Assessment and Monitoring & Evaluation officer
World Food Programme , Djibouti
Closing Date for Applications:
To generate and/or contribute to the VAM evidence base that supports food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. needs assessment and situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness, and operational efficiency).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Provide technical advice and support WFP and its partners on matters pertaining to food security and nutrition strategies, policies, programmes, and facilitate the timely and productive use of related outputs in a manner that complies with WFP standards and processes.
- Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of food assistance needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practice.
- Lead and/or participate in food security assessments as well as other joint assessments.
- Manage and/or conduct food security, nutrition, markets and resilience analysis and prepare timely reports on food assessment needs in line with wider VAM policies, processes and guidance to enable effective decision-making on the development of country strategy, policies and programmes.
- Keep up to date with and advise on food assistance developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.
- Contribute to the development of programme activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and recommendations to facilitate food assistance needs to be met effectively.
- Provide coaching and guidance to M&E and VAM staff as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
- Other as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
For Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping
- Collect, analyze and interpret primary food security data to support emergency preparedness, i.e. risk analysis, early warning and contingency planning, including in preparedness activities, organize and conduct emergency needs assessments and support operational planning.
- Generate useful information products which describe food insecurity and vulnerability in Djibouti and which will inform decision making by WFP's programme unit, as well as other stakeholders including civil society organizations, bilateral donors and UN agencies.
- Foster partnerships with government and civil society that build upon and strengthen existing capacities for vulnerability analysis.
For Monitoring & Evaluation
- Contribute to the development of systems and tools that support effective operational information management, performance reporting and inter-agency information management in line with WFP and UN policies and practices
- Provide technical advice, governance and oversight to CO on the integration of VAM and M&E policies and guidance into established systems to drive the quality, consistency, standardization of information management and performance reporting across WFP
- Oversee and approve data collection and the information collated from monitoring and local internal and external sources to facilitate and maximize the exchange of information and data flow between functional area networks in WFP, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that may have humanitarian and/or operational impact.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- At least 5 years (of which 2 international) of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in food security, vulnerability analysis, or a closely related area, such as food security information management systems.
- Gained valuable experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders.
- Has led surveys, multiple assessments in countries, including the design, data collection and analysis.
- Has participated in design and implementation of WFP programmes focusing in food security.
- Experience in statistical analysis and mapping software (i.e. SPSS, STATA, ArcGIS).
- Experience in early warning and remote sensing and familiarity with the speciality software applications associated with them.
- Experience in the design and implementation of food assistance programmes
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Advanced University degree in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography or other related field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
- International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English and French (as Djibouti is a French working environment).