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Date of Issue:     16th January 2023

Closing Date:    22nd January 2023


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.


The Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for CO Somalia (2022-2025) embodies WFP’s strong and growing partnership with the Government at Federal, Federal Member State and local levels. It aligns with Somalia’s ninth National Development Plan, in particular the third and fourth pillars on economic and social development; and with the corresponding strategic priorities of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Somalia. And it is integrated with the objectives of the Humanitarian Response Plan to reduce loss of life, sustain lives and uphold commitments to protection.

Through this alignment, the CSP ultimately paves the way for WFP to work with and for Government to realize many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Somalia – especially SDG 2, Zero Hunger, and SDG 17, Partnerships for the Goals.

The CSP has been built on the lessons learned and key achievements of the previous interim CSP (2019-2021) and will see WFP take forward, and expand on, its well-established portfolio of humanitarian and development interventions in Somalia.


As part of the Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE) Unit, the M&E Officer (Monitoring and Learning) will oversee and ensure quality implementation of the end-to-end field monitoring activities. They will also be responsible for promoting the use of data and evidence to inform WFP Somalia programming. The M&E officer will report to the Head of PMLE.



  • Provide strategic inputs to the development/update of WFP Somalia monitoring strategy and related SOPs in line with WFP and UN strategies, policies and processes.
  • Centralize the monitoring requests from technical units into the monitoring, review and evaluation of the high-level plan and its budget and translate it to the field-level planning.
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of monitoring activities to measure the effectiveness and performance of all CSP activities and ensure well-informed decisions.
  • Align the field-level planning and budget with the monitoring, review, evaluation and ensure a monthly tracking of monitoring coverage, covering all monitoring activities through WFP, third-party monitoring.
  • In coordination with Planning and Capacity Building team, provide support, guidance, mentoring and capacity development to the M&E WFP staff and third-party monitors.
  • Define the needed resources to carry out the required monitoring activities and oversee the proper engagement of third-party monitors. Evaluate the work of third-party monitoring and identify ways to improve the quality of the on-site monitoring activities, ensuring the monitoring coverage is as required.
  • Support the field to integrate best practices as appropriate for the local context.
  • Contribute to the development/revisions of M&E related aspects of the CSP, Logframe and its budget, and the quality delivery of the CSP 2022 – 2025 and support driving the corporate and country priorities.
  • Represent WFP (e.g., at inter-agency meetings with other NGOs and government agencies) to exchange knowledge and experience, promote the importance of monitoring and evaluation and build partnerships that enhance inter-agency monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Provide support to internal/external audits, regional, donors and other oversight monitoring missions when requested.
  • Capture and monitor implementation of the regional oversight and evaluations’ recommendations in the corporate enterprise risk management system (R2) in close coordination with technical teams and the regional bureau in line with the corporate requirements.
  • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to strengthen the data quality, accuracy, and consistency to build credible performance evidence.


  • Continuously identify evidence needs in consultation with key internal stakeholders, set up a plan to address these needs, and oversee the implementation of this plan.
  • Promote learning events through workshops, meetings, learning sessions and other information dissemination fora to ensure understanding and use of findings for programme adaptation and learning.
  • Lead regular meetings to disseminate monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to a series of audiences i.e. senior management, internal programme colleagues, field monitors/call center colleagues, and risk management colleagues to support the country office decision-making.
  • Lead the development of innovative, user-friendly, and useful information products for internal and external stakeholders from monitoring activities and other activities managed by the PMLE team.
  • Oversee the preparation of monitoring and evaluation reports in collaboration with other members of the PMLE team.


  • Advanced University degree in Economics, Statistics, Sociology, Social Development, or another relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of strong leadership skills with coaching and mentoring experience.



  • + 5 years of experience in leading project/programme monitoring processes and learning initiatives.
  • Experience in effectively managing processes involving a large number of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in planning and managing the implementation of large and complex data collection activities
  • Experience in promoting the use of data and evidence to inform programming/decision-making.
  • Experience developing user-friendly and practical knowledge products in different formats and audiences.


  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to package data and evidence into practical, user-friendly, and innovative knowledge products. Knowledge of SPSS, Stata & Tableau is highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical writing and the ability to use data and evidence to influence
  • Expertise in research design and sampling
  • Expertise in designing and using qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Up-to-date understanding of humanitarian/development activities in complex contexts and knowledge of monitoring requirements, to constructively enhance the M&E systems, tools and processes that suit WFP’s strategic and operational needs.
  • Fluency (level C) in the English language


Contract Duration: 11 months (Initial)


22nd January 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.

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