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Gender Adviser

Lima (Peru)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Lima (Peru)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-28

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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.


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.

In May 2015, the Board approved the Gender Policy (2015–2020) and welcomed commitment to exceeding the standards of the Gender Mainstreaming Accountability Framework (GMAF), which guides WFP’s work towards meeting the policy objectives by 2020.

This Gender Action Plan (GAP) transforms the goal of the new gender policy into concrete and measurable actions and accountabilities to be implemented between 2015 and 2020 in two “layers”:

  • layer 1: driving gender equality programming results
  • layer 2: programme processes and organizational change.

In layer 1 of the GAP, the programme indicators linked to each gender policy objective are mapped and embedded in WFP’s reporting frameworks, and new indicators are proposed for inclusion in future WFP result frameworks. Layer 2 details the internal work that WFP needs to carry out to ensure concrete results related to GEWE. The programme processes introduced in layer 2 will enhance the influence of GEWE mainstreaming on WFP’s needs assessments, programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and lesson-learning, including through the collection, analysis and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data. Actions for organizational change will strengthen WFP’s ability to deliver effective and efficient services to the people it assists.

The Gender Transformation Programme (GTP) is key to WFP delivering on this commitment and to successful implementation of the Integrated Road Map. Grounded in leadership and accountability, gender-transformative programming and organisational change, the GTP enables country offices to deliver gender equality outcomes in food security and nutrition.

Under this GTP, a series of benchmarks were identified and proposed by the Country Offices to set a road map to achieve equality programming results and an organic change in the organizational processes of the office.


Under the direction of the Country Director and the Gender Results Network, with technical support from the Gender Office at Headquarters and the Regional Bureau, the Gender Advisor will provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of gender equality and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in Lima. Based in the Country Office Peru.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Gender analysis and advisory

  • From de baseline information used for the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) formulation, conduct gender analysis of main strategic and project documents. For project documents identify root causes, suggest theory of change and develop all the main steps to ensure a gender situation analysis (For example: Gender disaggregated statistics to be incorporated in all sections of the document, actively involve women and men in analysis and the identification of needs, etc).
  • Provision of policy options and high quality advisory inputs to WFP programmes and projects from a gender perspective to ensure these are responsive to national policies, priorities and strategic plans, and advance WFP's corporate goals. 
  • In coordination with the Head of Units, review the main WFP´s documents (action plans, project reports, etc) with gender lens. Incorporate gender framework. 
  • Provide policy and programme advice on specific gender issues that impact on WFP operations.
  • Support the work of the Gender Results Network in Peru.
  • Provide technical support and identify opportunities for GEWE advocacy.

 Gender training, including for national counterparts  

  • Identify gender learning/capacity needs assessment in consultation with the Head of Units and the Executive Directors. Consider some substantive inputs to the capacity assessment of the key partners.
  • Based in the WFP gender toolkit, develop an action plan that allows the staff capacities to integrate GEWE into their work, employing diverse learning methods and conducting trainings to apply practical tools on WFP´s gender approach.
  • Identify opportunities in the CO calendar for a learning activity (at least 2 hours) for all staff and draft a preliminary agenda. Share agenda with staff for feedback.

Gender mainstreaming  

  • Design gender mainstreaming framework of strategic and project documents.
  • Support the mainstream gender into needs assessment frameworks, including adaptation of tools, collection, analysis and reporting processes to ensure that different beneficiary needs are identified and met.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of gender equality in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Country Office programmes, projects and related initiatives.
  • Design Results and Resources Framework (RRF) in line with gender analysis in the narrative. Incorporate gender-disaggregated SMART indicators in all sections/components of the document. Identify the indicators that apply to our activities and are feasible to collect and analyse.
  • Advanced university degree in one of the following disciplines: social sciences, gender, international development, human rights, development economics or a related field is required.
  • Language: fluent in Spanish and advanced level of English
  • At least 5 years of relevant work practical experience in gender or related field, such as human rights; with initiatives and projects on gender equality and women´s empowerment.
  • Proven experience of policy level work, solid experience in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender sensitive, gender responsive and gender transformative programming;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches, and analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of gender in humanitarian and development settings, gender-based violence, humanitarian policy issues and linkages with food security and nutrition.
  • Solid communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums (e.g. policy, advocacy messaging, reporting, training)
  • Sound knowledge and skills in conducting training
  • Strong work ethic and commitment;

Product 1

After conducting interviews with heads of units and the executive direction and using the results of the Global Staff Survey 20108 and Gender Survey 2018, present an action plan to strengthen gender capacities in the office and creating awareness considering the responsibilities indicated in the item II. (First 15 days)

Product 2

Monthly review of compliance with planning and improvement proposals for the next period (30 days)

Product 3

Monthly review of compliance with planning and improvement proposals for the next period (60 days)

Product 4

Final Report of the monthly implemented activities, final assessment, recommendations and next steps for gender capacity strengthening (90 days)

  • Knowledge of the UN system, including gender-related mandates particularly those that are pertinent to WFP strategic priorities on gender issues and women´s rights. 
  • Knowledge of sustainable human development concept and the global Sustainable Development Agenda 2030
  • Experience in working with women NGOs and Governmental organizations; 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to create and promote an enabling environment for open communication;

Special Service Agreetment for 3 months. equivalent to UN scale SB3.


Deadline for applications will be 27th August 2019. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The World Food Programme encourages qualified women and men to apply for this vacancy.

Only qualified candidates on the shortlist will be contacted.


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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