Beirut - Gender and Social Inclusion Officer NOA
- Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
- Location: Beirut
- Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
- Social Affairs
- Poverty Reduction
- Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
- Closing Date: Closed
- This position is open to qualified Lebanese candidates only.
- Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
This Vacancy Announcement will close on 25 October 2022 at 11:59 PM Rome Time.
The Gender and Social Inclusion Officer will be contracted for an initial term of 12 months. Contract may be extended based on business need and satisfactory performance.
Assisting more than 90 million people in 123 countries and territories each year, the World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies partnering with governments, and providing common services that allow the entire humanitarian community to save lives in emergencies and build the resilience of food insecure people and communities.
As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to nearly 1.1 million vulnerable persons, in the form of unrestricted assistance in-kind and cash-based transfers. WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snack and fresh food to school aged students and their families. This support is designed to improve the students’ health and make them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.
To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video:
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 Gender and Social Inclusion Officer will serve within the Programme Unit under the supervision of the Gender Officer at the WFP Lebanon Country Office. The main purpose of the position is to advance the strengthening of gender equality and social inclusion efforts, based on all relevant WFP policies and guidelines across the Lebanon Country Office and Field Offices’ activities.
Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Gender Officer), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Support the implementation of the WFP Lebanon Gender Action Plan and related GEWE initiatives.
• Support safe and good equality data procssessing, including data collection, storage strcuture and data cleasing;
• Contribute to research and analyses, including through carrying out desk reviews and compiling good gender equality / transformative practices in humanitarian and development contexts;
• Support capacity strengthening initiatives for WFP Lebanon and Cooperating Partners on gender equality and women empowerment with an emphasis on gender transformative programming, gender analysis, gender responsive monitoring, Gender and age marker monitoring exercise, gender responsive budgeting, gender integration in the Cooperating Partners’ activities and reporting
• Assist in the design, visualisation and the implementation of knowledge management products
• Coordinate and input to the presentations and factsheets for the donor missions and WFP management.
• Strengthen the WFP Lebanon and Cooperating Partners’ staff capacities on gender equality and women empowerment with an emphasis on gender transformative programming, gender analysis, gender responsive monitoring, Gender and age marker monitoring exercise, gender responsive budgeting, gender integration in the Cooperating Partners’ activities and reporting
• Facilitate activities with gender and human rights and other related inter-agency groups;
• Coordinate with programme units to obtain necessary data and information for the report;
• Consolidate gender and social inclusion data and input to WFP’s weekly report, monthly sitrep and annual reports
• Perform other related duties as required.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Data literacy – the ability to handle large datasets, analyse and present key findings
• Knowledge in creating infographics and well-branded reporting products
• Strong analytical skills and independent thinking:
o Being able to bridge macro perspectives and operational issues
o Experience in analysing data and information about context and affected populations in order to make recommendations for improved programming – preferably in relation to gender and social inclusion.
o The ability to analyse linkages between programmatic concerns/decisions, and broader humanitarian and socio-political context
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point); Experience utilizing computer programs, including word processing, spreadsheets, data capture systems and other software packages and systems
• Excellent teamwork skills in a multicultural environment
• Detailed work style and strong work ethics
Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Advanced University degree (i.e. Master's degree or higher) in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Political Science, Development Economics, Statistics, or other relevant field or First University degree in a relevant field (i.e. Bachelor’s degree) with additional years of related work experience or training/courses.
Experience: One (1) or more years of postgraduate professional experience (after completion of Advanced University degree) in in humanitarian context including experience in gender and social inclusion or other related fields. Experience building and managing partnerships, including developing proposals, soliciting input for reports, drafting agreements, producing visibility plans and/or crafting joint strategies is highly desirable, or, three (3) years or more after completion of First University degree.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English. Fluency in another UN language is a plus.
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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