Vacancy Announcement Details

Evaluation Officer (CST II)

31 May 2023


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Evaluation Officer (REO), the incumbent consultant will support the ongoing work programme of WFP’s Regional Evaluation Unit based located in the Regional Bureau Cairo.  Key tasks will include:

  • provide support and oversight to country offices in all evaluation-related work;
  • contribute to the development and implementation of Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) / Monitoring & Evaluation Plans aligned to WFP corporate standards to generate quality evidence on the results achieved and inform policy, strategy, and Programme design and implementation.
  • Jointly with the REO, the evaluation consultant is expected to contribute to enhancing the use of evaluations through the dissemination of knowledge and learnings from evaluations;
  • Analyse and document the progress of RBC in the implementation of the Corporate Evaluation Strategy and Policy. The evaluation officer will work in adherence to relevant United Nations norms and standards for evaluation at all times, and observance of the code of conduct for the evaluation profession within the United Nations, including relevant provisions around good ethical behaviour in evaluation management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1.   Provide support to Country Offices at all stages of the evaluation management cycle (evaluation design, procurement, inception, data collection and analysis stage and report writing and finalisation, dissemination of evaluation findings).
  2.  Provide support to the Regional Evaluation Unit in its work as custodian of the WFP Evaluation Policy at the Regional Bureau level, in its interaction with relevant Regional Bureau Units and Divisions as well as in its support to WFP senior management in areas related to evaluation.
  3. As necessary, liaise with WFP Office of Evaluation counterparts in Rome to support the full range of ongoing professionalization work aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of WFP’s evaluation function across the RBC region. 
  4. Act as the focal point on regional evaluation partnerships in support of WFP objectives around strengthened regional and national evaluation capacity to assess the SDGs in areas of WFP competence, including support to the annual EvalMena evaluation conference scheduled for Fall 2023.
  5. Act as a custodian and focal point of the system tracking with respect to management response commitments and deadlines (R2 system). 
  6. Support the administration and follow up to twice-yearly Regional Evaluation Committee (RevCO) meetings, including preparing talking points, minutes, reports, and presentations. 
  7. Support the REO in increasing the utility of evaluations in the region through coordinating and managing summaries of evidence and other evidence-generation products. 
  8. Ensure that all evaluation plans and KPIs are tracked through appropriate dashboards and are updated regularly.

Full details available on the WFP website. Application deadline 13 June.