Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
As a major part of WFP’s accountability framework, evaluations assess the performance and results of WFP’s policies, strategies, programmes, and activities for accountability and learning to inform future direction. The Evaluation Policy 2016-2021 aims to strengthen WFP’s contribution to ending global hunger by embedding evaluation into the core of its culture, ensuring evidence-based decision making in all its work.
Under the direct supervision of the REO, the incumbent consultant will support the operationalization of Regional Evaluation Strategy approved in April 2018 and support the COs in the RBC region with the management and review of all evaluation process. The consultancy will support the RBC Regional Evaluation Unit which is facing exponentially increased demand from support as 6 additional COs will start to engage in DE processes. The incumbent will also provide logistical and administrative support to the planned events in September 2018 (Global Child Nutrition Forum and EVALMENA) as organizing the second REVCO meeting.
The newly established Regional Evaluation Unit in RBC also seeks to support around the roll-out of the recently approved Regional Evaluation Strategy and of the other workstreams established by the Corporate Evaluation Strategy. Moreover, the recent Integrated Road Map (IRM) approach has substantially augmented the need for mainstreaming evaluations into WFP project design and planning. The position will support the Regional Evaluation Officer (REO) and RBC regional and country office management in meeting their responsibilities and accountabilities under the above-mentioned Policy and IRM requirements.
Under direct supervision of the REO, the Evaluation Officer will be expected to:
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or another field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE: