Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Knowledge Management and Assessments) – World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement

World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement, April 8, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Knowledge Management and Assessments)

Employment: Full Time

Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Experience Level:  Mid Level (3+ years experience)

Number of Positions: Not Specified

Date of Announcement: April 5, 2023

Deadline: April 20, 2023


Job Description


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.

In Ethiopia, WFP is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change, and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.


This role will be responsible for managing and supervising the Monitoring & Evaluation function, oversee Area Office knowledge management initiatives and support food security assessment and analysis.  The successful candidate will provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs and support in creating in creating a knowledge organization where knowledge is generated and retained, used for organizational learning and translated for decision-making. The position will report directly to the Head of Area Office, Jijiga and will recieve technical guidance from the Country Office Head of VAM & M&E.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Monitoring planning, guidance, and implementation

  • Manage, coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring activities, including, Third Party Monitoring, in consultation with Heads of Sub-offices, ensuring optimum utilization of resources in the achievement of minimum monitoring coverage required for WFP operations/activities in the Somali region.
  • Contribute to the design, management and implementation of the M&E toolkit (process monitoring checklists, project baselines, distribution & post distribution monitoring and output reporting, SoPs).
  • Follow up on monitoring and review findings to ensure corrective actions are taken
  • Ensure links with the Beneficiary Feedback and complaints mechanism platform
  • Compile and disseminate regular analytical monitoring reports based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of information collected in the field
  • Provide guidance and participate in the preparation of training modules in M&E and periodic training of WFP Field Monitors, Cooperating Partners’ staff, third party monitoring staff
  • Undertake periodic visits to the Sub-Offices/Field Offices to ensure that M&E guidelines are being implemented and provide any required on-site technical support.
  • Lead reviews and lessons learnt exercises among the partners and stakeholders including the targeted communities and beneficiaries.
  • Lead Post-distribution monitoring, outcome monitoring, baseline and evaluation activities.

Assessment and Knowledge Management (KM)

  • Design and manage tools that promote learning, sharing, and retention of knowledge.
  • Maintain the KM hub for Somali region and generate insights, lessons, best practices which improve the business processes.
  • Liaise with the Country office for updates on KM initiatives, tools and processes.
  • Oversee and manage evidence generation processes including field data collection, primary and secondary data analysis and reporting.

Information Management and Reporting

  • Ensure that the Monitoring Database systems are functional and effectively utilized and all required enhancements are undertaken promptly;
  • Ensure data collection using the M&E toolkits and exercise oversight of the data collection by enumerators and use of mobile data collections tools;
  • Oversee development and management of monitoring and reporting for the Area Office;
  • Ensure the monthly production of M&E dashboard;
  • Play an active role in the preparation of the Annual Performance Plan (APP);
  • Document best practices, share lessons learned and success stories with partners, donors, targeted communities.

Perform other duties as required

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement 2023


Job Requirements

Education: Advanced University Degree in one or more of the following disciplines: monitoring and evaluation, political sciences, public health, development economics, agriculture, international affairs, social sciences, development studies, computer science, data analytics or a field relevant to international development assistance, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience.

Experience: At least 3 years working experience focusing on M&E. Experience in WFP specific programmatic areas such as relief and emergency operations, social protection and resilience strengthening activities, refugees, VAM and Knowledge Management is an added advantage. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of results-based management principles and practices, WFP’s corporate accountability framework;
  • Proven knowledge, abilities and skills in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods, metrics, statistical applications, and reporting systems;
  • Create/use digital media and data visualization platforms, particularly Tableau;
  • Create data mock-ups with an understanding of data visualization and data structures;
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression;
  • Development and maintenance of monitoring database and knowledge management.

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

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Vacancy Announcement 2023


How to Apply

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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