United Nations World Food Programme Moldova: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer SC9 based in Chisinau



United Nations World Food Programme Moldova: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (SC9) based in Chisinau

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a UN humanitarian organization that provides food aid in the form of cash, certificates or food to war-affected communities. In its activities, WFP is guided by the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, humanity and independence. Building on the passion, commitment and professionalism of its 24,000 employees worldwide, the World Food Programme (WFP) works in more than 123 countries and territories to deliver food to people displaced by conflict or affected by disasters. In addition, WFP helps affected communities find radical solutions to the many challenges they face while building a better future.

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.

🚩 Vacancy Announcement No:830106

📢 Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

📌Type of Contract: Service Contract (SC9)

➡️ Unit / Division: Programme

📍   Duty Station: Chisinau, Moldova

➡️ Duration: 12 months (renewable) 

⏰ Closing date: 10 November 2023, midnight (Central European Time) 

❗❗ The position is only open to Moldovan nationals or residents of Moldova, with a legal work permit

🔄 Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and rostered applicants may be contacted in the upcoming 12 months on an as-needed basis, for immediate opportunities.

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

 At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.   

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

What will you do in this position?

Job holders are expected to support the development and implementation of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the lives of beneficiaries and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. This includes coordinating monitoring activities, managing or supporting the management of decentralized evaluations, supporting thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning WFP as a reliable partner for governments to build monitoring and evaluation strategies. They may also support the formulation of country monitoring and evaluation strategies and contribute to policy development and various initiatives.

Why work with us?

Since the beginning of the Ukraine refugee crisis in February 2022, WFP set up operations in Moldova to assist in the refugee response. To respond to the deepening vulnerabilities of the crisis-affected populations and to strengthen the government's shock-responsive capacity, WFP has drafted a Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP), which outlines the activities in the country until August 2023. The TiCSP is likely to be followed by an Interim Country Strategic Plan (iCSP), with an anticipated duration of up to 2 years (end 2025.)

➡️ WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.  

➡️ WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.  

➡️ WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.  

➡️ A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe. 

➡️   WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance. 

How can you make a difference?

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Monitoring and Evaluation

1. Provide inputs to the development of Monitoring, Review and Evaluation plans that will provide the most relevant and strategic information toward achieving expected results (as set out in the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other global and regional plans), while being compliant with WFP evaluation and monitoring requirements.

2. Budget for M&E costs and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.

3. Provide feedback on the formulation of the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies and support their operationalization.

4. 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.

5. Support WFP Management in addressing recommendations from monitoring, reviews and evaluations to ensure that follow-up actions are taken as required.

6. Contribute to building M&E capacity of WFP staff and partners through training and information sharing. Manage junior staff members and guide as required to enable high performance.

7. Provide inputs to line manager regarding the development and implementation of national government and inter-agency monitoring, reporting and evaluation frameworks, including United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) aligned with nationally owned sustainable development goals.

8. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

Specific to the monitoring function

9. At Country Strategic Plan (CSP) design stage, support the Head of M&E or Head of Programme in developing a Theory of Change outlining how the expected results are likely to occur and listing key assumptions and risks.

10. Support line manager in ensuring that CO monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards including the minimum monitoring requirements (MMR), standard operational procedures (SOP) and establishment of baselines and targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).

11. Draft regular monitoring reports on status of results and implementation progress and contribute to the data analysis.

12. Support mid-term reviews and thematic reviews which are intended for internal learning, strategic and operational decision-making.

Specific to the evaluation function

13. Manage or support senior officer in the management of decentralized evaluations in line with WFP Evaluation Policy and Decentralized Evaluation Quality Assurance System (DEQAS). This entails managing or supporting evaluation processes from planning to completion: sourcing, hiring and supervising external evaluators; engaging stakeholders appropriately in the evaluation process and managing communications and budgets.

14. Support centralized evaluations managed by the Office of Evaluation, joint UNDAF evaluations and donor-led evaluation in country.

15. Other duties as required.

To join us in saving and changing lives, you have:

Education: Master's degree in social sciences, statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields, or a Bachelor's degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience: With a master's degree, at least 03 years of relevant professional work experience including monitoring and evaluation activities or a bachelor's degree with 05 years of experience in the same fields.

Language: Fluency in Romanian, Russian and English (read, write and speak).

Before you apply...

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  

We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Moldova. Qualified women applicants are especially encouraged to apply.  

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

How do you apply...

To be considered, you are invited to apply via this link. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language.

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.  

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.    

WFP Leadership Framework

These are the shared standards of behavior that guide how we work together to accomplish our mission.

Lead by example with integrity Obtain results and respect your commitments Foster inclusive and collaborative teamwork Apply strategic thinking Establish and maintain lasting partnerships

Lives the values of WFP and demonstrates humanity and integrity by setting an example of caring for others.

Respect your commitments and adapt easily to change.

Is open to all and collaborative and contributes to a culture of learning and personal development.

Demonstrate commitment to gathering perspectives, analyzing options and risks, and proposing new ways of doing things.

Establish and maintain external partnerships and collaborate with partners to achieve common goals.

Behavioral expectations vary depending on your rank and role/responsibility within WFP.

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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.