Partnership Officer for Policy and Compliance Team, Washington, United States

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: United States

City: Washington

Office: WFP Washington, United States

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


Job Title: Partnership Officer for Policy and Compliance Team

Type of Contract: Junior Consultant

Division: PA - Partnership and Advocacy Division, Washington

Duty Station (City, Country): Washington DC, U.S.A.

Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)


Under the direct supervision of the WAS Policy and Compliance Team Lead and in close collaboration with the USAID and PRM Grants Management Team, the Partnership Officer will be responsible for four main areas:

Facilitate the donor reporting cycles and provide assistance in support of WFP country offices (CO) and Regional Bureaus (RB) in order to assist them to effectively prepare reports.

Compliance and process improvement: Develop a compendium of guidance, SOPs, draft best practices, and templates.

Training and orientations: Prepare materials and support in the delivery of virtual or in person trainings and orientations for WAS and WFP CO participants.

Problem solving and guidance support: Contribute to resolving issues raised by WFP COs or management by analyzing the issues and provide options based on guidance.

The consultant is expected to operate in handling the day-to-day activities and analytical work under his/her responsibility with minimal supervision.


Management of Donor Reporting cycles:

Support the team lead to conduct completeness checks of biannual and final reports and to prepare them for final submission to the donor.

Facilitate bilateral calls with COs to provide clarity in how to respond to donor’s reporting requirements.

Handle administrative tasks from notifying all COs of reports that are due, reporting template to be used, and timely submission to donor focal points.

Update guidance, best practices and training materials and deliver trainings for biannual and final reports.

Support the Policy team;
Develop and update to Guidance, Standard Operating Procedures and Tools for COs to operate in compliance with donor agreements and processes, working closely with the Grants Management team.

Prepare and deliver trainings/orientations related to CO colleagues on various USAID BHA compliance related matters, such as the Application, Funding Proposal, Risk Management, Award language, etc.

Contribute to problem solving by investigating grant/award history, liaising with WAS GM team and other WFP CO, RB and HQ staff.

Perform other related duties as required including but not limited to the following; drafting documents, drafting reports, summaries and notes for the record, etc..



Bachelor’s Degree preferably in International Affairs or related field.


Relevant working experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

Excellent writing skills. Organizational skills.

Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint/presentation and desktop publishing. Strong excel skills and financial system exposure.

Excellent knowledge of information management, analytics and reporting.

Sufficient understanding of the UN system, WFP and the US Government Agencies and food aid and agricultural policies.


Fluency (level C) English. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second UN language is a plus.

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: 09 September 2021

Ref.: VA No. 147868

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

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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