Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Monitoring Specialist), CST I at WFP May, 2023

JOB TITLE: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Monitoring Specialist)

TYPE OF CONTRACT: International Consultancy



DUTY STATION (City, Country): Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (including field visits)

DURATION: 4 months

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.



Education: A university degree in a field relevant to measurement (statistics, research, evaluation, econometrics), resilience or food security.

Experience: At least 3 to 5 years of experience in field monitoring, evaluation and/or vulnerability analysis and mapping (VAM)

Languages: Fluency in English is required. Swahili is an asset.


Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Monitoring Specialist) report to the Head of Monitoring & Evaluation/VAM and s/he is likely to be part of a team where senior support is readily available and may supervise a small number of junior staff to ensure that activities and project objectives are achieved in full.


Support monitoring and evaluation activities within a country of field office, ensuring that WFP programmes generate quality evidence 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 reorientation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Develop the capacity of CO colleagues to generate evidence for resilience and capacity strengthening programmes.

2. Under technical supervision of RB monitoring, develop and implement monitoring plans including identification of indicators and data collection methodology.

3. Lead on complex data analysis (quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed methods) and supporting visualizations. Examples may include analysing for causal attribution using Theory of Change (ToCs) and other methods; aggregating data across groups; and analysing across comparison groups (example with VAM population data).

4. Work with Monitoring and Programming colleagues to generate high-quality evidence products that inform programming with evidence-based insights and actionable recommendations.

5. Incorporate gender and social inclusion perspectives in all areas of work. This includes giving deliberate consideration to ensuring that experiences of women, youth, elderly, and a range of groups are represented in resilience measurement and evidence.

6. Other accountabilities as agreed.


Over a duration of 4 months, the Monitoring Specialist is expected to deliver the following outputs:

1. A draft strategy for monitoring resilience and capacity strengthening within the CSP

2. A minimum of two evidence products are developed.


Knowledge & Skills:

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1. Relevant skills and experience in the field monitoring processes, including selecting indicators, training enumerators, sampling, data collection, data analysis, data visualization and reporting.

2. Advanced skills and experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and data visualisation and related software for example: SPSS, R or Python, STATA, Tableau Atlas.ti, Nvivo or MAXQDA. Skills and experience in designing Theory of Change.

3. A deep understanding of resilience and capacity strengthening measurement principles and approaches.

4. An understanding of WFP’s resilience policy and resilience programmes.

5. Advanced skills in training, capacity building, coaching and troubleshooting.

6. Advanced skills and experience in generating evidence-based insights and supporting programme learning.


7. Advanced skills and experience in developing and/or improving monitoring guidance, resources and tools.

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8. Skills and experience in supporting global networks, communities of practice or working groups through cross-learning, peer exchanges and peer reviews.

9. Ability to form strong working relationships and a collaborative work culture while working remotely with colleagues.

10. Strong writing and communication skills.

11. Ability to work effectively both in-person and remotely. Ability to working on online collaborative workspaces, example Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc.



Only Internationals should apply for the position.

Only Qualified Shortlisted Candidate will contacted.


The deadline for receiving applications is 26 May 2023.

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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.