Requisition # 128546 – Posted 27/10/2020 – Fixed Term – Middle East – Jordan – Amman – Working Job Language (2) – PARTNERSHIPS


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.ABOUT WFP

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?

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We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

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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. 

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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.

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Education:Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, 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 or two years with first university degree 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 and donor operations. Experience in sub-region is required 
Languages:Fluency (level C) in English is required and Arabic language is preferred.


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

Amman continues to function as a hub for coordinating Syria regional crisis response.  Amman Sub-regional office (SRO), in coordination with the RBC and “Syria+5” countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt), focuses its inputs on interagency mechanisms, advocacy, building strategic partnerships and outreach.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Monitor and develop analysis on the humanitarian, socio-economic as well as political developments in the sub-region, proactively identifying issues with potential impact on the operating environment and partnerships for WFP’s.
  2. Solicit inputs, including operational updates, from partnerships’ focal within the sub-region to inform partner audiences on WFP’s programmatic offering. Draft related quality briefs, including the impact of WFP different programmes and modalities and support the preparation of specific presentations and packages, to advocate the work of WFP. 
  3. Collate and analyse data and contribute to the preparation of clear and concise reports, strategy positions, talking points, and other key information products for internal and external use.
  4. Present management with well-researched ideas to strategize relations with existing partners and to scope new partners in the sub-region including academia and the private sector, guided by programmatic assessment and context-specific analysis with the aim to enhance the impact of WFP’s work and diversify partnership base.
  5. Contribute to the development of a regional Partnership Action Plan and to a partnership’s portfolio, including partner profiling and outreach activities; Support partner visibility and ensure partner conditions are met.
  6. Assist in drafting of WFP and related sectoral inputs for the Regional Refugees and Resilience Plan/3RP and reporting documents.
  7. Help represent WFP sub-region at inter-agency coordination meetings and events, at appropriate levels, ensuring data coverage and sharing.
  8. Present internal and external data/information, using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, WINGS, WFPGo), to support WFP’s effective positioning with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
  9. Support Office management in the preparation of strategic agreements, MOUs, and joint events in order to promote the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the national, regional and global agenda and advance WFP priorities and objectives.



  • 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 NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Relationship ManagementDemonstrates 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 ExpertiseCollates 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 & ManagementGathers, analyses and reports information in a manner that draws out fact-based insights to inform approach to partner relationships and support substantive discussion with partners. Captures relevant information and progress, and ensures internal information sharing.
Resource MobilisationAnalyses relevant technical data and prepares briefs to raise resources for operations, negotiates contributions and keeps donors informed of key policies. Ensures and oversees timely registration of contributions and forecasts, aiming for accuracy and conformity with donors’ documentation and WFP’s rules.
Business Process Support & Technical GuidanceProvides technical support to other business areas, identifying procedural issues and solutions. Applies understanding to ensure system maintenance and to support the design and implementation of system changes, supporting users and ensuring relevant training and materials are provided as necessary.


JOB TITLE: Partnerships Officer (Government & Interagency) 
DURATION & START DATE: 12 months, renewable
UNIT/DIVISION: Partnerhsips
DUTY STATION (City, Country): Sub-Regional Office, Amman, Jordan

10th of November 2020.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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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