20 Dec 2021

Programme Policy Officer (Gender & Protection Advisor) at World Food Programme (WFP)

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Job Description


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.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, human rights, development economics or related field.

Language:

Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English is required.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Under the supervision of the Country Director and in close collaboration with the Country Office’s Gender Focal Point, and with technical support from the Gender Office at Headquarters and the Regional Bureau, the Gender and Protection Advisor will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender and protection.

JOB PURPOSE

Develop the Country Office Gender and Protection Strategies and related Action Plans;
Support mobilising resources for the implementation of the Action plans;
Support the Country Office in implementing the Gender Transformation Programme;
Implement Office Gender Capacity Strengthening Programme;
Enhance the overall knowledge and importance of gender in the Country Office; and
Develop and implement a succession plan, which may include the recruitment of new staff and training.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Work with the M&E/VAM Unit to ensure systematic collection, analysis and use of quantitative and qualitative sex- and age disaggregated data;
Draft a gender and protection analysis; and
Contribute to the WFP Gender Community of Practice, including contributing to the online Gender Community and facilitating participation in the monthly gender brown bag sessions.
Provide policy and programme advice on specific gender and protection issues that impact on WFP operations, and how to comprehensively mainstream gender and protection in programming;
Support the set-up of the beneficiary feedback mechanism for all activities (i.e. hot line), including training for WFP and partners’ staff, as well as beneficiary awareness and sensitisation; and
Ensure that WFP’s programmes are transformative in nature.
Develop and implement protection and gender training (for both WFP and partners’ staff), including on gender/protection awareness, gender/protection analysis, gender/protection in the programme management cycle, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation an abuse, accountability to affected populations, and other related subjects;

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONTINUED

Support the implementation of gender and protection capacity development initiatives; and
Strengthen the capacities of the Country Officer Gender Results Network members.
Represent WFP in interagency working groups as well as in other fora, and ensure WFP’s engagement and contribution; and
Liaise with the Regional Gender and Protection Advisers, Country Office Gender Results Network members, Country Office Gender Focal Point, as well as gender staff from UN entities, NGOs, donors, community-based organisations and government bodies, including women’s rights organisations.
Support the Country Office in producing regular updates and briefing materials on gender and protection;
Build strategic alliances with key partners to advocate for gender transformative programming and collaborate on GEWE and protection initiatives; and
Ensure project proposals incorporate and adequately describe gender transformative activities.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
People

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)
Performance

Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
Partnership

Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

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Closing Date : 31st  December , 2021.






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