Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOA, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi, Kenya

Office: WFP Nairobi

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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

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 Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2023 was approved in June 2018 and went live in July 2018 . The CSP has been designed to meet corporate Monitoring and Evaluation requirements. Some of the requirements are new and include a mid-term review for the entire CSP and at least 50% of the portfolio to be evaluated through decentralized (Country led) evaluations in the lifetime of the CSP. More importantly, the CSP requires strengthening of outcome and process monitoring functions for all activities. The reviews and decentralized evaluations are new and now form one of the critical functions of Kenya Country office M&E unit.

JOB PURPOSE

The primary purpose of the position is to support management of process/activity monitoring for all CSP activities, supporting M&E reporting while ensuring both data and reports are timely, complete and of good quality. It is very critical that process monitoring generates evidence, documented as key findings and recommendations to inform activity implementation improvement as such, it will be critical for the findings and recommendations to be shared widely with key stakeholders and follow up of implementation done. The position will support provision of technical support to field offices, development and updating of M&E tools and guidelines and liaison with activity and outcome managers on activity monitoring processes. The position will work with the head of unit to support management of baselines, evaluations, reviews and outcome monitoring processes.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found primarily in Country and Field Offices and report to the Deputy Country Director, Head of Programme or the designate, and 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.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The key outputs will be:

Strengthened process monitoring with timely quality M&E data and reports.

Enhanced utility of M&E products through innovative mechanisms for sharing M&E findings

Outcome managers, activity managers and CO management have timely information on the perfomance of CSP activities.

Timely baselines, outcome monitoring and review reports

M&E guidelines revised, updated and implemented

Revised M&E tools to aligned of CSP and CRF

Provision of timely inputs for corporate and donor reporting

Technical support and guidance provided to field offices, activity and outcome teams

Support provided to APP process ensuring timely inputs are provided by the functional areas

M&E systems for innovation activities developed and implemented

Supervision provided to analyst and day to day technical supervision and support provided to senior M&E associate and M&E assistant.

Oversee work of enumerators and consultants.

Support partnership engagement with UNDAF M&E technical working group, Regional M&E unit, regional Evaluation unit.

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

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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 Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Strategic Management

Utilizes 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 Management

Demonstrates 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 Methodology

Applies 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 Communication

Able 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 Review

Applies 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

University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: M&E, statistics, nutrition, economics, agriculture, international affairs, social sciences, development studies, project management and or similar relevant disciplines

At least five year post graduate working experience with UN agencies or other International Development Organisation in the areas of M&E, VAM, project management and or information systems.

Thorough knowledge and understanding and practical experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, as well as a high level of analytical capability, data analysis, excellent writing and oral presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications (MS-Word, Excel, etc.) and statistical analysis software’s for both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Ability to plan and organize work and supervise staff; resourcefulness, initiative, the maturity of judgment, tact and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.

People’s skills and emotional intelligence.

Fluency (level C) in English language

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Technical expertise in M&E, especially development and implementation of M&E systems including management of reviews and evaluations.

Good report writing and analytical skills.

Emotional intelligence and people skills are critical to the position .

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other implementation partners.

Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.

Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The World Food Programme DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.

All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for receiving apllications is 10 January 2021.

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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.