World Food Program
Fixed Term Appointment
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.
Reporting to the Representative & Country Director within the Uganda Country Office, the Head of Partnership Development Unit will have the unique opportunity to influence WFP's role in the country and to ensure that, by working with others, WFP delivers real results for the millions of people in the country who face food insecurity.
To lead the development of new and strengthen existing strategic partnerships in order to advocate for Zero Hunger, build strategic partnerships and mobilize resources to support WFP Uganda to deliver its Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022).
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Thorough understanding of international development issues and significant experience of developing relationships and managing strategic partnerships with institutional partner organisations including one or more of Southern Governments, USAID, DFID, EU, World Bank and non-traditional donors.
Proven experience of providing creative and innovative approaches in developing new initiatives that contribute towards partnership objectives.
Previous experience of managing and motivating a team to achieve team and individual goals and objectives.
Proven problem solving and strategic planning capability.
Proven record of accomplishment in partnership building, brokering relationships with partners, and engagement at a senior level.
Strong negotiation and influencing skills in relation to multiple stakeholder contexts and matrices.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Lead the development of the PDU’s work plan and oversee its implementation, delivering on activities
Manage a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, forecasting, negotiating changes and assessing results, to maximize resources raised.
Analyze data and propose well-researched ideas for resource mobilization to country management team (CMT) for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
Delivery on financial and non-financial targets by working closely with the Programme Development, Quality and Impact and Integrated Resources Management Teams for optimal forward planning of funding pipelines.
Management of staff to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance
Rigorous monitoring of performance using influence & funding targets, milestones and KPIs to inform management information systems and decision-making.
Effectively work across functions, ensuring the adoption and implementation of best practices, and collaboratively scope and pursue opportunities with the Programme Development, Quality & Impact and Integrated Resources Teams.
Motivate and incentivize individual team members to work creatively in developing partnerships in support of strategic outcomes and activities.
Inform and influence new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of programmes relevant to the work of WFP and identify and attend key forums to action this;
Manage a complex partnership portfolio, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, forecasting and seeking flexible funding arrangements with donors;
Monitor pipelines of existing and potential donors working closely with RBN and WFP HQ counterparts, keeping all internal stakeholders fully informed to aid advance planning and resource allocation
Develop and present clear recommendations highlighting strategic fundraising opportunities to CMT/CMT+ to support WFP Uganda’s CSP;
Lead proposal development processes working closely with Technical Teams and Budget & Programmes Unit ensuring timely submission of fully compliant and quality proposals.
Lead negotiations for donor contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, leading to advantageous outcomes for WFP, such as more income flexibility and predictability.
Manage the cooperating partner selection process to develop more collaborative and strategic relationships that deliver the maximum collective value proposition across portfolio thematic areas ;
In collaboration with the Programme Development, Quality and Impact team, ensure regular working sessions with cooperating partners are held at Kampala and Area Office levels to review performance, collectively identify challenges and agree on ways forward;
Lead the ongoing performance review and management process of cooperating partners, ensuring adherence to the commitments made in field level agreements and to WFP’s overall corporate requirements;
Facilitate the production of quality WFP reports on grant utilization for donors, ensuring the progress reported is based on solid evidence and speaks to donor requirements, priorities and preferences.
Support and guide technical units and area offices to effectively manage and mobilize donor resources according to agreed contractual terms and conditions.
Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical guidance and recommendations whilst identifying, monitoring the managing the mitigation of risks.
Provide support and guidance to technical units in the development of quality and compliant donor proposals
Provide guidance to field-based offices on how best to prepare for and support donor missions
Familiarize and increase understanding of technical units and area teams about the standard operating procedures for the proposal development process and specific roles and responsibilities to develop a synergistic and collaborative working relationship
Coordinate work with other peers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
Coordinate and prepare accurate reporting on donors and resourcing status of programmes, identifying trends and issues, and proposing solutions, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
Provide advice and briefs on resourcing issues to Country/Regional/Division Directors, participate in the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP) and act as a resourcing focal point to ensure issues are addressed
Prepare briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
Build and maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels and participate in regular donor meetings.
Represent WFP at international meetings at appropriate levels in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives and builds support for WFP activities.
Others as required
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education : Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
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.
Experience : At least 5 years of progressive experience in managing a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting donor contributions, and maximizing resources.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
An established leader and strategic thinker with personal gravitas and ability to work with senior executives.
Strong leadership behaviours including external orientation, situational agility, and partner focus.
Understanding of programme design, quality programming and effective delivery for major institutional donors.
Significant experience of bidding to institutional donors.
Ability to direct and support sector, donor and internal analysis and research, particularly in relation to understanding key financial metrics and implications for strategy.
Excellent grasp of financial issues and ability to present complex financial information clearly and effectively.
Good understanding and knowledge of development and humanitarian programming.
Strong commercial, proposal writing and financial skills
Openness, ambition, ability and willingness to innovate and deliver beyond his or her personal brief.
Ability to network with, and influence, senior people both internally and externally to achieve a pre- defined outcome.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluent English) through a variety of vehicles (e.g. senior level briefings, internal and external presentations).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. These positions are rotational which means that the incumbent shall be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as non-rotational. Professional level positions are rotational on a period of 2 to 4 years, mobility is the essence of WFP.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
World Food Program
Career Opportunities: Driver SC2 (105638)
Requisition # 105638 - Posted 05/06/2019 - Short Term-SC WFP - Africa, Central & Eastern - Uganda - Kampala - Working Job Language (1) - ADMINISTRATION
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.
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking qualified individuals for the positions of Driver SC2 to be based in Kampala. Selected candidates will be employed on Service Contract.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations. Experience: Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable. Knowledge & Skills:
• Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues. • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters. • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable. • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.). • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods. • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications. • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs. • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact. Language: Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs). Job holders report to the Administration Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other type of land transport. They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.
To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services. 2. Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations. 3. Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency. 4. Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services. 5. Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward. 6. Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.
Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.
Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.
Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
18th June 2019
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.