Programme Associate-Knowledge Management and M&E


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.



 Completion of secondary school education.

:University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Science, Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Development Economics, Project                                    Management or any related field


 Fluency in both oral and written communication in English.


In particular, the Knowledge Management and Monitoring and Evaluation officer will:

  • Provide technical guidance and assist in developing project and context specific monitoring plans that are risk based and focus on measuring results;
  • Provide technical support for outcome measurement analysis as appropriate;
  • Assist in the revision of M&E standards, processes and tools in consultation with relevant technical units; and
  • Assist with the establishment of a comprehensive process of knowledge  management (KM) that helps  the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to gain insights and understanding from its collective interpretations, ideas and experience through systematically locating, capturing, creating, sharing, applying and storing knowledge and knowledge materials gained through the project; and
  • Contribute towards enhancing the M&E capacity of the MoA through the project knowledge management and collaboration during project implementation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Coordinate project annual workplans development;
  • Coordinate development of the project M&E plan and other associated M&E tools
  • Monitoring of project activities implementation;
  • Knowledge management including documentation of best practices and lessons, creation of the project database and keeping it updated;
  • Coordinate production of appropriate and timely technical reports;
  • Conduct M&E and knowledge management capacity building at all levels (National, District and Community);
  • Coordination project baseline, midterm and end line surveys;
  • Work collaboratively with the district project units to ensure that implementation of project activities remain on track; and
  • Perform any other tasks related to livelihoods activities as required.


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team, partners and all the relevant stakeholders in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall mission of WFP and Adaptation Fund.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or directly reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling project goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Internal Controls & Compliance
Demonstrates basic knowledge of internal controls, risk management and monitoring mechanisms; and their applicability to WFP’s critical activities.

Performance Budgeting, Analysis & Reporting
Demonstrates participation in business planning efforts by developing basic project-level budgets and forecasts, incorporating information from various sources as appropriate to monitor Key Performance Indicators.

Resource Management
Demonstrates ability to track and compile reports on Field staffing and resource usage at project-level, in collaboration with the government project coordination team at district level.

Financial Management & Accounting Principles
Applies knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices, to ensure compliance with WFP and Adaptation Fund policies, applicable procedures and accounting standards.

Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge
Demonstrates basic understanding of WFP programme, implementation, and supply chain principles (including project modalities & structures).
  • Progressive years’ of work experience in monitoring & evaluation; and knowledge management  of livelihoods/resilience building projects at national or district level.

WFP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements, and do not attach certificates will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Deadline for submission of applications is 23 November 2020.

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