Programme Policy Officer (Gender, AAP & Education) P4, Cameroon, Yaounde (399902)
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.
Are you a Programme Policy Officer 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 organisation 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, March 5th, 2023 (11:59 PM CET)
WHO WE ARE
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) , a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.
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 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 trainings, 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 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 attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)
Cameroon Country Office is one the RBD countries under Corporate Emergency and is currently covering humanitarian crisis confronted by three complex crises; in the Lake Chad Basin, in the North-West and South-West regions and Boko haram insurgency in the Far North region. Each conflict is unique but all contributes to continuing displacements, insecurity, food insecurity and malnutrition, related negative health and socio-economic impacts among communities among other challenges. The crisis are further eroding weakened household resilience, compounding food and nutrition insecurity to areas previously moderately food secure.
The Country Strategic Plan (2022-2026) has called for a scale up of operations in Cameroon with demand for strategic and high level operational response to respond to the crisis supporting links to early recovery through a number of innovations including human capital development with cross-cutting functions of gender, AAP and protection integrated across operations. The position holder will provide technical advice on WFP Cameroon programmes and implementation modalities in line with Country Strategic Plan 2022 -2026 on gender, AAP and school health and nutrition among others. Furthermore, the position holder will advice the Government in various sectors and UNCT partners to achieve results under all strategic outcomes leading on cross cutting areas and school health and nutrition as part of the sustainable food systems. The Programme Policy Officer will report to the Deputy Country Director.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Provide solid technical and managerial leadership on Gender, AAP and Education policies and programme implementation issues (including innovative approaches to support government and other partners to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Provide technical expertise and leadership for the planning, formulation and implementation of selected cross-cutting areas to strengthen government capacities, UNCT level partners and promote community engagement.
Support the design and implementation of both home-grown school feeding and emergency school feeding for different regions of Cameroon ensuring a coordinated approach in compliance with WFP standards and procedures.
Identify, develop and nurture strategic and operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
Enhance WFP’s leadership in different partnership fora on subjects related to nutrition, education, emergency, resilience, engagement in humanitarian, humanitarian, development and peace nexus through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials.
Provide technical capacity strengthening support including on South South Triangular Cooperation ensuring a coordinated approach with wider government and other stakeholders to achieve key milestones on CSP (2022-2026).
Support and advice on operational research and evidence building to strengthen policy and programme formulation on cross cutting areas and school health and nutrition interventions.
Train and sensitize WFP staff, partners and government on issues related to gender and AAP in accordance with humanitarian principles and latest guidance from WFP and Country policies.
Document good practices and lessons learned to better guide the implementation of programmes and the review related policies.
Other duties, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY REQUIREMENTS
Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, international education, development economics or another related field like international relations, human rights, political science, or humanitarian studies.
At least eight (8) years of postgraduate professional experience in addressing on education, gender and AAP issues in development and humanitarian response. Experience of working in the field, in development projects, emergency assistance and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food security programmes in developing countries and/or in complex conflict environments.
Fluency (level C) in English. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French language is an added advantage.
Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)
MORE ABOUT YOU
experience in gender, accountability to affected populations and education
comprehensive knowledge and skills in training and facilitation
In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with food security and nutrition
solid analytical, writing skills and communication skills (including developing advocacy messages)
experience in protection mainstreaming
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 – Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments – Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork – Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Applies Strategic Thinking – Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships – 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
This is an International Professional position and candidates must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
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.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Yaoundé, Cameroon to take up this assignment.
REMINDERS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
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
Please contact us at [email protected] in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
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