Intern - Gender and Protection (3 months) Philippine Nationals only - Re-advertised
World Food Programme
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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. 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 World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, working in more than 80 countries. It is well known for its ability to deliver food assistance rapidly to people in need. In 2020, WFP received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award for “...its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war". In the Philippines, WFP focuses on crisis response and resilience building. Two of its strategic objectives are as follows: “Crisis-affected people in the Philippines are able to meet their food and nutrition needs during and immediately after an emergency” and “National and local government agencies have enhanced capabilities to reduce vulnerability to shocks”. Going forward, preparedness is core to WFP’s pillar on crisis response in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2028. These strategic objectives are framed within the context of the Philippines being one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. It is an archipelago exposed to multiple hazards including intense typhoons, long-lasting floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and droughts. Disasters remain a leading cause of hunger, affecting all aspects of food security: economic and physical access to food, availability and stability of supplies, and nutrition.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT
Your role will involve supporting the implementation of gender and protection activities, conducting assessments and analysis on gender- and protection-related risks and vulnerabilities, and promoting the inclusion of gender and protection considerations across all stages of the Programme cycle. The intern will work to ensure that the needs and rights of all individuals, including women, children, and other marginalized groups, are taken into account in emergency preparedness and response efforts. He/She/They will report to the Programme Policy Officer (Gender, Protection and Climate Change) and work closely with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit.
We are therefore currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP, Programme Unit of the Manila Country Office. The position will be based at our Country Office in Manila, Philippine. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months months starting from May 2023.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Conduct research and analyze best practices and guidelines related to gender and protection in emergency preparedness and response
- Assist in the development of gender and protection training materials for staff and partners involved in emergency response efforts
- Support with the conduct of the Leaving No One Behind Analysis
- Support the preparation and implementation of workshops, training, and meetings
- Draft reports, memos, and other communication materials to share key findings and recommendations related to gender and protection in emergency preparedness and response
- Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations, to build partnerships and promote collaboration on gender, protection, and disability inclusion
- Support with conducting a stakeholder mapping and analysis to identify key stakeholders involved in gender and protection issues, including government agencies, local organizations, women's groups, organizations for persons with disabilities and other relevant actors, and assist in developing strategies to engage and collaborate with these stakeholders.
- Support with the implementation of the gender, protection, and disability inclusion action plan
- Perform documentation and reporting tasks
- Perform other duties as required
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Experience in gender and/or protection, research, community-based activities, volunteering, or similar is desired.
- Knowledge of basic gender and protection concepts
- Knowledge of emergency preparedness and response
- Knowledge on disability inclusion
- Experience in integrating gender and protection in programmes
- Experience with field work/data collection
- Good team working skills
- Good analytical skills
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Interns receive a monthly stipend of PhP37,000 ++ per month from WFP.
- WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
- Depending on the duty station of assignment, WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
- WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Recent graduate in the last 6 months in any of the following disciplines: International Relations, Development Studies, Humanitarian Action, Gender Studies, or similar specializations.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
- Fluent in English
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Vacancy Announcement closes: 21 May 2023 11.59 pm (Manila time)
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.
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