National Programme Officer (Protection and Gender) NOA- Damascus VA009/2021

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: World Food Programme
Closing date: 1 Sep 2021
  1. Work with senior staff from the Country and Sub-Offices to promote a strong culture and leadership that support the integration of protection and gender principles in WFP’s programmes and humanitarian operations for safeguarding of the do-no-harm approach and gender equality results.
  2. Contribute to the development and update of CO gender and protection related strategies, positioning papers and workplans as required, and work with management and activity managers to ensure work plan implementation
  3. Support programme employees/personnel to integrate gender and protection throughout the programme management cycle (design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation), and in needs assessment frameworks, including adaptation of tools, collection, analysis, and reporting processes.
  4. Provide advice, guidance and follow up to any protection and gender related aspects in WFP programme implementation, including exploring how a system of reporting of protection issues within the context of WFP’s programme delivery can be established and sustained.
  5. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative analysis, as well as data collection processes, in relation to protection and gender related issues that are captured during consultations, assessments and any other means of communication with communities.
  6. In collaboration with the relevant programme personnel ensure protection issues can be captured through the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanisms and are responded to appropriately
  7. Devise and support the implementation of gender and protection capacity development initiatives, undertaking training and building the capacities of employees on protection analysis, response development and integration of these areas in WFP’s work.
  8. In line with WFP policies, carry out specific analysis on challenges, needs and capacities of persons with disabilities, including provision of support in designing specific sensitization activities that ensure inclusion in programming
  9. Coordinate the work and strengthen the capacities of Gender Results Network & Protection Focal Points throughout the country and field offices
  10. Represent WFP in all relevant inter-agency gender, protection, and AAP coordination mechanisms, coordinating and strengthening the link between WFP’s internal work on gender, protection and AAP and its interagency role as a partner and peer within the humanitarian system.

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