UN World Food Programme International Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme International Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

About WFP

  • Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships, and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31.

    Organizational Context

  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a consultancy position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (International Consultant), based in WFP Ethiopia Jijiga Area Office.

  • The Programme Policy Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation will be responsible for managing and supervising the Monitoring & Evaluation function and the technical team at the Area Office Level.

    Job Purpose

  • To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

    Key Accountabilities

    Monitoring planning, guidance, and implementation

  • Manage, coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring activities, including, Third Party Monitoring, in consultation with Heads of Sub-offices, ensuring optimum utilization of resources in the achievement of minimum monitoring coverage required for WFP operations/activities in the Somali region.

  • Contribute to the design, management and implementation of the M&E toolkit (process monitoring checklists, project baselines, distribution & post distribution monitoring and output reporting, SoPs).

  • Follow up on monitoring and review findings to ensure corrective actions are taken as required.

  • Ensure links with the Beneficiary Feedback and complaints mechanism platform “SUGAR” system.

  • Compile and disseminate regular analytical monitoring reports based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of information collected in the field (Cooperating Partner reports, Situation Reports, monitoring visits) to inform Programme and Management decision making.

  • Undertake periodic visits to the Sub-Offices/Field Offices to ensure that M&E guidelines are being implemented and provide any required on-site technical support.

  • Lead reviews and lessons learnt exercises among the partners and stakeholders including the targeted communities and beneficiaries.

  • Lead Post-distribution monitoring, Outcome monitoring, baseline and evaluation activities at the AO level.

    Coordination of Evaluation and review activities at the AO level

  • In liaison with the CO Evaluation manager, support in managing & coordinating Area Office evaluation activities in line with WFP’s decentralized evaluation framework, e.g. developing ToRs, carrying out quality control of reviews and evaluations, supporting preparation of evaluation missions, coordination with stakeholders etc;

  • Organize and lead dissemination exercises of lessons learned among the partners and stakeholders including the targeted communities and beneficiaries;

  • Liaise with the Country office for updates on guidelines on reviews, decentralized and Centralized, evaluations including the methodology designs adapted for the evaluations, as suited to local context.

    Information Management and Reporting

  • Ensure that the Monitoring Database systems are functional and effectively utilized and all required enhancements are undertaken promptly;

  • Ensure the monthly production of M&E dashboard properly annotated to guide management on the project status and decision making;

  • Play an active role in the preparation of the Annual Performance Plan (APP) and its review for the Programme Unit;

  • Support the roll out of the IRM especially, the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and Corporate Results Framework (CRF).

  • Support the documentations of lessons learned, success stories and best practices for dissemination with partners, donors and targeted communities and beneficiaries.

  • Perform other duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University Degree and/or equivalent experience with emphasis in one or more of the following disciplines: political sciences, public health, economics, agriculture, international affairs, social sciences, development studies, or a field relevant to international development assistance.

  • Experience: At least 5 years working experience focusing on M&E. Experience in WFP specific programmatic areas such as Relief and emergency operations, social protection and resilience strengthening activities, refugees, VAM, etc is an
    added advantage. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

  • Knowledge and Skills: Strong knowledge of results-based management principles and practices and WFP’s corporate accountability frameworks; Proven knowledge, abilities and skills in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation; In-depth knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methods, metrics, statistical applications, and reporting systems; Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.; Development and maintenance of monitoring database

  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Working knowledge of the UN languages is desirable. Excellent writing skills.

    Other Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to use data to effectively explain complex matters to influence a variety of audiences; Ability to visualize data in creative ways that support scenarios and storytelling; Creative problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail;

  • Can see patterns and trends in data, to pull out insights and connect the dots for others to see; Takes a data-oriented approach to decision making; Self-motivated and results oriented;

  • Strong track record of delivering results in a complex environment; Possess strong organizational and detail-oriented skills;

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

    How to Apply:

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme International Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Jobs in Ethiopia

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