Facilitators: Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (1 for Gaza and 1 for Jerusalem and WB)
World Food Programme (WFP)
Close on 13 Jul 2020
Location: Palestinian Territory
Apply Now
Added 1 week ago
Job Description

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. 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.

Accordingly two facilitator for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) are needed , one for Gaza and one for Jerusalem and West Bank for 10 working days in a period of 4 months.


Deliverable Activities

  1. To support in the design and preparation of each focus group discussion (and be able to support remote FGD as Lead Consultant will not be able to conduct the FGD due to COVID 19).
  2. Facilitate focus group discussions in Arabic (or have translation support available) and advise on how best to gain maximum participation from the group.
  3. Provide translation for the English-speaking lead consultant.
  4. Provide expert subject matter knowledge on cultural and societal mechanisms and their impact on GBV, child protection, gender and how these influences accessing services and reporting.
  5. Deliverable:
  • Engage and input into the preparations of the focus group discussions. (2 days)
  • Facilitate interactive focus group discussions with key groups – women, children, persons with disabilities. ((TBD (dependent on identification and engagement of groups)/ Around 6 working days)
  • Annotated notes from the FGDs (2 days)


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
  • Master Degree in Business, Admin, Social Science , Gender studies or any relevant studies

    Or BA degree with 5 years of experience in relevant studies

    Experience in engaging and facilitating of focus groups


Qualifications and competencies:

  • ​​​​​​​Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Experienced in Gender Based Violence, child protection, gender programming within Palestine.
  • Have good community relations and able to build trust with groups/
  • Highly motivated, with strong experience in facilitation of work-shops, and focus groups,
  • Good knowledge of technology and how best to use this for remote ways of working, including running focus group discussions.
  • Can access West Bank and East Jerusalem.


  • Good coordination and consultation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good drafting skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Team working skills
  • Service orientation


Make sure that you answer all mandatory questions and to attach your updated CV in the system.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.


13 July 2020


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.

About WFP

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments.

WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict. 

At WFP, we are committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment for all our employees. We adopt a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination in the workplace. WFP has a clear and robust framework (HSHAPD Policy) to address and deter such behaviour. 

The World Food Programme created an Ethics Office in 2008 to ensure that all staff members observe and perform their functions with the highest standards of integrity, as required by the Charter of the United Nations, and in accordance with the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service.

At the same time, WFP adopted a Whistleblower Protection Policy to guard against retaliation for individuals who report misconduct, provide information in good faith on wrongdoing by one or more employees, or cooperate with a duly authorized audit or investigation.