Evaluation Officer - Consultant

World Food Programme, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th May, 2019

Job Description


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.


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:

  • Support the implementation of the Regional Evaluation Strategy;
  • Support the REO in the provision of training, technical advice, quality support and coaching on evaluation across the Region, ensuring consistent application of the Evaluation Policy (2016 – 2021);
  • Analyze and document the progress of RBC into the implementation of the Corporate Evaluation Policy;
  • Jointly with the REO, disseminate knowledge and lessons learned from programmatic evidence from evaluation


  • Daily support is provided to those CO evaluation managers who are undertaking TORs, evaluation firm contracting and quality assurance of deliverables.
  • A tracking system (excel or online dashboard) is developed by the incumbent to assist RBC and REVCO in the tracking and management of all CE and DE evaluations (Regional Evaluation Plan)
  • Monthly update of all the excel tools developed by OEV HQ to track implementation and plans for decentralized evaluations in RBC is conducted.
  • Weekly analysis of the status of follow-up actions by Country Offices to assure RBC management of the implementation of Corporate and Regional
  • Quarterly Newsletter and dissemination (PPT) to foster evaluation use for programme colleagues is created.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive):

  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data for planned evaluations in RBC and provide inputs to the Regional Evaluation Strategy and Regional Evaluation Plan;
  • Support the REO in the roll-out of Decentralized Evaluations Learnings at a regional level;
  • Liaise with internal REVCO counterparts to ensure effective cross-functional collaboration;
  • Act as a focal point on regional evaluation partnerships to leading to improved evidence;
  • Provide remote and in-country support to Country Offices staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries;
  • Provide REO with bi-monthly reports and key figures/data on evaluation for dissemination with REVCO members and RBC management;
  • Develop a tracking system for monitoring and managing decentralized evaluations management recommendations. Acting as the main master/focal point for the DE and updating HQ OEV;
  • Support REVCO RBC Secretariat and Chair in all administrative and organizational matters, including talking points, minutes, reports, and presentations.
  • Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.


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


  • Solid quantitative and qualitative analysis,
  • Capacity to crunch data and analyze in Excel, SPSS, Stata.
  • Advanced IT literacy.


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