United Nations World Food Programme Intern – Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Uganda

United Nations World Food Programme Intern – Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Uganda


About WFP

  • United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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.

  • In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

    Brief description of WFP in Uganda

  • WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

    Organizational Context

  • The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.

  • Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.

  • WFP programmes in Karamoja use food to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.

    Job Purpose

  • To support research, monitoring, evalution, documentation and learning components of the WFP Karamoja programme activities. The Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) Intern will support capacity strengthening of WFP, cooperating and District Local Government (DLG) staff in documenting replicable models that enhance learning.

  • The Intern will ensure that effective AMEL plans are in place, implemented as intended and that reporting is done in a comprehensive and timely manner.

    Key Accountabilities

    Programme Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Documentation and Learning

  • Conduct routine monitoring field visits of programme activities, produce and share monitoring reports to inform adjustments and improvement action plans.

  • Support the design, update or review and implementation of programme monitoring tools as per AMEL plan and ensure availability of appropriate tools in collection, compilation, analysis and utilisation across the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio to ensure consistency.

  • Support the consolidation, tracking and sharing of action points agreed upon in the monthly programme review or reflection meetings.

  • Regularly track programme progress and update the indicator performance trackers to support reporting obligations to different stakeholders.

  • Support documentation of best practices, case studies, lessons learnt, most significant change stories and reflection of the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio to provide evidence of impact.

  • Support the review of all programme activity implementation plans including the monthly cooperating partner progress reports to ensure compliance with the WFP corporate results framework.

  • Support programme research, evaluations, organisational learning and documentation initiatives within the WFP Karamoja programme portfolio including reviewing and validating reports, and supporting reflectio and dissemination processes within and outside of WFP.

  • Contribute to the monthly programme performance reporting requirements by providing timely and quality data.

  • Collaborate with the programme teams to ensure that the risks are regularly tracked, updated and mitigated as required.

    Learning and Organisational Culture Change

  • Support WFP Karamoja organizational culture shift from a focus on data being primarily for donor reporting or indicator calculation purposes, to a focus on data use for programmatic course correction and other strategic and operational decision making.

  • Champion respect for and use of complaints & feedback data, contextual analysis and gender analysis to improve programme design and delivery.

    Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening

  • Implement innovative practices, approaches and latest technologies in AMEL that
    are appropriate for Karamoja sub-region context.

  • Engage in evidence generation and research iniatives that may contribute to improved evidence in WFP programme interventions in Karamoja.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

    People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

    Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

    Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education:

  • Recent graduate with second-class honours bachelors degree qualification from a recognised university (certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO) in Uganda in one of the following fields: statistics, quantitative economics, social sciences, social work, development studies or another relevant technical field.

  • Post graduate level training or certficiation in monitoring and evaluation, project planning and management will be an added advantage. Graduation must be within the last 3 years (i.e. 2019 to 2021) at the time of applying for the internship.

    Experience:

  • Demonstrated minimum experience in the following areas will be an added advantage: monitoring of development or humanitarian programmes or in a research related field, prior experience carrying out surveys or conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis using SPSS and Excel, data visualisatio Tableau and/or Microsoft Power BI software, social development, programme planning or other related areas.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Karimojong languages and inter-cultural communication. High ethical standards and understanding of sensitivities pertaining to food assistance issues.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, build and maintain partnerships, innovate and embraces change, think and act strategically, drive to achieve impactful results, manages ambiguity and complexity.

    Language

  • Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations World Food Programme Intern – Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Uganda


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