UN World Food Programme (WFP) Jobs – Knowledge Management Officer

Organization: UN World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Position Grade: P3
Reports to: Project Manager,
Special Operations
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas namely:
Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and
Agriculture & Market Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of
the Country.
Job Summary:  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Knowledge Management Officer will be responsible for steering or providing
support to monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field
office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes
and effects of WFP’s special operations activities (post-harvest loss
reduction) on the lives of beneficiaries, contributing to operational decision
making and strategic reorientation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and implement Monitoring and
    Evaluation (M&E) activities on effectiveness of the Post-harvest Loss
    Minimisation (PHLM) project (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food
    security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.);
  • Produce regular detailed project updates
    to major Donors;
  • Technically support the development of
    appropriate log-frame indicators to measure outputs and outcomes;
  • In charge of the analysis of output data
    and recommend improvements to programme interventions;
  • Produce frequent monitoring and evaluation
    progress reports with status of results;
  • Follow up monitoring and evaluation of
    findings to ensure that corrective action is taken;
  • Offer technical support and coaching as
    required to other Country Offices engaging in PHLM;
  • Regularly review and give technical
    feedback on monitoring and evaluation plans for new programmes and budget
    revisions to ensure that plans are risk-based and focus on measuring
    results (e.g. checking monitoring and evaluation budgets are allocated and
    appropriate log-frame indicators and outcome targets are documented);
  • Contribute to the analysis of outcome data
    and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFPs
    ability to demonstrate outcome focused results;
  • Represent WFP (e.g. at inter-agency
    meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to exchange knowledge
    and experience, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and
    build partnerships that enhance inter-agency monitoring and evaluation
    activities;
  • Mentor and supervise junior staff members
    providing guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and
    enable high performance;
  • Train national and partner staff in
    appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity of
    staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation
    and encourage accountability for demonstrating results;
  • Work in liaison with internal counterparts
    and external partners to strengthen the quality and consistency of
    monitoring and evaluation activities in the field;
  • Work in close collaboration with internal
    counterparts and external partners to strengthen the data quality,
    accuracy and consistency to build credible performance evidence;
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation findings
    and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis,
    emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation
    activities;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    World Food Programme (WFP) Knowledge Management Officer career placement
    should possess an advanced University degree in Sociology, Social
    Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other
    relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of
    relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • A minimum of five years of postgraduate
    progressively responsible professional experience in leading effective
    monitoring and evaluation processes across multiple countries or at the
    global level.
  • Proven performance in developing a
    high-performing team and managing effective monitoring and evaluation
    operations at a country level.
  • Detailed working knowledge of
    results-based management principles and practices;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of monitoring and
    evaluation methods, metrics, statistical applications and reporting
    systems;
  • In-depth knowledge of programme design,
    implementation and operational challenges in food assistance;
  • Practical knowledge on how monitoring data
    is collected, compiled, analyzed and presented for management decisions,
    programme adjustment and donor reporting;
  • Strong statistical analysis (both
    qualitative and quantitative) skills to assess food and nutrition
    security;
  • Gather and use information available from
    assessment, analysis and consultations to make informed programme
    intervention choices;
  • Possess the ability to work with relevant
    technology and procedures (e.g: web-based databases and other statistical
    applications) to collect, organize, share and use information.
  • Language: Fluency in oral and
    written English; Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language
    (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s
    working languages).
Personal Competencies:
  • Effective action management skills with
    ability to establish priorities and plan based on work objectives; manage
    and measure the performance of own work and those under his/her
    supervision;
  • Excellent cognitive capacity with ability
    to make sound decisions based on thorough analysis to select, recommend or
    design appropriate food assistance interventions for the right audience;
  • Excellent teamwork skills with ability to
    develop and maintain effective work relationships with members within and
    outside the organization;
  • Partnership skills to build strategic
    relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders (WFP donors, host
    population, NGOs and other UN agencies) to advocate for the wider impact
    of WFP’s programmes.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) should follow the procedures below to
Apply Online:
Step 1: Register and create your online CV (if you have not done
so before)
Step 2: Click on Description to read the position requirements
and Apply to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your
application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline: 6th May
2015

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