Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer- NOB Arua (Readvertised) (145163)
Deadline: August 5, 2021 World Food Programme Apply
The position plays a co-lead role in driving attitudinal change, drawing attention to new issues, and affecting the awareness, attitudes, or perceptions of key stakeholders. This function will lead the AO’s coordination of monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of feasibility and other programmatic studies, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews, and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies.
This function is critical in clearly articulating the institutional arrangements and data sources needed to facilitate a reliable flow of information to track the implementation of social protection programmes. Institutional arrangements such as integrated delivery systems and Management Information Systems (MIS) are critical for programme improvement in terms of design and implementations as they enable largescale and frequent reviews of the social protection programmes
A key component will be to derive discursive commitments from District Local Governments and other policy actors through rigorous participatory approaches to measure impact, quality, and progress while influencing behavior change in stakeholders where policy change requires changes in behavior and implementation at various levels in order to be meaningful and sustainable.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring, review, and evaluations findings accessible, developing innovative, user-friendly, and informative products.
2. Design and supervise baseline data collection and analysis to illustrate the situation prior to response or intervention while leading field teams in the development and interpretation of indicators for outcomes.
3. Guide the introduction and implementation of robust analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of the programme’s effectiveness and provide guidance for improvements. support social protection systems and offer the most productive tools to simultaneously assess
4.Supervise, disseminate and enable field teams to understand the analysis of data collected on outputs and how and whether they contribute toward the achievement of outcomes
5. Expand field teams’ focus on perceptions of change among stakeholders to define monitoring and learning
6. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews, and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.
7. Provide inputs to AO and CO management regarding the development and implementation of the national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Cooperation Framework aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.
8. Co-lead in creating an evidence base for decisions regarding various organizational investments and programmes which not only brings in transparency but also provides objective (rather than emotional or moral) grounds to engage with public/political opposition to such expenditure.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES- Continued
9. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
10. Promote knowledge and influence policy by strengthening the field teams’ interpretation of analysis and research to improve the level of knowledge for decision-making.
11. Strengthen collaboration with strategic partners in measuring impact, quality, and change
12. Guide and support the collection, analysis, and utilization of information on success or failure of partnership strategy in achieving desired outcomes.
13. Analysis of partner-centered development and behavior change and tracking changes in the behavior of stakeholders in order to enable the field teams to understand how influencing change requires engaging with partners, their role, their relationships, their mindsets, and motivations.
14. Guide field teams in the art of community and stakeholder engagement and accountability with an emphasis on reflection on relationships and responsibilities while fostering a two-way accountability
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced University degree in Project Management, Development Studies, Social Studies, Economics or equivalent.
Minimum of 4-5 years of professional practice in results-based management, monitoring, evaluation, analysis, and research
Sound knowledge, ability, and practice in guiding the management teams to draw causal connections between policy priorities, the resourcing of policy objectives, the programmes designed to implement them, the outputs achieved, and their impact on communities.
Sound research experience using a variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs.
Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills
Proven experience in participatory approaches with the community, local government, and stakeholders
Membership in a National or International Professional Evaluations or Research body or association.
Ability to communicate fluently in one of the main languages of Northern Uganda
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
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.
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.
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.
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 the 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.
Description of the behavior expected for the proficiency level
Utilizes up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geopolitical 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.
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.
Applies an 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.
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.
Program 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 a variety of analytical tools and methods for causality analysis, forecasting, and other data modeling needs. • Performed monitoring, evaluations, and assessments at multiple field locations.