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Senior National Development Advisor

Publiée le 04.06.2021

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Poste proposé : Senior National Development Advisor

OB TITLE: Senior National Development Advisor

Contract Type: National Professional Officer (Category D) – NOD

Unit/Division: Country Office Management

Direct Reporting Line: Country Director

Contract duration:  12 months (renewable based on performance & funds availability)

Duty Station (City, Country): Conakry, Republic of Guinea

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director and in close coordination with the Country Office Management, the Programme and Partnerships teams, the Senior National Development Advisor will undertake the following key responsibilities to advance the efforts of the Country Office in programme and partnership building and resource mobilization with the Government, IFIs and other development actors:

Strategic Advice and Analysis

  • Provide strategic direction and high-quality advisory services to the Country Director and Country Office Management in terms of strengthening WFP’s relationship with the Government and positioning WFP as a key actor in the development space.
  • Proactively scan the country development landscape and support exploration of viable opportunities and new approaches for WFP’s strategic engagement in the development space with the Government and other development actors, such as IFIs, particularly in the areas of social protection, rural transformation, sustainable infrastructure and human capital development.
  • Closely follow relevant external developments and processes involving the Government and IFIs (e.g. national budgetary processes, approval of key strategic documents, and loan negotiations) and support the development of the Country Director’s/Office’s position on these matters.
  • Analyse the national development, budgeting, and spending priorities to determine how WFP could support the Government with furthering its priorities and closing the funding gap.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Develop and co-lead the implementation of WFP’s partnerships with Government and key development actors, including IFIs, academia, regional organisations and other UN agencies working on development issues.
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders as relevant.
  • Inform and support the Country Office management as well as its technical teams on the engagement with key partners on the strategy, design, relevance, and impact of programmes that can be supported by WFP to advance national development priorities.
  • Liaise with government agencies in support of projects and operational activities that strengthen government capacities.
  • Provide advice on WFP’s representation and messaging in various national instances/committees /working groups (on humanitarian/development issues).
  • Engage with national institutions, universities, and think-tanks to establish WFP as a thought leader in the country in the development arena.

Brand Management and Positioning

  • Support the management of WFP’s brand among key external stakeholders as a UN agency with a dual humanitarian and development mandate and a trusted development partner.
  • In close contact with relevant colleagues from the Country Office, support the development of WFP’s value proposition and specific offerings in the areas of rural transformation, sustainable infrastructure, and human capital development, and contribute to the process of project design, where necessary.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Reports to the Country Director. Works closely with the Country Office Management and Programme and Partnerships Teams and liaises with the Head of Partnerships at the Regional Bureau and a relevant focal point in the Strategic Partnerships team.
  • External: Facilitates engagement with the Government, including relevant ministries and agencies, key development actors, including IFIs, and academia in close coordination with the Country Director.

KEY DELIVERABLES:

  • On-going strategic advice leading to game-changing support from WFP to the government and increased funding for WFP’s work contributing directly to the country’s development portfolio.
  • Government and development actor (including IFIs) engagement strategy including stakeholder mapping for WFP at country level.
  • Lead the implementation of the above-mentioned partnerships strategy both by supporting the country office management and also by building and maintaining partnerships directly as relevant.
  • Joint concept notes with the national government on areas of joint engagement. 
  • Advocacy documents and position papers on WFP’s development work.
  • Regular stakeholder meetings and technical workshops, where relevant.
Profil recherché pour le poste : Senior National Development Advisor

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 

EDUCATION:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, International Development, or another relevant field.

DESRED TECHNICAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 8 years of experience working in the public sector.
  • Demonstrable experience with the national government, public sector economic planning and budgetary processes at the strategic level. Ability to interact effectively with staff at the Ministerial level and at the IFI Management level.
  • Ideally, Director level government experience, preferably from  Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Planning, or a line Ministry with significant interaction with IFIs.
  • Ideally experience with development issues and significant experience in developing relationships and managing strategic partnerships with governments and development partners, particularly IFIs.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in new partnership building, brokering relationships with partners, and engagement at a senior level.
  • Experience in project design processes and coordination with internal and external stakeholders, including governments and IFIs.
  • Experience working closely with academia and think tanks.
  • Knowledge of WFP operations in country and international experience is a plus.                                                                                         

LANGUAGE:

  • Fluency level C both in French and English language is mandatory

To be based in Conakry, Country Office. Has been announced internally and externally

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Deadline for application is June 10, 2021
To access the vacancy and submit applications, please follow the below steps:
Step 1: Click on the above link depending on your status (staff or non-staff)
Step 2: Click on “Apply” to register and create your online CV.
Step 3: Submit your application.
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Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Senior National Development Advisor
Métier :
Management, direction générale
Secteur d´activité :
Services autres
Type de contrat :
CDD
Région :
Conakry
Ville : Conakry
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+4
Langues exigées :
anglaiscourant
françaiscourant
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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