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Position: Programme Associate (Monitoring & Evaluation)
Contract: Fixed Term
Grade: General Service 6
Duty Station: Kabul Area Office, Afghanistan
Number required: 1 position
Duration: One year renewable
Reporting: The Programme Associate (M&E) reports to the Head of M&E in the Kabul Area Office.
WFP's Work Environment
WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services and participation in decision making roles.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. More than half the population of Afghanistan – a record 22.8 million people – will face acute food insecurity in 2022. The combined effects of drought, conflict, COVID-19, and the economic crisis, have severely affected lives, livelihoods, and people’s access to food. The team of 600 staff, 550 of which are Afghan nationals are working tireless to bring emergency food and nutrition assistance to the millions of people suffering across the country. The assistance provided by WFP includes emergency food assistance, school meals, nutrition programmes and important self-reliance and resilience programmes. The packet of support can include food, cash, or vouchers. In conflict situations, we bring relief to exhausted populations and use food assistance to build pathways to peace and stability – work for which WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
With rich natural resources, and a young and diverse population, Afghanistan has the potential to stabilize and make significant progress on the 2030 Agenda. However, a complex and protracted conflict, combined with challenges related to climate change, demographics, gender inequalities, underemployment, and transparency issues, has dramatically impeded its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 2 on Zero Hunger. The 2017 Afghanistan Zero Hunger Strategic Review (ZHSR) found that the country suffers from high, and in some cases rapidly rising, levels of food insecurity and undernutrition, and outlines a series of recommendations to address the problem.
The overarching goal of the WFP Afghanistan Country Strategic Plan (CSP) is to support the country to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 in a manner that also contributes, wherever possible, to the broader, longer term transition to peace and development. WFP, through the CSP, is continuing to scale up emergency activities nationwide and mainstreaming the crosscutting issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment, protection, and accountability to affected populations, the CSP focuses on six, highly interrelated outcomes that span both SDG 2 and 17 (partnering for the goals).
The M&E Associate will work in close collaboration with the Head of Office and the M&E Unit of Kabul Area Office and report directly to the Head of M&E in the WFP Kabul Area Office.
As part of the M&E Unit, under the direct supervision of the Head of M&E, the M&E Associate will support the team on all the monitoring and evaluation related activities that includes but not limited as follows:
Monitoring and Evaluation
• Prepare monthly monitoring plans for the provinces covered by TPMs and weekly field visit plans for WFP monitoring team.
• Effectively participate in monitoring process of WFP food and cash distributions under various activities and provide advice and feedback to the team for improvement.
• Oversee the process of beneficiary verification process and assessments of SS, IDPs and NDPs and other WFP activities.
• Participate field level coordination meetings with CPs, WFP monitors, TPMs, communities and other stake holders. Ensure that WFP projects’ objectives, selection criteria and distribution procedures are well communicated with all parties.
• Provide on the job training to the WFP monitors, TPMs and CP teams on field activities and reporting.
• Compile the field reports received from TPM and WFP monitors and provide daily feedbacks on project monitoring, reporting and assessment.
• Review and process the monthly service payment requests from TPM company (IDS). Ensure that the invoices are based on the approved budgets.
• Prepare draft weekly sitreps based on the inputs from programme, security, M&E and Logistics units and submit to Head of AO on weekly basis.
• In support of TPM and WFP monitors, prepare weekly market price data for all 12 provinces under KAO and share it with VAME unit in CO.
• Track daily monitoring findings from TPMs and WFP monitors and share with SO Managers for action.
• Review hotline cases received from compliance unit under KAO, verify them with relevant units and provide feedbacks for closure of the cases.
• Coordinate with TPM monitors in the field on daily to gather information related to access issues, needs assessment of natural/man-made disasters to ascertain the need for WFP intervention.
• Overall, assist KAO M&E focal point and act as back up while she/he is on missions or on leave.
• Support the M&E planning & budgeting tool preparation exercise including costs planning and actual and advocate through line manager for both appropriate financial and human resourcing.
• Provide feedback on the formulation of the M&E Strategy and support its operationalization.
• Provide support and follow up on any other related tasks as needed.
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. First level university is desirable.
Experience: Minimum 6 years of related work experience.
Language: Fluency (Level C) in both oral and written communication in English and local language.
Monday, 2 May 2022