Intern - Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL), SSA3, MOROTO
NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS
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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.
Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.
WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) in joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities as well as well establishing partnerships with other development partners to achieve food and nutrition security in the sub-region.
WFP programmes in Karamoja apply a food systems lens and focus on the following areas: Nutrition activities to treat and prevent malnutrition and reduce stunting through nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes. Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities. Ensuring school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food and nutrition needs and including increasing enrolment, attendance, retention and completion. Working with the DLGs and other development partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food security and increase a marketable surplus. Deploying targeted relief assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food security and nutrition assessments. Strengthening government’s shock-responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja
WFP programmes in Karamoja use food to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.
On average, WFP brings food assistance to more than 1 million people in Karamoja sub region.
To support research, monitoring, evalution, documentation and learning components of the WFP Karamoja programme activities. The Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) Intern will support capacity strengthening of WFP, cooperating and District Local Government (DLG) staff in documenting replicable models that enhance learning. The Intern will support the development of AMEL tools and checklists, produce quality reports, document progress in programme performance and change realised by participating in routine monitoring, collection of most significant change stories in programme delivery or implementation as well as ensuring quality assurance of programme data.
The Intern will ensure that effective AMEL plans are in place, implemented as intended and that reporting is done in a comprehensive and timely manner.
The AMEL Intern will contribute to ongoing organisational culture change towards increased data use in WFP in Karamoja by ensuring that data from monitoring, evaluation, feedback, context analysis, gender analysis etc is consistently used to drive improvements in programming and to support the change towards continuous learning.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Documentation and Learning
- Conduct routine monitoring field visits of programme activities, produce and share monitoring reports to inform adjustments and improvement action plans.
- Support the design, update or review and implementation of programme monitoring tools as per AMEL plan and ensure availability of appropriate tools in collection, compilation, analysis and utilisation across the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio to ensure consistency.
- Support development and rollout of programme targets and standards to ensure delivery of quality outputs and outcomes.
- Contribute inputs or ideas to guide development and maintainance of programme M&E data including supporting the continuous update of milestones in the programme performance tracking database.
- Support the consolidation, tracking and sharing of action points agreed upon in the monthly programme review or reflection meetings.
- Regularly track programme progress and update the indicator performance trackers to support reporting obligations to different stakeholders.
- Support documentation of best practices, case studies, lessons learnt, most significant change stories and reflection of the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio to provide evidence of impact.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 1
- Support the review of all programme activity implementation plans including the monthly cooperating partner progress reports to ensure compliance with the WFP corporate results framework.
- Support the monitoring and consolidation of programme implementation findings against approved work plans and budgets to ensure timely and quality implementation.
- Support programme research, evaluations, organisational learning and documentation initiatives within the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio including reviewing and validating reports, and supporting reflectio and dissemination processes within and outside of WFP.
- Contribute to the monthly programme performance reporting requirements by providing timely and quality data.
- Provide the support required to ensure that WFP programming in Karamoja intentionally mainstreams food systems, gender, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation, accountability to people that WFP serves, protection etc.
- Collaborate with the programme teams to ensure that the risks are regularly tracked, updated and mitigated as required.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 2
Learning and Organisational Culture Change
- Support WFP Karamoja organizational culture shift from a focus on data being primarily for donor reporting or indicator calculation purposes, to a focus on data use for programmatic course correction and other strategic and operational decision making.
- Champion respect for and use of complaints & feedback data, contextual analysis and gender analysis to improve programme design and delivery.
- Support greater sharing and use of gender-sensitive monitoring data, feedback and lessons learned across the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio and ensure that interventions are responsive to the needs of the people that we serve and are informed by sound understanding of Karamoja context.
- Ensure consistency of indicators across programme activities with the goal of supporting improvements of AMEL systems and procedures that measure performance and achievements towards outcomes and impact.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 3
Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening
- Implement innovative practices, approaches and latest technologies in AMEL that are appropriate for Karamoja sub-region context.
- Engage in evidence generation and research iniatives that may contribute to improved evidence in WFP programme interventions in Karamoja.
- Provide support to institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned for AMEL products and services with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen capacity of WFP and cooperating partner staff, communities, DLGs etc. in evidence-based programming.
- Support planning and facilitation of M&E capacity strengthening activities for programme teams and partners to enhance quality data management and reporting.
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.
Strategic Management: Display basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
Performance Management: Apply knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology: Understand and apply an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.
Data Analytics and Visualization: Collect and summarise programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
Programme Monitoring and Review: Gather, organise, and provide data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Recent graduate with second-class honours bachelors degree qualification from a recognised university (certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO) in Uganda in one of the following fields: statistics, quantitative economics, social sciences, social work, development studies or another relevant technical field. Post graduate level training or certficiation in monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management will be an added advantage. Graduation must be within the last 3 years (i.e. 2019 to 2021) at the time of applying for the internship.
Demonstrated minimum experience in the following areas will be an added advantage: monitoring of development or humanitarian programmes or in a research related field, prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis using SPSS and Excel, data visualisatio Tableau and/or Microsoft Power BI software, social development, programme planning or other related areas. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Karimojong languages and inter-cultural communication. High ethical standards and understanding of sensitivities pertaining to food assistance issues. Ability to work collaboratively with others, build and maintain partnerships, innovate and embraces change, think and act strategically, drive to achieve impactful results, manages ambiguity and complexity.
Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Female candidates are highly 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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