WFP Job Vacancy: Communications and Private Sector Partnerships Officer - Jakarta, Indonesian

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations’ frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.  WFP’s food assistance reaches more than 90 million people in 75 countries every year. It provides food support to populations in emergency situations and helps people meet their own nutrition needs.

The World Food Programme Indonesia Country Programme (2016-2020) reflects the dynamic transformation Indonesia is undergoing today as an emerging middle income country. With the aim of reducing the number of severely food-insecure people by 11 million, the country programme will implement four activities to achieve three strategic results.
  • An evidence-based approach will prioritize the most vulnerable people and regions with a view to reducing severe food insecurity by 1 percent per year. 
  • Consumers will be encouraged to adopt balanced diets through nutrition campaigns and nutrition-sensitive social protection programmes. 
  • Indonesia’s emergency logistics capacity will be upgraded to respond in a timely and coordinated manner to disasters.
WFP Indonesia seeks a highly motivated marketing professional to forge partnership with the private sector and media in order to address Indonesia’s nutrition and food security challenges.

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

Position: Communications and Private Sector Partnerships Officer
Post Category: National Professional Officer
Contract Type: Service Contract, 6 months renewable
Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

Accountabilities: Within the assigned unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Strengthen the relationship with current private sector partners and seek additional strategic partnerships;
  • Assist management to raise resources for the WFP programme; set up sales pitches, negotiate partnerships; keep partners informed of key policy and operational issues of importance to the programme; submit funding proposals; and ensure that donor conditions are able to be met;
  • Oversee development and implementation of WFP’s advocacy strategy, including traditional and social media;
  • Develop publications and visibility material;
  • Brief management on partner policies/trends; alert management to issues affecting partnerships;
  • Finalize the standard operating procedures for private sector fund raising in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters;
  • Facilitate internal/external communication;
  • Coordinate communications activities with relevant stakeholders (Government of Indonesia, other UN agencies, private sector partners, civil society, WFP Regional Bureau and Headquarters etc.);
  • Manage third party vendors in executing communications related work.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
The incumbent will receive technical support from the Communications and Private Sector teams in the Regional Bureau in Bangkok. He/she will report to the Country Director.

Qualifications and Experiences:

Education: Advanced University degree or university degree in International Relations, Communications, Business Administration or another relevant filed of Social Sciences

Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible experience of which at least three years in the field of public information, donor relations or other related field. Experience with a UN agency or international organization and working in a multi-cultural environment is an advantage.

Knowledge: Training and/or experience in Social Media Campaign using Facebook Page and Twitter account; utilizing computers including word processing, design and video editing, spreadsheet and other software packages.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English and Bahasa Indonesia. 
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: no later than 20 March 2016

All applications must include an accurately filled in Personal History Form (P11) available at the following link CLICK HERE. Please state the vacancy announcement number and title of the post you are applying for in the email’s subject header line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted