World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation Officer)

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 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. 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 Global Strategic Plan 2017–2021 aligns WFP with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Goals (SDGs). It focuses on ending hunger and contributing to a revitalized global partnership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further extensive consultation with the Government and other development partners in Egypt during the second half of 2017 to allow informing and formulating the WFP Egypt Country Strategic Plan for the next 5 years until mid-2023 in line with Egypt’s development priorities, the WFP Egypt Country Office has started implementing the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The focus of the CSP remains on support to school meals and nutrition support for Pregnant and Lactating Women as integrated part of the national social protection scheme, food assistance for assets and resilience-promotion for smallholder farmers and support to vulnerable Syrian refugees and migrants. To sustain those planned interventions, WFP will be conducting joint monitoring activities with Government representatives of key line Ministries to enforce the concepts of participation, transparency and accountability to its partners. In addition, Capacity Development activities will be provided to national counterparts and cooperating partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability and raising their capacity to conduct monitoring at the local level. WHY WORK AT WFP? SAVING & CHANGING LIVES Make a difference the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight world hunger and feed people’s dreams of a brighter future. GLOBAL COMMUNITY Build bridges that unite people across the world. Being part of a global, diverse and multicultural community like WFP, will continuously expose you to new ideas and perspectives. How we deliver our mission in deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team, will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on so many levels UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES Unlock possibilities you never thought you'd find. WFP goes anywhere it is needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done. LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE  Reach beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers the kind of life-changing experiences you are  unlikely find in many other organization Join us to make a difference STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Business Administration, or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. Experience: At least four  years of progressively responsible work experience in research, monitoring and evaluation or data Analysis, working with Research centers, NGOs, UN agencies and or various development interventions. Language: Good command of both oral and written communication in English and Arabic ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) and job holders report to a more Senior Programme Policy Officer. Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity. JOB PURPOSE 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) 1.Review and give technical feedback on monitoring and evaluation plans for new programmes and budget revisions to ensure that plans are risk-based and focus on measuring results (e.g. checking monitoring and evaluation budgets are allocated and appropriate log-frame indicators and outcome targets are documented). 2. Recommend and establish proper and corporate M&E systems for the different components of the country programme as a whole; including data collection methods & software, data analysis, data quality control measures and procedures, software, M&E processes, and M&E reporting systems 3. Be able to compile and interpret the data demonstrating effects of project changes and make recommendations on follow up actions as required 4. Contribute to the analysis of outcome data and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFPs ability to demonstrate outcome focused results. 5. Produce frequent monitoring progress reports with status of results and implementation of improvements. 6. Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required. 7. Regularly assess project performance, by various components and as a whole, including utilization of resources and achievement of planned targets and upload values on COMET; 8. Provide guidance, and support as well as necessary on-the-job training and assistance to the relevant staff and partner staff responsible for data collection and monitoring and evaluation activities; including data collection, analysis, reporting for both internal WFP and those of Cooperating Partners to build capacity of staff; 9. Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the quality and consistency of monitoring and evaluation activities in the field. 10. Perform 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.

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 Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design. 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 capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes. 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. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Knowledge & Skills:
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics, data collection methods, and analysis;

  • Advanced knowledge of using statistical packages (SPSS), other statistical packages is an asset.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, PowerPoint, word, Publisher) other dissemination tools is an asset;

  • High analytical and research skills;

  • High Professional reporting skills in both Arabic and English;

  • Innovation and Aspiration;

  • Good communication skills;

  • Problem Solving skills;

  • High level of maturity dealing and maintaining confidentiality;

  • High work ethics, credibility, and honesty;

  • High team spirit and Coordination and cooperation skills;

  • Flexibility, aspiration, innovation and commitment to Continuous Learning.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS This position is for one year, extension is subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Deadline for submitting the online applicaction is on the 13th of January 2020 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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