Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Mbarara, Arua, Uganda

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Uganda

Field location: Arua

Office: WFP in Arua

Grade: NO-B

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ABOUT WFP

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

We are seeking qualified individuals for the positions of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, NOB to be based Mbarara . Selected candidates will be employed on Fixed Term

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This function is expected to support the Northern and South Western Uganda programmes, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and impact of WFP’s food assistance, social protection activities. The role will ensure relevant progress and performance information is collected processed and analysed on a regular basis to allow for real-time, evidence-based decision-making. Working closely with the District Local Governments, this function is expected to strengthen WFP‘ and DLGs processes and methods and for evaluation (including impact evaluation and thematic, surveys, economic analysis of efficiency and the digital management information System).

JOB PURPOSE

Coordinate and execute monitoring and evaluation activities within the respective Area office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance, social protection activities on the lives of beneficiaries hence informing effective operational decision making and strategic reorientation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1/2

Ensure that an M&E Plan for the South-West Area Office is in place and that it collects timely, strategic and relevant information to facilitate planning, reporting, decision making, learning, evidence building and performance measurement at the different results levels as set out in the Annual Performance Plan and Country Strategic Plan (CSP).

Provide leadership on strengthening the capacity of district local governments, WFP cooperating partners, WFP staff and other key stakeholders in planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis in the implementation of food security, nutrition and resilience programmes.

Support participatory M&E processes including strengthening the knowledge of District Local Governments, Persons of Concern, local leaders and other key stakeholders enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation of WFP-supported interventions that affect their communities. Contribute to the capacity enhancement of WFP staff and partners under the South West Area Office in monitoring and evaluation through training, information sharing, demonstrating drive for results, and ensuring M&E fundamentals are mainstreamed in all WFP-supported programmes and processes.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum academic qualification

Advanced University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or another relevant field; or First University degree backed by additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Desired experiences, knowledge and skills: A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, or either of the following fields: Operational reporting, information management, knowledge management, Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping, assessments, Livelihoods, etc.

Specialised knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background.

Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive analysis and report writing skills.

Ability to supervise and provide support to other staff and teams. Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate, UN/WFP specific processes and systems.

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

Research experience in using a variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modelling needs.

Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations Membership of a recognized M&E Professional Association Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders

Analytical mind with a strategic ability, organization, attention to detail, be able to multitask.

Proficient in MS Office or other packages, especially those related to graphics and designs, or allow for analyses.

Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal Very good training and facilitation skills.

Hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive, result-oriented and interest in humanitarian development

Languages: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Understanding of the local languages/dialects of the duty station are a plus

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 Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming

Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Membership of a recognized M&E Professional Association

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Deep technical knowledge through exposure to technical teams

Leadership in implementing programmes.

Contribution in policy discussions and decisions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Thursday 12th August 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.

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