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Programme Associate(Gender)SC6, Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-28

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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 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.


To provide support to gender transformative programme activities with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout WFP’s emergency operation, working with all units within WFP and other agencies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Gender, the following list of duties shall be considered to be the responsibility of the Programme Associate
• Develop information and knowledge products such as, reports, advocacy briefs, and fact sheets that demonstrate the role of WFP in mainstreaming gender in food security.
• Support the development of assessments and tools and analyse the data to promote evidence-based gender-transformative food and nutrition security
• Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely information management and reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision-making by management.
• Assist Gender Unit Head on resource mobilization efforts through proposal writings, and presentations to increase funding of gender-transformative activities.
• Weekly field visits to collect data through focus-group discussions with different programme beneficiaries and participants.
• Assist in the planning and coordination with programme units on events aimed at improving women empowerment. i.e., International Women’s Day and ‘16 Days of Activism’.
• Undertake capacity strengthening initiatives including production of training materials and facilitator’s guide on gender and PSEA to strengthen the capacity of WFP colleagues and cooperating partners;
• Attend all meetings with Gender in Humanitarian Action Group (GiHA), Gender Results Network (GRN) and office meeting contributing greatly to the Gender Unit presentation to leverage WFP’s capacities in gender/protection activities.
• Assist in coordination with WFP programme units in promoting innovative approaches to gender mainstreaming.
• Act as Officer-in-Charge when Head of Gender is not available, and Perform all other tasks as assigned.


Education: Completion of Graduation/Masters in Gender, International Development, Sociology, Communications or in a related field with a focus in Gender Equality and Women's empowerment
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language & Bangla.

Expeience:At least 5 years minium experince with 3 years relevant  work experience in gender, knowledge management, communications etc with a focus on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of gender transformative approaches, with the capability to mainstream and integrate gender into WFP programmes
  • Strong Facilitation  and interpersonal skill 
  • Report writing 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to synthesize information for different target audience
  • Ability to proactively identify and recommend opportunities for gender integration


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

Contract Type           : Service Contract

Contract Duration    : 12 months

Duty Station              : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Nationality                 : Bangladeshi only

Monthly Net Salary  : BDT. 103,091


25 October 2020


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.

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