Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
World Food Programme
WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages 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 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 organization 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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline to apply for this position is May 31th, 2023.
WHO WE ARE
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating 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.
To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?
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 training, 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 the 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 an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)
JOB PURPOSE AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITES
The D&I Consultant will work closely with the Regional Human Resources team in Panama and the Latin America and the Caribbean region, with the support of the WFP Diversity and Inclusion Team in headquarters, to promote and implement the global diversity and inclusion strategy across the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The role will include developing the regional strategy, managing initiatives, events and programmes that support the overall objectives and goals of WFP’s diversity and inclusion agenda, with a focus on regional priorities.
Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy for talent acquisition, talent management and retention in the region.
Communicate the diversity and inclusion strategy and its relationship to WFP’s purpose and values.
Provide specialist advice on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures in relation to Diversity and Inclusion.
Proactively support regional and country specific diversity and inclusion efforts.
Contribute to strengthening WFP’s brand and Employee Value Proposition (EVP).
Proactively generate diversity and inclusion content for social media engagement and outreach to attract diverse talent.
Design and implement concrete actions contributing to making WFP the best place to work for all employees in the region.
Design and develop capacity building materials and training on diversity and inclusion, in partnership with the WFP Career Management and Diversity and Inclusion teams in headquarters.
Facilitate and organize regional and country specific events, workshops and programmes to create awareness and encourage participation in the diversity and inclusion agenda.
Review and provide input for the advancement of diversity and inclusion in existing and future HR policies, procedures and practices.
Conduct research on regional demographic trends and on demographics underrepresented in WFP in the region, stay abreast of global and regional best practices, and recommend strategies for enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts in the region.
Regularly monitor and report on diversity and inclusion progress in the region, including disseminating information to relevant stakeholders.
Participate in organizational and regional joint working groups on diversity and inclusion to infuse cutting edge practices.
Perform other duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced university degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Industrial Psychology or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience or trainings/courses.A professional certification in Diversity and Inclusion would be an asset.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience working with diversity, equity and inclusion related initiatives and programs.
Prior experience in the role is required.
Experience in designing, developing and implementing strategies and plans to promote diversity and inclusion within an organisation.
Experience developing and implementing D&I/DEI programmes with a focus on Indigenous Peoples, Afro Descendants and people with disabilities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region would be a strong asset.
Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Fluency in French or in any of the autochthonous or creole languages in LATAM and the Caribbean is an asset.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Knowledge and awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and best practices, with an excellent understanding of the theoretical background.
Awareness of global and cultural issues.
Ability to compile, maintain and analyse metrics and data, draw conclusions, report and deliver presentations to multiple stakeholders.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
Personable and with solid influencing skills.
Ability to build and develop strong partnerships.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: EXPECTED BEHAVIOURS
Lead by example with integrity.
1. Demonstrate and encourage others to uphold WFP values, principles, and standards.
2. Value diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourage others to do the same.
3. Stay focused and calm when under pressure, encourage others to do the same, and offer guidance and support to manage difficult situations.
4. Demonstrate humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop.
Drive results and deliver on commitments.
1. Identify and align objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact.
2. Delegate responsibly and provide appropriate support, empowering others to deliver results.
3. Respond readily to change in different contexts and adapt accordingly.
Be inclusive and collaborative
1. Promote inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues.
2. Support development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback.
3. Seek out, trust and listen attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build, and share new perspectives.
Apply strategic thinking.
1. Communicate and fulfil WFP's vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions.
2. Demonstrate curiosity, design and implement new ways of doing things when relevant.
3. Gather data and different perspectives, share knowledge, and use evidence to inform decision making.
4. Implement decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects, and other initiatives.
Build and maintain sustainable partnerships.
1. Initiate and build partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit.
2. Collaborate with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and working together on agreed solutions.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Number of openings: 1
Based in: Panama City, Panama
Type of Contract: International Regular Consultant
Level: CST I
Duration: 11 months.
Successful candidates will be placed in a roster for two (2) years.
Consultants are recognized authorities or specialists in a specific field and whose services are utilized in an advisory, consultative, or demonstrative capacity.
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 Spanish or 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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