Senior Partnerships Advisor (Government Engagement), SC11, Dhaka

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Job Title: Senior Partnerships Advisor (Government engagement) SC11 Dhaka

Grade: SC11

Type of Contract: Service Contract

Duration of contract: 12 months

Vacancy Number: 178161

Date of Publication: 07 November 2022

Deadline of publication: 20 November 2022


No of Position: One (1)

Duty Station: Dhaka

Nationality: Bangladeshi only

Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale


Support the WFP Representative / Country Management in all issues related to implementation of the Country Strategic Plan by acting as an advocate and maintaining liaison with the relevant government ministries, departments, and officials:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director and in cooperation with the Country Management, the Senior Advisor (Government partnership engagement) will be responsible for the following duties:

• Identify key stakeholders in the government, media, etc. for negotiations and rapid decision-making for CSP implementation.

• Support the WFP Representative & Country Management in all issues related to disaster management, emergency preparedness and response as per the joint action plan between MoDMR and WFP:

• Act as interlocutor with MoDMR in ensuring the allocation of land and relevant resources for establishing Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) and relevant infrastructure.

• Act as liaison with MoDMR, other line ministries, government departments, and officials, in the implementation of the joint action plan on emergency preparedness and response.

• Advocate for and influence changes needed in the camps with the RRRC and CiCs to ensure smooth humanitarian response operations in Cox’s Bazaar.

• Regular travel to Cox’s Bazaar, Bhasan Char and other operational areas will be required.

• Coordinate inputs from other WFP entities that contribute to inter-governmental/inter-agency work to ensure that WFP positions are properly explained and considered in decision-making.

• Guide functional units in the country office on Government Partnership Engagement strategies

• Any other duties as required.


EDUCATION: Master’s degree in social sciences, education, economics, political science, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 10 years of progressive professional experience serving in higher-level positions (preferably policy making positions) with the local government and/or other agencies. Experience working with donor funded projects and/or agencies.

LANGUAGE: Excellent written and oral/communications skills in both English and Bangla


Experience in formulating plans, policies, strategy and their implementation will be considered as added asset.

Working experience in Disaster Preparedness, Disaster risk reduction, resilience programmes and humanitarian responses would be an added value.


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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.


Job holders are likely to manage a complex portfolio of activities that may include formulation and direct management or coordination of programmes at CO level or formulation of substantial parts of WFP-wide policies and provision of technical advice at RB or HQ level. As such job holders will be expected to have an extensive breadth of programme and policy knowledge/experience including strong technical abilities in an area of expertise and ability to credibly influence strategic, policy and operational discussions. Job holders usually manage a large team or excel in a specific area.


This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team. 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

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