International Consultant-Programme Policy Officer (Protection) (m/f)

WFP - World Food Programme

World Food Programme is recruiting an International Consultant-Programme Policy Officer (Protection) (m/f), to be based in Pemba, Mozambique.
  • Under the direction of the Emergency Coordinator, the Protection Officer (PO) will be responsible for providing targeted support on PSEA and to the inter-agency complaints and feedback mechanism that is led by WFP
  • The PO will work closely with the Emergency Coordinator, Maputo-based CFM Manager and Gender and Protection Adviser As well as the complaints and feedback mechanism assistants based in each sub office involved in the emergency response. The PO will also work closely with key protection partners and protection cluster at the country and field levels. The Regional Humanitarian Advisor and the Emergencies and Transitions Unit in HQ will provide technical support and guidance to the PO as required
  • Specifically, the following duties will be undertaken:
  • Support local oversight inter-agency Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM): Linha Verde da resposta a emergencia
  • WFP is leading the establishment of an inter-agency CFM which consists of a tollfree hotline managed from Maputo with oversight from the CFM Manager based there (a DFID standby partner to be confirmed); suggestion boxes that must return to the provincial offices on a regular basis for registration of information received; as well as helpdesks and protection desks at distribution sites and accommodation centres. Given the complexity of such a mechanism there is also a need for a Protection Officer to support the humanitarian community and work closely with the CFM Manager and CFM programme assistants based in each province to ensure effective registration, referral and follow up of issues raised through suggestion boxes and other community-based complaints mechanisms (CBCM. Strong coordination of the CFM from the start will enable us to build and maintain trust among the affected population
  • Provide support on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Given early indications of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) during the emergency response it is important that a protection officer be based in Beira to provide targeted support for the prevention of SEA and to follow up on any indications of SEA prior to more in depth investigations as per WFP established procedures
  • Undertake gender, protection and accountability to affected population (AAP) assessments of food distributions to help ensure that the community-based complaints mechanisms are in place and that issues raised by affected communities are being addressed and responded to
  • Advise WFP and partners on the integration of protection in food assistance programmes: In this regard, the PO shall work closely with WFP field staff; protection-mandated and non-mandated agencies; WFP NGO cooperating/implementing partners; and other relevant interlocutors on the ground. A close link between the protection and gender work will need to be established to identify ways to better mainstream the cross-cutting issues of gender and HIV in protection activities. Due attention will be paid to IASC guidelines that enable the provision of assistance in humanitarian settings
  • Staff training and capacity-building: As necessary the PO will undertake refresher training and help build the capacity of WFP and cooperating/implementing partner staff on protection (including undertaking protection assessments) and/or AAP. The PO will also provide individual mentoring and support to PSEA focal points in the Country Office and Sub-Offices
  • Inter-agency coordination and representation: The PO will promote partnership with, and cross-learning from, UN agencies, NGO partners and other relevant actors in relation to data from Linha Verde and CBCMs.The PO may represent WFP in inter-agency protection and/or AAP fora at the provincial level
  • Other duties: Undertake or contribute to reports or other activities as directed by the Emergency Coordinator
  • Education: Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, international development, development economics or another related field such as international relations, human rights or political science
  • Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of humanitarian protection, sexual- and other forms of gender-based violence, civil-military relations and other humanitarian policy issues, and its linkage with humanitarian assistance. Understanding of food security programming is a strong asset
  • Work experience: At least 6 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in a humanitarian organization, with at least 2 years international field experience dealing with protection, human rights or gender-based violence issues. This should include experience working in conflict or post-conflict contexts. In-depth field experience in emergency contexts is highly desirable
  • Competencies: Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Proven ability to produce outputs independently and under tight deadlines
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Publicado 05.11.2019
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