UN WFP Jobs – Programme Policy Officer (Protection and Gender Officer) at World Food Programme

Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Position Grade: NOB
Reports to: Head of
Programme
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:  The Programme Policy Officer (Protection
and Gender Officer) will work on integrating and mainstreaming protection and
gender at the strategic, programmatic and operational levels across all
locations of WFP’s presence in Uganda. The incumbent will provide expert advice
to Management and support staff with programming and implementation that is
consistent with WFP’s Humanitarian Protection and Gender commitments.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Provide technical support to the Country Office:
  • Provide strategic and technical support
    for the mainstreaming of humanitarian protection, gender equality and
    women’s empowerment across WFP operations in the country;
  • Gather and anlyse primary information from
    stakeholders (affected populations, INGOs, UN agencies and others) on the
    situation and experience of crisis affected populations and provide advice
    and support for principled humanitarian interventions;
  • Oversee the implementation of the Country
    Office Gender Action Plan (2017 – 2022) and ensure that project goals,
    objectives, processes and activities are gender sensitive and meet the
    needs and priorities of women, men, girls and boys;
  • Support WFP and partner staff in
    implementing the Humanitarian Protection Policy and Accountability to
    Affect Population commitments to ensure WFP operations and programme
    activities take beneficiaries’ protection concerns into account and
    facilitate safe, dignified, and accountable food assistance;
Monitoring and Reporting on protection and gender issues:
  • Ensure systematic protection and gender
    analysis, and provide policy advice on specific protection / gender issues
    that impact on WFP humanitarian operations;
  • Monitor and report on program, activity
    and implementation related protection and gender issues;
  • Support the country office to undertake
    context and protection risk analysis and formulating appropriate
    protection risk mitigation and response activities;
  • Ensure that protection and gender
    considerations are integrated into all monitoring, evaluation and analysis
    frameworks, activities and outputs;
  • Provide assistance in data collection,
    compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge
    sharing on protection and gender;
  • Ensure protection and gender issues can be
    captured through the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanisms and responded to
    appropriately. Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to
    protection and gender aspects of the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism.
Networking and Coordination:
  • Build working relationships with relevant
    local and regional non-state actors, key domestic political and civil
    state actors, think tanks, academic institutions, human rights
    organisations, UN, development and donor partners to coordinate and
    enhance principled humanitarian protection and gender impact;
  • Support the development of relationships
    with protection mandated agencies and inter-agency fora to strengthen
    coordination and advancement of protection, AAP and gender as related to
    food and nutrition security;
  • Represent WFP in interagency working
    groups, conferences and seminars as necessary;
Training and capacity growth:
  • Develop and implement protection and
    gender training including on gender analysis, protection assessments,
    Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Accountability to
    Affected Populations and other related subjects;
  • Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’
    protection and gender analysis capacities and improve their ability for
    protection and gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the
    cycle.
  • Other duties as required



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Protection
    and Gender Officer) job opportunity should hold an Advanced University
    Degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International
    Development, Gender Studies, Law, Human Rights, Political Science or
    related.
  • Extensive knowledge of humanitarian
    gender, sexual and other forms of gender-based violence, civil-military
    relations and other humanitarian policy issues and its linkages with
    humanitarian assistance.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work
    experience in a humanitarian organization and dealing with protection
    and/or gender, human rights and related issues;
  • Strong analytical, writing and
    communication skills
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training
    and facilitation
  • Knowledge of UN system policies and
    functions of protection and gender-mandated agencies
  • Languages: Proficiency of
    English is required; Knowledge of Karamajong, Kiswahili, Arabic or other
    languages spoken by Uganda’s Refugee Population is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Identifies and communicates relevant
    information for a variety of audiences for advocating Protection and
    Gender as related to WFP’s mandate
  • Formulate written information clearly and
    persuasively
  • Contributes into results through primary
    research and analysis
  • Maintains an established network of
    contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date
  • Generates new ideas and approaches,
    researches best practices and proposed new, more effective ways of doing
    things
  • Proactive, problem solving and result
    oriented attitude
  • Shares information openly with co-workers
    and partners while using discretion to protect confidences
  • Deepened technical knowledge through
    exposure to technical teams is desired
  • The applicant should have taken leadership
    of implementing programmes preferably
  • Provided input into policy discussions
    and decisions
Functional Capabilities:
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food
    Assistance:
    Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem
    at the national or subnational level to design and implement
    context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full
    range of food assistance tools.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash,
    Voucher):
    Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate
    quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g.,
    market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme
    development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas
    (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.):
    Demonstrates the ability to interpret
    basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to
    technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays
    ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies
    and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context
    specific approaches.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/
    Government:
    Develops thorough recommendations using multiple
    inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen
    national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition
    security programmes.
4Ps Core Organisational
Capabilities:
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Helps teammates articulate WFP’s
    Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    team:
    Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary
    communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    actions
    : Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will
    serve WFP’s mission.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    skills:
    Trains junior teammates on new skills and
    capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive
    feedback:
    Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area
    of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular
    basis with supervisor.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    solutions:
    Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and
    accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with
    colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own
    tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    commitments:
    Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies
    supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or
    commitments.
  • Be Decisive:
    Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices
    in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests
    opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field
    towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile &
    adaptable:
    Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s
    teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Aligns own activities with supervisor’s
    priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
below.
Deadline: 1st October
2017
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