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, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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 WFP works in Honduras to foster and protect livelihoods and human capital, while addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty and addressing the basic needs of the most vulnerable populations in crisis situations in close collaboration with the Government and other partners in the country.

The WFP has been present in Honduras since 1970, reaching nearly 1.5 million beneficiaries annually. The WFP has a strong presence in the field, with offices and logistics structure in Tegucigalpa, Comayagua Marcala, Sanra Rosa de Cpan, Choluteca, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Gracias a Dios and Puerto Lempira.

At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
3. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
4. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
6. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
9. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


  1. Provide technical inputs in the areas of gender and protection for donor proposals, programme implementation, reports, monitoring data collection, sectoral analysis, in order to ensure mainstreaming of gender and protection throughout the program cycle, and in coordination with the partnership and M&E units, and the Sub-Offices.

2. Support the country office’s specific analysis on gender and protection, including Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

3. Coordinate and communicate with other UN agencies and partners, representing WFP in inter-agency meetings and events in relation to gender and protection.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience: Six years of experience in a related area.

Language: Fluency in Spanish (C) and working knowledge of English (desirable).


. Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).

. Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

. Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

. Has extensive experience in the areas of gender and protection and understanding of the country

. Has contributed to the capacity strengthening of staff and counterparts in gender and protection.


Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards.

Respects others and values diversity.

Stays focused and calm under pressure.

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn.

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact.

Delegates appropriately.

Adapts readily to change.

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

Is inclusive and collaborative.

Gives timely and constructive feedback.

Builds and shares new perspectives.

Applies Strategic Thinking

Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision.

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things.

Analyses and evaluates data.

Considers the impact of decisions.

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Build partnerships.

Collaborates to deliver common objectives.


Position: Programme Associate (Gender & Protection).

Type of position: Full Time.

Type of Contact: Service Contract – Level 6 (SC-6).

Duration on Contract: 12 months with the possibility of extension, based on organizational requirements.

Duty Station: Tegucigalpa Honduras.

Open only to citizens of Honduras and for legal residents with a work permit.


The application should be submitted by Abril 14, 2024. Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgment.

Link to apply:

Career Opportunities: Programme Associate SC-6 (Gender &Protection) (831903) (

How to apply

To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.

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