Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (FIT Pool) – P2

Employer UN World Food Programme
Deadline 3. March 2019
Type Full time
Location Worldwide
Level Mid-career (3-7 years experience required)


The United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The Future International Talent Pool (FIT Pool) is an entry point for a professional international career with UN WFP. The UN WFP is looking to build a pool of highly qualified and dynamic individuals interested in going to any of the 80 countries in which UN WFP operates, including when necessary, hardship duty stations.

A FIT Pool member is placed in the pool for a period of up to 2 years during which he/ she is considered with priority every time UN WFP needs for a fixed term international professional staff member with the matching skills and experience.

For more information on the FIT Pool see

Most placements are in Country Offices, where the incumbent will cover both monitoring and evaluation functions.

The key duties of these roles include, but are not limited to, providing input for the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans, budgeting for M&E costs and advocating for appropriate financial and human resourcing, providing feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies. In addition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be expected to contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation and contribute to building the M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. S/he will also manage and mentor junior staff members.

Successful applicants will be required to take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

For further details of the duties associated with these positions please refer to the full job description on the website.

Successful applicants will have an advanced University degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields; or a first level university degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training.

Candidates should also have a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience which includes monitoring and evaluation activities and have experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods. Fluency in English is required along with intermediate knowledge of a second official UN language.

It is desirable for candidates to have previous experience in humanitarian and development contexts, knowledge of humanitarian and development actions, global geo-political issues and UN Reform. It is also advantageous for the candidate to have an understanding and/or experience of performance management cycle skills, and knowledge of international norms and standards for evaluation and to understand the value of Theory of Change (ToC).

Ideal candidates will have knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and analytical approaches in order to review and provide feedback on the selection and application of those to WFP monitoring, review and evaluation exercises and be able to validate data quality and ensure that data collection and analysis have been conducted ethically.

Candidates should have strong communication skills and demonstrates active listening, communication and conflict resolution skills to promote constructive engagement of stakeholders and communicate effectively key evidence.

Finally, applicants should understand the specific implications of ethics in monitoring, review and evaluation activities and demonstrate ethical behaviour at all times.

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