Strategic Liaison Officer NOA – UAE Nationals Only , WFP , Dubai

negotiable / YEAR Expires in 1 month

JOB DETAIL

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WHY WORK AT WFP?

SAVING & CHANGING LIVES
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We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future.

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Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives.

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES 💡
Unlock possibilities you never thought you’d find.
WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE
Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential.
WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you’re unlikely to find in many other organizations.

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ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

Global hunger has reached alarming levels in 2022, and WFP, Nobel Peace Prize winner (2020), remains dedicated and committed to addressing this global food crisis. To enhance the efficiency and impact of our global initiatives, WFP is relocating key corporate functions within procurement and supply chain from its headquarters (Rome, Italy) to the UAE, Dubai. The UAE, chosen for its strategic location, stability, advanced infrastructure, markets, expertise, and innovation, is hosting the newly established Global Supply Chain Support Center. Six national Emirati positions, integral to this initiative, are part of WFP’s innovative Humanitarian Leaders Programme.

 

The Humanitarian Leaders Programme

The Humanitarian Leaders Programme is a dedicated investment in nurturing young Emirati talent, aiming to develop future humanitarian responders and leaders. This programme offers high-potential Emirati professionals a unique opportunity to accelerate their career growth, aligning with the UAE government’s priorities. It also serves as a platform for Emirati talents to familiarize themselves with the UN system and become future humanitarian leaders. For WFP, this programme is a chance to leverage the talent, knowledge, and cutting-edge practices developed in the UAE, particularly in areas crucial to WFP, such as sustainability, innovation, AI, and digitization.

JOB PURPOSE

JOB TITLE: STRATEGIC LIAISON OFFICER

JOB CONTRACT/GRADE: NOA FIXED-TERM STAFF

JOB LOCATION: UAE, DUBAI
NO OF OPENINGS: One (1)

REPORTING TO: Director of Global Supply Chain Support Center

Job Summary:

The Strategic Liaison Officer position is part of the Global Supply Chain Support Center team of the GCC WFP Office based in Dubai. The position holder will report to the Director of the Global Support Center and will assist the Director in strategic planning and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, particularly government entities, to support the effectiveness and efficiency of the Global Supply Chain Support Center’s operations.

Responsibilities:

• Support the Director of Global Supply Chain Support Center with internal and external communications, ensuring high standards of relevance, appropriateness, correctness, and timeliness.
• Contribute to the development of strong relationships with key government officials, decision-makers, civil society, academia and relevant ministries in Dubai and across the UAE in support of the Global Supply Chain Support Center.
• Act as primary point of contact between the agency and government entities for effective communication and collaboration.
• Analyze government policies and initiatives related to international aid and food security to to identify opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and resource mobilization.
• Attend conferences, forums, and events to increase WFP’s visibility and influencewithin the government and broader stakeholder community.
• Prepare agenda items and coordinate the review of strategic documents, talking points, and briefs to ensure the Director is well-informed for all engagements.Maintain relationships with counterparts in other UN and (I)NGO agenciesfor strategic information sharing and coordination.
• Undertake special assignments as requested contributing to the overall success of the office.

Requirements:

• University degree in International relations, Foreign Affairs, Political-Social sciences, Diplomatic studies, Economics, or a related field.
• Bilingual, proficiency in Arabic and English.
• Driven and motivated by WFP’s mandate, showcasing a commitment to humanitarian goals. Strong work ethic, and genuine willingness to contribute to advancing global food security.
• Readiness to travel to locations where WFP operates.
• Minimum of 1-year post-graduate experience, ideally in the government, public or non-for-profit sector position.
• Excellent people skills, a proven team approach.
• The ability to thrive in multicultural environments, and a curious mindset geared towards analytical thinking and innovation.
• Track record of achieving tangible and measurable results in previous roles with an ability to set and meet ambitious targets aligned with organizational objectives.
• Only UAE Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.

LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:
– Leading by example with integrity,
– Driving results and delivering on commitments,
– Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,
– Applying strategic thinking,
– Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

What We Offer:

Join the Global Humanitarian Response Centre and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your personal and professional well-being:

Competitive UN Salary Scale: Benefit from a rewarding salary structure, providing financial stability.
Generous Leave Entitlements:

  • Annual Leave: Earn 2.5 days per month, allowing you ample time to recharge and pursue personal interests.
  • Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave, Family Leave ensuring you can take the necessary time to recover and take care of your family without financial worry.

Comprehensive Medical Insurance: Access quality healthcare coverage for yourself and recognized dependents, promoting health and wellbeing.
Professional Development: Engage in continuous learning and career advancement opportunities within the UN framework, enhancing your skills and expertise.
Work-Life Balance: Benefit from a supportive environment allowing you to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Global Impact: Contribute to meaningful humanitarian work that makes a difference worldwide, providing a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Join a multicultural team that values diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, fostering a supportive professional environment.
Networking Opportunities: Build connections with professionals and organizations globally, expanding your professional network and influence.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

26 July 2024.

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Join WFP UAE’s journey to make a difference in global hunger and contribute to the organization’s impactful initiatives. Be part of the Humanitarian Leaders Programme and shape the future of the Humanitarian & Development sector. Apply now and be a catalyst for positive change.

INTERESTED TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN LEADERS PROGRAMME?

Join us on 4 June at 10am join eventor 25 June at 2pm join event for a 45-minute session about the Humanitarian Leaders Programme, about the selection process, the package and the amazing learning opportunities the programme offers!

FAQ Humanitarian Leaders Programme.pdf – Google Drive

REQUIRED EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS: 24

Dubai, United Arab Emirates