WFP Monitoring Officer Vacancy (South Africa)

Closes: 27 Feb 2023

The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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 emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 120 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. We manage an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. 

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The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 12 Southern Africa countries including Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


The WFP Southern Africa Regional Bureau is committed to improving performance through evidence-building. Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Regional Monitoring Adviser and in close collaboration with other Evidence Generation Block teams (VAM and Knowledge Management), as well as Programme Unit, the CST will be responsible for the tasks listed below.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Support COs in the inclusion of all the relevant new outcome, output and crosscutting indicators that are part of the 2022-25 Corporate Results Framework within their logframes and associated data collection tools by Q4/2023. 
  • Support COs in pilot-testing of new outcome indicators as well as in the identification and development of new Country Specific indicators.
  • Ensure that all COs have set adequate baseline and target values against all the relevant new outcome and crosscutting indicators within their logframes by Q2/2023.
  • Track the number of COs using the corporate Data Quality Guidance and establish processes, including refresher training, to ensure COs use the guidance as part of their monitoring system.
  • Support and facilitate COs to adopt the Guidance note on Estimating Tier 2 and Tier 3 Beneficiaries when requested by the CO. 
  • Ensure COs align with the RAM Position Paper on Data Stratification and Disaggregation in CO monitoring and reporting (including the collection of sex-, age- and disability-disaggregated data to ensure programmes are inclusive).
  • Assess CO and Field Office staff’s capacity to collect, analyze and report on qualitative data and build staff’s capacity in qualitative data methodologies.
  • Any other duty assigned that are within the scope of Evidence Generation and Monitoring.
Host NationSouth Africa
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Closing Date27 Feb 2023
Eligible Candidate QualificationsDegree
WFP Vacancy Summary


Advanced University degree in social sciences, political science, statistics, development economics, performance management. 

Work experience     
3 years of post-graduate work experience 

Knowledge & Skills    
Familiarity with WFP programme design, implementation and operational challenges in food security and/or nutrition operations. Previous experience working in Southern Africa is a plus.
⦁    Knowledge and previous experience in monitoring. Relevant knowledge of evidence generation processes.
⦁    Strong knowledge of qualitative research methods and qualitative monitoring, demonstrated through completion of relevant trainings and research outputs.
⦁    Strong data analysis skills and experience using statistical softwares (Stata, SPSS).
⦁    Data visualization skills, including knowledge of Tableau Analytics and other relevant applications (e.g.: web-based databases,) to organize, analyze, share and use of monitoring data.
⦁    Experience in knowledge management and preparation of knowledge products.
⦁    Strong communication skills (oral and written) including ability to present ideas and generate feedback from a variety of audience
⦁    Ability to draft clear and succinct reports.
⦁    Quick to learn, able to take initiative.
⦁    Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
⦁    Self-confidence and creativity.

Fluency in English Language is required. Intermediate knowledge of a second UN language is a plus. 

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