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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (CST-II), Regional Bureau Cairo


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2022-11-26

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 JOB TITLE:  Monitoring & Evaluation Officer                                                
 TYPE & LEVEL OF CONTRACT:  International Consultant Level II
 UNIT/DIVISION:  Knowledge Generation
 DUTY STATION (City, Country):  Cairo, Egypt
 REPORT TO:  Regional Monitoring Advisor 


Note: This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile. 


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.

WFP’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East and Northern Africa (RBC), based in Cairo, Egypt, provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in 16 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yemen. These country offices aim to assist roughly one-third of all of WFP’s beneficiaries (approx. 30 million) in some of the most critical humanitarian emergencies of our time. RBC is also active in the ‘Changing Lives’ side of WFP’s mandate, helping national governments and local communities improve nutrition, livelihoods, school feeding, social protection, climate and disaster risk reduction and other programmes that build resilience and support development. 


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In Regional Bureaux job holders at this level are expected to support the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. They may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Monitoring Functions

  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 monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  2. Provide feedback on Regional Monitoring Strategies and support their operationalization.
  3. Support in the creation of new and innovative ways of displaying monitoring and COMET team’s performance and achievements and communicate to Management and Country Offices (COs).
  4. Draft regular monitoring (outcome and output) reports on status of results and implementation progress of the Monitoring performance in the region
  5. Support and be the focal point as delegated by the RMA of the Annual Country Report exercise worldwide and to all Country Offices.
  6. Participate in all Regional Calls and Country Office calls and lead them as delegated by the RMA or while being the OIC.
  7. Serve as the Focal Point as delegated by the RMA between Headquarters (WFP) and the Country Offices.
  8. Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making
  9. Support the COMET Team as necessary and as delegated by the RMA in all the necessary decisions, tasks, follow ups and initiatives.


Managerial and Administrative Functions

  1. Coordinate team-tasks and team-project as delegated by the RMA and act as Officer In Charge (OIC) when necessary.
  2. Budget for M&E costs and advocate as delegated by the RMA for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.
  3. Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff within the Bureau but specially in the Country Offices through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
  4. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  5. ​​​​​​Support line manager in ensuring that Country Offices’ 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).
  6. Support COs to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring and review findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
  7. Support COs with monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.
  8. Support COs in addressing recommendations from monitoring and reviews to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
  9. Conduct and/or support oversight missions to Country Offices
  10. Support in the process of Budget Revisions, Log-frames, approval and selection of indicators.




Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.



  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional work experience in international development or humanitarian work, including national and international positions at UN agencies, international organizations and government ministries.
  • Minimum of 5 years of M&E progressive experience in managing complex monitoring and/or evaluation activities spanning a range of policies and programme initiatives.
  • Minimum of 3 years Country Office experience.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven experience in supervision and coordination of country and regional level monitoring activities in emergency or development contexts.
  • Operational experience in programme design, implementation, monitoring and reporting, including development of M&E Strategies in Country Offices.
  • Ability to set clear targets for self and others, and to manage, mentor and build capacity of junior staff members.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Package (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint…)
  • Intermediate use of SPSS, STATA and/or any other statistical programme for data analysis.
  • Technical knowledge of various monitoring methods and tools, and data collection and reporting systems used at WFP, including COMET is an asset.
  • Strong, inclusive, committed and optimistic team-spirit.



  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese is desirable
  • Fluency (level C) in Arabic language will be an added advantage.


Deadline to apply for this position is Saturday, 26 November 2022 (11:59 PM Cairo Time).


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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