Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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 emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will coordinate and execute monitoring and evaluation activities within the respective Area office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance, social protection activities on the lives of beneficiaries hence informing effective operational decision making and strategic reorientation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that an M&E Plan for the South-West Area Office is in place and that it collects timely, strategic and relevant information to facilitate planning, reporting, decision making, learning, evidence building and performance measurement at the different results levels as set out in the Annual Performance Plan and Country Strategic Plan (CSP).
- Provide leadership on strengthening the capacity of district local governments, WFP cooperating partners, WFP staff and other key stakeholders in planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis in the implementation of food security, nutrition and resilience programmes.
- Support participatory M&E processes including strengthening the knowledge of District Local Governments, Persons of Concern, local leaders and other key stakeholders enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation of WFP-supported interventions that affect their communities.
- Actively contribute to the capacity enhancement of WFP staff and partners under the South West Area Office in monitoring and evaluation through training, information sharing, demonstrating drive for results, and ensuring M&E fundamentals are mainstreamed in all WFP-supported programmes and processes.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer job placement must hold an advanced University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or another relevant field; or First University degree backed by additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
- A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, or either of the following fields: Operational reporting, information management, knowledge management, Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping, assessments, Livelihoods, etc.
- Specialised knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.
- Ability to supervise and provide support to other staff and teams. Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
- Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other cooperating partners.
- Research experience in using a variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modelling needs.
- Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations Membership of a recognized M&E Professional Association Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders
- Analytical mind with a strategic ability, organization, attention to detail, be able to multitask.
- Proficient in MS Office or other packages, especially those related to graphics and designs, or allow for analyses.
- Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal Very good training and facilitation skills.
- Hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive, result-oriented and interest in humanitarian development
- Membership of a recognized M&E Professional Association
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Deep technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams
- Leadership in implementing programmes.
- Contribution in policy discussions and decisions.
- Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Understanding of the local languages/dialects of the duty station are a plus
- Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
- Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
- Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
- Emergency Programming: Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
- Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.
NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 12th August 2021
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