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Program Policy Officer Job at WFP in Bangladesh


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8+ Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree

Brief Details About Program Policy Officer Job at WFP in Bangladesh:

  • Organization: WFP – World Food Programme
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Junior level – NO-A, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal – Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women’s Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-04
  • Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Gender and Inclusion) FT NOA, Cox’s Bazar
  • Grade: NOA
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar
  • Vacancy Number: 826973

About WFP:

The World Food Programme is an international organization within the United Nations that provides food assistance worldwide. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, WFP is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.

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Main Duties and Tasks:

  • Strong coordination with country office gender unit and close collaboration with programme & functional units at Area office to structurally identify the priorities and risk relevant to gender and inclusion to formulate annual performance planning (APP) and other key planning for gender and inclusion.
  • Act as a focal point for gender and disability inclusion both internally and externally, adequately integrate inclusiveness in the area of  gender, age and disability  in WFP interventions. are.
  • Provide technical support to the team members through  capacity building and regular guidance to enable smooth implementation of the planned activities adhering  with WFP standards and policies.
  • Regular analysis of gendered need and priorities to improve the quality of WFP programmes through planning and conducting desk reviews, gender analysis and rapid gender analysis
  • Regular field visits independently and with the team to collect data through observation, key informant interviews, focus-group discussions with the beneficiaries under porgrammes (i.e., general food assistance, livelihood, nutrition, emergency response, site management and engineering etc) in camps and local communities  to identify concerns, needs and priorities on gender intersectionality  and informing the Programme implementation and design of new programmes
  • Engage actively with Gender Result Network (GRN) and programmen to the planning, implementation, and reporting of GRN activities.
  • Collaborative support to M&E towards development of gender and disability inclusive M&E framework and researches.
  • Ensure inclusion of gender and age marker (GAM) throughout relevant activities through engaging with programme, functional units and provide input to annual reporting of GAM monitoring
  • Documenting Gender and Disability outcomes for ad-hoc, mid-year review and annual reports. Drafting inputs for annual country reporting, APP reviews together with showcasing of gender equality work done in various WFP programmes
  • Organize advocacy campaigns on women empowerment, gender equality, disability inclusion and preventions of gender-based violence; internally with programmes at office, camps and in local communities; and in collaboration with other UN agencies, government, and networks
  • Integrate gender and disability analyses in reports and prepare presentations and training modules as required.
  • Provide support and build capacity for the integration of gender and inclusion for staff, partners, contractors and other affiliated entities through training need assessment of them in collaboration with Porgramme.
  • Undertakead-hocrequest from units to conduct trainings internally to WFP staff and externally to Cooperating Partner staff Participate in the documenting all activities by Cooperating Partners and ensuring all necessary documentation is done as per WFP corporate standard.
  • Develop factsheets and supporting documents on Gender, and disability inclusion
  • Lead resource mobilization efforts through proposal writings, advocacy papers and presentations to increase funding of gender-transformative and disability inclusive livelihood projects.
  • Technical support to partnership through  engaging in the selection of new partners and evaluation of the existing partners from gender and disability perspective.
  • Attend all meetings with Gender in Humanitarian Action Group (GiHA), Gender Results Network (GRN), GBV sub-sector, Age and Disability Working Group, , to leverage WFP’s capacities in gender, and disability inclusive activities.
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders on gender and disability interventions to ensure smooth implementation of WFP led projects. Other Duties Act as Officer-in
  • Charge when Head of unit is not available Perform all other tasks as assigned Inter-agency CoordinationPerform other related duties as required.

Required Skills, Education and Experience:

EDUCATION: Masters preferably in  International Development/Gender/Public Health/Food security/Nutrition/ Social Science or any other relevant field

WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of experience with a minimum 3 years of professional experience in decision-making, and supervisory role for implementing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment program or any other relevant experience.

LANGUAGE: Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:


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