Programme Advisor - Monitoring, Evidence and Knowledge Management
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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.
To support its work in providing safe and nutritious school meals and enhancing the transition to a national school feeding programme, WFP is currently implementing school feeding programme focusing on locally procured commodities. The programme is designed and implemented in close partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and other line ministries, provincial and district authorities.
To strengthen the monitoring, learning and evidence generation of the programme, WFP is seeking to recruit an international consultant (ICST-II). The position will be based in WFP country office in Phnom Penh, with regular visits to the field and is expected to work across workstreams including programme, monitoring, reporting, and communication.
Programme Advisor - Monitoring, Evidence and Knowledge Management
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
Consultant/Regular (CST Level II)
WFP Country Office
11 months (with possible extension)
This position reports to WFP’s programme lead for education and food systems and will work within the M&E team, also working closely with the school-based feeding programme team, area office and communications unit.
- Support the development and enhancement of monitoring and evaluation systems and frameworks for WFP and government school-based food and nutrition programmes, including to ensure strong data and evidence is collected, analysed and documented for accountability and learning purposes.
- Provide support in ongoing monitoring and review of the school feeding programme, assisting on quality assurance measures and ensuring that the programme stays relevant with national development needs and alignment with WFP, government and KOICA as well as other donor strategies.
- Support WFP’s knowledge management for building evidence and learning, with a focus on school-based food and nutrition programmes and related areas. This will include documentation and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for learning, programme adjustments and improvement of operations.
- Contribute to mid-term and thematic reviews and evaluations, which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
- Support the management of decentralized evaluations related to the programme to ensure these are conducted in a timely, relevant way in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails the support to management of all evaluation phases: planning, preparing, inception report, data collection, data analysis and report, and dissemination and follow-up.
- With the partnerships and communications team, produce factsheets/briefings, write stories and support events relating to the HGSF programme for publication and resource mobilisation
- Contribute to and participate in relevant project meetings, particularly the quarterly meeting and adhoc meetings with government counterparts, donors, other UN agencies and the project’s implementing partners.
- Build M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through delivery of training and information sharing. support junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
- Develop an internal library of relevant documentation (with adequate indexing and consent documentation) and materials as related to WFP operations, including historic data, and relevant thematic interest areas for easy reference in programme development, research and alike.
- Support the compilation, editing, publication and dissemination of relevant programme documents, and lessons learned, research and analytical papers.
- Take responsibility for reflecting and integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Other as required.
EDUCATION: Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
- Minimum of five years postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development.
- Minimum of 23 months of experience in monitoring and/or evaluation, including strong experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.
- Experience in working with governments and/or national entities in capacity building and handover programmes.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Sound theoretical understanding of M&E concepts and principals with a broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret information and draw out the key messages.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate insights to stakeholders in WFP.
- Ability to lead, motivate and develop small teams of junior staff.
- Knowledge of common business principals and processes and the ability to quickly assimilate UN/WFP specific processes and systems.
LANGUAGE: Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of Korean language is desirable.
- Create an account on the WFP Career Website: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
- Under Filter By “Country”, type “Cambodia” and select the position you want to apply to.
The vacancy will be closed on Monday, 30th November 2020 at 17:00 GMT+7
Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
WFP is committed to an inclusive working environment which values diversity
and has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and abuse of any kind.
- WFP is committed to gender equality and parity (50% women and 50% men) and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities. WFP supports the use of flexible working arrangements to assist women and men in balancing work and personal responsibilities, translating into effective, efficient and dedicated participation of women and men in the workforce.
- WFP Work Environment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behavior, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services, and participation in decision making roles.