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Programme Associate (Gender, Protection and Accountability) SCG6


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Philippines
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Job Title:                           Programme Associate (Gender, Protection and Accountability) SCG-6     
Grade:                               SCG-6
Type of contract:              Service Contract                
Duration:                          Twelve (12) Months with Possible Extension 
Duty Station:                    Cotabato, Philippines
Vacancy Number:            827267
Date of Publication:         19 May 2023
Deadline of Application:  01 June 2023, 11:59 PM (Manila)

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Philippines.

WFP offers a competitive remuneration package:

  • Approximate monthly salary is a minimum of PHP 62,000++ and a maximum is PHP 79,000++
  • Medical coverage that can be extended to eligible dependents
  • Other allowances and applicable retirement package


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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) prioritizes the mainstreaming of gender, protection and disability inclusion throughout all its work. A people-centered approach is adopted to ensure that the needs and preferences of communities shape the design of our programmes. The WFP Philippines Country Office focuses on ensuring that food assistance is inclusive and adaptive to the needs and capacities of affected populations. To achieve this, WFP ensures that communities have access to information on WFP activities, their rights, and feedback mechanisms in ways that are accessible to the diverse information needs and preferences of the people we serve. WFP also ensures that all programming is done through a protection and gender lens, to support affected communities adequately and ensure a do-no-harm approach.

WFP is recruiting a Programme Associate (Gender, Protection and Accountability) who will work under direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Gender, Protection and Climate Change) with overall guidance from the Head of the Cotabato Suboffice.  


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, working in more than 80 countries. It is well known for its ability to deliver food assistance rapidly to people in need. In 2020, WFP received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award for “...its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war".

In the Philippines, WFP focuses on crisis response and resilience building. Two of its strategic objectives are as follows: “Crisis-affected people in the Philippines are able to meet their food and nutrition needs during and immediately after an emergency” and “National and local government agencies have enhanced capabilities to reduce vulnerability to shocks”. Going forward, preparedness is core to WFP’s pillar on crisis response in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2028. These strategic objectives are framed within the context of the Philippines being one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. It is an archipelago exposed to multiple hazards including intense typhoons, long-lasting floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and droughts. Disasters remain a leading cause of hunger, affecting all aspects of food security: economic and physical access to food, availability and stability of supplies, and nutrition.

In the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), WFP works closely with the authorities to scale up the implementation of integrated resilience programmes along the lines of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, contributing to social cohesion in the region. These programmes are people-centered engaging communities throughout the programme cycle, including in targeting processes. WFP’s work in BARMM focuses on strengthening the capacities of the Government to implement the BARMM Food Security and Nutrition Road Map, Social and Behavioral Change Communication, Social Protection while considering nutrition, gender equality and women’s empowerment, protection and accountability to affected populations throughout all the work.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Assist in the development and implementation of gender, protection and accountability strategies and activities within the WFP's programmes in Mindanao, in line with the WFP's gender, protection and accountability to affected populations policies and guidelines
  • Conduct regular protection monitoring missions and protection risk analyses
  • Provide technical support and guidance to WFP staff and partners on gender, protection and accountability issues, including the integration of protection and gender considerations into program design, implementation, and monitoring
  • Ensuring community engagement throughout the Programme cycle for the programmes in the Cotabato Suboffice, from design to planning
  • Keep abreast of developments of protection, gender and disability inclusion components of government policies and programmes
  • Assist in the development and delivery of training sessions and capacity-building activities for community members, local authorities, and other stakeholders on issues related to protection, gender, and accountability to affected populations.
  • Supporting the RAM team with managing the Community Feedback Mechanisms in Mindanao
  • Operate as Focal Point for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse


  • Represent WFP at BARMM inter-agency protection, gender and accountability to affected populations platforms and lead on WFP’s contribution to inter-agency strategies and workplans.
  • Support with the implementation of WFP’s gender, protection and disability inclusion action plan
  • Support with developing, updating and implementing the community engagement action plan.
  • Support with developing and implementing the Leaving No One Behind Strategy
  • Perform documentation and reporting tasks
  • Perform other duties as required


At least six (6) years of experience in gender and/or protection, research, community-based activities, volunteering, or similar.


  • Knowledge of gender, protection and accountability to affected populations concepts
  • Knowledge of disability inclusion
  • Experience in integrating gender and protection in programmes
  • Experience with field work/data collection
  • Experience with protection monitoring
  • Experience with community engagement
  • Good team working skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills


Education: Bachelor’s degree holder in the following discipline: International Relations, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Humanitarian Action, Gender Studies or similar specializations. Master’s Degree holder is desirable but not required.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations: 

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ing A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs. 

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP. 


Deadline of Applications:  01 June 2023, 11:59 PM (Manila)


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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