World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Associate (M&E)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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 shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of Humanitarian Assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville. For more on WFP and what we do, please go to ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT This position is  found in  the WFP Angola Office and the job holder will typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office. At this level, the job holder is expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. The Job holder is  expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff. JOB PURPOSE  In the area of M&E, WFP Angola aims to engance the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation plabs aligned with WFP's corporate requirements. This will ensure that Programme team will be able to show the progress of activities on required performance indicators and alert the potential areas of omprovement on a regular basis for decision making by the management. Under the general supervison and guidance of the Head of Office, and technical guidance by the VAM Consultant, the Monitring & Evaluation Assistant will help the Angola Office to collect and analyze relevant date and inform decision making with the view to making project activities more effective. The special focus of this assignment will be on development and implementation of monitoring plans for different projects, with special focus on providing technical and administrative leadership, ensuring optimum untilization of all resources and achievement of M&E objectives KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Develop specific monitoring plans for different projects and context that focus on measurement results, support in implementing the standards, processes and tools for M & A in consultation with the relevant technical units of the regional office

  2. Provide Analysis and feedback for new projects, as appropriate, to ensure that outcome indicators are selected for logical frameworks, goals are appropriate and that quality M&E systems are documented in program documents;

  3. Ensure that minimum M&E standards and requirements for WFP operations are identified in the project documents;

  4. Review reports on assigned operations and provide technical feedback to the CO to improve the quality of production and results reports;

  5. Support the analysis of CO M&E data and provide feedback to improve the reporting of results;

  6. Contribute to the development and review of the corporate strategic results structure:

  7. Consult all relevant technical units to ensure that the outcome indicators are periodically reviewed and modified based on the CO measurement and feedback trends;

  8. Support the measurement of results analysis as appropriate;

  9. Identify the core elements to be included in COMET resources (for example, monitoring checklists, assessment tools, nutritional calculator, reports from cooperating partners, integration with (LESS) etc.)

  10. Conduct an M&E System Assessment to map, review content, quality and capacities of monitoring and reporting of a national school feeding programme on four levels to understand the flow and process of the system.

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication English and Portuguese Languages Experience:  At least 5 or more years of professional experience in developing and implementing a Change Management strategy withing or for government OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Understanding of Angola implementation arrangements for national, provincial, and municipal level interventions.

  • Understanding of the Agenda 2030.

  • Familiarity with effective knowledge transfer models, concepts and principles.

  • Demonstrated quality Data Collection and analytical writing skills, including analysing and consolidating quantitative and qualitative information to understand national capacities across a wide range of policy and programme areas and identify gap and needs.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Experience carrying out and presentation of analytical work. Experience in establish contacts and liaising with government official, local stakeholders, smallholder farmers cooperatives, organisations, companies, among others. Relevant experience in the drought-affected areas in Angola in the area of multisectoral interventions linked to nutrition. Has contributed to implementation of programmes. Has observed or assisted with policy discussions. SALARY & BENEFITS Gross Monthly Salary Range: $3,542-00 to $5,625-00 Benefits: Medical Insurance DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS This Vacancy announcement will close on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 11:59PM, Angola time 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. 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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