WFP is seeking an enthusiastic and self-driven Senior Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to lead the on-going development of WFP monitoring and evaluation activities related to methods and and analysis in the region, to ensure that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries.
At WFP Regional Bureau in Cairo, we provide strategic and technical guidance to WFP operations in 17 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey and Yemen
Our Regional Monitoring team is providing technical support and oversight to these countries during their implementation of the Country Strategic Plans (CSP). The team guides and ensures that the CSP Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results, while being compliant with WFP corporate monitoring and evaluation requirements.
Particularly for this position, the Senior Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be the expert that focuses on overseeing M&E methods and analysis, which includes capacity building of M&E staff. In the past years, the monitoring team has invested in developing Country Office (CO) M&E staff capacity to conduct advanced monitoring methods. This position should continue supporting the CO’s to use appropriate monitoring designs to improve the relevance of monitoring data to guide programmatic decisions.
The Senior Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will lead and support monitoring and evaluation activities in the region, to ensure that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Oversee and support country offices in the region, to implement the WFP Corporate Results Framework (CRF) including roll-out and training to country offices.
- Provide day to day M&E technical support to the country offices to conduct outcome monitoring surveys and data analysis including support in sampling, data collection and analysis using simple and advanced monitoring techniques.
- Provide technical review for country offices reports including M&E reports and results section of the annual country reports. This includes support to logframe development.
- Provide inputs to the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support operationalization.
- Advise WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required in medium complex portfolios.
- Facilitate and support at Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage the development of a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.
- Contribute and support 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.
- Build WFP M&E staff capacity on basic and advanced data analysis techniques using SPSS software and other statistical packages (when applicable), through delivery of technical trainings, information sharing and on-the-job trainings.
- Oversee the remote monitoring and evaluation (rM&E) regional initiative including managing the long-term agreements with research and third-party monitoring companies.
- Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of people with disability, girls, boys, women and men.
- Manage and guide monitoring staff as required to enable high performance.
- Support the development and validation of the corporate and country specific outcome indicators (when applicable).
- Other duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, statistics, economics, political sciences, performance management, business administration, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
- Experience: Minimum 7 years of relevant professional work experience, preferably at international development or humanitarian entities with specific and progressive experience in research, data analysis and other monitoring and/or evaluation related activities, including the use of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.
- Knowledge & Skills: The post requires technical skills on monitoring methods and data analysis skills. Professional skills and knowledge of statistical packages and software such as (SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, Python, Tableau, etc..) is mandatory; facilitation and teaching skills to run training on data analysis and statistical packages; and excellent communication and, leadership and team building skills.
- Languages: Fluency (level C) in English and Arabic languages