Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (P4), Juba, South Sudan

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Sud Soudan
South Sudan


Job Description:




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.

You will find our people at the heart of every major humanitarian intervention around the world, providing the essential life-saving foundation required for those furthest behind. Each year, we reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries. Delivering our mission requires deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between every member of our global team. While the 16,000-people working for WFP reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we work, the vital importance of our shared mission underpins a remarkably close community of purpose.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is offering life-changing job opportunities you are unlikely to find in other organizations. Working at WFP will give you the opportunity to work beyond your expectations, to be enriched by truly meaningful work and deepen your professional expertise.




We are currently looking to fill a Monitoring Officer role in South Sudan. This type of role is found primarily in Regional Bureau (RBs) and/or large Country Offices (COs) and report to the Regional/Country Director or the designate, and operate under technical guidance from Performance Management & Monitoring Division and Office of Evaluation. Job holders at P4 level are expected to formulate Regional/Country monitoring and evaluation strategies, lead various initiatives and contribute to policy development. They also have oversight responsibilities including monitoring compliance to corporate standards.

You will be managing a local core team of international consultants, national staff and enumerators, 29 staff in total, located in Juba. On a regional level, you will be providing strategic guidance to 60-70 staff located throughout the region.




You will be coordinating and supporting WFP staff to generate quality evidence, by collecting and analyzing data in a more efficient and effective way, on the outcomes and effects of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries with which to inform operational decision making and strategic re-orientation.

By closing the feedback loop and using information in a more efficient and effective way to improve ongoing programs. You will ensure that appropriate tools and systems are implemented to demonstrate consistent results to internal and external stakeholders.

Based on the challenging environment (credibility of data, complexity of the data collection and analysis, fire-fighting mode etc) it is expected that you will implement a strategy (2018-2020) that will give vision/guidance to staff members, so work will be done in a more strategic/planned way. You will have the opportunity to come up with innovative solutions to tackle the challenges, and pilot those ideas.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


You will be expected to:

Lead the technical monitoring team by providing strategic direction, guidance, advice, mentoring to junior colleagues.

Contribute to the development of country and/or regional monitoring standards and guidelines to ensure that field activities are compliant with corporate strategy, standards and guidelines.

Lead and/or contribute to the development of country and/or regional inter-agency monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that these are practice-oriented and aligned with the goals outlined in the strategic/crisis response plans (S/CRP).

Provide technical advice and quality assurance to field/country offices to ensure that programmes are designed with a monitoring system in place. This should include adequate monitoring budgets are developed, log-frame indicators and outcome targets are appropriate and monitoring, review and evaluation plan is prepared. 

Coordinate and oversee monitoring activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions (e.g. beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.). 

Follow-up on monitoring and evaluation findings to ensure that corrective actions are taken and/or adjustments are made to programme responses as required.

Build capacity of WFP staff and partners through delivery of training and information sharing to increase awareness of the importance of monitoring and evaluation, quality evidence and overall performance management and promote individual and organisational accountability across WFP.

Identify, adapt, and incorporate major lessons learned and best practices in M&E already identified by other organisations, especially UN agencies already working directly with national governments in designing, building, strengthening national results measurement and reporting systems.

Represent WFP at national and inter-agency meetings to engage in strategic discussions on monitoring, including joint outcome monitoring towards the implementation of Agenda 2030, promote the importance of monitoring through building strategic partnerships.

Provide ongoing support to strategic and programme review processes, annual reporting exercises, and for preparing documentation for various field missions.

Apply monitoring and evaluation findings and recommendations to support performance planning and risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.

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

Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.



The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. He/she will be required to travel abroad sometime to remote and difficult locations.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details please visit



Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.




24 June 2018






Advanced University degree in Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics or Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses.


Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.






The ideal candidate MUST have:

A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience related to the design and implementation of M&E strategy in development projects, with a proven track record in operational excellence.

Managed complex monitoring and evaluation activities across multiple field locations, spanning a range of programme initiatives.

Supervised a portfolio of broad HQ-based or large multinational monitoring and evaluation operations.

Overseen a programme/project implementation; the scope of the supervisory role included also monitoring function.

Designed and participated in an inter-agency (UN or other partners) collaboration on monitoring or evaluation issues.

Inter-agency experience working as a monitoring and/or evaluation officer.



The ideal candidate WILL:

Be naturally analytical and have strong eye for compiling both qualitative and quantitative data (reports, articles, case studies, best stories) suitable for project monitoring and reporting.

Have a pragmatic approach in determining whether a program is tracking along with its goals, or whether an intervention has had a desired impact.

Have great, adaptive communication skills to be able to inspire and bring people together.

Be flexible and creative in finding solutions.

Have strategic thinking and planning skills.


In addition to your skills and knowledge you should also have a ‘hands-on’ ‘can-do’ mentality, and the ambition to invest in the further development of your career with a dynamic humanitarian organization.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement