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Programme Associate (M&E) SC6 - Ankara

Turkey (Turkey)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Turkey (Turkey)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-01

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger and the world's largest humanitarian organization.

In Turkey, WFP is supporting the Government with the provision of basic needs, food and livelihood assistance to vulnerable refugees nationwide. This post falls within the livelihood support operations that seek to enhance the self-reliance of refugees and vulnerable host communities.

The post will be located in the WFP Ankara Country Office in Turkey with travel to the field.


These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a VAM/M&E Officer or designate.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. 


Turkey currently hosts the highest number of refugees in the world: 4 million people, of which 3.6 million are from Syria. WFP in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and the Government of Turkey have implemented the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) from 2016 until April 2020 to help the most vulnerable refugees meet their basic needs. As the situation in Syria remains volatile, a large scale return is not expected soon. In this regard, the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) partners have committed themselves to continued assistance for 2020-2021, supporting the immediate needs of Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP) and, as requested by the Government, strengthening the overall resilience of SuTP, host communities and capacities of relevant institutions.

Despite the legislative changes that facilitate access to formal jobs, language barriers and unsuitable skill sets limit employment opportunities for SuTP. In addition, high unemployment, increased competition and skills shortages affect the employment prospects of both SuTP and host communities. Thus, there is scope for an industry-based employment model that provides training and skills in a focused sector to benefit both SuTP and host communities and that attract private-sector interest.

To do so, WFP with project partners implements the Socio-Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (SES) programme for refugees and local youth from households with vulnerabilities to ease their access to labour market.

The programme is modelled around a dual apprenticeship system, in line with the protocols WFP has established with MoNE and the Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR) and has already proven its scalability, after the successful completion of a pilot in 2019 and scale-up to more cities and participants since 2020.

In addition, WFP partners with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) to provide e-voucher assistance to Syrian refugees living in Temporary Accommodation Centers (TACs). The programme started in 2012 aiming to ensure vulnerable refugees can consume enough food and have a diverse diet; reduce negative coping strategies to meet their needs; enhance national crisis-response capacities.

WFP’s Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping and Monitoring & Evaluation (VAM/M&E) unit leads the programme operation in terms of measurement and learning. As the intervention transitions towards more sustainable opportunities and linkages are built between the humanitarian assistance and active labour market programmes, a solid M&E system will be essential in order to measure the effect of the transition while at the same time ensuring in-camp programme learnings are produced for effective implementation and evidence-based decision-making process. Therefore, WFP is seeking additional capacity to support the M&E systems development and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within the assigned unit and delegated authority VAM/M&E Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Support the VAME team in data collection, regular extraction of data from WFP’s server and lead on data cleaning
  2. Clean and analyse household data using Excel and/or SPSS; construct key indicators and produce descriptive statistics following corporate standards and guidelines
  3. Support the VAME team with reporting and dissemination of data analysis results in order to support operational decision-making, including preparation of powerpoints and reports
  4. Contribute to the design and development of M&E toolkit, including the development of tools on tablets (using ODK, KoBo or MODA)
  5. Provide support to all issues related to COMET to ensure its efficient functioning and utilization
  6. Contribute to the corporate reporting including Annual Performance Plan, Annual Country Report, Country Strategic Plan etc.
  7. Support linkages between M&E data and Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping data
  8. Strengthen links between VAME and other Programme units, through regular provision of relevant VAME data and response to adhoc queries
  9. Support capacity building activities to be delivered to implementing partners and/or CO staff
  10. Perform other related duties as required

Results/Expected Outputs

  1. Support provided to the camp Post Distribution Monitoring data cleaning, data analysis and reporting
  2. Contribution provided to ongoing VAME internal and external studies, with a specific focus on Decentralized Evaluation Study
  3. Support provided to SES monitoring activities through development of survey tools, communication with the field, data cleaning, analysis and reporting of a variety of SES monitoring tools
  4. Lead the process of COMET reporting and contribute to corporate reporting including but not limited to Annual Performance Plan, Annual Country Report, Country Strategic Plan.


Education: University degree in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Economics or any other related field attained from a recognized institution

Experience: At least two years of progressively responsible experience, with at least one year in food security analysis, monitoring and database management related functions


  • Prior experience in consolidating and analyzing secondary data
  • Expertise in market analysis, including macroeconomic trends and microeconomic data
  • Skills in report writing and giving presentations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of several methods for data analysis, qualitative and quantitative.
  • Computer skills: Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledgeable in at least one standard statistical package (SPSS, Stata, SAS or other).


Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Turkish.


Nationality and Residency: The applicant should be either a Turkish national or have a valid Turkish residence at the time of application.


Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. 

Annual Leave Entitlement: 1.83 days per month. 

Medical Insurance: Private medical insurance plan for the employee and dependents (spouse, child or children)

Duration of the contract: 12 months (renewable)


Deadline: No later than 1 November 2021
Nationality and Residency: The applicant should be either a Turkish national or have a valid Turkish residence at the time of application.

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