Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – WFP

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Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleJunior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (131560)
Requisition ID131560
LocationSudan – Khartoum
Posted Date27/11/2020
Deadline31/12/2020 at 23:59 Rome time

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.

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Khartoum, Sudan

Sudan Country Office


ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking for a Junior Professional Officer to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with our Sudan Country Office in Khartoum, Sudan.

Brief description of the Sudan Country Office

Sudan is a lower-middle-income country transitioning to peace and development with the potential to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 2 targets. However, a large number of displaced people, including refugees from neighboring countries, a volatile economic situation, increased climate variability, environmental degradation, poor natural resource management and the risk of relapse into violence present significant hunger challenges.

As part of responses to challenges Sudan faces, Sudan’s Zero Hunger Strategic Review 2017–2030 outlines interventions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, while identifying gaps and national priorities. The review also recommends the development of stronger partnerships to enhance national capacities to end malnutrition, achieve sustainable food systems, promote peace, respond effectively to emergencies and promote self-reliance of those affected by hunger.

The review further highlights opportunities for WFP to leverage its comparative advantage in strengthening the capacity of national stakeholders to deliver evidence-based interventions that will save lives and enhance development.

WFP Sudan’s five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP; 2019–2023) proposes four interlinked Strategic Outcomes (SOs) guided by the SDGs, with three contributing to SDG 2 and one to SDG 17.

The SOs were developed in close collaboration with national partners and incorporate a nexus approach aimed at improving Sudan’s capacity to reduce hunger and malnutrition while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for poverty, education, gender equality, climate action and peacebuilding.

The SO1, responding to new and protracted emergencies, aims at ensuring that humanitarian action is strategically linked to development and peacebuilding. SO2 aims at reducing malnutrition and its root causes through an integrated package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. SO3 focuses on strengthening the resilience of food-insecure households and food systems while strengthening the capacity of national actors through implementing productive safety nets for chronically food-insecure rural households and reducing post-harvest losses for smallholder farmers and their associations. SO4 aims at strengthening systems and structures for the provision of humanitarian and development common services, through both service delivery and technical assistance relating to air services, logistics, information and communications technology.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Title of Post: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Junior Professional Officer)
  • Supervisor: Head of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Unit: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Country: Sudan       
  • Duty Station: Khartoum
  • Duration of assignment: Two years

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, the JPO will perform the following responsibilities:

  • In line with the CSP requirements, support planning and implementation of monitoring, review and evaluation activities on assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of all food assistance interventions including M&E narrative, log-frame, budget, and M&E plans.
  • Contribute to the production of country-level regular monitoring process and progress reports with status of results including cross-cutting issues such gender, protection and accountability to populations we serve.
  • Contribute to the analysis of outcome data and recommend improvements to programme interventions and to enhance WFP ability to demonstrate outcome focused results.
  • Train other international and national staff as well as key cooperating partner staff and third-party monitoring in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity, increase awareness on the importance of M&E and encourage accountability for demonstrating results.
  • Serve as a focal point for third party monitoring (TPM) companies/NGOs.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Expected Outcomes

  • Strong understanding of WFP’s M&E principles, results framework, tools, procedures and technologies.
  • Familiarization with WFP programmatic activities, planning and implementation.
  • Ability to acquire the skills to effectively communicate on WFP’s performance both internally within the organization as well as with donors.

Qualifications and experience

  • Advanced University degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics, Performance Management or other relevant fields.
  • 2 years post graduate, progressively responsible, job related experience in in any field related to data analysis and/or reporting.
  • Fluency in English; intermediate knowledge (intermediate/level B) of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
  • Desirable SPSS and/or any other statistical package for analysis software skills.
  • Competencies: Cognitive Capacity, Teamwork, Action Management, Innovation, Partnering, Client Orientation.
  • American nationality
  • Be no older than 32 years of age by 31 December 2020

Supervision

The JPO will report to the Head of the M&E team (P3 level). The JPO will work in the M&E team, which is currently composed of 7 staff in Khartoum liaising with staff in the field offices. The primary level of supervision will be with the Head of the M&E team. Daily interaction with the M&E team members will be combined with working closely with other teams within the Programme unit: i.e. Emergency, General Food Distribution, Cash and Vouchers, Nutrition, School Feeding, VAM, Resilience.

Training components

Discussions on training needs will be carried out at the beginning of the assignment to identify areas of possible development in line with the requirements of the unit and the interest of the candidate; to this end a training plan will be developed and included within the unit plan. This will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that training needs are achieved. Essential learning components will include:

  • Training on WFP’s corporate results framework and monitoring/evaluate tools.
  • Training on WFP’s technologies including SCOPE and COMET, as well as relevant general statistical software.

Learning Elements

At the end of the two-year assignment, the JPO should have acquired:

  • Very good knowledge of WFP M&E principles, results framework, tools, procedures and technologies.
  • Strong operational experience with all the components related to food assistance programming in WFP such as planning and response options including general food distribution, nutrition interventions, food for recovery and cash & voucher activities.
  • General understanding of WFP overall operations and activities in Sudan.
  • Increased knowledge of the UN system and its policies, rules, regulations and procedures

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