Regional Cooperating Partner Management Officer

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Are you ready for SAVING LIVES CHANGING LIVES of the world's most vulnerable people? If yes, this opportunity is for you!

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.

JOB TITLE: Regional Cooperating Partner Management Officer TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultant I/II UNIT/DIVISION: Programme DUTY STATION (City, Country): Bangkok, Thailand (RBB) DURATION: 11 months


The World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBB) provides strategic guidance, technical support and direction to its operations in the region. This position sits within the RBB Programme Unit and provides technical guidance and operational support to WFP Country Offices (CO) on programmatic, technical and business processes as well as risks related to Cooperating Partner CP)/NGO management. WFP’s commitment to the Grand Bargain (specifically the Localization stream) focuses on being a better strategic and operational partner with its CP/NGO stakeholders and the RB plays a key role in facilitating these changes at the Country Office level. Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer covering this portfolio, the incumbent will be responsible for the following areas and in coordination with other RBB units.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide COs with technical and operational guidance on the implementation of the WFP NGO Corporate Guidance which includes Call for Proposals, selection process, partner induction, partner evaluations, etc.
  2. Provide to HQ practical RBB input on the development of corporate templates and standards.
  3. Support COs with the development of key documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Cooperating Partner Committee ToRs, checklists, etc. that support an effective CP mgmt. function.
  4. Provide guidance on Field Level Agreement (FLA) management, including budget negotiations, data entry, distribution reports and invoice management.
  5. Provide guidance on how to manage Governments as Implementing Partners, liaising closely with HQ Legal and NGO units.
  6. Support COs to address oversight and audit recommendations.
  7. Provide training/webinars/information sessions to CO staff as required and equip them to be able to deliver training to CPs.
  8. Contribute to RBB Programme oversight including reviewing, adjusting and documenting the approach in a short paper. Coordinate or contribute programme inputs towards crossfunctional oversight missions.
  9. Under the guidance of RBB Programme advisors for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Climate and School Health & Nutrition, examine opportunities and support collaboration with partners at the regional level in a select number of priority areas.
  10. Provide support to a range of RBB Programme on business processes and planning through coordination and preparation of documents, papers and presentations working close with the Information Management Officer and Head of Programme.
  11. The level of the contract will be determined by WFP based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.



  • Advanced University degree in business management or another field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


  • At least 5 years of direct experience managing partnerships and partnership agreements, in various humanitarian and development contexts. Candidates having 6 or less years of relevant and demonstrable experience will be considered for CST I level and those with longer experience for CST II level.
  • Experience as a programme or project manager in a humanitarian and development context.
  • Familiarity with WFP’s CP/NGO management guidance, partnership principles and modalities, including associated IRM processes is desirable.
  • Familiarity with the WFP technical tools used for CP management and reporting, including WFP’s financial and budget management frameworks, distribution data management is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Project Management and Contract Management.
  • Excellent communication (written/oral/presentation) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates high moral integrity and proven capacity to take initiative, show discretion and autonomy.
  • Strong planning and time management, with a structured results-oriented approach and quality monitoring and reporting.
  • Client focused and builds strong relationships to improve processes and support the strengthening of CO CP Mgmt. function.

Languages: English.

This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Travel will be required, including to difficult locations.


Friday 24 June 2022 23:59 Bangkok Time

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website.


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).

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.


Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WFP is **committed* to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.*

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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