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, physical or mental disability.

Job Title: Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer

Type of Contract: Consultant

Division: CBT / Cash-Based Transfers Division

Duty Station (City, Country): Rome HQ, Italy

Duration: 11 months


The Cash Based Transfers Division (CBT) in WFP’s Headquarters leads the organization’s global efforts in cash programming and is a dynamic and agile team that works multi-functionally and with a range of innovative partners. Within the Division, the Workforce Planning and Capacity Development team is responsible for building CBT human resources capacity and capability globally to achieve excellence in cash programming. Cash transfers represents nearly 40 percent of WFP’s global assistance, amounting to US$2.3 billion in 2021. WFP is the largest provider of cash for humanitarian assistance in the world.

The CBT Division is in ‘growth mode’ and the dynamic and ever-changing global emergency response environment must have suitably qualified and experienced people who are self-motivated, flexible and committed to supporting talent acquisition. The CBT Division is committed to promoting diversity and gender balance and seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who will share WFP’s Values.

The CBT Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer will be employed within the Workforce Planning and Capacity Development Team in WFP’s HQ in Rome. Under the general supervision of the CBT Human Capital Investment Officer, the CBT D&I Officer will be responsible for the development of new approaches, aligning with WFP’s corporate principles on Diversity and Inclusion. The Officer will integrate them within recruitment, operations and programming so that D&I concepts are central to the way that WFP does CBT. The D&I officer will also use the experience of working within the CBT team to enrich and inform wider discussions on D&I in WFP as well as communicating, training and supporting CBT efforts in regions and country offices.


  • Contribute to WFP’s D&I framework and plan CBT actions as a technical expert in the area which includes managing the initiatives, events and programs that support WFP’s overall objectives and goals.
  • Provide expertise and advice on good practices for the advancement of equality and diversity to build strong pipelines of diverse talent; identify novel solutions to target under-represented potential CBT candidates to enhance diversity.
  • Conduct on-going research on demographic trends and best practices, identifying and recommending strategies for enhancing CBT related diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Provide expert advice to develop and implement an action plan to prevent and address racism and ensure racial equity in the organization, by identifying and addressing any bias and unconscious biases in the Division.
  • Plan, prepare, and coordinate D&I events, workshops, presentations, meetings and quality assure training materials to ensure D&I compliancy prior to delivery.
  • Develop, adapt, and implement internal campaigns to raise awareness, and influence leaders and employees in embedding D&I messaging across the CBT Division. Provide support in promoting a culture that supports and celebrates diversity across the CBT operational environment.
  • Provide technical input and contribute to draft policy documents and required briefs/documents/reports related to CBT D&I.
  • Prepare analysis and determine metrics to drive progress in D&I, gender equality related initiatives and embedding WFP inclusion values.
  • Provide regular updates and monitoring of progress on CBT gender parity progress, anti-racism initiatives and other D&I work and disseminate information.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and foster increased collaboration with other WFP functional areas, external stakeholders and the private sector for D&I related matters.
  • Keep abreast with relevant developments and best practices to ensure best CBT Divisional practice in D&I.
  • Perform any other duties as required.


  • A self-driven and energetic D&I activist who can influence and communicate a compelling need for change.
  • Specific technical expertise and demonstrated experience working in D&I and gender equality advancement and cultural shift.
  • Hands on experience and expertise in assisting an organization to prevent and address racism and promote racial equity.
  • Specific knowledge related to driving cultural change and organizational development.
  • Strong motivational skills, with a proven ability to build rapport and trusted relationships with managers and peers to share a collective passion for D&I and gender equality.
  • Good understanding of the latest D&I trends and the intersections with HR and culture.
  • Ability to innovate and drive ideas to an effective conclusion by application of exemplary project management skills.



University degree in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Psychology, Human Resources or proven, competency-based experience with recognized achievements in a D&I related change environment.


At least 5 years of professional experience of demonstrating how workplace culture, its projects and its processes can be transformed to provide more diverse and inclusive environment.

Selection criteria:

A dynamic and empathetic D&I leader who will cultivate an environment for people with different genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, skills and business experiences which allows diverse talents to flourish. An individual who has led D&I changes in international organizations or in the private sector and shares a conviction that diversity and inclusion underpin WFP’s mandate and improve higher quality CBT workforce outcomes.


Fluency (level C) in English language.

Terms and Conditions

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

Deadline for applications: 25 November 2022

Ref.: VA No. 171350

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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