UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation) Jobs in Ethiopia

UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation) Jobs in Ethiopia

About WFP

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.

Background and Purpose of the Assignment

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building is one of the key and long-term priorities of WFP in Ethiopia. This priority has been also clearly stated in WFP’s Country Strategy Plan (CSP) for 2020-2025 under Outcome 2-Activity 5 that aims to provide nutrition-sensitive social protection climate risk management services and capacity strengthening support for smallholder farmers, pastoralists, refugees, and returnees most vulnerable to climate shocks.

Along with focus on resilience building, WFP will also work on integration of nutrition concerns and gender equality throughout this portfolio.

In line with above objectives, up to date, WFP in Ethiopia has been testing and implementing various initiatives such as R4-Rural Resilience, Satellite Index Insurance for Pastoralist in Ethiopia within the frameworks of Resilience for refugees and Host Populations in Ethiopia, Post-Harvest loss and support to households affected by Desert Locust.

By building on existing initiatives and strengths, WFP is developing a long term and programmatic approach for delivering the climate change adaptation and resilience building support to the Government and vulnerable people of Ethiopia during the next five years and beyond.

This long-term vision, support and implementation will be guided by an overarching conceptual strategy on “Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building” that is being developed.

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Head of VAM/M&E. Support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring 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)

  • Coordinate the streamlining of the M&E strategy for under five major initiatives of Activity 5 (Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building).

  • Lead the development of monitoring, review and reporting plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results under five major initiativesof Activity 5 (Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building), while being compliant with WFP monitoring and reporting requirements.

  • Lead the baseline data collection and analysis for three major initiatives of Activity 5 (Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building).

  • Manage the outcome monitoring for five major initiatives of Activity 5 (Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building).

  • Coordinate bi-annual and final narrative reports for five major initiatives of Activity 5 (Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building).

  • Lead the consolidation of Activity 5 inputs to ACR 2021.

  • Budget for Monitoring and evaluation costs and advocate for appropriate financial and human resourcing.

  • Provide inputs to the formulation of the Ethiopia Country Office M&E strategies, especially those related to Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building and support their operationalization.

  • 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 M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners involved in the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building ffeeding initiatives through delivery of training and information sharing.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building initiatives, including United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.

  • Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure
    equal participation of women and men.

  • Liaise with national counterparts, M&E and VAM teams in Ethiopia CO, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building, teams to support effective collaboration, implementation, compliance and monitoring of ongoing project activities.

    Manage and supervise International Junior consultant and national M&E staff under Activity 5.

  • Specific to the Monitoring Function
    Facilitate at the design stage of related Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience building activities/projects, the development of a Theory of Change and results framework, outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.

  • Ensure that monitoring systems and tools for the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Building initiatives are in place and compliant with WFP corporate standards, including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate result framework (CRF).

  • Coordinate and oversee the production of monitoring reports with status of results and implementation progress.

  • Lead/contribute to the inception phase, baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, which are intended for internal and external learning, strategic and operational decision-making.

    Specific to Evaluation function

  • Liase with the Evaluation officer to provide oversight and ensure effective management of decentralized evaluations to high professional standards in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation.

  • Contribute to developing impact/case stories for communication about the programme.

  • Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.

  • Contribute and support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNSDCF evaluations and donor-led evaluations in country.

  • Other duties as required.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications


  • 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.


  • At least 5 years working experience focusing on M&E. Experience in WFP specific programmes like VAM, Resilience, Climate Solutions, initiatives is an added advantage. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.

    Knowledge & 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;

  • Create/use digital media and data visualization platforms, particularly Tableau;

  • Create data mock-ups with an understanding of data visualization and data structures;

  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.;

  • Development and maintenance of monitoring database.


  • 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;

  • Demonstrable ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams.


  • For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is necessary.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation) Jobs in Ethiopia

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