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Evaluation Officer

World Food Programme

Cairo, Egypte
Opportunités de carrière : Evaluation Officer (CST II) (827423)

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 Job Title: Evaluation Officer
 Grade:  Consultant Level II
 Type of contract: International Consultant
 Duration: 11 months, renewable
 Duty Station: Cairo
 Vacancy Number 827423
 Date of Publication: 30th May 2023
 Deadline of Application: 13th June  2023


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’s Regional Bureau for the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Eastern Europe (RBC), based in Cairo, Egypt, provides strategic guidance, policy/technical support, and direction to WFP operations and activities in 15 countries: Algeria, Armenia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, State of Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Yemen. These country offices (COs) in 2023, aim to assist roughly one-quarter of all of WFP’s beneficiaries (approx. 39.4 million) in some of the most critical humanitarian emergencies of our time. RBC is also active in the ‘Changing Lives’ side of WFP’s mandate, helping national governments and local communities improve nutrition, livelihoods, school feeding, social protection, climate, and disaster risk reduction, and other programmes that build resilience and support development. 

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As a major part of WFP’s accountability framework, evaluations assess the performance and results of WFP’s policies, strategies, programmes, and activities for accountability and learning to inform future direction. The Evaluation Policy (2022) aims to strengthen WFP’s contribution to ending global hunger by embedding evaluation into the core of its working culture, ensuring evidence-based decision-making in all its work. WFP’s evaluation function model combines centralized evaluation with demand-led decentralized evaluation, in line with Strategic Plan commitments and related organizational strengthening initiatives. Since 2016, the organization has invested substantial resources in the development of evaluation capacity at the country and regional levels. Within this context, RBC has established a Regional Evaluation Unit and within the framework of the corporate evaluation policy, developed a Regional Evaluation Strategy which is currently being updated to take us through to 2030.

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)
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).
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.
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. 
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.
Act as a custodian and focal point of the system tracking with respect to management response commitments and deadlines (R2 system). 
Support the administration and follow up to twice-yearly Regional Evaluation Committee (RevCO) meetings, including preparing talking points, minutes, reports, and presentations. 
Support the REO in increasing the utility of evaluations in the region through coordinating and managing summaries of evidence and other evidence-generation products. 
Ensure that all evaluation plans and KPIs are tracked through appropriate dashboards and are updated regularly.

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Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures  external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.


Daily support is provided to those Country Office evaluation managers who are undertaking TORs, evaluation firm contracting, and quality assurance of deliverables.

Act as R2 focal point in RBC ensuring continuous tracking and timely update on the implementation of DE recommendations in the region

Develop and maintain a tracking system (excel and online dashboard) to assist RBC and REVCO in the tracking and management of all CE and DE evaluations as well as the Regional Evaluation Plans and Evidence Maps.

Monthly update of all tools developed by OEV HQ to track implementation and plans for decentralized evaluations in RBC.

Support the development of summaries of evaluative evidence for RBC and COs preparing for their upcoming second-generation CSPs.

Continue fostering evaluation use through engagement on Yammer and monthly updates to the RBC Evaluation Page on SharePoint.

Other deliverables linked to the main responsibilities listed above



Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences Business Administration, or other relevant field related to international development assistance.

Work Experience                    

Minimum eight years of recognized and certified experience in the fields of international development and humanitarian cooperation, including substantive prior experience working with monitoring and evaluation, preferably with NGOs, UN agencies

Knowledge & Skills

Solid quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, including experience with relevant data analysis platforms (Excel, SPSS, Stata, EnVivo). Advanced IT literacy


Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic and French is desirable.

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