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Regional Protection / Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) Advisor P4, Bangkok, Thailand

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees. We encourage qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you a Programme Policy Professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you!!! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 14 June, 2023 (11:59 PM CEST).


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world's largest humanitarian organization, operates in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high-performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section)


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, working every day with individuals, communities, partners and governments to improve food and nutrition security, build resilience to shocks, and support governments to address the underlying causes of hunger and malnutrition. Key to achieving zero hunger is accelerating progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, including: achieving equitable access to and control over food security and nutrition; addressing the root causes of gender inequality that affect food security and nutrition; and advancing the economic empowerment of women and girls.


In Asia and the Pacific, WFP’s seventeen (17) country offices work to support 32.9 million people. The role of the Protection / AAP Advisor is to provide strategic guidance, technical support and oversight to WFP’s country and regional teams to advance protection, conflict sensitivity, accountability to affected populations, and promote humanitarian principles.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direction of the Regional Lead for Emergency Preparedness and Response and Cross-Cutting Issues, the Regional Protection / AAP Advisor will be responsible for providing technical guidance and support to advance protection, conflict sensitivity and accountability to affected populations in WFP analysis, programme design, programme implementation, and monitoring. Significant travel to country offices, including regular field missions to emergency and hardship duty stations is to be expected.

The role will focus on both WFP’s direct assistance programmes as well as its technical assistance/capacity strengthening support to government-led programmes.

Specific responsibilities include:

Provide technical guidance and support:
- Guide countries in the design of innovative people-centered data collection and analysis approaches – and use analysis to advise the regional bureau, country offices, partners and government counterparts on appropriate adjustments to programmes to ensure inclusion of the most at-risk categories (gender, age, displacement, disability, indigeneity, other);
- Guide countries in the design and implementation of dedicated analysis on protection risks and conflict sensitivity – and use analysis to support country offices and partners to identify and pragmatically operationalize measures to mitigate risks;
- Support country offices to develop and roll-out community engagement action plans, both for WFP direct operations as well as in its technical assistance/capacity strengthening role;
- Support countries to strengthen Community feedback Mechanisms including their functionality, accessibility, escalation and referral processes;
- With the WFP Gender Advisor, support countries to meet WFP commitments on PSEA and related high-risk areas including the role out of new internal and partner assessment tools;
- Provide policy advice to WFP regional and country directors on specific protection, principled access, political or reputational risks in the region, and propose mitigation measures; and
- Support and oversee alignment to corporate standards including but not limited to Country Strategic Plans, Annual Country Reports, and annual monitoring of corporate commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations.

Promote country and regional level advocacy and partnerships:
- Identify, build and manage partnerships to complement WFP capacities and which enable robust protection analysis and monitoring, strengthened referral pathways, training for staff and partners, and other relevant opportunities;
- Under the leadership of WFP Regional/Country Directors, contribute to building common advocacy and position alignment to promote principled humanitarian action in the region; and
- Promote cross-learning from partners on integrating people-centred programming principles in food security and nutrition activities.

Advance global-level knowledge and capacities:
- Provide upward feedback to ensure that WFP global guidance, tools, and trainings are aligned with the operational realities and needs on the ground; and
- Support the roll out of new global tools (eg rapid protection analysis toolkit, etc).

Other duties as required.


Education: You have

  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences international relations, human rights, law, political science, or humanitarian studies.

Experience: You have

  • At least 8 years (for MA) or 10 years (for BA) of progressively responsible professional work experience in mainstreaming protection and AAP across different settings.

Note: The applicant should be able to demonstrate that this experience includes minimum 5 years direct experience in implementing / guiding accountable and protection sensitive programming at a country or field office level.

  • In-depth knowledge of protection, conflict-sensitivity and humanitarian principles.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills, including the ability to write in an engaging and informative manner, conceptualize and clearly synthesize information, engage in strategic conversations at senior levels, and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Proven experience working on policy and programming in an international organisation or non-governmental organization.

Knowledge & Skills: You have

• Strong advocacy skills and ability to adapt messaging as needed
• Ability to interact with partners
• Analytical capacity to understand issues in depth and intersectional vulnerabilities, and to translate that into pragmatic operational guidance for programme generalists
• Public speaking skills, interpersonal relations and team spirit
• Flexibility to travel on short notice
• Acceptance to work and travel in challenging and difficult environments

Languages: You have

  • Fluency in English (spoken & written) is required.
  • Working proficiency in another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian) is an asset.



• Familiarity with food security and nutrition programming (with WFP or a WFP cooperating partner).
• Ability to translate humanitarian principles in an accessible way, and to define risks and redlines.
• Knowledge of UN system protection policies and functions of protection-mandated agencies including relevant coordination mechanisms


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • Leads by Example with Integrity - Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
  • Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments - Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
  • Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork - Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
  • Applies Strategic Thinking - Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
  • Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships - Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified


  • This is an International Professional position and is open to all nationalities.
  • Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days' annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
  • The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand to take up this assignment.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.