VACANCY: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Job Recruitment For Hnd/Bsc Holders


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

(1) Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Protection) NOA

Requisition: 123378
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job type: Fixed term

Mainstreaming Protection into Country Office Programs and Interventions

  • Assist the Protection Advisor in providing technical guidance in how to integrate protection into programming to ensure safe and meaningful access to WFP and implementing partner assistance;
  • Undertake and contribute to research if necessary;
  • Assist in drafting briefs and reports on protection and accountability to affected populations in WFP.

Organizational Context:

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is one of the largest humanitarian agencies fighting hunger worldwide. Due to its global commitment to its policies on Protection and Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), WFP mainstreams protection and AAP in its food assistance response in Nigeria.
  • The Protection Officer will be based in the Area Office in Maiduguri with frequent travel and overnight stays in WFP field sites across Borno State (including Monguno, Dikwa, Bama, Pulka, Damasak, Ngala, Damboa).
  • The selected candidate will report to the Protection Advisor and will be responsible for supporting the integration of protection and accountability to affected populations (AAP) within the context of all of WFP’s operations in Borno State.
  • The Protection Officer will work closely with Programme Units as well as Logistics, Supply Chain and in close coordination with the Gender Focal Point.
  • When required to the Protection Officer might also be asked to support missions to Yobe and/or Adamawa state and provide feedback on technical guidance to Program Units to undertake conflict-sensitive programming.

Job Purpose
Training and related activities:

  • Develop and implement training sessions for WFP and Cooperating Partner staff on protection, accountability to affected population (APP) and gender;
  • Undertake field travels to WFP Field locations to conduct on the job mentoring of implementing partners and ad-hoc training when required;
  • Support training on humanitarian principles and other themes as required for security and other humanitarian actors.


  • Assist in strengthening inter-agency understanding of WFPs protection policy and referral pathways between Protection Actors and Food Security Actors specifically at the field level;
  • When required attend protection sector, GBV sub-sector, child protection and respective working group meeting on behalf of the Protection and AAP unit.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Specific Tasks related to Protection Mainstreaming:

  • Work with the respective Units, HUB Teams in coordination with Protection Advisor to conduct rapid and comprehensive protection risk and gender analysis assessment;
  • Conduct regular field visits to implement protection monitoring missions in close collaboration with partners’ protection personnel as required;
  • Follow-up on the implementation of protection and gender-related. recommendations/outcome of protection risk, gender analysis and protection monitoring missions;
  • Provide regular information on protection concerns and trends as identified through protection monitoring and protection risk assessments;
  • Contribute in developing tools and guidelines for specific Program Units to mainstream protection based on WFPs policy;
  • Alternate focal point for implementing partner designated protection officers and assistants;
  • Coordinate with the Protection Advisor to support the implementation of the WFP Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) Standard Operating Procedures.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Functional Capabilities
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, Voucher) – Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) – Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming – Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government – Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government-owned food and nutrition security programmes.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Gender Studies or other fields relevant to International Development / Humanitarian Assistance. A Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of one out of the two local languages Hansa and Kanuri/ Shuwa Arabic is required.

Other Specific Job Requirements
Technical expertise:

  • Practical understanding of protection and protection mainstreaming tools
  • Knowledge about international humanitarian/SPHERE standards and policies, especially those centered around food-insecurity
  • Familiar with tools to conduct protection monitoring, safety audits, rapid gender analysis and protection risk assessments at the community level
  • Knowledge of Child Protection & Safeguarding and mainstreaming Gender-based Violence in Emergencies is desirable


  • Motivated to work on protection mainstreaming in WFP operations (nutrition, General Food distribution, livelihood activities and support services)
  • Team player keen to take initiatives and collaborate with other WFP technical teams and implementing partners
  • Ability to multi-task while working under pressure
  • Ability to maintain and establish professional working relationships with a variety of actors

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to the position in integrating or mainstreaming protection issues in humanitarian responses in Borno
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based structures conducting focus group discussions, key informant interviews, awareness-raising and training initiatives at the field level
  • Experience in developing and delivering training sessions on protection-related thematic for men and women from the affected population, implementing partner and WFP personnel
  • Knowledge of protection mainstreaming in food security
  • Experience in drafting protection risk and gender analysis
  • Understanding of how to map, identify and communicate information on protection (including GBV and Child Protection referral pathways

Application Closing Date
31st July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Important Information / Notice

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited and will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package.

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(2) Job Title: Head of Capacity Strengthening and Policy Coherence, A.I.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Type of Contract: TDY/CST (maternity cover)
Unit/Division: Capacity Strengthening and Policy Coherence Unit, Nigeria Country Office
Duration: 4 – 6 months initially (August 2020 – January 2021)

Country Context

  • Since 2009, an insurgency led by non-state armed groups and military operations conducted by the Government of Nigeria have had a devastating impact on northeast Nigeria, especially in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY states) which led WFP to respond with a large-scale L3 operation in this part of the country.
  • However, food insecurity and malnutrition are not just of concern in the northeast. In fact, Nigeria is experiencing high levels of chronic food insecurity and malnutrition across the country and achieving SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) by 2030 would require countrywide efforts. The need for support has only increased as a result of the additional strain that COVID-19 has put on people’s food securty and nutrition situation.

WFP Nigeria Country Strategic Plan (2019 – 2022)
In line with WFP’s broader goal to support the achievement of SDG2 in a manner that contributes to wider peace and development, WFP’s Nigeria Country Strategic Plan (2019 – 2022) focuses on three support modalities:

  • Direct support (Strategic Outcomes 1, 2, 3 & 6) to address the food and nutrition needs of vulnerable populations and building their resilience to shocks over time and provide common services to the humanitarian and development community;
  • Technical support (Strategic Outcome 4) to strengthen government capacity to implement high-quality food security and nutrition programmes including social protection mechanisms and programmes; and
  • Enabling support (Strategic Outcome 5) to contribute to policy coherence in the area of food security and nutrition through effective coordination among relevant stakeholders:
    • In response to COVID-19, WFP Nigeria intensified its support efforts, including in the area of technical and enabling support. One example of this is WFP’s technical support to the government-led National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) whereby WFP worked closely together with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to successfully implement the modified programme to reach vulnerable families with take-home rations in lieu of on-site school meals.
    • Based on this collaboration, the government has now reached out to WFP to provide technical support to further improve the programme for the post-COVID-19 period. Technical support areas may include: targeting and programme design; beneficiary information and management; logistics, procurement, food safety and quality; monitoring and evaluation and; communications and advocacy.
    • Alongside this, WFP is exploring broader areas of engagement in support of the government’s wider social protection mechanism. This includes looking into ways, together with relevant stakeholders, on how to make the existing social protection mechanism more shock-responsive to future shocks. In addition, as part of WFP’s enabling support efforts, COVID-19 and recovery phase will provide challenges as well as opportunities to raise greater awareness on this issue of Zero Hunger.
    • To take forward WFP’s technical support and enabling support activities WFP is looking for a TDY (WFP internal) or international consultant who will manage and lead on these efforts.

Under the direct supervision of the WFP Country Director, provide strategic guidance and ensure day-to-day management of the unit with a focus on:

  • Coordinating WFP’s technical support efforts in support of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and other relevant government entities by:
    • Ensuring overall WFP internal (CO, RB and HQ) and external coordination between WFP and FMHADMSD in the area of technical support to identify needs and opportunities for WFP technical support to the government;
    • Coordinating and providing guidance on the development of a capacity strengthening needs assessment together with relevant units in the CO, RB and HQ and arrange for remote and/or in-country technical support as required;
    • Leading and organizing the technical support provided including by identifying technical support teams, organizing workshops and trainings as well as arrange for field support, as necessary and appropriate;
    • Ensuring monitoring and evaluation of the technical support provided in close collaboration with the VAM/M&E unit to measure results and impact of the technical support efforts undertaken by WFP and identify challenges and opportunities for follow-up support;
    • Exploring opportunities for broader WFP engagement in the area of social protection, in partnership with the government, UN agencies, World Bank and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinating WFP’s enabling support efforts in support of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) and other relevant government entities by:
  • Exploring and taking forward strategic opportunities for WFP enabling support including through high-level national as well as international engagements with relevant stakeholders such as the Rome-based Agencies (RBAs) and private sector in close collaboration with relevant technical units (e.g. CAM) to ensure that Zero
  • Hunger is seen as a development priority of the country including through the organization of Zero Hunger Roundtables and other WFP-led initiatives.

The following deliverables are expected:

  • The government benefited from a comprehensive high-quality and measurable technical support package for the further improvement of the NHGSFP;
  • Additional opportunities for technical support in the area of social protection have been explored together with relevant internal and external stakeholders and;
  • WFP has leveraged strategic opportunities to provide enabling support and explore future opportunities. The achievements on the deliverables and challenges and opportunities are outlined in a report at the end of the contract period.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Advanced University Degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition / Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Science or any other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of working experience and/or training/courses.

Desired experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Six (6) years of experience in the area of humanitarian and development policy development and/or programme design and implementation;
  • Experience in engaging with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders both at the high-level strategy as well as technical level;
  • Experience working together with or for governments and/or the private sector;
  • Experience working across the WFP programme portfolio including social protection and/or school feeding;
  • Ability to operate in a challenging and fast-paced environment and effectively manage workload and competing priorities;
  • Strong written and spoken English and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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(3) Job Title: Administration Officer, P4

Requisition #: 123097
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

WFP Administration Function

  • You will be joining a community of over 3,000 team members, worldwide – ranging in profiles from Architects and Engineers to Drivers and Maintenance Workers.
  • The Administration functional area prides itself on providing quality customer service while ensuring that WFP operations reach our beneficiaries, smoothly, even in the toughest conditions.
  • The responsibilities of our Administration professionals include managing travel, accommodation, and protocol support; delivering and maintaining fit-for-purpose facilities; managing WFP’s pool of assets including light & armoured vehicles; and providing guidance on oversight, internal controls, and anti-fraud management.

Nigeria Country Context:

  • WFP Nigeria is a relatively new Country Office having been established in 2016 to address the food insecurity crisis in the conflict affected North East part of the country.  With the finalization of the Country Strategic Plan, WFP is also providing nutrition and livelihoods support as well as supporting the government’s efforts in emergency preparedness and response.  WFP Nigeria has grown to approximately 340 staff.
  • The Head of Administration in WFP Nigeria oversees a staff of approximately 60 in three main offices (Abuja, Maiduguri and Damaturu) including several international.  The Head of Administration reports directly to the Deputy Country Director-Support Services and is based in Abuja Nigeria, with occasional travel to field offices.  Abuja is a family duty station and is well served with education, housing, medical and commercial facilities.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Manage and oversee all administrative functions for WFP Nigeria including light fleet, facilities, protocol, travel and assets for the Nigeria Country Office
  • Provide technical support and leadership to the development and management of administrative functions across WFP Nigeria notably the Area Office and Sub Offices.
  • Lead the development and implementation of WFP corporate and complex regional/country plans, including innovative administrative processes, aligned with regional and wider WFP strategies and policies to ensure efficient and effective administration services.
  • Develop annual plans, contribute to longer term strategies and lead improvements to policies, systems and procedures to ensure services provided support WFP strategic objectives and are in compliance with corporate policies, standards, regulations and processes; providing technical support and leadership to the development and management of administrative functions across WFP’s Country Office,  Area Office, and Sub Offices
  • Lead the preparation of complex data analysis to provide management and clients with the accurate information and reports for efficient planning and decision-making.
  • Develop robust reporting and data dashboards to monitor administrative activities.
  • Develop and refine management systems to support the administrative functions.
  • Ensure robust oversight and anti-fraud management
  • Oversee the existing resources in the area of responsibility (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) and estimate new requirements aiming at efficiency, cost effectiveness and timeliness of operations and services.
  • Facilitate the compliance of the services provided (e.g. WFP managed facilities, assets and travel management, etc.) with the corporate Occupational Safety and Health Policy and provide solid recommendations to the senior management on a wide range of improvements/changes.
  • Lead and promote a culture of environmental sustainability throughout WFP by role modelling actions that drive sustainability in all administrative activities.
  • Lead and motivate large multicultural teams, provide coaching, training and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Support the development and training of staff in administrative processes.
  • Identify, and build productive partnerships with WFP stakeholders, other UN agencies and local government offices.
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of WFP staff and partners, providing expert design and delivery of trainings, workshops, daily interaction, etc. for efficient and effective delivery of food assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Lead on preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of risks to enable WFP to quickly respond at the onset of the crisis.
  • Other as required.
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Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Public Administration or other related fields related to facilities and organization administration, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


  • A minimum of 8 years of professional relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility and out of which 2 years of international experience.
  • Proven experience in administration and cross-functional working knowledge.
  • Proven experience in leading multiple projects and providing substantial strategic input into function policies.
  • Proven experience in providing high-quality customer service in complex environments.
  • Knowledge of public procurement procedures; international contract formats and asset management procedures.
  • Proven experience in managing, developing and coaching multi-disciplinary teams, in an international environment.
  • Proven experience in working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Leading monitoring and reporting activities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, as well as proven ability to use and manage integrated business management systems, such as SAP or other similar systems, in order to extract data and contribute to effective, informed decision-making.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language – written, spoken and oral comprehension.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese

Desired Experiences / Skills for Entry into the Role:

  • Well organized and detail-oriented with strong judgement/decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to develop and maintain working relations with persons in different units and geographical locations.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to manage the delivery of outputs by agreed deadlines, sometimes at very short notice.
  • Familiarity with UN system policies, rules, regulations, and procedures governing administration is a strong asset.

Terms and Conditions

  • Mobility is, and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a Fixed-Term contract with a probationary period of one year.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

Application Closing Date
5th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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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(4) Job Title: Programme Policy Officer / Partnership

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Type of Contract: Consultant
Duration: 3 months (July – September 2020)
Unit/Division: Programme/WFP NIGERIA

Justification and Purpose of the Assignment

  • WFP Nigeria is currently implementing the CSP activities aiming at saving lives and building communities resilience of the affected people in North East Nigeria. The activities are mainly implemented in partnership with various international and national organizations (I/NGOs) who conduct in-kind and cash distribution, biometric registration of the targeted beneficiaries, monitoring and reporting of activities in various projects sites.
  • From June to September 2020 WFP Nigeria is planning to scale-up the operations in WFP operational areas and new locations where the food security situation has deteriorated due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other internal factors. This period also coincides with the preparation of the next cycles of agreements (for 2020-2021), which requires manpower to to reinforce the partnership capacity to deliver as expected.
  • The purpose of this assignment among other things is to contribute to the WFP Nigeria programmes scale up to effectively meet food assistance needs of vulnerable people in North East Nigeria and other new locations.
  • The staff will particularly support the Partnership unit in handling the projects formulation by partners, agreements processes and implementation, partner reporting and evaluation processes.

The staff will directly report to the Programme officer Partnership under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme. The assigned tasks and expected outcomes as follow:

  • Provide guidance on partnership issues and procedures to staff from various units as required
  • Follow-up on different tasks jointly implemented by partnership, programme technical teams (General Food Distribution, Livelihoods, Nutrition, VAM, CBT,) and Partners;
  • Assist in the finalization of the proposals and budgets review by technical teams in line with the CSP standards
  • Follow-up on Partnership contractual documentations and approval processes with Technical Review Committee (TRC) and Cooperating Partner Committee (CPC); Compliance and Management.
  • Review of FLAs documents, Amendments and Extensions.
  • Follow-up on completion of partnership documentation in WINGs (SOAs, POs and SESs).
  • Follow-up on invoices submission, processing and payments
  • Support Cooperating Partners (CP) Performance evaluations and Due Diligence (Capacity assessment)
  • Support on organization of the WFP – CP monthly coordination meetings with Cooperating partners; meeting set up and taking minutes of meetings.
  • Support Cooperating partners capacity building through refresher trainings and bilateral guidance.
  • Consolidate partnership reports and circulate on weekly basis.
  • Assist in any other business in partnership unit in particular and programme in general.


  • Education: Advanced University Degree in Political Science, International affairs, / Humanitarian / Development Studies, Marketing, Public relations or any other relevant areas, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience.
  • Experience: At least three (3) years of relevant professional experiences in partnerships management in the humanitarian or development operations.

Basic Requirements:

  • Experience in Partnership and FLAs processing
  • Experience working in collaboration with NGO and Government stakeholders
  • Experience in reporting, planning and analysis of programme output and outcome data
  • General knowledge of project/programme systems and standards
  • Working knowledge of office applications (word, spreadsheet, power point)
  • English proficiency.

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

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Application Closing Date
21st July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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(5) Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Gender) – NOC

Requisition: #123241
Location: Abuja

Organizational Context

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director (Operations), and with technical support from the Regional Gender Adviser and HQ Gender Office, the Gender Officer will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) across WFP operations in Nigeria. Based in Abuja, the Gender Officer will be required to travel to WFP field offices / areas of operation.
  • Job Purpose
  • The Gender Officer (NOC) will lead the mainstreaming of gender across WFP activities and strengthen partnerships in support of implementation of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and commitment to strengthen gender transformative programming.


  • Provide advice for the integration of gender in the design and implementation of CSP activities.
  • Support and strengthen the undertaking and use of gender and age analyses, as standalone activities and integrated into all assessments / data collection.
  • Provide technical guidance for gender-responsive monitoring.
  • Provide advice for integrating gender into the design and implementation of CSP Activities, including in the areas of disaster preparedness, resilience
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes, including with other UN entities, NGOs, local CSOs and private sector
  • Actively participate in, and contribute to, the work of the inter-agency gender theme group in Nigeria.
  • Assist HR in designing and delivering learning opportunities for WFP Nigeria employees, as well as partners (as applicable), to increase their abilities to integrate gender into their work/ functional areas
  • Coordinate the work of the Country Office Gender Results Network.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support the CO Partnerships Office in the mobilization of resources GEWE-related activities
  • Contribute to the Country Office communication activities, including review of regular updates and briefing materials, as well as sharing of activities through the WFP Gender Community
  • Manage annual completion of the online entries for the Gender and Age Marker Monitoring exercise.
  • Prepare and/or deliver gender equality and inclusion training materials and trainings, adapted to the Nigeria country context to relevant audiences (WFP staff/WFP Cooperating Partners/Communities)
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors, internal and external to WFP, to advocate for gender transformative programming and collaborate on GEWE initiatives.
  • Prepare timely and accurate reports on gender and inclusion activities occurring in WFP Nigeria
  • Take the lead in organizing activities to mark International Women’s Day and the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, as well as relevant events
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Gender, International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Political Science, or another related field.
  • Language: Working knowledge (Proficiency / Level C) of English is required.

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible relevant professional and practical experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment programming / operations
  • Experience in writing analytical documents and reports
  • Experience in conducting participatory gender and age analyses, utilising mixed methods
  • Experience in delivering gender-related training and capacity-strengthening initiatives.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of the GEWE-related mandates
  • In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, , humanitarian issues and linkages with food security and nutrition.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums (e.g. messaging, reporting, training)
  • Ability to effectively engage with partners
  • Ability to produce funding proposals
  • Sound knowledge and skills in adult learning
  • Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations
  • Flexibility to travel in challenging environments.

Functional Capabilities
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:

  • Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):

  • Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.):

  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming:

  • Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government:

  • Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

Application Closing Date
20th July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence and work permits) are eligible to apply
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Good Luck





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