apacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC

apacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC Capacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Progra…

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Arua, Uganda

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Arua, Uganda NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women. 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. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world's most remote and fragile areas. 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. As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda. ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NOB to be based in Arua. Selected candidates will be employed on Fixed Term. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT This function is expected to support the Northern Uganda programmes, specifically Social Protection to ascertain that relevant progress and performance information is collected processed and analysed on a regular basis to allow for real-time, evidence-based decision-making. Working closely with the District Local Governments, this function is expected to strengthen WFP' and DLGs processes and methods for Social Protection monitoring (such as regular input and output data gathering and review, participatory monitoring, process monitoring) and for evaluation (including impact evaluation and thematic, surveys, economic analysis of efficiency and the digital management information System, which is an organized data hubs to assist managing key numeric information related to the social protection programmes plan and the analysis. JOB PURPOSE Support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the outcomes and effects of WFP's food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic reorientation. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) Provide technical inputs to the District Technical Planning process to align with results-based planning of social protection activities; Support WFP, DLG and partners' planning and implementation of Social Protection monitoring activities on effectiveness integrated programme intervention (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, social inclusion and transfer, food and nutrition security status, poverty levels, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.). Introduces participatory M&E with the DLGs with the potential benefits for local governance, for key actors, and for multi-stakeholder processes. Support identification of monitoring, review and evaluation needs during programmes/project planning and implementation. Support training of WFP and partner staff in appropriate monitoring and evaluation techniques to build capacity of staff, increase awareness on the importance of monitoring and evaluation and encourage accountability for demonstrating results. Amplify the role of M&E across all programmes and DLGs development plans and includes broad indicators. Also refers to cases where DLGs have established M&E systems Contribute to the analysis of output and outcome data and recommend improvements to Social Protection programme interventions and to enhance WFP's and DLGs' ability to demonstrate outcome focused results. Support the development, design, and writing of proposals and concept notes for related programming information management and reporting Create and integrate graphics in reports and information products to help visualize data in a meaningful way STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Advanced University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Membership of a recognized M&E Professional Association Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders Excellent oral and written communication skills 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. Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills. 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. Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities. 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. FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Strategic Management Utilizes up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring requirements and/or the evaluation mandate to enhance existing approaches, systems and processes to monitoring and/or evaluation that suit WFP's strategic and operational needs. Performance Management Demonstrates thorough understanding of WFP's performance management system and ability to manage resources and relationships to lead monitoring actions or deliver complex evaluations (including joint & interagency) of a variety of WFP programmes, processes or policies to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards. Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology Applies in-depth understanding of developing practice in analytical approaches, methods and tools for an appropriate mix to deliver quality monitoring results or complex evaluations on diverse topics relevant to WFP's strategic and operational results frameworks. Technical Communication Able to tailor and synthesize evaluation evidence and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders proactively in appropriate ways to maximize learning and use of evaluation concepts and evidence for improving WFP programme performance. Programme Monitoring and Review Applies programme lifecycle knowledge to the development of monitoring systems and applies corporate guidance to draft ToR, co-lead Programme Review implementation, and draft initial findings and recommendations on the effectiveness of food assistance activities. OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Cultivated sustainable relationships with local NGOs, government authorities, and other implementation partners. Has research experience using variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs. Performed monitoring, evaluations and assessments at multiple field locations. TERMS AND CONDITIONS DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 23rd August 2020 Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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