Senior Programme Associate-Protection (SC7), Beira
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : Mozambique
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
Closing date : 08 December 2019, 22:59 GMT
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.
In 2012, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Board adopted a Policy on Humanitarian Protection that sets out WFP’s role and responsibilities in relation to supporting and promoting the protection of people it seeks to assist through its programmes. Over the long-term, this Protection Policy aims to: foster an agency that consciously and positively contributes to the promotion of the rights of people it seeks to assist; develop a body of humanitarians who are better informed about protection concerns; and provide assistance which contributes to safer, more dignified, and more accountable solutions to food insecurity and hunger.
In Mozambique, on behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), WFP has established an inter-agency complaints and feedback mechanism (CFM) as part of the Cyclone Idai and Kenneth humanitarian responses’ AAP. The CFM consists of a toll-free hotline “Linha Verde” managed from Maputo. As part of WFP’s commitments to AAP, WFP has further put in place minimum CFM and other communication with communities (CwC) mechanisms in its food assistance programming, including complaints and feedback boxes, helpdesks and community committees.
Under the supervision of the Protection Advisor based in Beira, the Senior Programme Associate (Protection) will support ensuring the integration of protection and AAP into WPF’s programmes in Sofala province, in line with WFP’s Protection Policy.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Undertake gender, protection and AAP assessments at field level of WFP’s programmes.
Identify and document protection risks in the operating environment, in WFP’s programmes as well as other related protection mainstreaming gaps.
Advise WFP and its Cooperating Partners (CPs) on the integration of protection and AAP in its food assistance programmes, in close collaboration with the Protection Advisor.
Ensure effective implementation of WFP’s CFM Guidance Package.
Support local oversight of the implementation of “Linha Verde”.
Follow-up directly with CPs on particularly sensitive issues raised through Linha Verde and other CFM (eg. manipulation of access to assistance by local leaders, fraud and corruption, politicising of aid etc.).
Support the follow-up on cases of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) related to WFP’s programming.
Design and facilitate capacity building activities of CPs, operational partners and WFP staff.
The Senior Programme Associate (Protection) may represent WFP in inter-agency protection and/or AAP coordination fora at the provincial/district level.
Other duties, as required.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of secondary school education and completion of university degree in development economics, human rights, international development, law, political sciences, public administration, social sciences, or other related fields.
Preferable: Master/Post-Doctorate degree.
At least 5 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in a humanitarian and/or development organisation, with at least 3 years dealing with protection, human rights and/or gender-based violence issues.
In-depth knowledge of humanitarian protection, protection mainstreaming, as well as other humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with humanitarian assistance. Understanding of food security programming is a strong asset.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.
Other: Good skills in Microsoft Office (particularly excel).
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has extensive demonstrable experience in protection mainstreaming and/or protection programming.
• Has extensive demonstrable experience with implementing AAP mechanisms.
• Has demonstrable experience of producing quality reports, including recommendations for programme improvement.
• Has demonstrable experience with designing and facilitating trainings/other capacity building activities.
• Has experience of liaising with local government and working with different stakeholders.
• Has experience of effectively engaging with rural communities on food assistance, health, nutrition, and/or protection.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline for receiving applications is 8 December 2019.
Female applicants who are qualified are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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.