Back Private Partnership Manager (86009)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 09 August 2018

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 World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a consultancy position of Private Partnership Manager, based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Length of contract: 11 months renewable. Start date: 17 September 2018 (or as soon as possible).

The Private Sector Partnerships Division (PGP) division is looking for a motivated individual to join our Europe team to support in the management of key partnerships and prospecting of new opportunities. 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 and Royal DSM – 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 Manager will be responsible for the following work activities:

  • 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;
  • Identify new private sector prospects by leveraging fundraising networks and existing relationships;
  • 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;
  • Serve as focal point for technical units, regional bureaux and/or liaison offices engaging private sector;
  • Liaise with in-house services to ensure proper fund management, grant registrations and fulfilment of contractual obligations;
  • Assist with contract preparation and tracking and accurate record keeping in salesforce;
  • Coach and provide guidance to junior staff;
  • Help organise key events and meetings and undertake additional responsibilities as needed.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English language are a must.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage sales processes.
  • Computer skills in Office applications: proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks within deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and international organization is essential.


  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, International Relations or related.


  • At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing/sales and account management is essential. Knowledge of humanitarian/development sector a plus.


  • Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.

Terms and Conditions

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. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 10 August 2018

Ref.: VA No. 86009

Qualified 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

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