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Gender Officer, NOA, Nairobi

World Food Programme

Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
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1 week ago

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Job Description/Requirements

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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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency with the mandate of achieving zero hunger, where all people always have enough food to meet their dietary needs for a healthy life. WFP Kenya’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2023, aligned to the National development priority and the 2018 Kenya Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR), provides an overarching framework for its operations in the country where gender mainstreaming and integration through a transformative approach is a prerequisite in achieving food security and nutrition. The corporate gender policy operationalised through a country office gender strategy enables WFP to achieve its strategic objectives by delivering food and nutrition assistance that addresses the differing needs, priorities and experiences of the women, men, girls and boys with whom it works. In addition, the safeguardingand accountability to the affected population policy foster the integration and accountability across a range of functions critical to WFP operations to ensure that food assistance is safe, appropriate, and received in a dignified manner. In addition, the disability inclusion roadmap is geared towards meeting WFP’s obligations on disability inclusion.

JOB PURPOSE

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director programmes (DCD-P) and direct supervision of the Head of Programme and Technical Support Services, the Gender Officer will work on integrating and mainstreaming gender, disability inclusion at the strategic, programmatic, and operational levels across all locations of WFP’s presence in Kenya. In addition, the incumbent will provide expert advice to management and support staff with programming and implementation consistent with WFP’s Humanitarian Disability Inclusion and Gender commitments. The positions require strong gender mainstreaming and transformative programming skills programme design and analysis. The position will focus on ensuring that all WFP programme areas are engendered and result in narrowing any observed gender-related gaps while achieving gender equality, parity and empowerment. The position will ensure that strong partnerships are built with internal and external stakeholders and ensure that WFP’s zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse is fully integrated into programme delivery.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Cont. (not all-inclusive)

Summary of essential support functions: Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Programme Support, the Gender Officer is expected to lead:

Gender transformative programme lifecycle and design, gender integration, analysis, implementation, and Gender mainstreaming and adherence to corporate and country office gender policy and guidelines. Advocacy and partnership working across the country portfolio and with partners. Resource Mobilization

Provide technical support to the Country Office

Lead the implementation of the Country Office Gender and Protection Strategy (2023 – 2027) and disability inclusion action plan. Ensure that gender goals, objectives, processes, and activities related to protection and disability are responsive and transformative to meet the needs and priorities of women, men, girls, and boys across all diversities. Provide strategic and technical support for mainstreaming humanitarian protection, disability inclusion, gender equality and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in the country. Coordinate collecting and analyzing primary information from stakeholders (affected populations, INGOs, UN agencies and others) on the situation and experience of crisis-affected populations and provide advice and support for principled humanitarian interventions. Work closely with programme staff to ensure a gender context analysis informs programme design and management and identifies strategic actions to improve programme implementation and delivery quality. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners, and county and national government on gender, protection, safeguarding and disability inclusion. Ensure effective application of corporate gender and protection tools, establishing management targets and monitoring achievement of results for quality assurance in close collaboration with M&E and data management units. Maintains regular contact with programme counterparts under their supervision to ensure monitoring of projects' progress, monitoring of unit work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results. Prepare regular progress reports achieved by the gender and protection programme following reporting requirements set by the CO in collaboration with the programme team and donors.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Advocacy, creation of strategic partnerships and support resource mobilization

Lead WFP’s engagement in gender transformative programming in internal and external fora and meetings related to humanitarian protection, disability inclusion and gender equality. Provide input and engage in policy dialogue on cross-cutting issues with the government, donors, civil society, and private sector and contribute to the development of policies as relevant. Participate in and represent WFP in activities to highlight fundamental gender equality and women’s human rights issues and advocate for integrating gender equality issues into the development and humanitarian agenda/programmes. Maintain relationships with WFP’s partners, including donors, government agencies, and NGOs, on promoting national commitments to gender equality and disability inclusion to ensure strategic partnerships and strengthen collaboration. Coordinate strategic advocacy activities to maximize support of the UN system, government and corporation partners on gender equality, protection, and disability inclusion in line with National and international commitments. Implement relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns with key partners. Contribute to implementing CO partnerships and resource mobilization strategy to support the achievement of gender, protection and disability mainstreaming and integration. Develop ideas and concepts for possible areas of cooperation.


Provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge-building and management

Identify sources of information related to gender, protection, and disability inclusion issues; synthesise best practices and lessons learned directly linked to gender and transformative programming, protection mainstreaming and disability inclusion goals. Coordinate and ensure gender, protection, and safeguarding issues are integrated into activity design, policy development, institutional support, advocacy, and capacity strengthening to address the country’s problems and needs in gender, protection, and disability inclusion in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners. Support establishing advocacy networks at the national level and linked to international networks. Ensure that lessons learned are captured and recorded in the Country Office knowledge networks.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  University Degree in one of the following disciplines: Gender Studies, Social Sciences, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Political Science or related field; must have specialization in gender related fields

Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of gender-transformative approaches to humanitarian assistance, application of humanitarian protection principles; understanding of PSEA and other forms of gender-based violence in emergency and other humanitarian settings; understanding of gender and protection components of civil-military relations; and other humanitarian policy issues and its linkages with humanitarian assistance.

Work Experience: Minimum 3 years experience at management level focusing specifically on gender in humanitarian contexts.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of gender-transformative approaches to humanitarian assistance, application of humanitarian protection principles; understanding of PSEA and other forms of gender-based violence in emergency and other humanitarian settings; understanding of gender and protection components of civil-military relations; and other humanitarian policy issues and its linkages with humanitarian assistance.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Experience in Humanitarian and Development work context Strong analytical, writing, communication and networking skills. Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation and external engagement Knowledge of UN system policies and functions about:

• Protection principles in humanitarian assistance; and
• Promotion of women’s and girls’ empowerment and gender equality
• Disability Inclusion

4. Languages: Proficiency in English is required

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. The World Food Programme  DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit. Applicants profile MUST match the C.V attached. Any discrepancies between the C.V and the profile will lead to automatic disqualification.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for the application is 13 September 2023.

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.

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