Friday, February 18, 2011

Vacancy WFP : Donor & Private Sector Relations Officer

United Nations World Food Programme Indonesia Vacancy Announcement

World Food Programme, Indonesia invites applications from the eligible candidates for the following position:

Position: Donor & Private Sector Relations Officer
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement / Service Contract
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Accountabilities: The subscriber will report directly to Country Director,
ODB and Headquarters and will be responsible for the following duties:
Assist CD/DCD with Government proposals, site visits and reports
for donor governments.
Raise resources for the Programme; negotiate contributions; keep
donors informed of key policy and operational issues of importance to the
Programme; submit funding proposals;
Forecast levels of donor contributions based on systematic
gathering and updating of relevant information;
Gather and analyse information about donor policies, trends and
Develop strategies to address how to maintain/increase funding
from traditional and emerging donors;
Prepare briefs and other documents explaining donor
policies/trends; alert senior management to major donor issues;
Coordinate with other units in house to ensure that donor
conditions are able to be met;
Negotiate changes with donor;
Educate donors and increase their awareness of WFP’s programming
and policies;
Serve as focal point for resourcing issues related to a particular
project or operation;
Actively participate in Programme Review Committees to ensure
adequate consideration of fundraising concerns;
Ensure that Country Director is regularly updated on the
resourcing status of particular project/operations;
Represent WFP at international meetings;
Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk
analysis and contingency planning and make the necessary recommendations.
Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any actions
Supervise other resources staff as required providing training and
technical guidance;
Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Experiences:
Education: Advanced University degree or university degree with experience
and advanced training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines:
political science, international development, development economics or
another relevant field.

Experience: At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible
professional experience in international development, donor aid programmes
or other related fields; previous experience with fundraising,
negotiations, public relations/advocacy and work experience within the
private sector are an asset.
Expected Result: Donor contributions maximized including through the
identification of new sources of funding. Levels of donor contributions
forecasted; management alerted to opportunities for additional
contributions and threats to donation levels; dynamic follow up provided.
Accurate, timely briefs prepared on issues concerning fundraising;
effective coordination within WFP is facilitated to ensure donor
conditions are met; acceptable compromises reached with donors when
conditions are unacceptable to WFP. Resources for operations in countries
where the officer acts as the geographical focal point are pro-actively
identified; ensure that resourcing trends for given operations are
analyzed prior to Programme Review Committee meetings and that advice is
given to management on expected funding levels and strategies to attain
objectives. Sound analytical documents prepared in a timely manner to
provide senior staff with well researched and presented positions on WFP
and food aid policies and issues.
Language: International Professional: Working knowledge (proficiency/level
C) of an official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian
or Spanish; and limited knowledge (intermediate/level B) of another
official UN language listed above or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working
language). At least limited knowledge (intermediate/level B) of English is
required under all circumstances. National Professional: Fluency in both
oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty
station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
Desirable skills: Experience in a developing country, preferably in the
area of food aid or development. Willingness to travel for extended
periods of time. Working knowledge (level C) of a second official

Only candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to apply.
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should
be addressed by e-mail to:

All applications should include an updated CV (in English), a photograph
and three references and should be received no later than 21 February

Please state the title of the post in the email subject.

“Only short-listed candidates will be contacted”

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