World Food Programme recruits 01 Monitoring, Learning and Capacity Strengthening Consultant
Monitoring, Learning and Capacity Strengthening Consultant
Area of expertise : Programme & policy
Country : Uganda
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
Closing date : 14 March 2019, 21:59 GMT
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.
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 in Country Offices (COs) and report to Head of Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning. Job holder will be responsible to support planning, implementation and coordination of the learning function of WFP Uganda.
Job holder reports to Head of Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) and their aim is to champion a culture of learning and management for results.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Capture learning for scaling up, replication, promotion of appropriate practices, and inform policy changes .
2. Improve monitoring and learning practices in the Uganda WFP operation
3. Support outcomes and activity managers to develop and follow up learning agenda
4. Build the capacity of field staff to improve monitoring and learning practices
5. Provide leadership and project management function to the MEL change project, including managing budgets, producing project briefs and updates, present progress to stakeholders, manage recruitment etc.
6. support the Outcome Owners and Activity Managers to develop a detailed list of performance indicators for each of the CSP activities.
7. Assessment of data/monitoring requirements: Based on the CSP Results Dashboards, identify additional needs for monitoring
8. Develop improved monitoring modalities and check lists for new types of monitoring:
9. Assess the current collection of monitoring reports.
10. Strengthen the Monitoring Reports using monitoring data.
11. Develop Monitoring and Learning Guidelines (SOPs).
12. Train Programme and M&E staff.
13. Lead CSP Results Monitoring.
14. Support the development of Learning Agendas for all Outcomes/Activities
15. Support the extraction of such learning for the purpose of scaling up, replication, promotion of appropriate practices, policy and advocacy issues.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
• Be a force for positive change: Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.
• Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
• Create an inclusive culture: Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios).
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries.
• Focus on getting results: Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
• Be Decisive: Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.
• Connect and share across WFP units: Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning.
• Build strong external partnerships: Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture Economics Statistics, or other closely relevant field.
1. 1.At least five (5) years of postgraduate progressively responsible and international professional experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with expertise in setting up complex monitoring and learning systems, capacity development and establishment of results-based data systems.
2. Experience of managing stakeholders: Cultivated sustainable relationships with office colleagues, government authorities, local NGOs, and other implementation partners.
3. Research experience: collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of tools and approaches.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
1. General Knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration
2. Familiarity with the refugee response operation in Uganda
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for applications 14th March 2019
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.