Organisation: World Food Programme

Position: Private Partnership and Fundraising, Deputy Director D1

Location: Rome, Italy

Salary: Competitive UN Salary


Closing date: 24/09/2017 (day/month/year)

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Private Partnership and Fundraising, Deputy Director D1

World Food Programme


The Private Partnerships Division (PGP) is responsible for mobilising resources, both cash and in kind, from the private sector (corporations, individuals, and foundations). This is done through high-impact partnerships in support of WFP's strategic priorities, mobilizing funding, technical assistance and innovative solutions to help WFP fulfil its mission, while offering the public and companies the opportunity to create a world with zero hunger.

PGP is developing an ambitious strategy to expand the Private Sector Fundraising function through increasing investments particularly in individual giving, aiming to substantially increase income over the next 5 years. This is a key leadership role, supporting the Director to shape and drive the growth strategy for private sector fund raising.

Job description


  • Working with the Director, lead the global PGP team to achieve the corporate resource mobilisation targets from
  • the private sector.
  • Manage overall private sector resource mobilisation in key channels including foundations and individuals.
  • Experience managing prospect research, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms, and prospect pipelines is desirable
  • Drive the successful implementation of a Global Strategic Fundraising Framework for private sector fundraising.
  • Build, expand and cultivate a strong donor base of individual committed supporters providing un-earmarked contributions, based on a clearly articulated pledge strategy.
  • Build, expand and cultivate relationships with leadership partners (foundations, companies, wealthy individuals) in
  • support of fund raising efforts
  • Build, expand and cultivate WFP's Global Fundraising Network, including National Committees and national
  • fundraising programmes, based on a clearly articulated National fund raising strategy.
  • Build an effective first-class digital fundraising programme significantly increasing WFP's outreach, globally and in
  • key markets.
  • Represent WFP at key private sector international meetings and conferences as requested;
  • Direct the preparation of the annual work plans and budgets for private fundraising and partnerships; planning and managements of PGP's human, financial, and material resources with a view to ensure their optimum utilization.

Candidate requirements

Desired Qualifications:

  • Direct experience in private partnership management and private sector fundraising ideally including relevant experience in partnerships with corporations and foundations, as well as managing small gift fundraising platforms;
  • Comprehensive understanding of all main private sector fundraising techniques (digital, direct mail, legacies, monthly giving, press advertising, major donors, corporate and foundations fundraising, events).
  • Direct experience in scaling up and managing national fund raising programmes
  • Extensive and proven experience of working in an international context - delivering fundraising programmes across
  • multiple countries - with demonstrable insights into regional and market opportunities and challenges
  • Proven managerial experience in leading large global teams.
  • Financial budgeting and reporting skills and experience overseeing budgets of significant size is essential.
  • Proven experience giving presentations to high level audiences is crucial.
  • Specific knowledge of fundraising networks such as the Resource Alliance or similar industry circles is an asset.
  • Political sensitivity and proven negotiation skills are essential.
  • Advanced university degree in public relations, marketing, advertising or business administration.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant job experience at the professional level.

Additional comments

Terms and Conditions WFP offers a competitive compensation package that will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. The estimated salary level range for this VA is at the D1 salary scale. UN salaries are tax exempt in most countries.

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.  Learn more about countries where the UN operates. 

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply. 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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Closing date: 2017-09-24

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