Programme Policy Officer (Protection) P4

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

07/12/2018

Start Date

07/14/2018

Application Deadline

07/13/2018

Address

Europe, Western
Europe, Western
Italy

Description

Company Description:

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at: http://www.wfp.org


Job Description:

 

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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. At WFP, we are driven and defined by our mission to fight world hunger, save lives, feed people’s dreams of a brighter future, reduce risk and help enable people, communities and countries meet their own food and nutrition needs. WFP goes anywhere it’s needed and does what it takes to get the job done. You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.

 

WFP is looking for candidates with a strong passion to make a difference and to contribute to its mandate of achieving Zero Hunger. Strong analytical capabilities, learning agility as well as the potential to develop into a leadership role are prerequisites for successful candidates.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

Under the guidance of the Deputy Director of OSZPH (Direct Implementation Programme Service), and within the overall strategy and portfolio of the Access to Food Service, and TORs of OSZP and its Deputy Director, Policy and Programme Division in WFP Headquarters in Rome, the incumbent is responsible for the mainstreaming of protection work against the new WFP Strategic Plan (2017-2021), specifically within WFP’s Emergency and Transition programmes.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

Taking on board the findings of the 2017 Evaluation of WFP Humanitarian Protection Policy and reflecting on the implementation of the WFP Humanitarian Protection Policy thus far, the Programme Policy Officer (Protection) P4 will focus his/her efforts along the following key areas:

Operational: Ensuring that Protection is well integrated at the operational level into Country Strategic Plans and subsequent programme design processes, providing support to field staff through regular deployment and working closely with the Regional Bureaux in support of Country Offices

Policy Development: developing policy guidance for the organization ensuring its alignment and support of the WFP Strategic Plan and wider UN System reform efforts.

Internal WFP interlinkages: Key to mainstreaming across the organisation is the forging of links between units and functions, especially the work of Emergency Preparedness and Support Response Division, Gender and the broader work of Policy and Programme Division in support of the rollout of the Strategic Plan through the Country Strategic Plans. The incumbent will work to ensure that OSZPH’s efforts to address protection fits neatly against the work plans and strategies of related units and offices in WFP.

Inter-Agency: The incumbent will ensure that WFP’s approach and efforts are in partnership with fellow agencies, funds, programmes and NGOs in terms of its operational response and policy work. 

Advocacy: The incumbent will proactively support the resource mobilization and advocacy strategy of the Unit, with the goal of strengthening inter-agency partnerships.

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. French is highly desireable.

 

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

 

Strong writing skills, with the ability to turn out high-quality documents on very short notice;

Strong communication skills (also in French, highly desirable);

Strong inter-personal skills;

Knowledge of WFP programmes and tools, highly desirable.

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

 

At least eight years of postgraduate progressively responsible, relevant professional experience demonstrating high performance and leadership capacity;

Proven leadership and management capacity to build and foster inclusive and high performing teams in a multi-cultural environment;

Proven experience and knowledge in mainstreaming protection in line with key responsibilities outlined above for this position;

 Inter-agency experience, highly desirable;

Field experience within a range of contexts (emergency, conflict and transition), highly desirable;

Experience in Policy Development, including within the field of Protection, Accountability to Affected Populations, highly desirable;

Facilitated discussions with experts in Food Security Analysts and Nutritionists;

Led a country / area office programme team or a substantial component of a complex programme;

Gained direct experience of different programme approaches;

Worked with government or international agencies and gained policy experience;

Led team in strategic discussions;

Worked in HQ or a Regional Bureau in an advisory function.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is rotational which means that the incumbent shall be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as non-rotational. Professional level positions are rotational on a period of 2 to 4 years, mobility is the essence of WFP.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations. http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date http://www.unstaffmobility.org Learn more about countries where the UN operates

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 12 August 2018

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.


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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. To learn more about WFP's operations, please visit our website at: http://www.wfp.org

Benefits

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Level of Language Proficiency

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

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