Monitoring Officer

World Food Programme , Johannesburg, South Africa

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th March, 2020

Job Description


Support the implementation of the Regional Monitoring strategy, particularly in line with two priority areas - Data Visualisation and Data Analysis - with the overall aim to strengthen Country Office (CO) capacities for high quality monitoring and learning to facilitate strategic and programme decision-making.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Liaise with Country Office M&E staff to ensure quality professional review of IRM documents (ex. Monitoring and Review plans, monitoring section in the county portfolio budgets, log-frames, etc.) and completion of timely documentation as requested
  • Support advocacy for the use of qualitative monitoring for decision-making; support CO M&E staff when developing and implementing qualitative monitoring studies and surveys
  • On quarterly basis, review baselines, follow-ups and targets status in Logframes in corporate systems (such as Country Office Tool for Managing Operations Effectively/COMET) and support COs in filling gaps as applicable
  • In collaboration with the RB Research, Assessment and Evidence Unit, support C&O M&E staff with the establishment of the new Country Strategic Plans baselines and related outcome monitoring surveys and assessments
  • In close collaboration with the RB reporting unit, conduct technical review of Annual Country Reports for annual monitoring of programme performance across the region, and inform the Regional Monitoring Advisor of any inconsistencies and problems
  • Support Regional Monitoring Advisor in tracking implementation status of mid-term review recommendations, to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required
  • Support and guide Country Offices to enter monitoring timely collect data using appropriate monitoring technologies, analyse and enter the results into relevant corporate databases
  • Provide support to country offices in the use of COMET modules, assisting in drawing the link with best-practice M&E and project design
  • Support identification of core elements to include in COMET Plus features (e.g. monitoring checklists, assessment tools, nutrition calculator, cooperating partner reports)
  • As needed, act as the Regional COMET Coordinator alternate
  • Support the use of latest data visualisation technology (such as Tableau). Work closely with the regional data coordinator in providing technical support to the CO M&E teams to create outcome trends dashboards
  • Any other duty assigned that are within the scope of monitoring



  • Advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.


  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant professional work experience in the field of monitoring. Experience in using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Analytical skills, with the ability to handle data and convert it into useful information transparently
  • Good knowledge of Tableau Analytics and other relevant statistical applications (e.g. web-based databases) to organize, analyze, share and use of monitoring data
  • Knowledge of results-based management principles and practices
  • Ability to read and assimilate a large amount of information within a short time
  • Ability to draft clear and succinct reports and other products based on data analysis and transparent interpretation of such data within specific contexts
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) including ability to present ideas and generate feedback from a variety of audience
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment


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