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 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.
The WFP operation in Sudan is one of the Programme’s largest and most complex. WFP provides assistance to nearly 9 million people through a network of 18 offices across the country, with over 1,300 dynamic and dedicated staff.
Many of the crises faced by people supported by WFP in Sudan stem from a basic lack of protection. Thus, the position of Protection Officer is critical to helping WFP’s work in Sudan be as relevant as it can be to the people we serve. This position will help hone WFP’s communication with communities, including through our expanding hotline system.
Given the size of the operation and the complexity of the environment, there are many opportunities for creative approaches to ensuring that WFP operations are more protection-focused and gender-sensitive. This is a position for a protection professional who would like to help improve WFP’s relevance to needy communities firsthand.
To support WFP Sudan to ensure that programmes are based on context and risk analysis that consider the needs, capacities, vulnerabilities and other important characteristics such as age, gender, and (dis)ability, of affected populations receiving assistance. This will be done by conducting protection and gender analysis for WFP’s programme, and working with programme staff to integrate protection and gender throughout the programme management cycle (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).
International Professional positions are open to all nationalities. Nationals of the country where the position is based (i.e. Sudan) are not eligible to apply. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is based in Khartoum, Sudan, and would require the incumbent to relocate. After completing this assignment, you will be expected to apply internally for other assignments in WFP.
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, a pension plan, and medical insurance. For more details, please visit icsc.un.org.
The deadline to receive applications is Sunday, 15 August 2021 (11.59pm CET).
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.