WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Are you a Programme Policy Officer interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?
If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications must be submitted by Sunday, September 25, 2022 (11:59 PM CET)
WHO WE ARE
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.
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WHY JOIN US?
- WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
- WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
- WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
- A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across the various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
- We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)
THE ROLE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
Under the direct direction of the Head of Area Office and the technical oversight of the Deputy Country Director (Operations), the Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) Advisor – Head of Protection and AAP Unit (below referenced as HoProt) will be responsible for providing strategic orientations in protection and AAP.
This includes overseeing the implementation of protection and AAP activities in WFP’s operations in Nigeria, supervising the CO protection and AAP personnel and coordinating the partner protection and AAP officers and assistants hired within the context of field level agreements with WFP. This will include providing operational and programmatic advice on the operational integration of the WFP Nigeria CO Protection and AAP strategy and working closely with WFP technical units including support services and respective sectors (Food, Logistics, Communication) to mainstream protection & AAP throughout WFP operations in North-East Nigeria.
The Protection and AAP Advisor also plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the WFP Gender Policy in coordination with the WFP Gender Focal Point and the WFP CO Strategy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (draft) in collaboration with the WFP Senior SEA Focal Point.
The HoProt leads the protection team which is composed of two national protection officers and one international protection officer and works in close coordination with the Head of the Programme Unit, as well as with the Heads of Nutrition, Livelihoods, Vulnerability Assessment Mapping (VAM), M&E, Communication, Compliance, Security and Supply Chain so that protection is effectively integrated at various levels of WFP’s response, including in operational support-related activities, as well as ensure that staff is trained accordingly. The HoProt is responsible for the overall yearly implementation, monitoring and reporting on the Nigeria CO Protection and AAP Strategy and the protection component of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
You will be responsible for the following duties:
- Leadership & Advocacy on Protection and AAP-Provide leadership on protection related policy issues to the Nigeria Country Office including on the choice of protection objectives, policies and context-based priorities, including by ensuring alignment of the HCT/OHCT-endorsed policies with WFP Nigeria Protection, Gender and AAP policies and strategies.
- Define and Oversee the Implementation of the Nigeria CO Protection Component of the Country Strategic Plan and respective Policies on Protection and AAP- Manage a team of three protection officers across three locations Yobe, Adamawa and Borno and provide the technical framework for the scope of work of WFP’s implementing partner protection officers & assistants.
- Advice WFP and Partners on the Integration of Protection and AAP into WFP Operations in Nigeria-Develop and define strategic and operational measures to integrate the findings from the protection analyses of issues that are impacting WFP beneficiaries and their communities and the linkages to food security and food assistance. Work will all relevant staff and in collaboration with the Head of Area office to develop responses, ensuring that these are integrated in WFP’s programming and operational activities at the country office level.
- Integrate Protection Considerations Relevant for WFP Operations in Nigeria into WFP’s tools and Processes-Coordinate and provide technical leadership to assessments, analysis and to design, formulate, implement and monitor the integration of protection, AAP and gender into
- WFP food assessment programmes. Draft or review country strategies & approaches as required to ensure protection is mainstreamed and AAP is integrated.
- Staff Training and Capacity Building-Provide WFP protection officers, the relevant technical units and the and cooperating partners with active guidance on the integration of protection and AAP within the context of WFP operations in Nigeria by developing and overseeing the implementation of a training and on the job mentoring scheme.
- Inter-agency coordination and representation-Assist WFP to coordinate with other UN humanitarian agencies, NGO, INGO partners and other relevant interlocutors on assessments of current and emerging protection issues and response planning and explore strategic partnerships that . Represent WFP in the inter-agency protection fora (Protection Working Group, GBV and Child protection sub-working groups, the civil-military taskforce), as well as individual protection actors to ensure complementarity with the overall strategy on protection.
- Complaints and Feedback Mechanism and Reporting System for Protection-Support the roll-out of the WFP Nigeria Complaint and Feedback Standard operating procedures and the development of relevant tools and guidance. Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to protection aspects of the complaints and feedback mechanism and continue to explore how a system of reporting protection issues within the context of WFP’s operation in Nigeria can be established and sustained.
- Safe Delivery of Assistance-In collaboration with the Head of Programme Unit, Access Unit, CIVMIL (Logistics Sector), Head of Logistics and Head of Security provide advice, guidance and follow-up on measures to ensure safe distributions. Ensure that protection integration is consistent with WFP policies Executive Board and other operational and protection guidance.
- Contribute to the Country Office Emergency Preparedness i.e. early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning for the integration protection considerations and arising protection issues and other corporate and donor reporting requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS
- Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Political Science, or another related field or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
- At least 5 years of solid, responsible and relevant work experience in a humanitarian organization or with an organization/agency dealing with protection of civilians, human rights or gender-based violence in a humanitarian emergency context.
- Fluency (level C) in the English language.
- Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)
MORE ABOUT YOU
- Ability to lead a team and strong coordination and communication skills to advocate for protection, AAP and gender across different fields and technical units.
- Strong analytical, writing skills, and communication skills
- Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
- Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of protection-mandated agencies
- Flexibility to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environments.
- Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Maiduguri, Nigeria to take up this assignment.
REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
- We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
- Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
- Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
- Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
- Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
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- Only shortlisted candidates will be notified