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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer FT, NOB (128264) at World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Job Purpose

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is expected to support the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. They may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Working Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience including monitoring and evaluation activities.  Experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.

Language: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

What you will do:

  • Provide inputs to the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements.
  • Budget for M&E costs and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.
  • Provide feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support their operationalization.
  • Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
  • Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
  • Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
  • Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
  • Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the Head of M&E or Head of Programme in developing a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.
  • Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).
  • Draft regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.
  • Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets.
  • Support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNDAF evaluations and donor-led evaluation in country.
  • Other duties as required

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