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Programme Results Framework Officer

Italy (Italy)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy (Italy)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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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



Job title: Programme Results Framework Officer


Type of Contract: Consultant


Division: CBT – Cash Based Transfers


Duty Station (City, Country): Rome, Italy


Duration: 6 months with possible extension 






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.


This role is found in Headquarters (HQ) in Cash Based Transfers (CBT), and reports to the Beneficiary Management (BM) Project Coordinator.


WFP is a leader within the UN community in engaging with and managing relationships with beneficiaries of humanitarian assistance. Beneficiary data is the critical information that allows us to serve those most in need, whilst protecting the very people we seek to help. Assisting people in over 80 countries, multiple Headquarter (HQ) divisions directly contribute to the work of our Country Offices (COs) in engaging with beneficiary data throughout the beneficiary lifecycle - from identification and registration to the provisioning of assistance and graduation from it. In HQ, Programme (PRO) and Cash Based Transfers (CBT) Division within Programme and Policy Development Department (PD) and the Technology Division (TEC) within Resource Management (RM) most prominently contribute to beneficiary data management, aligned to their respective remits and areas of expertise.


Under the sponsorship of the Assistant Executive Director (AED), PD Department, and the leadership of the Director, CBT, a project team has been formed to develop a consolidated, strategic and sustainable approach to WFPs engagement with beneficiary data across the project lifecycle. This team (BM) will be cross-functional and represent the shared interests of the organisation and impacted divisions. The team will spend the remainder of 2021 shaping a new entity within PD which will begin its work in January 2022.


In the context above, BM is seeking a Programme Results Framework Consultant, based in Rome, Italy, who will report directly to the BM Project Coordinator.






Support the development of a results-based framework and cost recovery mechanism to track the value of our interactions with beneficiaries and to ensure sustainable financing for the organisation






Programme Results Framework:


  1. Develop a robust results framework that is linked to theories of change. This methodology will include linking Monitoring & Evaluations data back to beneficiary and transfer data (with considerations to data privacy and anonymisation) to help gauge the effectiveness of programmes.


  1. Develop a framework that will map beneficiary data points to types of programmatic activities, including the information necessary to deliver that activity effectively, to support country office operations. This will include developing outcomes and output indicators, identifying data sources and data collection methods, and responsible parties.


  1. Use this information to help inform improvements to Programme design through socialising with COs.


Cost Recovery:


  1. Develop a common framework for understanding and classifying costs associated with beneficiary management, liaising with impacted divisions, departments and Corporate Finance (FIN).


  1. Create cost recovery model(s) that are consistent with guidance from the FIN led cost recovery project.


  1. Support the socialisation of the model(s) with COs, regional bureaux (RBx) and HQ divisions.


  1. Develop tools and processes to support the rollout of cost recovery practices in 2022.





Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in strategy consulting and/or programme officer roles within an international organisation, with a preference for candidates who have a blend of these two experiences.


Experience in process re-engineering (process redesign, process transformation, or change management).


Knowledge of results-based management, monitoring and evaluation


Knowledge of theory of change methodology


Comfortable operating with complex data sets both to develop cost recovery models and to present key information for consumption by senior audiences








Graduate or post-graduate qualifications in international relations, political/economic science, business administration or their equivalent




Fluency (level C) in English language.




Terms and Conditions


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. Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Deadline for applications: 28 July 2021


Ref.: VA No. 144236




Qualified 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.


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