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Are you a Protection and Humanitarian Policy Advisor 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, May 22, 2022 (11 : 59 PM CET)
WHO WE ARE
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
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 teams are providing life-saving assistance in the region that is affected by drought, floods and conflicts causing displacement and hunger.
The World Food Programme Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean based in Panama provides strategic guidance, technical support and direction to WFP country operations in 13 countries in the region.
This post is intended to ensure dedicated expertise in the Regional Bureau, with a focus on countries in conflict, affected by crisis as well as in transition.
The Regional Programme Officer for Protection and Humanitarian Policy is a technical expert that is fully dedicated to the implementation of WFP guidance on people-centred programming which encompasses : protection, accountability to affected populations (AAP), beneficiary data protection, conflict sensitivity, humanitarian access and disability inclusion in alignment with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Guidelines and the Sphere Standards.
They will also frequently cover programmatic aspects related prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Travel to country offices in the region, including field missions to emergency and hardship duty stations, is to be expected to provide guidance and protection and on the job mentoring
Efforts to integrate protection, AAP, conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding, and humanitarian principles in WFP programmes are informed by WFP’s Humanitarian Protection and Accountability Policy (2020), WFP’s Policy on its Role in Peacebuilding in Transition Settings (2013), WFP Policies on Humanitarian Principles (2004) and Access in Humanitarian Contexts (2006) and WFP Guidance on Data Protection and Privacy (2017), WFP CFM Guidance (2020).
All efforts must also be closely coordinated with the implementation of WFP’s forthcoming Gender Policy.
Under the supervision of the Head of Programme Unit, you will be responsible for coordinating the regional bureau’s efforts to provide technical advice and support to country offices and coordinate and engage regularly with dedicated Programme Officers / focal points at the country office level and with relevant technical units in the Regional Bureau and Headquarters (HQ).
You will support respective country offices and cooperating partners to integrate people centred programming principles in assessments, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting tools.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
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QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS
Education : You have :
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Experience : You have :
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This should include experience working in crisis or post-crisis contexts.
Language : You have :
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ADDITIONAL / NICE-TO-HAVE REQUIREMENTS
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WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.
Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Is inclusive and collaborative , and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives
Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role / responsibilities within WFP.
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.
The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Panama City, Panama to take up this assignment.
REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.
WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority.
Therefore, 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.