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Internal to UN - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, NOA, Nairobi

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023



WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.



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 Country Offices (CO), covering both the Monitoring and Evaluation Functions. Positions can also be found in Regional Bureaux (RB) and Headquarters (HQ), where some might be specialized in either Monitoring or Evaluation. In COs, the job holder will report to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation unit or designate. 



The primary purpose of the position is to support the management of process/activity monitoring for all CSP activities, leading M&E process monitoring reporting while ensuring both data and reports are timely, complete, and of good quality.  It is very critical that process monitoring generates evidence, documented as key findings and recommendations to inform activity implementation improvement.  As such, it will be critical for the findings and recommendations to be shared widely with key stakeholders and for implementation follow-up.  The position will lead the provision of technical support to field offices, the development and updating of M&E tools and guidelines, and liaison with activity and outcome managers on activity monitoring processes.


The position will lead the development and implementation of M&E system for special projects including but not limited to Master Card Foundation (MCF), Changing Life transformation fund (CLTF).  The position will be the lead for M&E reporting and manage the tracking of actions for M&E recommendations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  • Oversee process/activity monitoring for all Country Strategy Plans (CSP) outcomes, working closely with field coordination, field offices, activity and outcome managers to ensure all activity monitoring for each of the CSP activities are implemented in a timely manner and quality control measures for each of the processes are in place.
  • Oversee M&E quantitative data analysis and lead qualitative data analysis ensuring analysis is comprehensive and moves from descriptive and inferential level to inform recommendations and enhance utility of M&E products. 
  • Produce M&E monthly and quarterly reports, with key findings and recommendations and lead the process of dissemination ensuring there is improved and innovative dissemination modalities that enhance access and utility of M&E products by outcome and activity managers, senior management, field offices and all relevant stakeholders. Work with activity managers to track progress of implementation of recommendations.
  • Develop and keep Kenya CSP M&E guidelines and tools updated all the time, ensuring these are shared with field offices and activity teams while ensuring the teams have the required M&E capacity and support to implement required M&E activities as per the guidelines.
  • Lead baselines and other M&E related assessments ensuring these are coordinated with relevant stakeholders and are timely to feed into programming decision making, are disseminated and recommendation implementation tracked and documented.
  • Provide technical support, not limited to trainings, to field offices and activity teams ensuring data collectors and users understand M&E activities and their responsibilities in ensuring data quality, completeness, timeliness, and utility.
  • Draft and coordinate M&E related inputs for Annual Country Reports for all outcomes ensuring COMET design is managed and updated all the time.
  • Support drafting and coordinating M&E related inputs to proposals, donor reports, concepts etc.

  • Lead M&E for special projects and WFP innovation activities, ensuring these have M&E systems to support learning.
  • Support and sometimes manage (as and when required) CSP Outcome monitoring, reviews and evaluations while taking lead, under the guidance of the head of M&E, in coordinating centralized evaluation activities when Kenya is a sample country.
  • Support Country office Annual Performance Plan (APP) processes, working with the head of M&E, to ensure that all the functional and programme teams understand the APP indicators and provide required information and data in a timely manner.
  • Supervise M&E data assistant, M&E enumerators, and consultants when and as required and have a day-to-day technical support role to the M&E data analyst, senior M&E associate, outcome M&E focal persons and M&E staff responsible for data collection at field level.
  • Lead M&E reporting and tracking of implementation of M&E recommendations.



Education and Exprience:


  • Three (3) years post graduate relevant professional experience with a first university degree in the following disciplines: M&E, statistics, nutrition, economics, agriculture, international affairs, social sciences, development studies, project management or related disciplines.


One (1) year post graduate relevant professional experience with Master’s Degree, in the following disciplines: M&E, statistics, nutrition, economics, agriculture, international affairs, social sciences, development studies, project management or related disciplines.

  • Experience with UN agencies or other International Development Organization in the areas of M&E, VAM, project management and or information systems.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding and practical experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet applications (MS-Word, Excel, etc.) and statistical analysis software’s for both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • High level of analytical capability, data analysis.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and supervise staff; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English language.



Type of Contract: Fixed Term


Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya


Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension


  • Kindly note; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
  • All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.
  • Applicants profile MUST match the C.V attached. Any discrepancies between the C.V and the profile will lead to automatic disqualification



Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on 3rd December 2023.


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.