Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Roving) NOB Niamey (Republication)
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 (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger in the world. Since 1968, WFP has been working in Niger to support poor women, men, boys and girls. We aim at reaching the Zero Hunger Goal by 2030 by supporting the Government’s efforts on two fronts : saving lives and changing lives.
To save lives, we work in crisis affected areas. We are present in the Lake Chad Basin where the violence instigated by the conflict with Boko Haram has caused the displacement of thousands of people. This crisis has had a negative impact on the stability of the Diffa region, located in the southeast of Niger. Consequently, the local population has become more vulnerable to food insecurity. The situation around the border with Mali is also very volatile and increasingly instable. WFP provides food assistance in these areas to support victims of this conflict, refugees, displaced persons, returnees and host local populations.
To change lives, we work throughout Niger to make people more resilient to shocks, particularly those induced by climate change, which threaten the agricultural production and livelihoods of the most vulnerable Nigeriens. Our package of integrated activities covers nutrition, school canteens and technical assistance for land restoration. WFP purchases part of its food supplies locally and from smallholder farmers in order to revitalize the national and local economy. We focus on capacity building with the government and communities, victims of repeated shocks. People manage to break the vicious circle of poverty and look towards a better future for themselves and their children.
WFP manages the United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS). Some regions are far from the capital and more difficult to reach. Thanks to its aircrafts, UNHAS enables all humanitarian personnel working in Niger to quickly and safely reach locations where they have ongoing operations. It enables us to reach vulnerable people even in the most remote areas.
Independent studies have shown that WFP's interventions in Niger are bearing positive effects on the population. These results confirm that our efforts in support of the Government contribute, with the help of our donors, to the development of Niger.
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: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
Experience: At least 4 years of post graduate professional experience in a relevant field of work.
These jobs are found primarily in Country and Field Offices and report to the Deputy Country Director, Head of Programme or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation. Job holders are likely to be part of a team where senior support is readily available and may supervise a small number of junior staff to ensure that activities and project objectives are achieved in full.
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)
Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Provide inputs to the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements.
2. Budget for M&E costs and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.
3. Provide feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support their operationalization.
4. Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
5. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
6. Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
7. Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
8. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
Specific to the monitoring function
9. At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the Head of M&E or Head of Programme in developing a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.
10. Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).
11. Draft regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.
12. Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
Specific to the evaluation function
13. Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets.
14. Support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNDAF evaluations and donor-led evaluation in country.
15. Other duties as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS (details to be determined by Post Managers):
16. THIS IS A ROVING POSITION: the selected staff will be required to spend at least 80% of his/ her time in WFP’s Sub-Offices (Maradi, Niamey, Tahoua, Diffa, Agadez, Zinder).
17. Ensure that monitoring, evaluation and targeting guidelines/ SOPs set by the Country Office are applied consistently and uniformly across all Sub-Offices, and across all activities.
18. Build the capacity of Sub-Office assessment and monitoring staff in food security assessments and monitoring and evaluation, including organizing surveys, carrying out household interviews, and monitoring food/ cash distributions, nutrition, school feeding and asset-creation programmes.
19. Ensure that the monitoring coverage of WFP’s interventions is in line with corporate guidelines and CO-specific targets and strategies and ensure that observations from monitoring visits are reviewed, discussed and escalated through the appropriate channels.
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.
|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.|
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• 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
WFP offers equal opportunities to all
WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.
WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.
Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles
Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
Eligibility: This VA is open ONLY to Nigerien Nationals. WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing date of application: 18th June 2021
Applications should be sent only on-line through WFP recruitment website.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.