Office in maintaining strong relations and partnerships with WFP donors including Government donors, International Financial Institutions, UN partners, and other organizations of strategic importance to WFP.
Draft talking points, briefings, speeches, PowerPoint presentations, and outcome reports for internal and external meetings, conferences, and other high-level events.
Accompany the Head of Unit or the Country Director in high level and technical meetings when required and coordinate the organization of the BER Director’s missions with designated focal points in HQ, RBs, and COs.
Represent WFP at meetings at appropriate levels, in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP activities
Engage with other functional units, RBs and COs on WFP’s thematic, regional and country-specific offerings, developing content and language that speak to individual audiences and align with on-going policy dialogue in national and global fora; Support alignment of partner engagement across the organization.
Proactively support a wide range of aspects of a partnership's portfolio, including partner profiling, data/trends analysis and outreach plan, to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work; Ensure partner visibility and that partner conditions are met.
Facilitate corporate dialogue with partners through preparation of quality briefing materials;
Proactively highlight strategic opportunities and issues to the Head of Unit and propose options for the best course of action to nurture trust and interest in the work of WFP; Support the preparation of joint events (e.g. UN pledging conferences) and field visits that can advance WFP interests and objectives.
Gather and share partner intelligence (including forecasting), using key information systems (e.g. WINGS, Salesforce, WFPGo), and asses results.
Support functional units, RBs and COs on partnership strategies (including the development of Partnership Action Plans); Extend support on partnership/contribution management, in line with corporate norms, processes and legal agreements, on quality proposal and report writing by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders.
Facilitate partnership growth, by exploring opportunities to expand existing partnership and scope of new partners, guided by assessments, analysis and due diligence; Present recommendations to the Head of Unit and ensure follow-up.
Contribute to the preparation of partnership proposals, strategic agreements, join strategies and/or MOU, taking into account corporate norms, processes and external regulations; Ensure quality control of content by engaging with relevant functional units,RBs and COs.
Use socio-political insights to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments, regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
In the context of the UN system and multilateral fora, support the development of partnerships with member states, civil society and intergovernmental organizations to advocate for the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the global agenda, and advance WFP priorities and policies, based on a good understanding of member states’ dynamics and interests.
Solicit inputs from other WFP entities that contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making.
Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance; Monitor defined risks and make recommendations how to manage these effectively.


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.


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: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: 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 priorities.
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 cross-unit 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.

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
Communication Expertise Collates accurate and timely information in required format (i.e. written or visual communications materials as well as verbally), to facilitate information flows and informed decision making on communications issues.
Information Analytics, Reporting and Management Gathers and summarises information relevant to partners (trends, regulations, practices) to enable supervisor(s) to efficiently make informed decisions and enhance partner relationships. Captures important information, synthesises and facilitates internal reporting.
Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Shows awareness of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which informs approach to daily tasks.
NGO, UN and Other Partner Collaboration Actively promotes WFP’s partnering approach. Individually contributes to development and maintenance of partnerships with NGOs, UN agencies, governments and other partners. Is able to provide suggestions that help inform WFP’s evolving engagement with relevant partners. Provides and coordinates input to be shared with partners.

Maintaining donors informed and briefed on WFP operations by organizing constant updates and donor briefings.
Producing high-quality proposals, donor reports, presentations and quality briefing materials, ensuring donors remain appraised of WFP activities.
Ensuring partner visibility and that partner conditions are met.
Supporting in drafting high quality briefing for the management, ensuring a high level of consistency and accuracy, on statements, newsletters, presentations, website content, briefings, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications
Supporting the collation and dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining WFP current or future responses and donors’ trends and preferences to ensure coherence and quality of performance information
Serving as focal point for exchange correspondence with CO, RB, HQ for the query related to contribution extension requests related to its donor portfolio.
Gathering and sharing partner intelligence (including forecasting), using key information systems (e.g., Salesforce).
Providing tailored support to programme team, and the Budget and Programming unit in what relates to funds management and budgeting.

Strong analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating skills.
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Type of Contract: CST/L1

Duration of Assignment: 6 Months

Duty Station: Ouagadougou; Burkina Faso

Number of Vacancies: 01


Ouagadougou has been declared a non-family duty station, meaning internationally recruited staff will not be able to bring their family for this assignment.
The Rest & Recuperation System (R&R) is currently implemented in Ouagadougou providing 7 days break outside the country every 8 weeks of presence on the duty station.

Please submit your application latest by Thursday, November 9th, 2023, Midnight Ouagadougou time

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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