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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NOA

Freetown

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Freetown
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: Closed

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) unit in WFP Sierra Leone supports monitoring and evaluation activities along with assessing food security situation of the country. The RAM unit has two wings, namely: VAM and M&E. The purpose of programme monitoring, and evaluation (M&E) is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of WFP’s programmes, for decision-making and accountability. Monitoring functions as one of the key quality control mechanisms of WFP programmes, by following up on the efficiency and quality of our programmes, ensuring accountability towards our beneficiaries and preventing misuse of the resources available. M&E supports programme decision-making and enables WFP to demonstrate performance and results – the outcomes and outputs CSPs are planning to achieve – to donors and other stakeholders.

JOB PURPOSE

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 ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the development of a Theory of Change, Needs based Plan, Country Portfolio Budget and ensure M&E narratives and required budgets are incorporated in all CSP documents.
  2. Manage and oversee the collection of process, output and outcome monitoring data, including distribution monitoring, activity implementation monitoring, Post-Distribution Monitoring and retail performance monitoring, using questionnaires and question guides developed by the CO building on corporate tools.
  3. Analyze and interpret country monitoring data that responds to the Country Office needs and corporate requirements.
  4. Ensure regular data quality checks are conducted (as per Data Quality Guidance) at different stages of the monitoring cycle, ensuring that monitoring data and reports are timely, complete and quality assured.
  5. Supervise and provide technical assistance to individual staff M&E Associates and Field Monitors as applicable, providing constructive feedback to develop a cohesive and high performing team at country and field levels.
  6. Support CSP Mid-term Reviews and thematic reviews, which are intended for internal learning as well as strategic and operational decision-making.
  7. Support CO engagement in centralized evaluations commissioned and managed by the Office of Evaluation including global/strategic evaluations, CSP evaluations and impact evaluations, as appropriate.
  8. Engage in joint M&E activities with government stakeholders. Serve as alternate to the line manager in the UNSDCF Results group, M&E group and other UN. working groups related to M&E, data or statistics as applicable. Provide country office data to open platforms such as DataViz, WFP’s global hunger monitoring system and UN Info.
  9. Others as required.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Partnership

  • 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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
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.


 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 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.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has 3 years of postgraduate experience in monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other implementation partners.
  • Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
  • Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Position open to Sierra Leone Nationals only

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WFP.

http://www.wfp.org  Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

4th April 2024

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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