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Programme Policy Officer (Gender and Inclusion) FT NOA, Cox's Bazar


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Political Affairs
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Vacancy Announcement

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer (Gender and Inclusion) FT NOA, Cox’s Bazar    
Grade:         NOA    
Type of contract: Fixed Term                    
Duration:     12 months         
Duty Station:     Cox’s Bazar
Vacancy Number: 826973
Date of Publication: 22 May 2023
Deadline of Application: 04 June 2023

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Bangladesh.  

Terms and Conditions: 

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.    


Ensure gender mainstreaming, gender transformative and inclusive programme activities with a focus on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and disability inclusion throughout WFP’s emergency operation.  
The objectives of this role are to:
•    Leading the collaborative planning, analysis, documentation, reporting, and knowledge sharing to foster gender equality, improve meaningful disability inclusion and enhance women’s empowerment through WFP supported programmes in Cox’s Bazar and Bashan Char.
•    Strengthen strategic partnerships and advocate for WFP strategic priorities through active engagement with different stakeholders and interagency level at Cox’s Bazar.
•    Coordinate the advocacy campaigns on women empowerment, gender equality, disability inclusion and preventions of gender-based violence; internally with programmes at office, camps and in local communities; and in collaboration with other UN agencies, government, and networks
•    Undertaking and participate in different learning and sharing modules, events, webinars, courses to develop a skilled attitude for further supporting WFP programmes also sharing the knowledge in different platforms and within team members.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under theguidance of Head of Area office and  supervision of the head of Gender, protection,  and inclusion unit, the following list of duties shall be considered to be the responsibility of the Programme Policy Officer (Gender and Inclusion) 
Gender and Disability Mainstreaming: 
•    Strong coordination with country office gender unit and close collaboration with programme & functional units at Area office to structurally identify the priorities and risk relevant to gender and inclusion to formulate annual performance planning (APP) and other key planning for gender and inclusion.
•    Act as a focal point for gender and disability inclusion both internally and externally, adequately integrate inclusiveness in the area of  gender, age and disability  in WFP interventions. are.
•    Provide technical support to the team members through  capacity building and regular guidance to enable smooth implementation of the planned activities adhering  with WFP standards and policies.
•    Regular analysis of gendered need and priorities to improve the quality of WFP programmes through planning and conducting desk reviews, gender analysis and rapid gender analysis 
•    Regular field visits independently and with the team to collect data through observation, key informant interviews, focus-group discussions with the beneficiaries under porgrammes (i.e., general food assistance, livelihood, nutrition, emergency response, site management and engineering etc) in camps and local communities  to identify concerns, needs and priorities on gender intersectionality  and informing the Programme implementation and design of new programmes
•    Engage actively with Gender Result Network (GRN) and programmen to the planning, implementation, and reporting of GRN activities. 
•    Collaborative support to M&E towards development of gender and disability inclusive M&E framework and researches.  
•    Ensure inclusion of gender and age marker (GAM) throughout relevant activities through engaging with programme, functional units and provide input to annual reporting of GAM monitoring 
•    Documenting Gender and Disability outcomes for ad-hoc, mid-year review and annual reports. Drafting inputs for annual country reporting, APP reviews together with showcasing of gender equality work done in various WFP programmes
•    Organize advocacy campaigns on women empowerment, gender equality, disability inclusion and preventions of gender-based violence; internally with programmes at office, camps and in local communities; and in collaboration with other UN agencies, government, and networks
•    Integrate gender and disability analyses in reports and prepare presentations and training modules as required.

Capacity Strengthening
•    Provide support and build capacity for the integration of gender and inclusion for staff, partners, contractors and other affiliated entities through training need assessment of them in collaboration with Porgramme.
•    Undertakead-hocrequest from units to conduct trainings internally to WFP staff and externally to Cooperating Partner staff Participate in the documenting all activities by Cooperating Partners and ensuring all necessary documentation is done as per WFP corporate standard. 
•    Develop factsheets and supporting documents on Gender, and disability inclusion
•    Lead resource mobilization efforts through proposal writings, advocacy papers and presentations to increase funding of gender-transformative and disability inclusive livelihood projects. 
•    Technical support to partnership through  engaging in the selection of new partners and evaluation of the existing partners from gender and disability perspective. 

Inter-agency Coordination: 

•    Attend all meetings with Gender in Humanitarian Action Group (GiHA), Gender Results Network (GRN), GBV sub-sector, Age and Disability Working Group, , to leverage WFP’s capacities in gender, and disability inclusive activities. 
•    Coordinate with relevant stakeholders on gender and disability interventions to ensure smooth implementation of WFP led projects. Other Duties Act as Officer-in
•    Charge when Head of unit is not available Perform all other tasks as assigned Inter-agency CoordinationPerform other related duties as required.


EDUCATION: Masters preferably in  International Development/Gender/Public Health/Food security/Nutrition/ Social Science or any other relevant field

WORK EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of experience with a minimum 3 years of professional experience in decision-making, and supervisory role for implementing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment program or any other relevant experience. 

LANGUAGE: Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:  

Leading by example with integrity,  

Driving results and delivering on commitments,  

Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,  

Applying strategic thinking,  

Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.  


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. 


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, 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 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. The country strategic plan is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development cooperation framework for Bangladesh for 2022‒2026 and the eighth five-year plan (covering the period July 2020‒June 2025) of the Government of Bangladesh. It is informed by the recommendations of an independent evaluation of the country strategic plan for 2017–2021 and consultation with key stakeholders. It will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17 through four strategic outcomes.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 
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.


04 June 2023

This vacancy is now closed.
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