Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

World Food Programme, Niger

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th January, 2020


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.

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Unit of WFP Niger is responsible for collecting, analysing and managing data and information on the food security and nutrition situation and the implementation of WFP Niger’s programmes, as well as to measure progress towards WFP’s objectives. VAM/M&E plays a key role in informing evidence-based decision making on programme implementation and design. To strengthen the existing M&E team and ensure the implementation of the Country Office’s ambitious M&E Strategy for 2020-2024, WFP Niger is looking to hire an M&E Officer (Consultant) to be based in the VAM/M&E Unit in Niamey and to cover all aspects of M&E with a specific focus on Performance Monitoring and Analysis.

Working under the direct supervision of the Head of VAM/M&E and the overall guidance of the Head of Programme, the M&E Officer (Consultant) will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of WFP Niger’s Monitoring, Review and Evaluation (MRE) Plan in line with WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly and informative products.
  • Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations, as well as internal and external audits to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
  • Ensure and track the implementation of agreed audit and evaluation actions related to M&E.
  • Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Ensure the day-to-day management of junior staff members and provide guidance as required to enable high performance.
  • Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
  • Develop and implement systems for the collection of output, process and outcome data in areas with limited humanitarian access, including through Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) and remote data collection where required.
  • Contribute to strengthening Government capacities on M&E in the context of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between WFP Niger and the Dispositif National de Prévention et Gestion des Crises Alimentaires (DNPGCA), as well as with other Government institutions.
  • Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men. Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).
  • Support the roll-out of WFP Niger’s new Complaints and Feedback Mechanism (CFM) in close collaboration with other units, including TEC, CBT and the Protection/AAP Focal Point.
  • Oversee the production of regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.
  • Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets.
  • Contribute to strengthening strategic partnerships with external stakeholders for M&E, Performance Monitoring and Analysis and Impact Evaluation, including with key partners such as the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group.
  • Support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNDAF evaluations and donor-led evaluation in country.
  • Other duties as required

DELIVERABLES

  • ​​WFP Niger’s M&E tools and processes, including corporate tools and databases (e.g. COMET) are managed efficiently.
  • Regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress are produced and disseminated within and outside of WFP Niger.
  • A contribution to align WFP Niger’s M&E system and tools to better take into account the outcome of resilience programmes is provided.
  • The day-to-day supervision of the CO M&E staff is ensured, and junior staff are mentored and coached to enable high performance.
  • Guidance is provided to WFP and partners on the efficient use of WFP Monitoring Assistants and Third-Party Monitors to ensure systematic and regular data collection, including in areas with limited humanitarian access.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation, information technologies or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Languages: Fluency (level C) in French and intermediate knowledge (level B) in English.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience including monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.
  • Experience in using and managing WFP’s corporate tools for M&E including COMET and related tools and processes desirable.   
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of monitoring databases.
  • Experience in capacity development for government counterparts, cooperating partners and WFP staff.
  • Experience in analysing of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Experience in performance analysis and reporting of operations.
  • Experience in developing training materials and training facilitation methods.

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