UN Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:
Uganda

About WFP:
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 United 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 plays a
co-lead role in driving attitudinal change, drawing attention to new issues and
affecting the awareness, attitudes or perceptions of key stakeholders. This
function will lead the AO’s coordination of monitoring activities, managing or
supporting the management of feasibility and other programmatic studies,
supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner
for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies.

This function is
critical in clearly articulating the institutional arrangements and data
sources needed to facilitate a reliable flow of information to track the
implementation of social protection programmes. Institutional arrangements such
as integrated delivery systems and Management Information Systems (MIS) are
critical for programme improvement in terms of design and implementations as
they enable largescale and frequent reviews of the social protection programmes

A key component will
be to derive discursive commitments from District Local Governments and other
policy actors through rigorous participatory approaches to measure impact,
quality and progress while influencing behaviour change in stakeholders where
policy change requires changes in behaviour and implementation at various
levels in order to be meaningful and sustainable.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Contribute
to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation,
notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible,
developing innovative, userfriendly and informative products.
·       
Design
and supervise baseline data collection and analysis to illustrate the situation
prior to response or intervention while leading field teams in development and
interpretation of indicators for outcomes.
·       
Guide
the introduction and implementation of robust analysis, monitoring and
evaluation that support social protection systems and offer the most productive
tools to simultaneously assess programme’s effectiveness and provide guidance
for improvements.       
·       
Supervise,
disseminate and enable field teams to understand the analysis of data collected
on outputs and how and whether they contribute toward achievement of outcomes
·       
Expand
field teams’ focus on perceptions of change among stakeholders to define
monitoring and learning
·       
Support
WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and
evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
·       
Provide
inputs to AO and CO management regarding the development and implementation of
national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation
frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Cooperation
Framework aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
·       
Co-lead
in creating an evidence base for decisions regarding various organizational
investments and programmes which not only brings in transparency but also
provides objective (rather than emotional or moral) grounds to engage with
public/political opposition to such expenditure.
·       
Take
responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas
of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
·       
Promote
knowledge and influence policy by strengthening the field teams’ interpretation
of analysis and research to improve the level of knowledge for decision-making.
·       
Strengthen
collaboration with strategic partners in measuring impact, quality and change
·       
Guide
and support the collection, analysis and utilization information on success or
failure of partnership strategy in achieving desired outcomes.
·       
Analysis
of partner-centred development and behaviour change and tracking changes in
behaviour of stakeholders in order to enable the field teams to understand how
influencing change requires engaging with partners, their role, their
relationships, their mindsets and motivations.
·       
Guide
field teams in the art of community and stakeholder engagement and accountability
with emphasis of reflection on relationships and responsibilities while
fostering a two-way accountability.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer job vacancy must hold an advanced University degree in
Project Management, Development Studies, Social Studies, Economics or
equivalent.
·       
At least
four to five years of professional practice in results-based management,
monitoring, evaluation, analysis and research
·       
Sound
knowledge, ability and practice in guiding the management teams to draw causal
connections between policy priorities, the resourcing of policy objectives, the
programmes designed to implement them, the outputs achieved, and their impact
on communities.
·       
Sound
research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality
analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
·       
Excellent
written and oral presentation and communication skills
·       
Proven
experience in participatory approaches with the community, local government and
stakeholders
·       
Membership
in a National or International Professional Evaluations or Research body or
association.
·       
Ability
to communicate fluently in one of the main languages of Northern Uganda

Competencies:
·       
Food
Security Analysis:
Demonstrates
ability to conduct structured food security analysis—Identify underlying macro
and micro factors impacting food security of communities and countries.
Provides findings and recommendations for the programmatic response.
·       
Food
Security Monitoring:
Manages
the implementation of food security monitoring systems. Investigates any
observed anomalies in the datasets and informs program management for
operational response.
·       
Technical
Specialized Knowledge:
(e.g.,
Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Remote Sensing, GIS, etc.) Provides
managerial and technical guidance for designing and conducting analyses,
including computation, interpretation, and presentation of results for food
security surveys and key indicators (comprehensive food security and
vulnerability surveys, food security monitoring, implementing mobile surveys,
market analysis, food consumption scores, coping strategies indices. data
disaggregation, etc.)
·       
Food Security
Assessment:
Leads all aspects
of surveys including design, implementation, analysis, findings and reporting.
Ensures that assessment findings are easily translated into operational
programmatic response.
·       
Strategic
Operational Understanding :
Demonstrates strong understanding of country
operations to participate in response analysis exercises to improve the
cohesion between analytical findings and programmatic response. Constructs
evidence base underlying technical and policy advice given to stakeholders.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below


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