Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

World Food Programme

Position Details

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
No. of Position/s: 1 (One)
VA No.: 832219
Date of Issue: 26 March 2024
Deadline: 09 April 2024
Type of Contract: Fixed Term – NOB
Unit / Division: Programme
Duty Station: Lilongwe
Duration: 12 Months

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.

Organisational Context

This role will be at the Country Office in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The job reports directly to the  Head of Monitoring & Evaluation or the designate, and has direct supervisees under them. The job holder will operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation. Job holders are likely to be part of a team where senior support is readily available and may supervise a small number of junior staff to ensure that activities and project objectives are achieved in full.

Job Purpose

Support the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. They may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive,within delegated authority)

Monitoring and Evaluation  

1. Provide inputs to the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements.

2. Budget for M&E costs and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.

3. Provide feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support their operationalization.

4. Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.

5. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.

6. Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.

7. Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks.

8. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

Specific to the monitoring function

9. At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the Head of M&E or Head of Programme in developing a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.

10. Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).

11. Draft regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.

12. Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.

Specific to the evaluation function

13. Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets.

14. Other duties as required.

Desired Experience for Entry Into the Role

  • Previous experience in humanitarian or development contexts.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Experience: At least three (3) years of relevant postgraduate professional work experience including monitoring and evaluation activities. Experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.

Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with 2 additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and any local language.

Deadline Applications

09 April 2024

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