Programme Policy Officer at WFP, Cairo, Egypt

Deadline: 17 August 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Policy Officer (Gender-NOB) in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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The Programme Policy Officer will support gender mainstreaming across WFP Programmes and to support the knowledge management and the gender analytical work for the region.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Programme Policy Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Contribute towards the development of a wide variety of Gender Transformative projects, plans and processes in the 17 Country Offices in the region, ensuring alignment with the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN SWAP) and the WFP Gender Policy (2015-2020), as well as wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Support in the Implementation of the Gender Policy (2015-2020) objectives, through rolling out and ensuring the right implementation of the WFP gender mainstreaming tools in the region, such as Gender Transformation Programme, IASC Gender and Age Marker, Gender Results Network, and the Regional Gender Action Plan.
  • Promote effective information-sharing by leading the knowledge management and gender and communication related matters through formulating gender case studies and researches related to gender, food security, and nutrition, and supporting the organization with external presentations, products, and events showcasing WFP experience and learning.
  • Develop and coordinate data gathering, monitoring, and oversight systems ensuring that gender is integrated into all programme evaluations, reports, and analyses done at the Country Offices or at the regional level.
  • Contribute to and support the Country Offices in the preparation of accurate and timely gender reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information.
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential gender and protection risks to project delivery.
  • Support the gender capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through providing inputs into training materials.
  • Support in the development and management of potential partnerships to identify areas for improvement and mutual accountability for integrating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) into WFP food assistance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Advanced University Degree, preferably in Gender Studies, International development, International Affairs, Social and Political Sciences, or other related fields, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in Programme and/or Gender with deepened technical knowledge of GEWE.
  • Knowledge of major humanitarian and development challenges and issues, specifically strategies and/or policies at global/regional/national level for enhanced GEWE.
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word and Power Point.
  • Proficiency in the use of the data analytical tools (e.g.: excel and SPSS and/or Stata).
  • Ability to use the qualitative and quantitative techniques to conduct social researches.
  • Capacity to work independently and in collaboration with colleagues in the Regional Bureau and Country Offices.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliver quality outputs.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at WFP.

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