Gender Advisor (m/f)

WFP - World Food Programme

World Food Programme is recruiting a Gender Advisor (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • 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
  • While WFP’s mandate clearly articulates both humanitarian and development responsibilities, the organization’s comparative advantage and long experience call for prioritization of emergency, life-saving and development-enabling work that benefits the poorest and most marginal people. The Sustainable Development Goals require moving beyond saving lives to changing lives, focusing first on the people in greatest need, not just in least-developed countries but universally throughout the world
  • In response to cyclones Idai and Kenneth WFP provided life-saving food assistance to more than 2 million Mozambicans. In addition to its salient role in emergency response, WFP manages a broad programme portfolio including School Meals, Capacity Strengthening, Climate Resilience, Small Holder farmer support, social protection and Nutrition programmes
  • Currently, WFP’s presence in Mozambique included some 350 staff located in the Country Office in Maputo and the following Sub Offices:
  • Xai Xai Sub Office, Beira Sub Office, Tete Sub Office, Nampula Sub Office, Quelimane Sub Office, Pemba Sub Office, Chimoio Sub Office
  • The WFP recognizes that it is impossible to achieve zero hunger without addressing the structural drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and that gender inequality is one of the most important causal problems. Moreover, WFP is cognizant that to enhance efficiency, impact and fairness, it must work to properly engender its entire programme portfolio. This involves the conduct of gender assessments, development of programme recommendations, implementation of gender-specific and gender-sensitive activities and other dedicated actions throughout the programme lifecycle. WFP is also determined to achieve gender parity within its workforce and to enforce zero tolerance of incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation
  • These Terms of Reference describe the duties and responsibilities of a Gender Advisor who will be accountable to oversee gender-specific and gender-sensitive actions and advise the WFP Country Office on the range of complex gender issues associated with WFP’s work in Mozambique
  • Duration of assignment: this is a 1 year renewable contract
  • Net monthly salary range: USD 2,029-00 to 2,753-00
  • (Salary is determined by qualifications, skills, experience & current earnings)
  • Benefits: Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Medical Insurance and Social Security
  • Conduct gender analysis of WFP’s programmes in Mozambique and formulate programme recommendations to improve gender equality, womens’ empowerment, masculinity approaches and other such demarches to engender and improve the impact of WFP programmes
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a Gender Action Plan Design and deliver gender training activities targeting WFP, government and cooperating partner staff
  • Provide strategic advice to WFP management on gender-related issues
  • Work with Programme Managers and Sub-Office staff to facilitate the implementation of gender-specific and gender-sensitive activities across the programme portfolio
  • Serve as SEA (Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) Focal Point, discreetly and professionally handling any referred cases
  • Work with Human Resource staff to implement actions designed to improve the gender ratio of the WFP workforce
  • Formulate reports and other information products on WFP’s gender activities
  • Review various WFP documents and information products to ensure they are engendered and properly reflect WFP’s gender-related activities
  • Contribute to fund raising efforts, including reviewing and contributing to concept notes and funding proposals
  • Represents WFP in various gender-related groups and inter-agency activities such as the 16 Days of Activism campaign, Gender Outcome group and other such inter-agency and governmental for a ("gender" OR "gender parity" OR "gender inequality" OR "gender advisor" OR "gender-specific" OR "gender-sensitive" OR "gender analysis" OR "gender action plan" OR "gender activities" OR "gender dimensions" OR "gender workplans" OR "gender programmes")
  • University degree in Sociology, Social Development, Public Health, Community Development, Social Sciences or related fields with a strong knowledge of food security and nutrition issues and demonstrated experience in the area of gender research or in implementing gender programmes
  • At least three years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level
  • Excellent understanding of the gender dimensions of Mozambican development challenges
  • Has developed or supported the development of gender workplans and programmes
  • Exposure to field operations
  • Broad exposure across multiple functional areas (i.e. HR, protection, programme, etc.)
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • Excellent communications skills, including good drafting ability in both English and Portuguese
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • 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
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization addressing the challenges of global hunger and nutrition. WFP works with its partners to achieve the vision of a zero hunger world. Its Strategic Plan aligns WFP’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and covers the period 2017–2021.

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  • Publicado 17.10.2019
  • Expira 25.10.2019
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