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Government Partnerships Officer
 Vacancy No: 101092
 Type of Contract: Fixed Term
 Grade Level: NOA
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 22 Nov 2018


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.


We are the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every single day, we work 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. For more information visit: http://www1.wfp.org/

Talented women are encouraged to apply

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development opportunities.


  • This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
  • First University degree (Bachelor) in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communication or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience is required.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic.


  • Has supported project and operational activities that maintain and develop donor and host government partnership.
  • Has routinely provided coaching or training to new staff members within are of expertise.
  • Has collated data, assisted in drafting resourcing analysis and collaborated with accurate and timely as well as reporting to donor.


To contribute to the development of new and existing partnerships with government partners in order to advocate work of WFP, raise and mobilize resources to support WFP programmes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Head of External Relations, as the Government Partnership Officer, you will lead on coordination and consolidation of project proposals and donor reporting, ensuring alignment with donor prioritizes and guideline. Specifically, you will perform the following duties:


  1. Contribute to the development of external engagement strategies with the Head of Unit and other Government Partnership Office.
  2. Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting, contributions, providing donor stewardship and analysing results in order to maximize resources raised.
  3. Provide support to technical units in the Country Office, Regional Bureau and/or Headquarters as required, in order to assist them to effectively mobilize donor resources and ensure the donor conditions are met and adhered to at different programming level.
  4. Contribute to the development and keep up- to date a donor landscape tool to keep management abreast of main donor priorities.
  5. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
  6. Proactively contribute to idea and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  7. 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.
  8. Maintain effective relationship with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  9. Coordinate work with other government partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
  10. Preparation and coordination including accompanying to the field and ensuring donor visits are strategic, well-timed and smoothly executed.
  11. Manage from proposal design to grand closure the following donors, Central Emergency Respond Fund (CERF), Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Switzerland, and South Africa.
  12. Contribute to the Core Donor Working Group.
  13. Support United Nation Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) in identifying fundraising opportunities and manage the profile of all donors contributing to United Nation Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS).
  14. Coordinate and consolidate the design process of full proposal and concept papers for the Head of Unit’s review. This requires providing clear instructions to other units on donor requirements and ensuring that donor priorities are reflected in proposal.
  15. Keep a clear of reports due to donors.
  16. Ensure tracking of all proposals developed, awarded and grants implemented and close-out.



  • 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 & Management Gathers, 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 Mobilisation Analyses 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 Guidance Provides 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.

How to apply?

To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview



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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