Programme Policy Officer (Gender) P4 - Panama City, Panama
World Food Programme
hace 3 días

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Are you a Programme Policy Officer with experience in driving Gender-related portfolios 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.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, May 22, 2022 (11 : 59 PM CET)


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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  • 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)

    WFP teams are providing lifesaving 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.


    You will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in the region.

    Based in the Regional Bureau in Panama, you may be required to travel extensively to country offices in the region.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    Under the direction of the Senior Regional Programme Adviser or delegate, you will :

  • Advise the Regional Bureau on the implementation of the corporate Gender policy to mainstream gender into WFP Operations at the regional level and in Country Offices.
  • Core areas of work in gender around Knowledge Management, Information, and Analysis; Programme strategic guidance and technical support;
  • Capacity Strengthening; Partnership and Advocacy; and Coordination.

  • Provide input in Country Strategic Plans, Mid-term Evaluations, Annual Country Reports and other documents to ensure gender is integrated as per corporate standards.
  • Ensure robust mainstreaming of gender into WFP programming and operations, including systematic gender analysis, and provide policy advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations;
  • Work with senior management in the RB and the COs to ensure strong institutional commitment and leadership (through active and visible champions) for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) programme and process objectives;
  • Manage the effective application of the Gender Marker and ensure that staff are equipped to sustainably mainstream gender equality objectives / goals in all WFP strategies, projects and programmes;
  • Support the establishment, coordinate the work and strengthen the capacity including on gender analysis of the Regional Bureau Gender Results Team and the regional Gender Results Network;
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships on gender and support mobilization of resources required to implement the WFP gender policy and gender regional strategy effectively;
  • Develop and implement gender capacity strengthening and training across the region including on gender, gender analysis, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other related subjects as required and based on budget available;
  • Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’ gender awareness and gender analysis capacities and improve their ability for gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the programming cycle;
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors internally and externally to advocate for gender sensitive programming and support each other’s gender equality and women’s empowerment programming initiatives;
  • A detailed workplan will be developed in the first month of the assignment on the key areas of work.
  • Other duties as required.

    Education : You have :

    You have :

  • Advanced University Degree in social sciences, gender, international development, development economics or another related field like international relations, human rights, political science, or humanitarian studies, OR First University degree with additional years of related work experience.
  • Experience : You have :

    You have :

  • At least 8 years of solid, responsible, and relevant work experience in the gender field and dealing with human rights and / or gender-based violence.
  • Language : You have :

    You have :

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language
  • Fluency (level C) in the Spanish language
  • You have :

  • In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, gender-based violence, humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with food security and nutrition.
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages).
  • Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation.
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environments.

  • Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of gender-mandated agencies
  • Familiarity with WFP and the UN system will be regarded as an asset

    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.


    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.


  • 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
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
  • 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.

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