Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) , Fixed Term NO-A, Jijiga

at United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia
Location Somali, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 7, 2020
Category Economics
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (National Officer, NOA), based at WFP Area Office in Jijiga.

In the area of M&E, WFP Ethiopia Country Office aims to enhance its operational monitoring so that it responds to WFP’s corporate requirements. This will ensure that the Programme team will be able to show the progress of activities on required performance indicators and alert the potential areas of improvement on a regular basis for decision making by the management at all levels (Country Office, Area Office, Sub-Offices and Field Office levels.

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Head of Area office, and technical guidance by the Head of MEAL/VAM, within the delegated authority, the Programme Policy Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation, you will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to become even more effective at serving our beneficiaries.

The special focus of this assignment will be on managing monitoring activities under the outsourced monitoring, with special focus on providing coordination, providing technical and administrative leadership, ensuring optimum utilization of all resources and achievement of M&E objectives.



 The following duties are foreseen:

·         Coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring activities of the Area Office in consultation with Heads of Area/Sub/Field Offices and WFP Contractor for the Somali region Outsourced Monitoring;

·         In coordination with the M&E Officer for WFP Area Office, provide inputs for the preparation and submission of the consolidated monthly monitoring plan for the Area Office;

·         Conduct monthly operational meetings at the Area Office Level, with WFP staff, Contractor for the outsourced monitoring, regional, zonal and Woreda level Government Officials, Cooperating Partners, as a feedback mechanism, review operational challenges for the previous month monitoring, solutions, documentation and sharing of lessons learnt and best practices;

·         Prepare monthly operational updates regarding the implementation progress of monitoring activities for the Area Office;

·         Compile and disseminate regular analytical monitoring reports based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of information collected in the field (Cooperating Partner reports, Situation Reports, monitoring visits) to inform Programme and Management decision making;

·         Provide guidance and participate in the preparation of training modules in M&E and periodic training of WFP Field Monitors, Cooperating Partners' staff and third-party monitoring staff and their supervisors;

·         Ensure data collection using the M&E toolkits and exercise oversight of the data collection by the Monitoring Assistants, Enumerators and use of mobile data collections tools;

·         Ensure that the Monitoring Database systems are functional and effectively utilized and all required enhancements are undertaken promptly;

·         Contribute to the analysis of outcome data and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFPs ability to demonstrate outcome focused results.

·         Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.

·         Represent WFP (e.g. at inter-agency meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to exchange knowledge and experience, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and build partnerships that enhance inter-agency monitoring and evaluation activities.

·         Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the data quality, accuracy and consistency to build credible performance evidence.

·         Provide monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.

·         Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

·         Other as required.

Job Requirements

Education:Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field.
Experience:At least 3 years working experience focusing on M&E; Gained valuable experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders; Has led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis; Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing in food security; Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage

Knowledge & Skills:

Strong knowledge of results-based management principles and practices and WFP’s corporate accountability frameworks; 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, etc.; Development and maintenance of monitoring database
Languages:Fluency in oral and written English; Fluency in Local Language


Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize one’s own work plan; Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, advocacy skills; Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills; Understanding of political dynamics and policy decision making procedures; Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, ability to work well in a high-pressure environment.


Applying Instructions

WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

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