Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

3 weeks ago


Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to advise a team conducting a Country Portfolio Evaluations of WFP’s operation in Ethiopia.  The period of performance is expected to be from December 2017 through June 2018.  Ethiopia is one of the largest operations of WFP. The objective of the activity is threefold: i) to assess the quality of the data and the analysis used by WFP to assess and respond to food security and nutrition needs, ii) to assess which additional factors have determined the existing response, iii) and to assess whether WFP has contributed to placing the issue of food security on the national agenda. This position is contingent upon award.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for the overall management of the evaluation team and the final products.
  • Responsible for coordinating evaluation activities and ensuring the production and completion of an evaluation report in conformance with this scope of work and timelines.
  • Responsible for quality assurance and timely submission of all deliverables, including a high quality analysis and a final evaluation report.
  • Provide expert technical advice and assistance related to M&E and its function related to food security.
  • Review and analyze programs and activities and recommend methodologies for evaluations and the delivery of evaluation products.
  • Participate in progress reports, draft and final assessment/completion reports.
  • The M&E Specialist will be responsible for supporting all activities related to evaluation services and for ensuring production and completion of quality reports.
  • S/He must have expertise on monitoring and evaluation related to one or more of the following technical areas: Food Security, Feeding Programs, or Livelihoods and Resilience.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings and recommendations to the WFP team and other stakeholders.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Technical food security expertise or experience managing food security activities, preferably in Ethiopia.
    • Strong interpersonal skills for collaborating with intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and various stakeholders.
    • Extensive working knowledge of food distributions in the developing world and how that pertains to food security.
    • Excellent organization and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to deliver a quality written product.
    • General understanding of the challenges presented in the developing world related to WFP feeding programs.
    • Technical experience related to nutrition, emergency preparedness, and resilience is required.
    • Senior exprience in government capacity buidling, ideally in Ethiopia is preferred.
    • Fluency in Amharic is preferred.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ten years of experience conducting program evaluations for international development projects, preferably WFP-funded required.
  • Eight years of experience working on food security issues required.
  • Experience applying social science evaluation methods, especially performance evaluations, qualitative data collection methods, and other relevant data collection/analysis techniques in a development context required.
  • Familiarity with WFP’s objectives, approaches and operations, particularly as they relate to monitoring and evaluations required.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing English is required.

Education:  Post graduate degree in Monitoring and Assessment, International Development, Nutrition, or a related field.


Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment, with some time spent in the field.


Supervisory Responsibility:  This position may have supervisory responsibilities.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Travel:  International travel may be required.


No phone calls please.  All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.


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