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Company Name : World Food Program - Other locations

Head Of Gender and Protection LFT P3

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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

In order to meet the operational scale up, Ukraine office is hiring a Senior Protection, Gender & AAP advisor to lead gender, protection & AAP mainstreaming across WFP’s operations in Ukraine. Under the direction of the Deputy Emergency Coordinator and Programme Management, and with technical support from the Gender and Emergency & Transition units at headquarters and advisers at the Regional Bureau in Cairo, the Gender & Protection Adviser will provide strategic and technical support to lead the integration of protection, gender and accountability to affected populations (AAP) across WFP programmes and operations in the Ukraine emergency office. This will be done by strategically leading gender, protection and AAP initiatives within WFP Ukraine; external coordination with relevant actors and coordination partners; and supporting the practical implementation of gender, protection and AAP activities based on the policies and guidelines. Based in the Country Office, the incumbent will be required to travel regularly to support field offices and WFP’s operations in Ukraine.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Knowledge Management, Information and Analysis

  1. Provide strategic and technical support for the integration of WFP’s relevant policies and related humanitarian and human rights normative frameworks across WFP operations in Ukrainian context. 
  2. Conduct protection and gender analysis – impacting food insecurity and vice-versa and arising from WFP operations and presence.
  3. Develop and update risk matrix and mitigation responses including programme adjustments, advocacy measures, partnership building and coordination enhancement activities, etc.
  4. Lead a team of protection, gender & AAP staff to ensure robust mainstreaming of gender and protection into WFP programming and operations and provide policy advice on specific protection & gender issues that impact on WFP  operations.
  5. Work with senior management in Country and Sub-Offices to ensure strong institutional commitment and leadership for gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and protection mainstreaming across programming and operations.
  6. Provide advice on the integration of gender and protection in the formulation of country level WFP-specific and interagency strategic documents and programmes.

Programme Support

  1.  Work with programme colleagues and cooperating partners to identify operationally practical measures to be put in place to support the gender and protection strategies. 
  2. Support programme staff to integrate gender and protection throughout the programme management cycle (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), and in needs assessment frameworks as appropriate, including adaptation of tools, collection, analysis and reporting processes to ensure that different beneficiary needs are identified and met.
  3.  Support programme staff to integrate and mainstream awareness and activities with particular focus on people living with disabilities
  4.  In collaboration with the relevant programme staff ensure protection issues can be captured through the Community Feedback Mechanism and responded to appropriately. Provide advice, guidance and follow up in relation to any protection aspects, including exploring how a system of reporting of protection issues within the context of WFP’s programme delivery can be established and sustained.
  5.  Provide technical support to Programme staff and Cooperating Partners for the application of the Gender and Age Marker.
  6. Identify and work with key partners on developing a strategy and an operational workplan to ensure disability inclusion in programming 

Capacity Strengthening

  1.  Devise and support the implementation of gender and protection capacity development initiatives, undertaking training and building the capacity of staff on protection analysis, response development and integration of these areas in WFP’s work. 
  2. Coordinate the work and strengthen the capacities of Gender & Protection Focal Points internally.

Coordination, Advocacy and Partnership

  1. Provide technical support to Programme staff and Cooperating Partners for the application of the Gender and Age Marker.
  2. Identify and work with key partners on developing a strategy and an operational workplan to ensure disability inclusion in programming 
  3. Devise and support the implementation of gender and protection capacity development initiatives, undertaking training and building the capacity of staff on protection analysis, response development and integration of these areas in WFP’s work. 
  4. Coordinate the work and strengthen the capacities of Gender & Protection Focal Points internally.
  5.  Represent WFP in all relevant inter-agency gender, protection and AAP coordination mechanisms, coordinating and strengthening the link between WFP’s internal work on gender, protection and AAP and its interagency role as a partner and peer within the humanitarian system; including coordination and support to develop harmonised approaches with other protection and AAP work across the sector.
  6. Work with senior management to ensure adequate allocation of human and financial resources, supporting the mobilisation of resources to implement Action Plans.
  7. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships on GEWE and Protection mainstreaming, including alliances with other key actors internal and external to WFP, to advocate for gender transformative programming and collaboration on GEWE and protection initiatives

WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: COMMON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR

 

Leading Across Functions/Operations

  • Leads by example with Integrity
  • Drives results and Delivers on commitments
  • Fosters inclusive and collaborative teamwork.
  • Applies strategic thinking
  • Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT

  1. Updated Protection and risk matrix relevant to WFP programmes and operations.
  2. Established strategic partnerships with national/local protection related agencies.
  3. Developed Protection, Gender & AAP Action Plans.
  4. Established protection referral mechanism.
  5. Conducted Capacity strengthening initiatives organised for WFP, CP staff and contractors.

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