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Programme Associate (Evaluation Management), GS-6,RBN Evaluation Unit, Fixed Term, Nairobi, Kenya

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023


Evaluation Management Associate


GS-6, Fixed Term


RBN Evaluation Unit

DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Nairobi, Kenya


12 months, renewable

Organizational Context

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The Regional Bureau based in Nairobi, Kenya (RBN), provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support and direction to WFP operations and activities in nine countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

The WFP Evaluation Policy 2016-2021 reaffirms WFP’s commitment to the value of evaluation in its performance management, accountability and learning systems, in compliance with the United Nations’ evaluation principles, norms and standards. WFP has selected a model for its evaluation function, which combines centralized evaluation with demand-led decentralized evaluation, in line with Strategic Plan commitments and related organizational strengthening initiatives. Since 2016, the organization has invested substantial resources in the development of evaluation capacity at country and regional level. Within this context, RBN has established a Regional Evaluation Unit and developed a Regional Evaluation Strategy to guide its efforts to oversee and support evaluations and related activities.


The Evaluation Management Associate at the Regional Bureau Nairobi will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Evaluation Officer, providing support to the Regional Evaluation Unit and country offices to oversee and provide timely support the planning, commissioning, and management of decentralized evaluations and related evaluation tasks.

Key Accountabilities

Evaluation Management

  1. Support the Regional Evaluation Unit to track and provide timely technical support and oversight for the planning, commissioning, and management of decentralized evaluations and related evaluation activities. This includes, but is not limited to:
  2. Oversee and serve as focal point for the evaluation Management Information System (MIS), coordinating and ensuring the MIS is always up to date, reviewing and analysing MIS data when requested, responding to requests for information
  3. Track and analyse interactions with LTA firms carrying out evaluations in the region, and support drafting related communications
  4. Provide inputs and review CO evaluation plans and budgets, including annual reviews of the Evidence Planning & Budgeting tool, and maintaining an up-to-date regional evaluation plan
  5. Support the Evaluation Manager of regional evaluations, as needed, to ensure an engaging but efficient evaluation process

Evaluation use

  1. Support WFP’s evaluation culture of accountability and learning, working with internal and external stakeholders to enhance learning from and use of evaluation evidence in policy, strategy and programme design and implementation, seeking advice where appropriate.
  2. Coordinate and support reviews of Evaluation Management Responses and liaise with the Regional Monitoring team during routine follow-ups on management response implementation
  3. Contribute to the development and dissemination of evaluation evidence products, including evaluation summaries of evidence, communications briefs, and others.
  4. Support the planning, management, and implementation of evaluation/learning events implemented by the Evaluation Unit
  5. Support and help manage the updating process of the envisioned Evidence Gap Map, that showcases existing RBN evidence (evaluations, assessments, studies)

Reflective practice, evaluation capacity development & partnerships

  1. Support the management of a planned regional Evaluation Community of Practice/Learning
  2. Manage and track evaluation capacity development needs and efforts in the region (including enrolment in the corporate EvalPro training)
  3. Keep abreast of corporate and any relevant methodological developments in evaluation and contribute to the development of tools to support continuous improvement in evaluation practice.
  4. Participate in WFP evaluation community webinars or meetings and contribute to the sharing of experience and development of good practices.
  5. Support WFP collaboration with counterparts from other UN organizations, Government institutions, academia as well as professional evaluation bodies to engage in discussing common Evaluation issues and contribute towards development of theory and practice. This includes engagement with the United Nations Network of Evaluators in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  1. Contributing to Evaluation Function Reporting requirements (e.g. Annual Evaluation Report, annual RBN e-book), including by analysing basic data from the Evaluation MIS, summarizing inputs from Regional Evaluation Unit team members, and ensuring all information is submitted on time.
  2. Contribute to reviewing Annual Country Reports from the Evaluation perspective
  3. Support and contribute to the planning and implementation of Evaluation Workshops (annual), and evaluation contributions to other regional workshops and events
  4. Others as required.

WFP Leadership Framework: Common standards of behaviour

Upholds WFP values,

Respects others

Stays focused and


principles, and

and values

calm under

humility and a




willingness to learn

Leads by

Demonstrates and

Values diversity

Stays focused and

Shows humility and a

encourages others to

using respectful

calm when under

willingness to learn and

Example with

uphold the WFP

and inclusive

pressure and

share knowledge,


values, principles and

language, and

encourages others

frequently seeking and


encourages others

to do the same

acting on feedback, and

to do the same

taking up opportunities

to develop

Delivers results for


Adapts readily to

maximum impact



Drives Results

Holds self and/or

Delivers results

Responds readily to

and Delivers on

others accountable for

against delegated

change adjusting


the delivery of results

tasks and seeks

work as needed

guidance and

support where


Is inclusive and

Gives timely and

Builds and shares



new perspectives


Fosters Inclusive

Promotes inclusive


Listens attentively

and Collaborative

development for

teamwork and

to others to

others by giving

psychological safety

capture, learn,

timely and

by sharing ideas and

build and share


openly raising issues

new perspectives


Communicates and


Analyses and

Considers the impact

fulfils WFP’s vision

curiosity and new

evaluates data

of decisions

ways of doing


Applies Strategic

Fulfils WFP’s vision

Gathers data and

Implements decisions



and is able to explain

shares knowledge

and asks questions to

curiosity, and

how their objectives

to inform team

understand the impact

proposes new ways

support the vision

decision making

for wider objectives

of doing things

when relevant



First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses or Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Economics, International Development, Economics, Monitoring and evaluation or other relevant field. Experience within Monitoring and Evaluation desired.


  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible relevant professional work experience in international development or humanitarian work.
  • Strong experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods, as well as knowledge management.
  • Experience within monitoring and evaluation, especially supporting and/or directly managing evaluations is desired
  • Previous experience in humanitarian or development contexts will be an asset.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to work in a team, establish effective working relations with persons of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge management understanding and skills, including information management and communication
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a variety of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Knowledge of WFP evaluation policy, procedures, and requirements
  • Ability to proactively identify and recommend areas for improvement to the design and delivery of activities and services
  • Experience in coordinating the work of others and self
  • Experience training and supporting others
  • Excellent writing in English (French, desirable) and ability to summarize information quickly and concisely
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience or proven interest in evaluation of development/humanitarian interventions.


Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French is desired.

Deadline For Application:

The deadline to apply for this position is May 25th, 2023