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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 Assistant (Protection), Coxs Bazaar Grade: SC5 Type of contract: Service Contract Duration: 12 months Duty Station: Cox's Bazar No. of positions: 02

Date of Publication: 6 June, 2024 Deadline of Application: 19 June, 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Bangladesh.

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


To perform and support mainstreaming of protection and strengthening the Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) mechanism in accordance with WFP corporate guidance and standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer-Protection and AAP, in Cox’s Bazar Office the incumbent will be responsible for completing these responsibilities, but is not limited to:

  1. Act as a point of contact in conducting protection analysis, flag up the protection concerns to management and coordinate with field protection focal for mitigation.
  2. Address protection referrals including the hotline cases, update the referral tracker and analyse the quarterly and yearly referral trends.
  3. Maintain the protection tracker with findings related to protection concerns from different studies and reports by updating monthly. Additionally, maintain an online drive for all the resources/documents to ensure data driven support to the team as asked by the supervisor.
  4. Support in reviewing the M&E tools to incorporate protection and AAP indicators as well as conduct follow-up survey to further dig/complement the PDM/OSM result.
  5. Support in NGO capacity assessment, yearly partner performance evaluation, proposal review and PSEA capacity assessment exercise.
  6. Support in 16-days of activism campaign (Human Rights Day) for awareness raising against gender-based violence and International Women’s Day to promote gender equality.
  7. Support in developing IEC materials, messaging package, training module, conducting training for CP and WFP staffs. In addition to that contribute to project proposal, SOP/Concept notes, reports, and briefing notes as delegated by supervisor.
  8. Represent WFP in inter-agency coordination platform, adopt the strategic guidance and collaborate to mitigate the protection concerns affecting WFP operation.
  9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


EDUCATION: University degree in Social Science, Law, Development Studies or an other related field

WORK EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of experience, with two years of relevant experience in humanitarian or development programmes. Individuals with experience in Protection, AAP, Gender, PSEA and Inclusion in humanitarian settings will be preferred.

LANGUAGE: Fluency in both written and spoken communication in English and Bangla. Proficiency in Rohingya or the Chittagonian dialect would be an advantage.


  • Flexibility, including travel on different programme sites of WFP and in challenging and difficult environment.
  • Demonstrates openness to intensive mentoring support with a view to taking over responsibility for protection, gender, and disability inclusion in the entire Cox’s Bazar operation.
  • Analyze the field findings with gender and inclusion aspects and come out with practical recommendations to inform programmes and cooperating partners to consider into programme implementation and future interventions.
  • Support to organize quarterly catch-up event with programme unit, protection from different unit of WFP.


The incumbent must demonstrate:

  • 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 inclusion, sexual and gender-based violence, PSEA, 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.

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: [email protected], cc’ing [email protected]. 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.


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