Monitoring & Evaluation Officer SC8/NOA. Service Contract -6 months duration. Duty Station : Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Added Date: Thursday, 01 April 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 July 2021


Are you looking for the possibility to contribute, to learn and to grow professionally in M&E?

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.


We are looking for an M&E Officer, who will be responsible for the implementation of data consolidation, sophisticated analysis and preparation of evidence-based reports in the monitoring and evaluation unit. Job holders report to the Head of the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit. Job holders are likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Work closely with country office data owners, and partners to identify data gaps and data visualization needs for country operations.
  • Identify new high-value M&E datasets in the country office (such as data relevant at local levels) for inclusion in data triangulation and secondary data analysis.
  • Sensitise and advise functional units and activity leads about the various tools and resources related to M&E data in WFP.
  • Conduct analysis to provide timely monitoring and prepare reports aligned with WFP and donor standards and processes.
  • Coordinate relevant briefings and meetings; provide and monitor the implementation recommendations for improvements.
Champion and facilitate the adoption of corporate platforms and processes around data integration to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making. Keep up to date and advise on data requirements that may potentially impact upon the WFP activity to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention. Report progress and issues to the Head of Unit. Conduct other duties sought at improving the CO's capacity to work with data.


Education: Advanced University Degree in Business Administrations, Data Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Marketing, Communications, Information Management other relevant field. Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the local languages(Shona/Ndebele).

Experience: At least 1 year relevant progressive work experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, GIS mapping, data visualization or project management.

Knowledge & Skills: Proven experience working in a busy analytical environment and handling sophisticated analysis.

Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantive report writing skills.

Experience working with teams and team processes.

Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethic environments.

Demonstrated strong data analysis skills


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.

Deliverables at the end of the contract

Produce monthly data and narrative reports;

Initial analysis and reports produced and reviewed;

Data literacy and skills of national staff in the unit developed;

Awareness increased around the data agenda among field office, activity and functional managers and other focal persons.


  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

Suitable candidates are requested to submit their application attaching a signed application letter, recent Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with an updated Personal History form (P11) showing name, address, email and telephone numbers of three professional referees.

The position is open to nationals of Zimbabwe ONLY. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.



The closing date is 14 April 2021.


Female applicants who are qualified 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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