International Consultant - Regional Gender Advisor, Bangkok, Thailand

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok, Thailand

Office: WFP Bangkok

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DUTY STATION: Bangkok, Thailand

CONTRACT TYPE: International Regular Consultancy - Level II

DURATION: 11 months (maximum)

WFP offers a competitive compensation package that will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. http://www.wfp.org Click on: ‚Our work‘ and ‚Countries‘ to learn more about WFP’s operations.

VA CLOSING DATE: 26 NOVEMBER 2019

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetime. Every day, WFP works 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 WFP 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 Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships). Achieving Zero Hunger, however, requires organizations/governments to design, finance and implement inclusive policies, plans and programmes that promote food security and nutrition objectives and have responsive institutions and strong governance that can withstand shocks and stress factors.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The WFP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific region provides strategic guidance, technical support and oversight to WFP country operations in 20 countries. WFP is shifting its focus from direct delivery of food assistance to strengthening country capacities and systems, albeit at a different pace across the region, to achieve SDGs 2 and

Furthermore, WFP country capacity strengthening efforts are focused on four investment areas critical for achieving SDG 2 in the Asia-Pacific region. They are: (i) scaling-up nutrition; (ii) improving social protection and food systems; (iii) reducing and managing disaster risks and building community resilience; and (iv) promoting gender equality, protection, inclusion and accountability to affected populations. The Regional Gender Advisor is the front line for catalyzing the implementation of the Regional Gender Strategy and the Gender Policy across WFP operations in the region.