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Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOB
No of Openings: 1
Contract Type: Position Grade: NOB
Unit/Division: VAM / M&E
Duration: 1 year with a possibility of extension
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Closing Date: 10th January 2024
1. In support of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), support the development of the logframe, needs-based plans and VAM/M&E evidence planning budget tool.
2. Contribute to the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements.
3. Manage evaluations and ensure the final reports and management recommendations are produced to high professional standards in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance (DEQAS) and the findings are readily disseminated amongst all stakeholders to inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation and improve WFP’s assistance.
4. Support the CSP thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.
5. Support programme activity managers in ensuring CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).
6. Manage the process monitoring for all activities, produce regular monitoring reports, and contribute to donor and adhoc reporting through data analysis and visualization of findings by developing innovative, user-friendly, and informative products. Review, revise and develop necessary tools for output and process monitoring and data collection and train staff and cooperating partners on proper usage.
7. Contribute to the management of data quality and data timeliness for the corporate monitoring systems particularly COMET (Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool), including the reconciliation exercise from M&E coordinating with the supply chain team on a regular basis.
8. Contribute to the regular post distribution monitoring (PDM) and other surveys for reporting corporate outcome indicators, advising upon the design of questionnaires, budgeting and contracting, field data collection, data analysis and report writing and dissemination.
9. Ensure the integrating of protection and gender perspectives in all the surveys and identify areas in monitoring where the same can be enhanced with support from the Gender and Protection (G&P) unit.
10. Work collaboratively with Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) focal point to ensure regular revision of guidance in line with Community Feedback Mechanism (CFM) guidance to ensure successful triangulation and escalation of issues.
11. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations through development and follow-up of action plans for PDMs, Reviews and Evaluations undertaken by the Country Office.
12. Support the preparation of the Annual Corporate Reports in coordination with the communications unit.
13. Manage M&E staff and guide them as required to enable high performance of the team. Build and strengthen M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners including government counterparts through designing M&E programs, delivery of training and information sharing for better tracking and reporting on results.
14. Participate in and provide inputs to the UNSDCF Results group, M&E group and other UN working groups related to M&E, data or statistics as applicable. Contribute to the development, implementation and reporting of the Joint UNSDCF Work Plans (including reporting in UNINFO). Represent WFP at UN and inter-agency meetings as and when required.
15. Support the Programme Unit, Supply Chain Unit, Field Offices and other units across the office to identify and document lessons learned, best practices, and areas for improvement.
16. Perform any other related duties as required.
Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Performance Management, M&E, Agriculture, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Social Science, Development Studies, or a field relevant to international development assistance.
Fluency (level C) in both oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda.
At least 3 years of relevant professional experience post-first degree OR 2 years after master’s degree. Relevant experience should be focused on monitoring and evaluation activities in developmental and humanitarian contexts, using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods.
Experience in collaborative work with national governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, as well as key stakeholders in the country.
Practical expertise in designing logframes and conducting surveys and assessments, including designing tools, data collection and analysis.
Knowledge of WFP corporate software and systems such as COMET is required.
Good practical understanding of corporate M&E requirements and guidance is required.
Good command of quantitative and some qualitative survey methods, data collection, treatment, and analysis required.
Proficiency in Windows, MS Office, and Statistical Programs (such as SPSS and STATA)
Experience or familiarity with capacity development work in M&E is desirable.
Proficiency in online data collection tools and data visualization (like Tableau) is desirable.
Proven experience in report writing and presentation skills in English.
Strong organizational skills and knowledge of information systems.
Demonstrate the ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources.
Very good experience in coordination and facilitation.
Analytical, independence, initiative, maturity of judgement, flexibility, humility, timeliness, and mobility are important personal skills.
10th January 2024
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