Partnerships Officer, WFP Global Liaison Office Korea

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Application deadline 11 months ago: Monday 21 Feb 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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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.


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.


WFP Global Office in Seoul is located at the Seoul National University in Seoul, ROK, and the main work includes resource mobilization, advocacy and support of WFP field operations. The Government Partnerships team is responsible for raising resources from relevant ROK government counterparts such as MoFA, MAFRA, KOICA, and others, negotiating contributions and coordinating key policy decisions.


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Implement the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnership in support of WFP strategic objectives.
  2. Manage and help strengthen strategic and integrated partnerships with existing and new entities including the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), the Ministry of Environment the Ministry of Land/Infrastructure/Transport, and the Ministry of Finance as well as with Members of Parliament.
  3. Implement the In-Kind rice contribution from MAFRA and ensure partner profiling, data/ trends analysis, contribution forecasting, and management as well as visibility activities, with the aim to maximize financial as well as policy and technical support for WFP’s work;
  4. Use data to propose options to the Director of WFP Global Office in Seoul to expand support from existing partners and to scope new partners, guided by programmatic assessment and context-specific analysis, with the aim to enhance the impact of WFP’s work and diversify the resource base.
  5. Gather and share partner intelligence (including forecasting), using key information systems (e.g. Salesforce, WINGS, WFPGo).
  6. Solicit inputs from other functional entities, RBs, and COs on WFP’s programmatic offering that can gain traction with individual partner audiences; Conduct analysis and draft quality briefs in support of outreach opportunities.
  7. Gather socio-political insights to support WFP’s effective positioning vis-à-vis ROK governments including MAFRA, regional and international institutions with the aim to influence the policy agenda.
  8. In the context of the UN system and multilateral fora, support the development of partnerships and joint events 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 objectives, based on a basic understanding of member states’ dynamics and interests.
  9. Provide inputs to partnerships strategies, including the development of Partnership Action Plans; Draw up quality partner proposals and reports by engaging with other WFP entities and external stakeholders.
  10. Contribute to the preparation of strategic agreements, joint strategies, and MOUs in order to promote the SDGs and Zero Hunger on the national, regional, and global agenda and to reach advantageous outcomes for WFP.
  11. Facilitate corporate dialogue with partners through networking and information sharing; Proactively highlight strategic issues to senior managers and propose options for the best course of action to nurture trust and partnership growth.
  12. Contribute to preparedness actions, provide technical recommendations and guidance, and monitor defined risks.
  13. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analyses and queries.
  14. Perform other duties as required.



  • Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications, Agriculture or other relevant fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in multilateral partnership roles and managing multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and multi-year partnerships.
  • Working knowledge of ROK ODA policies, strategies, and priorities
  • Experience in exploring new/thematic partnership opportunities and demonstrated results in expanding and/or diversifying funding/resources through mobilization efforts provided inputs into developing solutions with prospective partners, and explored new areas to scale-up existing activities.
  • Has operational experience in Supply Chain/Logistics.
  • Has designed and managed resource mobilization plans, processes, and resource strategies, negotiated contract terms, and provided resourcing advice to seniors.
  • Has management experience and experience working in an international/multilateral organization.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Implementation, monitoring, and reporting of resource mobilization strategy and planned activities;
  • Proven operational skills and operational knowledge/understanding of Supply Chain and Logistics functions;
  • Management experience/supervision of junior staff members within area of expertise.
  • Negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements with donors and host governments, in line with internal policies and external regulations.
  • Resourcing analysis and accurate/timely reporting to donors.
  • Management of effective and collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in the area of expertise.
  • Sound knowledge of food and agriculture sectors, policies, and programmes.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Korean.


  • Qualification/experience in Supply Chain/Logistics/Operations.
  • Experience in the use of information technology and digital tools for data collection, analysis, and shared data-based insights to add value to all partnerships.
  • Expertise/experience in external communications and compilation of briefing materials.
  • Experience in providing advanced technical support and service delivery to strengthen partnerships.
  • Has motivated team spirit and contributed to a gender-balanced, inclusive and sound working environment.
  • Has worked for or with RoK governmental organizations.


This position is open to Korean nationals only.

You will be appointed on a National fixed-term (1 year renewable) contract.

Remuneration is in line with the UN salary scale for National Officers (see: Medical insurance is provided to UN Staff and dependents (incl. spouse, child(ren). Your package includes attractive leave entitlements, including 30 annual leave days per year and family leave options.


21 February 2022 (11.59PM CET).


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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