Programme Associate (Protection & Gender), SC6, Dhaka

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Job Title: Programme Associate (Protection & Gender), SC6, Dhaka

Grade: SC6

Type of Contract: Service Contract

Duration of contract: 1 year

Vacancy Number: 178321

Date of Publication: 15 November 2022

Deadline of publication: 28 November 2022


No of Position: One (1)

Duty Station: Dhaka

Nationality: Bangladeshi only

Monthly Salary: As per UN salary scale


The Programme Associate will support to integrate protection, gender and disability inclusion to WFP operations in Bangladesh to maximize safety, dignity and equality and minimize social tensions and unintended discrimination or exclusion. The objectives of this role are to:

  • Strengthen inclusion in gender and protection to enhance the safety, dignity, and integrity of WFP supported programmes.
  • Providing technical assistance to documentation, reporting, and knowledge sharing to foster gender equality, improve meaningful disability inclusion, enhance women’s empowerment, and to reinforcing data protection measures through WFP supported programmes and strategy.
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships and advocate for WFP strategic priorities through active engagement with different stakeholders and interagency level.
  • 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 the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (Gender and Inclusion), the Programme Associate will be responsible for completing these responsibilities, but is not limited to:

  • Analyse changes in the operational context that affect the gender issues, protection risks faced by affected people, and their ability to receive information and provide feedback or complain.
  • Identifying potential adjustments WFP can make to maximize protection, gender and accountability to the affected population (PGAAP) outcomes; promote gender equality and transformation and minimize risks including protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • Provide support and build capacity for the integration of PGAAP for staff, partners, contractors and other affiliated entities to integrate PGAAP in their work.
  • Represent WFP in interagency and other external fora and maintain relationships with gender and protection mandated actors.
  • Documenting PGAAP outcomes for ad-hoc, mid-year annual reports. Drafting inputs for annual country reporting, APP reviews together with showcasing of gender equality work done in different WFP programmes.
  • Technical support to the programme and functional units with knowledge of beneficiaries’ data protection and privacy impact assessment.
  • Support application of the gender and age marker (GAM) to all programmes and monitoring at both the design and monitoring stages.
  • Provide support for capacity assessment for the new and existing cooperating partners under different programmes to assess the areas of protection, gender accountability and PSEA
  • Active contribution and participation at the advocacy campaigns on women empowerment, gender equality, disability inclusion and preventions of gender-based violence, in collaboration with other UN agencies, government, and WFP field offices through support on developing concepts notes, IEC materials, messages, budget, event planning, and brainstorming sessions
  • Ensure the documentation of the advocacy events for global sharing within WFP communities.
  • Any additional responsibility and assignments shared from the supervisor.


  • Flexibility, including to travel on short notice and in challenging and difficult environment.
  • Openness to intensive mentoring support with a view to taking over responsibility for protection, gender and disability inclusion in the entire operation.


Education: University degree in one of the following disciplines: international development, law, gender studies, human rights, political or social sciences, or another related field.

Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in providing Protection, Gender and Disability Inclusion or in development projects, of which at least two years are direct field experience.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Bangla


Excellent communication, research, written and oral presentation skills.

• Team spirit and excellent interpersonal relations.

• In-depth and operational understanding of integrating protection, gender equality, women’s empowerment, accountability to affected populations, disability, sexual and gender-based violence, conflict-sensitive programming and humanitarian principles into humanitarian assistance.

• Strong analytical, writing and communication skills.

• Sound knowledge and skills in training and facilitation, including adapting materials for the audience. Client orientation with excellent interpersonal and team skills, including mentoring skills. Cross-cultural sensitivity. Knowledge of UN system policies and functions of protection-mandated agencies.


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The United Nations World Food Programme is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

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The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need.


WFP’s strategies are to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies, prepare for emergencies, restore, and rebuild lives after emergencies, reduce chronic hunger and under nutrition, and strengthen the capacity of countries to reduce hunger. The Programme Associate will be responsible to support the mainstreaming of protection, gender & disability inclusion into programme design and implementation processes, coordination, and reporting under the ongoing Country Strategic Plan (CSP) activities. The position requires travel to the field offices and project areas. To undertake the role effectively, adoption of a team working style is requires; in particular, working closely with field offices and other units under the guidance of the Unit Head.


This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team. In addition, we offer:

Meaningful and impactful careers: Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve

Continuous learning and training: We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers

Multicultural and stimulating work environment: We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger

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28 November 2022, Monday


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