The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency working to create a world with zero hunger. We are seeking to fill the position of Private Partnership Consultant, based at our New York City office. Length of contract, 11 months renewable.
The Private Partnerships Division (PGP) division is looking for a motivated individual to join our North American team to build on its growth strategy. The private sector is uniquely qualified to play a leadership role in ending hunger. Some of the largest and most respected brands in the world – such as MasterCard, PepsiCo and YUM! Brands – are helping achieve zero hunger by enabling WFP to strengthen operations, reach more people, fund lifesaving programs and build public support. They choose to partner with WFP because of WFP’s reach, scale and track record to create innovative partnerships that leverage their unique strengths and create lasting impact.
The Private Partnership Consultant will be responsible for the following work activities:
Identify new private sector prospects by leveraging fundraising networks and existing relationships with companies in key North American markets and contribute to the American growth strategy.
Ensure renewal and supervision of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing on-going stewardship and assessing results in order to maximise resourcing raised for WFP.
Develop presentations and craft partnerships concepts in coordination with WFP technical units and field operations for potential partners and submit grant applications.
Handle complex sales processes and help negotiate advantageous contributions.
Manage select fundraising efforts and initiatives including, but not limited to cause-related marketing campaigns, emergency appeals and employee fundraising campaigns;
Coach and provide guidance to junior staff
Liaise with in-house services to ensure proper fund management, grant registrations and fulfilment of contractual obligations
Help organise key events and meetings.
Provide private sector partnership updates for WFP publications and website and draft communication plans as needed;
Qualifications & Experience Required
University Degree in Business Administration, Management or Marketing or international relations (only if private sector/fundraising experience)
At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing/sales and account management is essential. Knowledge of humanitarian/development sector a plus.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
Proven ability to meet fundraising targets;
Excellent analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage sales processes.
Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks within deadlines.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and international organization is essential.
Very good written and verbal communication skills in English language are a must.
Computer skills in Office applications: proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.
WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.
http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
Deadline for applications: 26 September 2017
Ref: VA 64581
Additional Salary Information: WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
About World Food Programme - Private Partnerships Division
Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in n...ine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 70 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute approximately 12.6 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments.
WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.