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Programme Associate (Monitoring & Evaluation) G6

Cotonou (Benin)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cotonou (Benin)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-06

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Benin. Currently WFP activities are:  Nutrition sensitive school meals activities; Institutional capacity strengthening; Nutrition treatment; Malnutrition prevention; Asset creation and livelihood support. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country. WFP cherishes and takes pride in fostering a working environment of high capacity, diversity and innovation. We are currently seeking experienced and creative applicants for the position of Programme Associate (Monitoring & Evaluation GS6) to join our team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Plan and implement M&E activities for all food assistance interventions conducted by the Country Office;
  • Contribute to develop the M&E plan by ensuring overall office plan, process and alignment with WFP's broad policies and directions;
  • Contribute to develop tools for analysis and monitoring of food security in line with new methodological developments, innovations and best practices;
  • Compile, consolidate and clean data, and support data analysis to support operational decision-making.
  • Provide assistance on the coordination of data gathering and monitoring systems, ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Review, analyze and prepare regular M&E progress and food assessment needs reports;
  • Follow-up on monitoring findings and ensure corrective actions have been taken as appropriate;
  • Synthesize various sources of data to understand broader trends, issues and challenges.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and cooperating partners in M&E implementation activities including trainings on data management, analysis and M&E Systems;
  • Support with logistics and administration required for M&E activities, including liaising with local partner, government and other external actors;
  • Assist in coordinating M&E data collection and analysis activities;
  • Participate in conducting food security assessments as required;
  • Ensure SCOPE focal point to create and update all list of beneficiaries in SCOPE;
  • Ensure that the community-based early warning system currently in the pilot phase is well-adapted, well-prepared and ready for scale-up;
  • Prepare timely reports related to programme monitoring, food security and vulnerability assessments, and/or market assessments including monthly early warning bulletins (e.g. mM&E) at national and provincial levels; 
  • Develop tools and materials for training and awareness-raising on the community-based early warning system;
  • Ensure that the mVam system currently is well-adapted, well-prepared and ready for scale-up and produce a weekly price;
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops on the community-based early warning and mVam system;
  • Be the SCOPE Focal point, training for WFP and cooperating partners staff, updating Beneficiary information on SCOPE and managing the SCOPE database; 
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

EducationBachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management

Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible support work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Management, Data Management or Performance Management or other related field.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several statistical tools and methods for food security analysis. Developed practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping by participating in multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis. Demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of WFP vulnerability mapping systems and emergency assessment standards. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

Have good computer skills (MS Office, Internet and other database software such as SPSS, Epi-info, SQL Server, Access, Excel, etc.)

Language :  Fluency in both oral and written communication in French and a Level B in English.


This job is at WFP Benin Country Office and the job holder will report to the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. The Job holder operates with minimal supervision, and provides guidance to junior staff. The holder is heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provides advice on less complex issues.. At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. 


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Only Beninese nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
  • Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website:  (link:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:

  • 5 september 2019


    WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

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