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

 

Job Title:    Programme Policy Officer
(Monitoring & Evaluation)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Deputy
Country Director, Head of Programme or the designate

 

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 Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring &
Evaluation) will support 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 food assistance activities on the lives of
beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic
reorientation. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities on
effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and
status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges,
etc.).

·       
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 focussed
results.

·       
Produce
frequent monitoring and evaluation progress reports with status of results and
implementation of improvements.

·       
Follow-up
on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are
taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.

·       
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
close collaboration 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.

·       
Act in
an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food
assistance needs.

·       
Other as
required.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation) job vacancy
must hold 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.

·       
Experience
in building sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities,
and other implementation partners.

·       
Significant
research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality
analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.

·       
Experience
in performing monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field
locations.

·       
Language:
International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate
knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French,
Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

·       
National
Professional:
Fluency (level C)
in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

 

Competencies:

·       
Strategic
Management:
Utilizes up-to-date
understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and
knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and/or the
evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to
monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.

·       
Performance
Management:
Demonstrates thorough
understanding of WFP’s performance management system and ability to manage
resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver complex
evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP programmes,
processes or policies to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

·       
Qualitative/Quantitative
Methodology:
Applies in-depth
understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods and
tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or complex
evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP’s strategic and operational
results frameworks.

·       
Technical
Communication:
Able to tailor
and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external
stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of
evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance.

·       
Programme
Monitoring and Review:
Applies
programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and
applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review
implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the
effectiveness of food assistance activities.

 

 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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