M&E Officer (Innovation and Accountability), Gaziantep, Syria Turkey Corridor Job in Syria at World Food Programme

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ABOUT WFPThe 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 life time. 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. In Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4.6 million people each month. This includes families who require emergency assistance when affected by conflict and displacement and also those who need help to improve their nutrition and food security. WFP supports children across Syria with healthy meals and snacks at school, mothers with nutritious diets, and families and communities with sustainable livelihood projects.ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXTThis position reports directly to the Head of Gaziantep Field Office with a technical reporting line to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation in the Syria Country Office.JOB PURPOSEThe M&E Officer (Innovation and Accountability) will lead all relevant processes from the Gaziantep Field Office side necessary to ensure continuous innovation, learning and accountability to our beneficiaries. This includes ensuring the comprehensive WFP Monitoring System is implemented correctly, a successful large-scale Household targeting, and registration process takes places, the scale-up of Cash-Based Transfers (CBT) as a transfer modality is supported, and the WFP Complaint & Feedback Mechanism and Beneficiary Information Management System is successfully implemented, and any other programme innovations to come.otheKEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)Outcome 1: A strong M&E system to address issues and ensure learning is in place

  • Improve the work of the Field Office (FO) by identifying local training needs, and communicating these to the WFP CO
  • In close collaboration with WFP CO develop and deliver regular and ad-hoc trainings on M&E and areas identified as problematic during monitoring visits (e.g. warehousing, organization of distributions), to WFP Field Monitors (FMA), Third Party Monitors (TPM), Cooperating Partners (CP) and other relevant parties (e.g. school directors, retailers).
  • Ensure a balanced monitoring coverage across activities and gender for WFP and Third-Party Monitors, based on the MRE sampling plan, while keeping the priority of expanding WFP direct monitoring in accessible areas.
  • Inform WFP CO in a timely manner on all additional staffing needs for FMA and TPM and support in the selection process
  • Conduct regular stand alone and joint field visits to understand the operational context and ensure oversight over the work of FMAs, TPMs and CPs.
  • During field missions conduct Key Informant Interviews Focus Group discussions to validate monitoring findings, understand underlying issues and identify actionable solutions
  • Supervise FMAs and TPM staff by conducting joint visits for ad-hoc learning, verify and crosscheck monitoring findings, giving regular feedback on FMA and TPM performance
  • Test and improve monitoring tools during the development stage and during field visits, inform the WFP CO on any issues and make suggestions for enhancement of existing or development of new tools
  • Analyze all monitoring surveys conducted to extract key findings that need to be addressed at FO level, using excel and by adapting existing dashboards to FO needs
  • Summarize findings on a monthly basis, to identify patters and recurring issues, that need to be raised to CO level and addressed in a more collective manner
  • Follow up on monitoring and review findings received through FMA, TPM, CP and the Beneficiary Feedback System, to ensure corrective actions are taken as required, including recording in the Syria Monitoring Database issues tracking module, including consistent and regular follow up and sharing of findings with cooperating partners.
  • Produce regular reports relating to monitoring findings/analysis, status of results and implementation progress at FO level and liaise with FO colleagues (programme, supply chain field monitors, etc) accordingly.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Identify areas of improvement in the processes, make recommendations and lead the implementation of improvements as required
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • Participate in the bi-weekly M&E Network call and other M&E meetings, coordinate and follow up as required.


STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Finance, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Statistics, Sociology, Social Development, Development Economics, Performance Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in international development or humanitarian work including at least 2 years of monitoring and/or evaluation experience Language: Fluency (level C) in oral and written communication in English. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Strong experience using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools and methods
  • Experience in Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM)
  • Excellent data analysis skills and good knowledge of data visualization tools such as Tableau


  • Has led effective monitoring and evaluation processes across multiple countries or at the global level.
  • Has developed a high-performing team and managed effective monitoring and evaluation operations at a country level.
  • Has participated in defining the strategic direction and objectives of the monitoring and evaluation function at the HQ level.

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