The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is recruiting for contract Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB.
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 job is found primarily in Country and Field Offices and report to the Deputy Country Director, Head of Programme or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from the Head of Monitoring & Evaluation.
Job holders are likely to be part of a team where senior support is readily available and may supervise a small number of junior staff to ensure that activities and project objectives are achieved in full.
Support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation.
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Oversee the regular performance monitoring of WFP activities at the area office level, including the coordination of monthly process monitoring and biannual outcome monitoring in order to 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 requirements.
Budget for M&E costs and advocate for appropriate financial and human resourcing.
Contribute and support evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
Support WFP management in addressing recommendations from monitoring to ensure follow-up actions are taken as required.
Build M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through delivery of training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
Take responsibility for integrating protection, accountability to affected populations, gender, and diversity perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men, boys and girls, and people living extreme vulnerabilities or disabilities.
Ensure that CO 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 corporate results framework (CRF).
Ensure all monitoring tools are appropriately digitized for electronic data collection through conducting the programming and overseeing quality checks.
Produce regular infographic and narrative monitoring reports, including running data analysis, with status of results and implementation progress.
Facilitate/contribute to mid-term and thematic reviews, and coordinate area office aspects of evaluations and decentralized evaluations.
Other duties as required.
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.
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.
Capability Name: Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Strategic Management: Utilizes up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and/or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.
Performance Management: Demonstrates thorough understanding of WFP’s performance management system and ability to manage resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver complex evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP programmes, processes or policies to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology: Applies in-depth understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods and tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or complex evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks.
Technical Communication: Able to tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance.
Programme Monitoring and Review: Applies programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of food assistance activities.
Min Required Experience:
Standard Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience including in international development or humanitarian work.
Minimum of one year of experience in monitoring, including strong experience developing and using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.
Education: Advanced university Degree in one of the following fields: 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.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese. Fluency in a local language (preferred Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa Arabic).
Skills: Strong data analysis and infographics (e.g., SPSS, STATA, Tableau, Excel); questionnaire programming (xls); report writing and dashboard creation.
Other Specific Job Requirements:
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.
Desired Experiences for entry into the Role:
Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other implementation partners.
Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations.
Remuneration WFP offers an attractive compensation package. For more details please visit International Civil Service Commision website: http://icsc.un.org (link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/nigeria.htm).
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position
Applications are to be submitted and recieved online and in English language only.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills. Only successful candidates will be invited for an interview.
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.
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