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Monitoring and Evaluation Associate SC6

Managua

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Managua
  • Grade: Consultancy - SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-27

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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

On February 27, 2019, the WFP Executive Board approved the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Nicaragua. During implementation, which began on April 1, 2019, WFP tracked performance in collaboration with government partners, following a results-based and gender-sensitive approach to measure outcomes, processes, and output indicators in the targeted municipalities. The logical framework provided the basis for the monitoring system: WFP tracked baselines to update outcome indicator values at the outcome level.
Data were collected through field visits and surveys supplemented by records provided by implementing partners, through electronic systems and mobile devices. Monitoring is carried out after distributions (in the case of activities with food transfers) and annually for the rest. All indicators are disaggregated and analyzed by age and gender; WFP uses partner feedback to inform the design and implementation of necessary corrective actions.
In order to generate evidence to support change, enable resource mobilization and accountability, the country office must have the right staff, capacities and structures in place to maximize its ability to achieve strategic results. Therefore, the country office is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Associate SC6 to contribute to achieving the monitoring work plan and support evaluation activities as appropriate, strengthening capacities towards the implementation of its new Country Level Strategic Plan 2024 - 2029.

JOB PURPOSE

The incumbent of this position is expected to support the development and implementation of monitoring, review and evaluation plans in line with WFP corporate standards to generate quality data on change in the lives of beneficiaries and support the design and implementation of policies, strategies and programs. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews, and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to develop monitoring and evaluation strategies.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Support the planning and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, on the effectiveness of all assistance interventions, which provides the most relevant and strategic information on the achievement of results, in compliance with corporate guidelines on monitoring and evaluation requirements; 
2. Contribute to the design, budgeting, collection, processing and analysis of outcome, output and process/cross-cutting results data, in order to recommend improvements in program interventions and enhance WFP's ability to demonstrate results focused outcomes;   

3. In close coordination with the RAM manager, conduct evaluations that contribute to the learning and accountability of the country office as applicable;
4. In conjunction with the field offices, support updated data entry into WFP databases and information systems, both internal and corporate; 
5. In conjunction with field offices and the Program Unit, produce monitoring and evaluation reports on the progress of results and implementation of improvements; 
6. Assist in following up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments to programs are made as necessary; 
7. Contribute to the training of WFP field office staff to develop their skills in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques, increase awareness of the importance of monitoring and evaluation, and encourage accountability for demonstrating results and improving efficiency and performance; 
8. Provide standard training to cooperating partners on WFP operational practices and monitoring tools and methods, to assist them in independent self-monitoring and to contribute to WFP visibility in the areas of coverage. 
9. Work closely with other units and external partners to strengthen data quality, accuracy and consistency to generate credible evidence on performance; 
10. Undertake specialized and/or standardized processes and activities within the specific technical area of work that supports program alignment with broader policies and guidance; 
11. Any other tasks as required by WFP;

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Minimum six years of relevant professional experience including monitoring and evaluation activities.
Experience using a variety of analytical tools and methods.

Education: University studies in sociology, social development, economics, statistics or other relevant field, or university graduate with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Spanish and English.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Experience in collecting data on program outputs and outcomes, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and communicating findings to the management team, partners and other stakeholders.

Desirable experience using a variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting and others. Has conducted monitoring, evaluations and assessments conducted in the field.

Knowledge and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, performance management, teamwork, reporting, data processing and analysis, program monitoring. Knowledge in SPSS, STATA, R or any other statistical software is also desirable.

LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK

Lead by Example and with Integrity Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards Respects others and values diversity Stays focused and calm under pressure Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn   Demonstrates and
encourages others to
uphold the WFP values,
principles and standards Values diversity
using respectful and
inclusive language, and
encourages others to do
the same Stays focused and calm
when under pressure
and encourages others
to do the same Shows humility and
a willingness to learn
and share knowledge,
frequently seeking and
acting on feedback, and
taking up opportunities
to develop Drives Results and Delivers on
Commitments
Delivers results for maximum impact Delegates appropriately Adapts readily to change     Holds self and/or others
accountable for the
delivery of results Delivers results against
delegated tasks and
seeks guidance and
support where needed Responds readily to
change adjusting work
as needed   Fosters Inclusive and
Collaborative Teamwork
Is inclusive and collaborative Gives timely and constructive feedback Builds and shares new perspectives     Promotes inclusive
teamwork and
psychological safety by
sharing ideas and openly
raising issues Supports development
for others by giving
timely and constructive
feedback Listens attentively to
others to capture, learn,
build and share new
perspectives   Applies Strategic Thinking Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things Analyses and evaluates data Considers the impact of decisions   Fulfils WFP’s vision and is
able to explain how their
objectives support the
vision Demonstrates curiosity,
and proposes new ways
of doing things when
relevant Gathers data and shares
knowledge to inform
team decision making Implements decisions
and asks questions to
understand the impact
for wider objectives Builds & Maintains
Sustainable Partnerships
Builds partnerships Collaborates to deliver common objectives       Builds partnerships
by seeking out
opportunities to work
with others Collaborates with
partners by sharing
information and working
together to deliver
common goals    

 

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Strategic management Demonstrates a basic understanding of WFP M&E policies and strategies and their interrelationships.
Has knowledge of identifying monitoring and evaluation needs and analyzing existing evidence and contributes to the design of a detailed monitoring, review and evaluation plan that will address learning and accountability needs. Performance management Applies their knowledge of the WFP performance management system to manage resources and relationships and take clear and accurate monitoring actions or assessments of operations, programs or processes based on compliance with WFP quality standards for monitoring and/or evaluation.
Demonstrates understanding of internal and external best practices and supports the development and implementation of optimal monitoring, review and/or evaluation arrangements. Methodology, approaches and analysis Reviews and provides feedback on the selection and application of credible, high quality qualitative and quantitative analytical approaches and methods appropriate to monitoring and review requirements and evaluation needs.
Is able to validate data quality and ensure that data collection and analysis has been conducted in an ethical manner. Qualitative methodology vs. quantitative methodology Understands established data collection methods and tools and applies them, in appropriate combination, to monitoring, review or direct assessment tasks, in line with WFP's strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), guidelines and technical standards. Communication  Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate key evidence from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to a range of stakeholders. Program monitoring and review Collects, organizes and provides data on program outputs, processes and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate - SC6

Contract type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Managua, Nicaragua

Contract length: 6 months. Renewable according to performance. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Candidates can submit their applications through the E-Recruitment platform. Please attach only CV and cover letter. Additional documents will be requested as needed.

Deadline for submission of applications: 27 May 2024, at 17:00 hours.

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of the position is made on a competitive basis.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.

To improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of selection processes at the World Food Programme (WFP), we encourage individuals requiring disability-related accommodations or other accessibility assistance to contact us. Please send your requests by email to global.inclusion@wfp.org. Upon receipt of your email, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs and provide support.  WFP is committed to providing a recruiting experience that respects and responds to the unique needs of each candidate.

WFP encourages female candidates to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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