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Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Officer)

Tanzania

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Legal - Broad
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Project and Programme Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Political Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-28

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JOB TITLE:

PROGRAMME POLICY OFFICER (Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer)

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

SERVICE CONTRACT – LEVEL SC 9

UNIT/DIVISION:

FARM TO MARKET ALLIANCE (FtMA)

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

DAR ES SALAAM COUNTRY OFFICE IN TANZANIA

DURATION:

ONE YEAR

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

ABOUT WFP

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.

FtMA is a consortium of six agri-focused organizations, with a mission of making markets work better for smallholder farmers since 2016. Through a demand-led approach, FtMA works with local agricultural ecosystem players to sustainably improve farmer livelihoods whilst fostering commercial viability of value chain stakeholders. FtMA promotes the growth of viable smallholder facing business models through strategic and hands-on partnerships. FtMA is a convener and an open platform for agricultural private sector players. It coordinates the ecosystem, co-innovates products and services, and provides information management covering market access, access to finance, access to inputs and technology, and post-harvest handling and storage to overcome critical value chain bottlenecks in smallholder crop markets.

The strategic aim of FtMA is to increase incomes and resilience of smallholders through providing them access to commercially sustainable value chains. FtMA seeks to build a network of commercially viable farmer service centers that provide last mile delivery of critical demand driven services by Smallholder farmers with the objective of directly linking smallholders into agricultural retail input networks that increases their access to reliable, cost-effective productivity-enhancing services, inputs, and technologies, such as improved seeds, fertilizers, Post-harvest Handling and Storage (PHHS) technologies, mechanization services, finance, while at the same time opening direct access to markets and long term off-takers. FtMA will establish strong linkages to reliable and open markets and create a new market pull – driving future small-scale farmers’ development in addition to digitizing both the farmer and farmer service centers that can be either cooperatives, farmer organizations, private entrepreneurs, or agro dealers to increase transparency, efficiencies, and decision making in responding to the demand driven services required by smallholder farmers through access to reliable data to enhance farmer productivity. By creating new possibilities for innovation and modernization throughout the value chain, all stakeholders’ prospects of successfully investing in the future will be improved. FtMA’s vision is to enable sustainable food systems through strengthened markets that empower smallholders to increase their yields, incomes, and resilience, and to improve global food security. This will be achieved by creating an inclusive commercial environment throughout the food value chains, supported by appropriate policies and investments in hard and soft infrastructures.

 

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: economics, monitoring and evaluation, information management, statistics, project management, agriculture, business administration, rural development or a relevant field. An advanced degree in the relevant field is a plus.
 

Experience:

 At least five (5) to eight (8) years of experience in results measurements, statistical analysis and reporting, agribusiness, either in private sector enterprises or in non-profit value chain related projects, with a strong exposure to the private sector.

 

Languages:

Fluency (oral and written) in English and Kiswahili a must;

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

There is a developed FtMA Business Plan for Tanzania that aims to provide quality technical assistance that aligns with FtMA’s objectives and compliments both public and private sector’s investments in developing viable, sustainable and robust agricultural value chains. WFP hosts the coordination of this comprehensive value chain intervention and is looking for an individual to push forward these efforts under the direct supervision of the Head of Farm to Market Alliance.

JOB PURPOSE

To coordinate monitoring, evaluation and reporting in Farm to Market Alliance activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Coordinate all Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and reporting-related activities that are aligned with the global reporting and M&E system, including baselines, mid-line, end-line and follow-up surveys, and database management.  

  2. Develop and use the FtMA Tanzania M&E framework and relevant data collection/reporting tools to manage project tracking for the Farmer Service Center (FSC) Service Providers to record and report on services provided, via the FSC, to Farmers in order to measure and report on impact at SHF HH level in liaison with the partners.
  3. Develop M&E reporting guidelines and disseminate the same to all partners working with FtMA to ensure timely and accurate reports.
  4. Oversee the monitoring and reporting activities at implementing partner level and at the FtMA Tanzania level in general. Liaise with the implementing partner on all matters related to reporting and produce periodic operational updates.
  5. Produce high quality monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project progress reports and when relevant contribute to the WFP Annual Country Report & FtMA donor reporting as needed.
  6. Keep track of the logical framework and theory of change ensuring that both stay relevant and up to date vis-à-vis project implementation progress. Recommend review of any indicator in the log frame based on available evidence. This includes a quarterly update report against the indicators (output and outcome) in the log frame.
  7. Support the development of mobile-enabled farmer and Farmer Service Centers (FSC) training tools in close collaboration with the FtMA national partners and their field-based teams.
  8. Develop communication strategies and content for FtMA in Tanzania; manage all communication channels and disseminate project activities and successes with internal and external partners.
  9. Lead the organization of the quarterly progress review meetings with the implementing partners
  10. Conduct field missions to collect detailed needs assessments of target farmers and assist in the identification of opportunities to build further partnerships with other key value chain players on the ground

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • 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.

People

  • 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.

Performance

  • 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.

Partnership

  • 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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF ASSIGNMENT

  1. Coordinate baseline, midline and end-line surveys, as needed, with the selected cooperating partners (CPs). Performed surveys in collaboration with the CPs to acquire quick and actionable data.
  2. Proposed and piloted digital data collection tools (including post-training assessments, production and yield forecasts, service demands-demand pull); enhanced & updated master data base of FtMA farmers; private sector partners and commercial service providers linked to and in business collaboration with the farmer service centers,
  3. Review and update implementing partner project reports and regular Tanzania operational reports; regular reporting for WFP and FtMA Country/Global Team as required;
  4. Enhanced communication tools and processes for FtMA Tanzania; proposed and tested new channels for farmer engagement.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural economics; monitoring and evaluation, information management, field level experience with smallholders, pro-smallholder SMEs, farmer organizations including cooperatives and farmer service centers (FSCs).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage databases and attention to detail; experience in managing M&E systems and processes, and ability to produce high quality reports. Experience using data analysis tools (such as SPSS) are a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant digital tools and solutions that drive efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness for Farmer Service Centers (FSCs), their commercial partners, farmer cooperatives and smallholder farmers that are adapted to local context and has relevant practical experience in digitizing farmer service centres and farmers.
  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities and monitor own work plan with minimum supervision in close coordination with the geographically diversified FtMA team.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with results-oriented private sector partners as well as internal WFP clients.
  • Solid operational skills including problem solving and project management skills, including ability to work and deliver projects proactively and under pressure.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, innovative, creative, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to frequently travel within the country.

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- ONLY TANZANIAN NATIONALS SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

- ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH E-RECRUITMENT PORTAL.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

THE DEADLINE FOR RECIEVING APPLICATIONS IN 28 JANUARY 2022

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All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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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