Monitoring & Evaluation Officer NOB Niamey at World Food Programme


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ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND PURPOSE

WFP Niger’s Research, Analysis and Monitoring (RAM) unit is responsible for the collection, analysis and management of data and information on food and nutrition security as well as the monitoring and evaluation of WFP’s programme implementation in Niger. The RAM plays a crucial role in informing evidence-based decision making. WFP Niger is looking to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (NOB) based in the RAM unit of the Country Office in Niamey, which covers all aspects of monitoring and evaluation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the general supervision of the Head of the RAM Unit, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (NOB) will be responsible for supporting the development and ensuring the implementation of WFP Niger’s monitoring system, in accordance with WFP’s institutional standards, to inform the Country Office’s strategic and programmatic decision-making. Specific key responsibilities include:

  1. Lead the implementation of WFP Niger’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to (a) ensure that WFP activities are implemented in accordance with WFP standards and SOPs; and (b) measure progress towards the expected results in the framework of the WFP Strategic Plan 2020-2024.
  2. Contribute to strategic and programmatic decision-making on evidence-based programme design and implementation by ensuring the availability and accessibility of data and information from the M&E system.
  3. Implement the data collection system on outputs and processes of WFP interventions, including in restricted areas (through external partners and remote data collection), and ensure that it complies with the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR) and the overall WFP logical framework.
  4. Analyze process and output monitoring data on a monthly basis, produce quarterly monitoring reports, and present these reports to Management and the rest of the Country Office and Sub-offices.
  5. Support mid-term and thematic reviews for internal learning and strategic and operational decision making.
  6. Participate in the development and implementation of national and inter-agency M&E frameworks, including within the UNSDCF.
  7. Provide direct supervision and coaching to at least one M&E staff in the Country Office, technical support to approximately 50 M&E staff in the Sub-Offices, as well as guidance to implementing partners on M&E issues.
  8. Support sub-office M&E staff through remote coaching and regular support missions, and ensure consistency and harmonisation of monitoring methods, data collection and visit reports.
  9. Manage contracts (including budget) and technical support to third party monitors contracted by WFP.
  10. Support the coordination of the RAM unit as a whole (budgets, mission plans, procurement plans etc).
  11. Other tasks as required.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

1. Tools and processes for monitoring WFP Niger process outputs, including collection tools and databases (e.g. COMET) are strengthened and effectively managed.

2. WFP Niger’s Monitoring, Review and Evaluation (MRE) plan is implemented in accordance with institutional standards and the Country Office M&E strategy.

3. Data and information on the implementation of WFP programmes are made available in a regular and timely manner.

4. Coordination with sub-offices on programme monitoring is improved;

5. Direct and indirect supervision of staff is provided and support is provided to external monitoring partners to ensure effective management of available resources and systematic data and information collection.

6. Innovative tools and approaches to further strengthen evidence-based decision making are tested and implemented as appropriate.

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

Capability NameDescription of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Strategic ManagementUtilizes up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and/or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.

Performance ManagementDemonstrates thorough understanding of WFP’s performance management system and ability to manage resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver complex evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP programmes, processes or policies to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

Qualitative/Quantitative MethodologyApplies in-depth understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods and tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or complex evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks.

Technical CommunicationAble to tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance.

Programme Monitoring and ReviewApplies programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of food assistance activities.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education :

Advanced University degree (Master) in social sciences, statistics, econometrics, development planning, demography, applied computer science or related disciplines. or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience :

  • Relevant professional experience of at least five (5) years in monitoring and evaluation and/or the design and implementation of humanitarian or development programmes and/or projects.
  • Demonstrated and relevant experience in monitoring & evaluation, and in statistical data collection, processing and analysis activities and database management.

Skills :

  • Very good writing and synthesis skills, and ability to present key information orally or in writing to management
  • Good knowledge in the fields of monitoring and evaluation and database programming/design.
  • Good knowledge of systems and methodologies for collecting and processing quantitative and qualitative survey data.
  • Good command of statistical software (SPSS, STATA) and data collection tools (ODK, KOBO).

Language :

  • Fluency (level C) in French language.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) in English.

How to apply

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers equal opportunities to all

WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.

WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.

Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles

Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)

Remuneration: The gross salary for this grade varies from 20.678.000 XOF to 26.007.000 XOF per annum in addition to which you will be granted an allowance for spouse and dependent children under certain conditions.

Eligibility: This vacancy is open to candidates of Nigerien nationality.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP is an employer of choice for women. We value your contributions and are sensitive to your needs. That is why:

We work to ensure that you have a work/life balance”

  • 6 months maternity leave with full pay.
  • breastfeeding breaks of up to 2 hours per day and rooms for nursing mothers.
  • Flexible working hours (due to illness of children, spouse, etc.) including telecommuting if necessary.

“We encourage and work to develop your career” through:

  • opportunities for growth and development of leadership capabilities.
  • training opportunities, capacity building to boost their career.
  • zero tolerance for discrimination against women in the work environment.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Closing date of application: September 22, 2022

Applications must be submitted online only through the WFP online recruitment system by clicking on one of the following links:

– External applicants: HERE

– WFP applicants: HERE

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us within 2 months, please consider your application unsuccessful.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.