JOB TITLE :
Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) Officer
TYPE OF CONTRACT :
Regular Consultant CST I
UNIT / DIVISION :
RBP Ecuador Country Office Programming - M&E
DUTY STATION (City, Country) :
DURATION : 11 months
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP works to save and change the lives of more than 115.
5 million people in over 120 countries and territories. WFP is among the first on the scene in an emergency, providing food and other assistance to the victims of conflict, drought, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and crop failures, as well as pandemics such as the global outbreak of COVID-19.
At the same time, we keep a sharp focus on sustainable development, providing governments with the support and skills to manage food security in the long term.
A world without hunger can only be achieved if everyone has equal opportunities, equal access to resources and equal voice in decisions that impact their households, communities and societies.
Our assistance can help create pathways to peace, as recognized in the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to WFP in 2020.
WFP and its implementing partners work in 16 provinces of Ecuador, with 50 team members in the main office in Quito, and 20 in its field offices.
During 2021, the Ecuador Country Office (CO) provided assistance to 280,000 beneficiaries, mainly through CBT as well as capacity strengthening at different levels (individual, community, national) which require advanced data management and protection both for WFP and its beneficiaries.
Moreover, the CO needs to strengthen its positioning with different stakeholders and put forward innovative actions and programs that capture the attention and interest of national and international donors, diversifying the CO's portfolio.
To this end, the Monitoring and Evaluation unit needs to identify strategic information and key indicators to support various advocacy actions.
A RAM officer is needed to provide technical advice in monitoring and data management of WFP implemented activities and projects in Ecuador, and to contribute to the presentation of key information on WFP operations in Ecuador to facilitate informed and timely decisions at all levels throughout the organisation.
ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES :
Under the direct guidance of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Associate, and under the general supervision of the Deputy Country Director, who leads the Program Unit, the Consultant will perform the following tasks :
Coordinate the collection of information with field teams, local partners and / or external consulting teams to support the monitoring of programs, projects or activities established in each of the country office's strategic objectives.
Participate in the elaboration of the annual monitoring plans considering each strategic objective, the implementation processes and the established logical framework.
Develop, validate and adjust data collection tools; as well as recommend innovative processes for data collection in the context of emergency or remote areas.
Facilitate the regular follow up, extraction and analysis of monitoring and operational data from corporate project management systems (COMET) to improve its use and usefulness
Act as focal point on the provision of daily technical support of the Corporate Project Management and Reporting System (COMET)
Collect, analyze, systematize and prepare data for corporate and donor reporting. Prepare reports and PPTs with key findings and feasible recommendations to improve the implementation processes of the activities.
Train WFP staff, local partners and / or external consultants in the use and application of food security indicators and monitoring tools.
Develop dashboards (Tableau) for monitoring and control of projects and programs that are implemented (Data quality).
Other duties as required
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT :
Effective coordination and timely data collection in the framework of the CSP.
Monitoring and follow-up plans implemented
Data collection tools adjusted to the priorities of each Strategic Objective.
Timely recorded data in COMET and other corporate systems
Internal coverage data reports delivered as required by each Strategic Objective.
Quality control dashboards developed and operational (Tableau) and proper information control.
CO capacities for improved corporate reporting, strategic and operational reporting and result-based monitoring as well as external (government, implementing partners) M&E capacities strengthened.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Advanced University degree in Economics, Statistics Social Studies, Development studies, or other related fields, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and / or training / courses
At least three years of postgraduate professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area
Proven experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
Work experience in database management and household data analysis is an asset
Demonstrated expertise in Tableau dashboard development
Knowledge & Skills :
Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (R statistics, SPSS, Advanced Excel)
Excellent knowledge of visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, Power point)
Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Track record of producing reports and other communication materials
Demonstrated ability to present information and ideas and to communicate effectively
Ability to compile, maintain and analyse data, prepare reports and draw initial conclusions and recommendations
Ability to work in a team, and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts
Effective and timely interaction with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description
Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor their own work plan and those under supervision
Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills.
English and Spanish proficiency level C (working level)
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK
All WFP Staff is expected to demonstrate the following competencies and standards of behaviour, aligned with our core values and principles :
Leads by example with integrity : Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others
Drives results and delivers on commitments : Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change
Fosters inclusive and collaborative teamwork : Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth
Applies strategic thinking : Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things
Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships : Bulids and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives