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The Programme 

As the leading humanitarian agency with a mandate to both save and change lives, WFP is leveraging its expertise and wide- reach across the 12 Southern African Countries.  WFP’s private sector partnership actions drive WFP’s effective positioning with private partners to attract resources, technical assistance and innovative solutions to advance the work of WFP in the region. 
As WFP implements its private sector partnership strategy, we believe that there is more that the agency can do to strategically engage with private sector partners across Southern Africa.  With increased funding from private sector partners, programs across the region will be supported in addition to filling capacity gaps of WFP country offices with in-kind support as well as innovation opportunities. 
One of the priorities for enhanced private sector engagement in the region for 2022 is an actionable regional strategy to be supported by a robust and thorough land scape assessment of opportunities in all 12 countries along the following pillars:  1) income; 2) impact and 3) innovation.  Some of the opportunities will be at country, regional and where it makes sense, global level, particularly for prospective private sector partners that may have an interest in Southern Africa, though not based at the regional or CO-level.  The landscape mapping exercise will be critical to ensure that our approach to private sector partnerships is not “business as usual”. 
Compounding the critical importance of the landscape exercise with the other equally important, but competing priorities of the private sector partnerships officer, the purpose of this assignment is to therefore hire an entry-level consultant to focus on the land scape exercise with the officer in the lead.

What You Will Do 

  • Reporting to the private sector partnerships officer but working with all RBJ units, she/he will be responsible for undertaking the landscape analysis.  Further coordination with HQ PPF and other PPF focal points may also be required.  
  • Working together with the private sector officer, she/he will be responsible for coordinating the landscape analysis process, including all phases from scope definition to reporting, and using inputs from technical units, working closely with various units within RBJ and if needed with the COs and HQ. 
  • Following the landscape mapping exercise, short list strategic leads that have an overlap with WFP with regards to activities, goals, priorities or areas of interest. 
  • This should include completing detailed research and analysis of private sector partners’ corporate responsibility agendas, utilizing primary and secondary methods such as interviews and desk research, to generate insights and develop recommendations. 
  • This should include information, where possible, on the prospective company’s advocacy priorities, ensuring that this also potentially aligns with WFP’s priority advocacy agenda in each respective country office. 
  • Informed by the landscape analysis, support the private sector officer with developing the strategic vision, objectives, and key results for the regional partnership plan, and maintain alignment to both regional priorities and the PPF corporate strategy. 
  • Collaborate with WFP stakeholders to integrate their knowledge and experiences into the analysis to proactively address learnings, begin buy-in process of COs in the region, and better position strategy for conversion into an action plan for the country offices. 
  • Support the finalization of the regional partnerships strategy which will be drafted by private sector partnerships officer. 
  • Report on the progress, achievements, challenges, and successes during and after the landscape analysis after strategy has been submitted.  

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree) and have completed at least two years of the programme as well as have attended classes in the last 12 months. 
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Masters and have attended classes in the last 12 months. 
  • Recent graduate (from an undergraduate or graduate programme) within six months prior to application to the internship and attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment with the university. 
  • Preferred field of study: Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications or other related field. 
  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives. 
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners). 
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission. 
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others. 
Closed 7 days ago
Closed 7 days ago
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Communications, Economics, Law, Marketing and Sales

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Johannesburg (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:27th Nov 2021, 6:00 pm


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