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

Job Title:   Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Report to:  Senior Programme Policy Officer.



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:  To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provide technical inputs to the District Technical Planning process to align with results-based planning of social protection activities;

  • Support WFP, DLG and partners’ planning and implementation of Social Protection monitoring activities on effectiveness integrated programme intervention (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, social inclusion and transfer, food and nutrition security status, poverty levels, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.).
  • Introduces participatory M&E with the DLGs with the potential benefits for local governance, for key actors, and for multi-stakeholder processes. Support identification of monitoring, review and evaluation needs during programmes/project planning and implementation
  • Support training of WFP 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.
  • Amplify the role of M&E across all programmes and DLGs development plans and includes broad indicators. Also refers to cases where DLGs have established M&E systems
  • Contribute to the analysis of output and outcome data and recommend improvements to Social Protection programme interventions and to enhance WFP’s and DLGs’ ability to demonstrate outcome ocused results

Support the development, design, and writing of proposals and concept notes for related programming information management and reporting

  • Create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way
  • Edit content and presentation of all reporting and deliverables before submittal to ensure superior quality and professionalism
  • Coordinate responses to requests for information
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local partner organization, donors, private sectors partners, and national authorities


4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management, Agricultural economics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Nutrition or other relevant subject with strong qualitative and quantitative background, and at least 5 years of experience in progressively increasing M&E responsibility in international development projects.
  • The candidate must have experience in leading the M&E of a large project
  • Strong conceptual knowledge about theories of change, logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plan, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan. • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring system designed to track both output and outcome indicators.
  • Strong quantitative background and demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing appropriate weights, and analyze quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experienced in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.
  • Experienced in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and can creatively think about active data sharing techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Other local language(s) is an added advantage.
  • Able to produce thorough, high quality results within a tight timeframe and meet deadlines and deliverables to partners and donors.
  • Female candidates are strongly 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.


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Deadline: 24th July 2021


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