Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P4

DAMASCUS | Damascus


The United Nations World Food Programme 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.


These jobs are found primarily in Regional Bureaux (RBs) and/or large Country Offices (COs) and report to the Regional/Country Director or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation. Job holders at P4 level are expected to formulate Regional/Country monitoring and evaluation strategies, lead various initiatives and contribute to policy development. They also have oversight responsibilities including monitoring compliance to corporate standards.


Coordinate and support WFP staff to 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. Ensure appropriate tools and systems are implemented to demonstrate consistent results to internal and external stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Contribute to the development of corporate monitoring and evaluation policies and strategies to strengthen country strategic planning, programme implementation, performance management and accountability across WFP.
  • Contribute to the development of country and/or regional monitoring and evaluation standards and guidelines to ensure that field activities are compliant with corporate strategy, standards and guidelines.
  • Lead and/or contribute to the development of country and/or regional inter-agency monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that these are practice-oriented and aligned with the goals outlined in the strategic/crisis response plans (S/CRP).
  • Provide technical advice and quality assurance to field/country offices to ensure that programmes are designed with monitoring and evaluation systems in place. This should include support to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation budgets are developed, log-frame indicators and outcome targets are appropriate and monitoring and evaluation implementation plans are clearly articulated in programme documentation.
  • Coordinate and oversee monitoring and evaluation activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.).
  • Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.
  • Build capacity of WFP staff and partners through delivery of training and information sharing to increase awareness of the importance of monitoring and evaluation, quality evidence and overall performance management and promote individual and organisational accountability across WFP.
  • Identify, adapt, and incorporate major lessons learned and best practices in M&E already identified by other organisations, especially UN agencies already working directly with national governments in designing, building, strengthening national results measurement and reporting systems.
  • Represent WFP at national and inter-agency meetings to contribute to technical discussions, exchange knowledge and experiences, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and develop strategic partnerships.
  • Manage junior staff members and mentor, coach and guide as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.
  • Provide ongoing support to strategic and programme review processes, annual reporting exercises, and for preparing documentation for various field missions.
  • Contribute to M&E knowledge building through documentation of knowledge products.
  • Apply monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.
  • Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.
  • Other as required.


Education: Advanced University degree in 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.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese. Fluency in the duty station’s language, Arabic, is desirable.


  • At least 8 years of experience (of which at least 3 at international level) in programme assessment, monitoring or evaluation.
  • Has managed complex monitoring and evaluation activities across multiple field locations, spanning a range of policies and programme initiatives.
  • Supervised a portfolio of broad HQ-based or large multinational monitoring and evaluation operations.
  • Has inter-agency experience working as a Monitoring and/or evaluation officer.


30 November 2016

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  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: DAMASCUS | Damascus
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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