Programme Policy Officer (Protection) at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

The United Nations World Food Programme is the topmost and world’s leading humanitarian agency vehemently fighting hunger worldwide. Its primary objective is to assist the world to attain Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Daily, WFP works hard worldwide to make sure that no child goes to bed without food and that the poorest and most vulnerable, persons can access the nutritious food they need.

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Job Position: Programme Policy Officer (Protection) – NOA

Location: Lagos

Requisition: 107682


  • Develop and implement training sessions for WFP and Cooperating Partner staff on protection, accountability to affected population (APP) and gender;
  • Undertake field travels to WFP Field locations to conduct on the job mentoring of implementing partners and ad-hoc training when required;
  • Support training on humanitarian principles and other themes as required for security and other humanitarian actors.
  • Conduct regular field visits to implement protection monitoring missions in close collaboration with partners’ protection personnel as required;
  • Follow-up on the implementation of protection and gender related recommendations/outcome of protection risk, gender analysis and protection monitoring missions;
  • Provide regular information on protection concerns and trends as identified through protection monitoring and protection risk assessments;
  • Contribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on WFPs policy;
  • Alternate focal point for implementing partner designated protection officers and assistants;
  • Recognises and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
  • Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Ensure to uphold individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of the changing country or functional priorities.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Gender Studies or other fields relevant to international development/ humanitarian assistance
  • A Master’s Degree is an asset.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and reliable knowledge of one out of the two other local languages Hausa and Kanuri/ Shuwa Arabic is an advantage.
  • Practical understanding of protection and protection mainstreaming tools
  • Knowledge about international humanitarian/SPHERE standards and policies, especially those centered around food-insecurity
  • Familiar with tools to conduct protection monitoring, safety audits, rapid gender analysis and protection risk assessments at the community level
  • Motivated to work on protection mainstreaming in WFP operations (nutrition, General Food distribution, livelihood activities and support services)
  • Team player keen to take initiatives and collaborate with other WFP technical teams and implementing partners
  • Ability to multi task while working under pressure
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to the position in integrating or mainstreaming protection issues in humanitarian responses in Borno
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based structures conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, awareness-raising and training initiatives at the field level
  • Experience in developing and delivering training sessions on protection related thematic for men and women from the affected population, implementing partner and WFP personnel.

How to Apply for Programme Policy Officer (Protection) at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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November 5, 2019.

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