Consultant (Donor Relations Officer) - Baghdad/Iraq (86529)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 09 August 2018

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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.


Advanced University Degree or university degree in political science, international development, Development economics, marketing communications or other relevant fields.

- Full proficiency (C level) in English

- At least 5 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in international humanitarian or development aid in a bilateral, multilateral or non-government food aid/other international development aid program;

- Previous experience with fundraising, negotiations, public relations/advocacy and work experience with WFP is an asset;

- Experience in grassroots fundraising and knowledge of individual fundraising practices that can be applied to WFP’s work;

- Experience in grant writing and donors reporting.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Under the overall guidance of the WFP Country Director and the External Partnerships Officer, participate in the design and implementation of WFP Donor Relations Strategy for by overseeing and delivering activities that identify, develop and maintain government partnerships, maximize funding, and deliver advantageous outcomes for the Country Office, such as more flexibility and predictability.
  • Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, anticipating needs (forecast), and analyzing results, in order to maximize resources raised.
  • Monitor the implementation of WFP activities supported by donors.
  • Coordinate with WFP Country Office team, WFP Regional Bureau, WFP Liaison Offices and WFP Headquarters to prepare timely and accurate reports to the donors.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors in Baghdad and Amman through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  • Liaise with donor relations on ensuring donor conditions and expected outputs/outcomes are well spelled out to programme/operations/logistics and field offices.
  • Follow up closely with relevant colleagues at planning and implementation levels to ensure the donor conditions are met and adhered to at different programming levels.
  • Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  • Prepare project documents for submission to donors and WFP Headquarters.
  • Gather, analyze and disseminate information on donor policies, trends and preferences/priorities.
  • Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  • Coordinate with WFP Country Office team to organize donor field visits to WFP programme operations.
  • Compile briefing notes and updates for donors when required.
  • Support the OIM and PR function on the collation and dissemination of information and data on WFP operations in Iraq
  • Perform other related duties as may be required by the Country Director.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that the team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.


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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