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.
This position is open in WFP Rwanda, Kigali in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) & Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit. WFP Rwanda Country Office (CO) aims to continuously enhance its operational information management and monitoring so that it not only meets WFP corporate requirements but also informs proper decision making.
The incumbent will help ensure that robust Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards are developed to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing decentralized evaluations, and thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. This incumbent will also help Programme team show the progress of activities on required performance indicators and generate relevant alerts for any potential areas of improvement on a regular basis for decision making by the management both at the Field Offices and Country Office levels.
Education: Advanced university degree or Bachelor’s degree with experience and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: social sciences, development studies, economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration, education or a field relevant to international development assistance
Experience: At least three years post graduate, progressively responsible experience of which at least two years in monitoring and evaluation, vulnerability analysis, development or a closely related area or projects. Experience with UN will be preferred.
Knowledge & Skills:
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
- Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access) and Statistical Programs (such as SPSS and STATA).
- General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration.
Advanced knowledge of both written and oral communication in English (level C). French knowledge (Level B) is an advantage.
1. Support in reviewing and updating the monitoring strategies and plans of Rwanda country office operations to ensure compliance with corporate standards and to maximize utilization of the data and information.
2. Review, revise and develop necessary tools for output and process monitoring and data collection and train staff and cooperating partners on proper usage.
3. Support the monitoring surveys in the country office including the Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), and School Feeding Surveys among others through drafting the concept notes, developing tools and supervising enumerators training, field data collection and data analysis.
4. Produce regular monitoring reports and contribute to other donor and adhoc reporting through analysis and reporting on routine monitoring data. Ensure making monitoring, review and evaluation findings accessible developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
5. Lead the management of data quality and data timeliness for the corporate monitoring systems particularly COMET. Lead the reconciliation exercise from M&E unit’s side coordinating with the logistics team on a regular basis.
6. Manage decentralized evaluations to high professional standards in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). Facilitate/contribute to mid-term thematic reviews, which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
7. Contribute to centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF) evaluations and donor-led evaluations in country.
8. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations through development and follow-up of action plans for PDMs, Reviews and Evaluations undertaken.
9. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in and identify areas in monitoring where the same can be enhanced with support from the Gender and Protection (G&P) unit.
10. Build M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners including government counterparts through designing M&E programs, delivery of training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.
11. Contribute to the development and reporting of the UNDAF Joint Work Plans (JWPs).
12. Any other duties as required
- Reviewed and up to date CO Monitoring Review and Evaluation plan
- Number of monitoring surveys supported, and reports generated that fed in to other reporting and helped decision making
- Number of monitoring action plans developed and followed upon
- Number of evaluations managed and/or supported
- Data quality and timeliness maintained in COMET and relevant follow up ensured during reconciliations
- Data quality and timeliness maintained for UNDAF JWPs
- Timely M&E inputs ensured for corporate, donor and other reporting
- Innovative approaches applied for ensuring monitoring findings overlay and are available for use
- Capacity strengthening initiatives undertaken for staff, CPs and Government
- Regular process monitoring and relevant follow up ensured in the field for all activities
Contract Type and Eligiblity: This is an international consultancy position.
Contract Level: International Consultancy (Monitoring and Evaluation), Level I.
Duration of Post: 6 months renewable, subject to successful performance and availability of funds.
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24 February 2020