Private Partnership Manager

World Food Programme
  • Location
    Rome, Italy
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 01

Position description

The Private Partnership Manager will be responsible for the following work activities:

  • Ensure renewal and supervision of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing on-going stewardship and assessing results in order to maximise resourcing raised for WFP;
  • Identify new private sector prospects by leveraging fundraising networks and existing relationships;
  • Develop presentations and craft partnerships concepts in coordination with WFP technical units and field operations for potential partners and submit grant applications;
  • Handle complex sales processes and help negotiate advantageous contributions;
  • Manage select fundraising efforts and initiatives including, but not limited to cause-related marketing campaigns, emergency appeals and employee fundraising campaigns;
  • Serve as focal point for technical units, regional bureaux and/or liaison offices engaging private sector;
  • Liaise with in-house services to ensure proper fund management, grant registrations and fulfilment of contractual obligations;
  • Assist with contract preparation and tracking and accurate record keeping in salesforce;
  • Coach and provide guidance to junior staff;
  • Help organise key events and meetings and undertake additional responsibilities as needed.


Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English language are a must.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and manage sales processes.
  • Computer skills in Office applications: proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks within deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and international organization is essential.


Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, International Relations or related. 


At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing/sales and account management is essential. Knowledge of humanitarian/development sector a plus.


Fluency in oral and written English. Knowledge of a second UN language is desirable.

Application instructions

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