Program Policy Officer (Gender, Disability & Protection)-SSA8 Job 2023

United Nations Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan

Job Description

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply. 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.  ABOUT JOB

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Gender, Protection & Disability)

Grade:  SSA-8

Type of contract:  Special Service Agreement

Duration: 11 Months

Duty Station: Islamabad Vacancy Number: 179043

This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani Nationals. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus medical insurance (relevant links).  *Remote work may be possible depending upon the operational requirements of the Programme.  Requests are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the personal circumstances of the requestor given the operational situation. JOB PURPOSE

The Gender, Disability &  Protection Officer will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of disability, protection, gender equality, and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in the country. Based in Islamabad, the incumbent may be required to travel extensively to provincial/sub-offices in the country. The successful candidate will operate with a high degree of independence to ensure that program and policy objectives are achieved in full. The incumbent will be involved in a wide variety of program and policy activities and analytical work, some of which may be of considerable complexity. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide strategic and technical support to the CO for the implementation of the corporate Gender, Protection, and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) policy, and Regional Gender, Protection, AAP, and Disability Strategy to mainstream and integrate these cross-cutting themes into WFP Operations;
  2. Support WFP and partners’ staff in implementing the Humanitarian Protection Policy, AAP, and Disability commitments, and ensure WFP operations and program activities take beneficiaries’ protection concerns into account, facilitate safe, dignified, and accountable food assistance, and operationalize AAP and Disability commitments.
  3. Advise and work with senior management to ensure strong institutional commitment and leadership for gender, protection, disability, and APP Programme objectives.
  4. Ensure robust mainstreaming of gender and protection into WFP programming and operations, including providing policy advice on a specific gender, disability, and protection issues that impact WFP operations and policy work.
  5. Lead systematic disability, gender, protection, and risk analysis,
  6. Formulate appropriate protection risk mitigation and response activities;
  7. Identify potential adjustments WFP can make to maximize Gender, Protection, and Disability outcomes, promote gender equality and transformation, and minimize risks including protection from sexual exploitation and abuse,
  8. Support the development of relationships with gender, protection, and disability-mandated or expert agencies and inter-agency fora to strengthen coordination for informed incorporation of these cross-cutting elements in WFP operations;
  9. Represent WFP at relevant fora, participate in conferences and training aimed at strengthening public and policy advocacy for protection, disability, gender, and AAP priorities in the post-2015 Development Agenda and Beijing+20;
  10. Engage with donors on gender, disability, protection, and AAP-related issues at the regional and country levels.
  11.  Lead activities to celebrate International Women’s Day and the 16 Days of Activism against GBV.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

12. Work with all SO managers to ensure that gender, protection, AAP, and disability are effectively integrated into the planning process and implementation of activities.13. Support the Country Office in increasing awareness of gender, protection, disability, and AAP among WFP and partners’ staff and building the capacity of staff to implement protection-related responses and adopt AAP approaches;14. In collaboration with Logistics, Security, and Programme units, provide advice and guidance in relation to responding to or (in the future) preventing any gender, disability, or protection problems related to the safe delivery of food, cash, or vouchers to beneficiaries. Undertake or contribute to research, reporting and documenting key issues, challenges, and lessons learnt.15. Manage the effective application of the Gender and Age Marker and ensure that staff is equipped to mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment objectives/goals in all WFP strategies, projects, and programs;16. Support and coordinate the work of the CO Gender, Disability, and Protection Working Group;17. Strengthen strategic partnerships on gender, protection, disability, and AAP and support mobilization of resources required to implement the related corporate policies and regional strategies effectively.18. Develop and implement gender, disability & protection training including on gender analysis, protection analysis, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation, and abuse and other related subjects;19. Strengthen the WFP workforce and partners’ gender, disability & protection analysis capacities and improve their ability for gender/disability/ protection mainstreaming in project design and throughout the project cycle;20. Work with the Compliance unit to review the performance of the Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) to see whether the CFM is working effectively, does it have the appropriate tools and support to inform the program, whether referrals are appropriately undertaken, and if protection concerns are well captured and addressed;21. Ensure that gender, disability, protection, and AAP considerations are integrated into all surveys, collection, and analysis of demographic, social, physical, economic, and financial data;22. Work with RB and CO teams in setting up or adapting existing monitoring systems to measure progress in gender, disability, protection, and AAP mainstreaming results by using the WFP Strategic Results Framework and another essential gender on protection, AAP, and disability;23. Incorporate gender, disability, protection, and AAP actions into unit work plans, evaluations plan, and other internal documents/reports in line with relevant policy documents;24. Support the CO to implement good practices in data protection and privacy;25. Provide individual mentoring and support to gender, disability, and protection focal points in the CO and provincial/sub-offices;26. Gather and analyze primary information from stakeholders (affected populations, I/NGOs, UN agencies and others) on the situation and conditions of crisis-affected populations and provide advice and support towards the implementation of corrective actions and/or related policy discussions;27. Contribute to RBB and HQ gender and protection reports/information requests, represent WFP in interagency working groups and facilitate WFP’s engagement with gender, disability & protection networks including inter-agency networks at the national and regional levels;

28. Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE

Education: Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, law, gender, international development, humanitarian assistance, or another related field like international relations, human rights, or political science.

Experience: 

At least 5 years of solid, responsible and relevant work experience in a humanitarian or development organization dealing with gender, disability, protection, human rights, and/or gender-based violence;

  • Demonstrated experience in protection programming, human rights programming, or community services in a humanitarian setting;
  • Experience in delivering training and capacity-building on quality programming issues such as protection and accountability to affected populations;

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, gender-based violence, humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with food security and nutrition;
  • In-depth knowledge of refugee and international human rights legal frameworks as well as humanitarian principles;
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages);
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation;
  • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of gender-mandated agencies;

Language:

National Professional: Fluency (level C) in the English language and the duty station’s language, if different. HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (HTTPS:********************************************). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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This email is only to be used for any accessibility requirement in terms of application and not for sending the application itself. ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.   ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This job is based in CO Islamabad, Pakistan.

Under the direction of the Head of the SDGs-Policy Unit and with technical support from the Regional Gender Advisor and Regional Humanitarian Advisor at RBB, the Gender, Disability Protection Officer will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of disability, protection, gender equality, and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in the country. Based in Islamabad, the incumbent may be required to travel extensively to provincial/sub-offices in the country.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority, or discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service. 

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior 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.

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Job Details

Industry:

N.G.O./Social Services

Functional Area:

Project Management

Total Positions:

1 Post

Job Shift:

First Shift (Day)

Job Type:

Full-Time/Permanent

Department:

WFP

Job Location:

Islamabad, Pakistan

Gender

No Preference

Minimum Education

Master

Degree Title

Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, law, gender, international development, humanitarian assistance, or another related field like international relations, human rights, or political science.

Minimum Experience

5 Years (At least 5 years of solid, responsible, and relevant work experience in a humanitarian or development organization dealing with gender, disability, protection, human rights, and/or gender-based violence;)

Apply Before:

Jan 05, 2023

Posting Date:

Dec 23, 2022

Program Policy Officer (Gender, Disability & Protection)-SSA8 Job 2023
Program Policy Officer (Gender, Disability & Protection)-SSA8 Job 2023

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