WFP​ - Program Policy Officer (Senior Adviser on Protection and Accountability) P4 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (2023)

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WFP​ - Program Policy Officer (Senior Adviser on Protection and Accountability) P4 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (1)Myanmar (Myanmar)


WFP celebrates and supports diversity. Respects the principle of equal employment opportunities for all employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnic or social origin, genetic information, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you a program policy expert with experience in vulnerable protection, gender and accountability programs? Are you interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to the fight against world hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Do you want to join a global organization that invests in its people?

If so, an exciting and rewarding career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team working on a variety of international projects, directly contributing to saving and changing the lives of millions of people around the world.

Deadline for registration

Applications must be made byMonday, November 28, 2022 (22:59 CET)

who we are

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is the world's most prestigious and well-known humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, providing life-saving aid in emergencies and disaster relief. People build roads to peace, stability and prosperity. impacts of conflict, disaster and climate change, and support sustainable and resilient lifestyles for a world without hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and WFP's vision for the future workforce is a diverse, committed, skilled and effective team, selected on merit, in a healthy and inclusive work environment. Act, live according to WFP Values ​​(Honesty, Cooperation, Engagement, Humanity and Inclusion) and work with partners to save and transform the lives of those whom WFP serves.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website:United Nations World Food Program (WFP)And follow us on social networks for the latest news:Youtube,Linkedin,Instagram,Facebook,Twitter.

Why is it worth joining us?

  • WFP is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
  • WFP provides a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural work environment
  • WFP invests in the personal and professional development of its employees through a series of training, certification, coaching, mentoring and other programs, as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • The WFP career path offers an exciting opportunity to work in various country, regional and global offices around the world and work with enthusiastic colleagues who work tirelessly to deliver effective humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of people
  • We offer attractive compensation packages (see regulations

organizational facilities

WFP has been operating in Myanmar since 1992 and is currently focused on escalating humanitarian needs from the ongoing conflict, pandemic and military coup. In 2021, WFP Myanmar provided assistance to 2.9 million food insecure people, almost three times more than the previous year. By 2022, the national office plans to reach 4 million people with food and nutrition assistance, focusing on life-saving assistance and building community and family resilience through livelihoods and nutrition support in schools. WFP continues to advocate for safe and unhindered access to all those in need, in line with international humanitarian principles.

WFP strives to ensure that assistance provided is informed, responsive and accessible to all affected persons, including women, girls, men and boys with diverse and multifaceted needs. WFP Gender Policy (2022), Protection and Accountability Policy (2020), Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2021-2022), Social Engagement Strategy for Accountability of Affected Populations (2021-2026), Communication of the Secretary-General on Special Protection Measures serves as guidelines for sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, as well as other cross-sectoral standards that set the principles of an inclusive, fair and rights-based approach.

WFP is looking forSenior Safety and Liability AdvisorEnsure that security threats are understood and adequately mitigated (immediately and sustainably through necessary institutional adjustments) and that continued presence and operational activities are driven by security outcomes at the household level. The Protection and Accountability Adviser will also lead WFP in ensuring capacity building for the protection of its staff and partner agencies. Adapting operations and programming to reflect conflict sensitivity was also a priority for the country office and required technical support from the Senior Adviser on Protection and Accountability.

The Senior Protection and Accountability Advisor will be skilled in capacity building and will be required to travel around Myanmar to support field offices and engage with communities in various locations. In general, protection and liability consultants must be self-reliant and able to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving, mass-produced, guarded, and insecure environment. Candidates will also be adept at translating complex security challenges into practical, tangible approaches.

the goal of the work

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Senior Protection and Accountability Advisor will lead the Disaster Protection, Gender and Accountability Unit (PGAAP) in the country office.

Advisors will conduct protection and inclusion risk analysis and mitigation; implementation of humanitarian principles, inclusion of persons with disabilities, accountability to affected populations (consultations, community feedback mechanisms, information and knowledge management), gender equality and women's empowerment (including in crisis situations), user privacy and protection of personal data, conflict sensitivity, protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, interagency cooperation (especially clusters and working groups related to PGAAP), protection assessment, monitoring and targeted protection planning for food and nutrition security so that no one is deprived.

Main duties (not all)

  • Support country offices in the contextual and meaningful implementation of WFP's Protection and Accountability Policy (2020) and key complementary policies and strategies, including (but not limited to): Gender Policy (2022), Disability Inclusion Action Plan (2021-22), the Strategy for Community Engagement and Accountability of Affected Populations (2021-2026) and core documents such as Humanitarian Principles, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), Contributing to Conflict and Peace, User Privacy and Protection personal data. This includes integration with national strategic planning processes and support to country directors and senior management in fulfilling WFP's responsibilities within the Protection Centre, including participation in the inter-agency forum established within the United Nations country team.
  • Safety assessments using mixed methods to document safety risks related to food and nutrition safety. This will include recommendations for appropriate mitigation actions, including immediate adaptations and institutional adjustments needed to sustainably mitigate risks. Identify opportunities and adapt programs/projects to more purposefully and measurably contribute to conservation outcomes that contribute to food and nutrition security and minimize overall harm. This includes points for all identities and diversity to achieve fair outcomes, which may require targeted safeguarding planning so that no one is left behind.
  • Ensure that persons with disabilities are included throughout the planning cycle, with appropriate adjustments to ensure equity in asset and income generation, school meals, social protection programming and disability inclusion in food and nutrition assistance activities and operations.
  • Strengthen public consultation, community feedback mechanisms and approaches to information and knowledge management in national offices. This includes supporting the integration of AAP in all activities, operations and field offices, particularly through the Community Engagement Mechanism (CEM).
  • Support WFP in integrating conflict sensitivity into planning and operations; identify barriers to access faced by individuals, families and communities and identify possible solutions.
  • Support the capacity of WFP staff and partners to implement protection, AAP, disability inclusion and other appropriate cross-sectoral approaches. This includes, but is not limited to, mentoring and training of national protection and accountability officers, networks of gender and protection focal points, CEM, PSEA and data protection, and capacity building of staff and partners to implement AAP protection and response.
  • Representing WFP in inter-agency forums on protection and accountability; maintaining relationships and partnerships with the community and key stakeholders to strengthen AAP - including civil society, I/NGOs, community groups, community representatives and relationships and partnerships for women's equality and empowerment, disability inclusion, minority rights and people from other populations and marginalized groups. It conducts joint programming activities with UN agencies such as UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and UNHCR. Support for PGAAP integration with the Cash Security Cluster Food working group and the AAP/Community Engagement working group.
  • Maintaining the PGAAP strategy and action plan of the national office; as necessary, monitoring the implementation of PIA recommendations; providing input on proposals, reports, tools, standard operating procedures, etc.; responding to requests from the Bangkok regional office and headquarters colleagues; Contribute to preparedness and response exercises and plans.

Main requirements and qualifications


  • Professional education with a postgraduate degree in one of the following disciplines: law, international relations, political science, human rights or another related field.


Basic, fundamental

  • At least 8 years of advanced work experience in development or humanitarian aid projects, with at least 4 years of international field experience. This should include experience of working in unstable countries, in post-emergency or crisis situations.
  • Practical and policy experience in security, AAP and/or human rights programming is required.
  • Experience in designing and building accountability mechanisms and taking disability into account in projects.
  • Extensive experience in providing training and increasing the capacity of field operations and supporting senior management in the implementation of new concepts.
  • Previous implementations of company-wide emergency response (formerly L2 or L3).
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, under pressure, and manage multiple priorities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility and excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility for frequent business travel and short notice when needed


  • Knowledge and/or experience of intersectionality, particularly gender in emergency planning, data protection, conflict sensitivity, peacebuilding, humanitarian approach and broader consideration of inclusion (of social, economic or other status) is desirable.
  • There is a strong need to know the previous experience of WFP or any of its partners in food security programming.
  • There is a strong need to understand accessibility and other cross-cutting issues, including disability, access, gender, conflict-sensitive planning, PSEA and humanitarian, development and peace links.
  • Experience working in Myanmar and/or with Myanmar refugees is highly desirable.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English (grade C).

WFP Management Framework

These are common standards that guide behaviorHowWe work together to achieve our mission.

Lead by example and be honest Get results and keep your promises Promote inclusive and collaborative teamwork use strategic thinking Build and maintain lasting partnershipsLive the WFP values ​​and show ithuman natureandhonest, virtuousset an example by caring for others

deliveredpromiseand adapt to changes at any time

Soin Attachmentandcooperatingand promote a culture of learning and personal development

demonstrationpromiseGather perspectives, analyze options and threats, and propose new ways of doing things

Establish and nurture external partnershipsto cooperateAchieving common goals with partners

Depending on your level and role/responsibility within WFP, different behavioral expectations are defined.

more about you

You have:

  • Learn more about inter-agency and WFP structures, systems and programmes.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian planning in protection and AAP.
  • Ability to independently generate results while finding innovative ways to integrate the areas covered by this TOR with the work of other units and functions in the state office.
  • The possibility of a quick review of the existing documentation related to the WFP work environment and preparation for meaningful engagement and consulting work.
  • Ability to engage in strategic dialogue at a high level
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills, including the ability to write in an engaging, persuasive, and informative manner and the ability to clearly conceptualize and synthesize information.


  • This is an international professional position, open to all nationalities.
  • Mobility is and will be a fundamental contractual requirement for WFP. Successful candidates will be hired for a fixed period of time with a rotation contract with a trial period of one year.​
  • WFP offers an attractive salary and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (, including basic salary, relocation, relocation rights, visa, travel and transportation allowance, 30 days annual leave, home leave, education allowance for dependent children, pension scheme and health insurance.
  • Successful candidates will have to transfer toNay Pyi Taw, BurmaCome and accept this task.

A reminder before submitting the application

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  • Please note that the only documents you need to upload at this time are your resume and cover letter
  • Other documents may be required in the future, such as passports, letters of reference, academic certificates, etc
  • Please contact us:[email protected]If you encounter any difficulties while submitting your application
  • Only finalists will be notified.


WFP does not tolerate fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. All successful applicants are expected to adhere to WFP's standards of conduct and therefore undergo rigorous internal or external scrutiny. Successful candidates are required to submit additional information as part of the verification activity. Providing false information during the recruitment process may result in disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not ask for payment at any stage of the recruitment process, including the recruitment stage. All payment requests must be declined and reported to the local police for appropriate action.

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