Senior Resource Mobilization Advisor (Nutrition)
World Food Programme
Rome, Italy
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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

Job Title : Senior Resource Mobilization Advisor (Nutrition)

Type of Contract : Regular Consultant

Division : PPR Public Partnerships and Resourcing Division

Duty Station (City, Country) : HQ Rome (or remotely)

Duration : 01 / 12 / 2020 31 / 03 / 2021

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

We are currently seeking to fill a Sr. Resource Mobilization Advisor Consultant position in our Public Partnership and Resourcing (PPR), based in Rome, HQ and / or remote based.


The Public Partnership and Resourcing (PPR) department leads and coordinates WFP's corporate resource mobilization efforts with Public Donors at capital, regional and country office levels.

Under the strategic and operational guidance of PPR Director and in coordination with the Thematic Focal Point and a representative from the Nutrition Team, the consultant will conduct a strategic review and analysis of donor policies and priorities in the thematic area of nutrition, including an overview of potential new resourcing opportunities and possible entry points for WFP's 'changing lives' programmes.

The analysis will also include a review of recent developments and impact of COVID 19 on ODA budgets and priorities.


The candidate will perform the following duties :

  • Conduct a macro-analysis of global policies and resourcing trend in the thematic area of nutrition with a focus on government donors and multi-donor funds.
  • The analysis will also take into account complementarities and inter-linkages among different sectors.

  • Conduct a mapping of traditional and non-traditional markets for nutrition for 10 donors, including the identification of key networks and influencers in donor capitals (UK, EU and US) and opportunities related to innovative financing.
  • The mapping should take into account the following programmatic areas : fortification, product innovation, adolescent focused nutrition, retail, and social and behavioral change communication (SBCC).

  • Explore opportunities around funding opportunities supported by the selected 10 government donors, looking at complementarities among different funding sources as well as assessing how WFP can support national governments in mobilizing resources building on its added value.
  • Develop a stakeholder mapping for key partners in respective donor markets, including an analysis of key operational and thematic priorities and opportunities for each partner with a view to positioning, partnering and resourcing for WFP nutrition programmes.
  • Key partners may include public donors 'new' line ministries i.e. Agriculture, Finance, Education and Environment; bilateral development agencies and banks;
  • research institutes and think tanks, key CSOs / NGOs.

  • In line with the recent Audit of WFP Nutrition Activities, consolidate a guidance with the identification of nutrition-specific donor requirements.
  • Suggest targets, timeline, roles and responsibilities across the organization for engaging with the strategic stakeholders identified, looking at how to best build on ongoing collaboration and maximize impact of joint and coordinated outreach efforts on nutrition.
  • Consult with Government Partnerships Officers at capital, regional and country level as well as other thematic and partnerships departments to assess how to best complement internal with external knowledge and mapping and look at complementarities among different funding sources, including host governments and international financial institutions and private sector.
  • Develop a standard template for thematic donor profiles, including comprehensive, strategic and synthetic donor intelligence that will inform WFP resource mobilization efforts for nutrition.
  • This should include guidance on how to access this information and look at linkages with existing products, including Partnership Action Plans.

  • Review, analyze and advise donor intelligence information available in Sales Force, WFP information data management system, as well as in other partnerships and thematic units, with a view to taking stock of donor intelligence already available in WFP and identifying key information requirements and gaps to be addressed more systematically in the future, building on the outcomes of this exercise.
  • Develop donor mappings for WFP 6 Regional Bureaux and identify donor priority countries where WFP could conduct country level donor mappings per theme, building on the Partnership Action Plans developed around new Country Strategic Plans for submission to the Executive Board.

    Education :

    Education : Advanced University degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or training courses.

    Experience :

  • Experience : At least 15 years of professional experience in humanitarian and development assistance with a focus on nutrition and / or related field;
  • at least half of this experience should be working in an international context. Experience in engaging with public partnerships and / or resource mobilization is required.


    Strong analytical and writing skills are essential, as are excellent planning, management and coordination skills. Proven ability to network and navigate within public / political contexts.

    Ability to work independently towards challenging targets and strict deadlines. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment.


    Full Fluency (level C) in English language is required. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language is highly desirable : Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and / or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

    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.

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

    Deadline for applications : 02 December 2020

    Ref. : VA No. 131121

    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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