Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analyst at United Nations World Food Programme
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- Company: United Nations World Food Programme
- Location: Kenya
- State: Nairobi
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: NGO Jobs in Kenya
The 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 lifetimes. 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.
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
- Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.
Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and in close consultation with the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer head of the M&E Unit, the Data Analyst is responsible for Kenya’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) M&E Database systems, analysis and information management.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Design, develop and test databases for WFP Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) M&E system. Continiously upgrade and maintain all program databases, in line with changing reporting requirements.
- Continually advise and improve M&E tools and databases in line with new innovations and technology advancements so as to ensure the tools exhibit improved and efficient data collection and analysis capabilities and are more user friendly.
- Develop and continually update technical user manuals and documentation for database systems.
- Migrate all databases to an online platform and create a central dashboard where food security and monitoring tools, analysis, graphs, maps, reports and guidelines can be accessed, retrieved and visualized by relevant program staff. Manage and update, repare and maintenance of online platforms.
- In close liaison with the IT Unit, ensure that all databases, online platforms, servers and tools comply with WFP corporate IT standards.
- Create visualization for all key monitoring results with ease of access for managers and programme teams.
- Implement features that ensure data safety, cleaning, validation and integrity. Develop data models, database structures, graphic user interfaces, standard queries and reports.
- Applying appropriate statistical principles, identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex datasets to support VAM and M&E in analysis and reporting. In consultation with the M&E officer, perform data analysis and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
- Provide support to studies, evaluations and monitoring activities through training, database design, data collection, data analysis and report writing.
- In consultation with the M&E Officer, co-ordinate and provide technical support on data collection, collation, processing, analysis and database systems development and management to the country and sub offices and field M&E focal points.
- Maintain updated COMET (Country Office Tool for Managing (programme operations) Effectively) Design with annual results for all Country Strategic Plan (CSP) outcome indicators.
- Participate in food security assessments, studies and monitoring activities.
- In liaison with the VAM Officer and GoK, provide support where required in structuring and upgrading of monitoring and early warning databases.
- Other duties as may be assigned by the officer.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
- Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
- Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
- Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
- Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
- Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance||Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.|
|Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)||Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.|
|Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas||Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.|
|Emergency Programming||Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.|
|Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government||Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.|
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Has worked with technical teams (i.e. M&E, Nutrition etc.).
- Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible job related technical experience in database systems and analysis
- Must have experience in developing applications for mobile devices
- Prior experience with a humanitarian organization or with analysis of monitoring data would be an added advantage
- Experience in using relational database systems including MS SQL Server, Oracle and Microsoft Access, Mastery of software development tools e.g. Asp.net (C#, VB.net), PHP and other development platforms.
- Experience in using analysis softwares including SPSS, tablueau, R and other analysis software
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.