Partnerships Officer (LFT-P3), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Job Title: Partnerships Officer (LFT-P3), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grade: P3

Type of Contract: Limited Fixed Term

Duration of contract: 1 year

No of Position: One (1)

Duty Station: Dhaka

Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale

Vacancy Number: 176627

Date of Publication: 20 October 2022

Deadline of publication: 02 November 2022


Guided by the Corporate Partnership Strategy, to manage effective relationships and collaboration with external partners in order to meet WFP strategic objectives. To represent WFP externally to safeguard and promote WFP interests. To ensure a flow of relevant information between WFP and partners, and propose opportunities for synergies that maximise results.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Implement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of results, in accordance with WFP and Corporate Partnership strategy. 2. Build and maintain effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners, in order to keep them informed on important, strategic operational WFP issues. 3. Represent WFP in UN and other multilateral bodies, NGOs, member states, provide them with information on the programme and develop joint information programmes to increase WFP’s profile and protect its interests. 4. Identify opportunities to develop new and existing synergies with other UN agencies, and make suggestions to senior Officers in order to support more effective and efficient approach to food assistance. 5. Prepare and provide information for member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes, to advocate the work of WFP. 6. Communicate to WFP relevant discussion and feedback on programme activities and issues of priority to WFP, gathered from member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners to engage them with intergovernmental/interagency discussion, and inform future activities. 7. Obtain inputs from WFP that will contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and taken into account in decision making. 8. Research and analyse current activities, political and social events of UN and other multilateral bodies/governments in order to identify issues that may impact WFP activities, inform senior Officers and propose positions on these issues. 9. Participate in the implementation of relevant inter-agency initiatives which have been prioritized corporately, providing central resources and local training in order to contribute to sustainable change. 10. Plan and supervise the work of more junior staff to ensure that tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements. 11. Other as required.


Education: Advanced university degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Journalism, International Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: Five years or more of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.

Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


1. Strong written and oral communication skills 2. Basic understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities with experience in developing partnerships. 3. Explored new partnership opportunities, provided inputs into concept note or proposal with prospective partners. Understands basic due diligence, legal and contracting processes at WFP in pursuit of new partners. 4. Provided donor briefs and resourcing suggestion to senior managers to strategically allocate material and other appropriate resources. 5. Supported creation of external communications and briefing materials 6. Ability to engage proactively with different stakeholders relevant to the resource mobilization and advocacy 7. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, while managing multiple priorities simultaneously 8. Strong knowledge and ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems


• Has gained experience in implementing the work plan for assigned area • Has built and maintained effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners • Has researched and analysed social and political trends data • Has managed small teams of staff with related areas of expertise


The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.


The Partnerships Officer is a member of the Partnership, Report and Communications Unit in the Country Office in Bangladesh. This Unit delivers on a wide range of tasks and performs a wide range of functions and liaises with all program units, primarily Programme, as required. The Partnerships Officer works under the overall supervision of the Head of Partnership, Reports and Communications (PRC).


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This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on a topic with high relevance. In addition, we offer:

  • Meaningful and impactful careers:

Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve

  • Continuous learning and training:

    We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers

  • Multicultural and stimulating work environment:

We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger

WFP also offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.


Wednesday, 02 November 2022 (Midnight Bangladesh time).


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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