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.
Are you a Gender/Protection Professional/Specialist interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Would you like to join WFP, a highly reputable organisation bringing positive change to lives of people affected by hardships? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?
If your answer is yes, then this is a great opportunity for you to become an integral member of a diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to beneficiary assistance.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. With more than 18,000 colleagues worldwide, WFP works 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.
Why you should join WFP?
WFP Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Country Office, Programme Unit
WFP provides In-kind or cash food assistance to almost 7 million people in need across DRC by working in close cooperation with approximately 50 partners. Food or cash is distributed to those who are most vulnerable, contributing to establishing a safety net and restoring their dignity.
The WFP’s nutrition programmes help pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls and their children to fight and prevent malnutrition. Specialized food item provides them with balanced and healthy food that is essential for their physical and mental well-being.
WFP also provides food assistance in the form of meals to school aged students and their families. This support improves the students’ health and makes them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.
WFP also supports vulnerable households in protecting and improving their livelihoods through trainings and rehabilitation of local infrastructures. The most vulnerable DRC families have the opportunity of improving their income and build their own resilience to future shocks.
WFP with FAO and UNICEF implements a joint resilience approach giving to women the necessary tools to manage better their family’s dietary requirements, resources and take active role in the management of farmer organizations. Empowering women contributes to breaking the vicious cycle of violence against them.
The selected candidate will be responsible for assisting the Programme Unit to mainstream gender equality, women’s equality, protection and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) as well as assist in providing technical guidance to Program Units and field offices to undertake conflict sensitive programming. Contribute to the Network of Focal Points to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in WFP’s operational environments.
Qualifications & Key Requirements
Additional/Nice have requirements:
CLOSING DATE: 31 August 2020
VA number: 123510
Terms and Conditions
Mobility is, and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed-Term contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details, please visit icsc.un.org.
Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from Low- and Middle-Income 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.
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.