UN World Food Programme Monitoring Review and Evaluation Officer Kenya Jobs

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 World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Regional M&E officer, the National M&E Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Head the M&E unit in the absence of the M&E officer, represent M&E in external and internal regional meetings. Manage junior staff members providing coaching and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance
  • Promote and foster collaboration with country offices (COs) to strengthen the quality and consistency of monitoring, review and learning activities in the field; coordinate and support the planning and implementation of monitoring systems and reviews of WFP interventions
  • Review and give technical feedback on CO monitoring plans, log frames, budget and M&E framework for new programmes and budget revisions to ensure that M&E systems are focus on measuring results;
  • Represent WFP, WFP RBN, and WFP CO (e.g. at regional inter-agency meetings, regional and globale WFP meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to promote the importance of monitoring, learning and accountability and build partnerships that enhance coordination at the regional and country levels
  • Train country office colleagues and partners in appropriate monitoring and review techniques including corporate policies, guidelines and tools to build capacity of staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results
  • Advise and contribute to Country M&E analysis of monitoring data (output, process and outcome) and support the production of reports that inform and provide recommendations to programme; and feed into corporate reports such as standard
    progress reports (SPRs), Annual Performance Reports (APRs) and donor reports
  • Support CO in establishing follow-up mechanisms for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation recommendations; track and record the implementation of follow-up actions
    Document good practices and lessons learnt, for organizational learning and improvements e.g. when offices adapt new corporate approaches, the process, the experience and the challenges are documented and shared
  • Support country office in testing and adapting new technologies in monitoting so as to improve efficiency including SMS/ Voice system , online /web-based reporting , corporate systems , etc.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:Advanced University degree in Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics, Food Security, Environment, Statistic or Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English essential. Proficiency in a second official WFP language, preferably French is desirable.
  • Experience: At least three years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience public sector management, development projects, emergency assistance, and/or operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral food aid or commercial transactions.

    Application Instructions

    Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment by 20th June, 2018.

    Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

    Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Monitoring Review and Evaluation Officer Kenya Jobs

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