Partnerships Officer- Yerevan, Armenia ( potentially other locations in Middle East & North Africa) – World Food Program – Other locations
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
This Vacancy Announcement seeks to identify Partnerships Officer for Armenia Country Office, and as a Roster potentially for other locations within the RBC region (Regional Bureau for Middle East and Northern Africa) . This consultancy assignment is critical to support successful implementation of the WFP Armenia Country Strategic Plan (2019-2024). Under the leadership and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Consultant will support WFP Armenia in the management and development of new and existing partnerships with public, private, national and international stakeholders – including the Government of Armenia, traditional and emerging donors, the Private Sector, UN agencies – and ensure maximum advocacy of the work of WFP in the country.
Lead the implementation of a work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop, diversify and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP operations in the country. This includes development of strategic partnerships with development agencies, international financial institutions, the private sector, and diaspora actors.
Proactively support a wide range of aspects of a partnerships 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 relevant conditions are met.
Facilitate Country Director’s dialogue with partners through preparation of quality briefing materials in support of outreach opportunities.
Maintain awareness of current affairs and donor policies and conduct analysis to understand how they may impact WFP activities and programmes in the country.
Proactively highlight strategic issues and propose options for the best course of action to nurture trust and partnership growth.
Contribute to the preparation of partnership proposals and relevant agreements / MOU, taking into account corporate norms, processes and external regulation. Ensure quality control of content by engaging with relevant functional units, Regional Bureau and Headquarters.
Provide inputs to partnerships strategies, including the development and regular update of Partnership Action Plan;
Gather socio-political insights to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis national governments and relevant institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
Solicit inputs from other WFP entities that contribute to inter-governmental and/or inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making.
Manage staff, providing coaching, training and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance