Programme Policy Officer -Gender, NOC, Abuja

Programa Mundial de Alimentos

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Unspecified NGN Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


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.


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. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.



Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, international relations, human rights, political science, or another related field.


National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty stationâs language, if different.


These roles are likely found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). Job holders are likely to report to the relevant Director or more senior programme post.

Job holders are likely to manage a moderate portfolio of activities that may include contribution to and/or direct management of programmes in COs of moderate complexity, or contribution to policy formulation and provision of technical advice at RB or HQ level for a defined area of expertise. Job holders operate with considerable independence in their specialities and may manage a substantial team of junior professional and support staff


The Gender Officer (NOC) will lead the mainstreaming of gender across WFP activities and strengthen partnerships in support of implementation on of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and commitment to strengthen gender transformative programming.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide advice for the integration of gender in the design and implementation of CSP activities.

2. Support and strengthen the undertaking and use of gender and age analyses, as standalone activities and integrated into all assessments / data collection.

3. Provide technical guidance for gender-responsive monitoring.

4. Provide advice for integrating gender into the design and implementation of CSP Activities, including in the areas of disaster preparedness, resilience

5. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships in support of gender equality and womenâs empowerment outcomes, including with other UN agencies, NGOs, local CSOs and private sector

6. Actively participate in, and contribute to, the work of the inter-agency gender theme group in Nigeria.

7. Assist HR in designing and delivering learning opportunities for WFP Nigeria employees, as well as partners (as applicable), to increase their abilities to integrate gender into their work/ functional areas

8. Coordinate the work of the Country Office Gender Results Network.

9. Support the CO Partnerships Office in the mobilization of resources GEWE-related activities

10. Contribute to the Country Office communication activities, including review of regular updates and briefing materials, as well as sharing of activities through the WFP Gender Community

11. Perform other relevant dues as needed


To be discussed with Supervisor.


At least 5 years of progressively responsible relevant professional and practical experience in gender equality and womenâs empowerment programming / operations

Experience in wring analytical documents and reports

Experience in conducting participatory gender and age analyses, utilising mixed methods

Experience in delivering gender-related training and capacity-strengthening initiatives

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of the GEWE-related mandates

In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, , humanitarian issues and linkages with food security and nutrition.

Ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums (e.g. messaging, reporting, training)

Ability to effectively engage with partners

Ability to produce funding proposals

Sound knowledge and skills in adult learning

Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations

Flexibility to travel in challenging environments

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