Job Description

Vacancy Announcement No. 832317.


Contract Type/Grade: NOA

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract Duration: 1 year (Initial)

Closing Date: April 14, 2024

What will you do? 

•       Contribute to the development and/or improvement of WFP Somalia’s Country Office’s plan to generate evidence by engaging with key internal stakeholders to identify evidence needs and put in place mechanisms to meet these needs. Such mechanisms include and are not limited to baseline assessments, endline assessments, evaluations, other project/activity-specific studies etc.

•       Keep the Country Office’s evidence generation plan (learning agenda) updated by working with colleagues in areas offices, field offices, and CO technical units to continuously identify opportunities for generation, documentation, and sharing of evidence, lessons, impact, and best practices.

•       Contribute to the implementation of the CO’s evidence generation plan (learning agenda) by coordinating assessments, studies, and other evidence generation activities included in the plan.

•       Work with the communication team and other colleagues in communicating insights and evidence generated from WFP Somalia’s activities.

•       Collaborate with the regional M&E teams to coordinate CSP mid-term reviews, thematic reviews, inter-agency and UN country team reviews, evaluations, and donor-led initiatives intended for learning, strategic and operational decision-making. This includes:

a.     defining scope of work.

b.     developing TORs.

c.     ensuring alignment with the corporate guidance and procedures for CSP mid-term reviews and de/centralised evaluations.

d.     advise on evaluation/review approach adapted to context of Somalia.

e.     organise field visits.

f.      support with the evaluation reports finalisation, etc.

•       Promote the understanding and use of data/evidence by supporting the coordination of programmatic learning events such as workshops, reflection sessions, meetings, and other information dissemination fora.

•       Contribute to the development of innovative, user-friendly, and useful information products for internal and external stakeholders from assessments, research evaluations, and reviews.

•       Contribute to other innovative initiatives to promote a culture of programmatic learning and adaptation in WFP Somalia

•       Travel to area offices and field offices across Somalia to support M&E processes and quality as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

Education: An advanced University degree in Statistics, Economics, Data Science, Anthropology, or other relevant degrees. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.        

Experience: At least 2 years or more of professional experience in managing or coordinating research activities or similar experience

Language: Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Somali.

Are you competent for this job? Do you have?

•       Experience in both quantitative and qualitative research or related activities.

•       Data and/or information management experience would be an added advantage.

•       Experience in coordinating/supporting/leading communication or advocacy activities would be a plus.

•       Critical Thinking ability to analyse situations and make decisions based on on-hand information.

•       Excellent analytical writing skills

•       Must have knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.

•       Good inter-personal skills and collaboration skills

•       Results-oriented and ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet client expectation.

•       Strong analytical and report writing skills in English.

•       Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc)

•       Training and Capacity Strengthening skills.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.