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Programme Policy Officer (M&E/VAM) - (NOA - Sa'ada)
World Food Programme (WFP)
Grade: NOA, Entry Professional
Job Expired 28 Sep 2021
Added 1 month ago
Job Description


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.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Aiming to feed 13 million of the most vulnerable people with food assistance, WFP’s emergency response in Yemen is the agency’s largest anywhere in the world. WFP also provides nutrition support to 1.7 million children and mothers and delivers school meals to 850,000 children each day


Under the direct supervision of Programme Officer, this job is found in WFP Yemen, Sa'ada and job holder report to a more senior Programme Policy Officer.
Job holder is likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed.She/he is typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.


The Programme Policy Officer - M&E will be part of the M&E team based in Sa’ada Field office. S/he will be primarily responsible for reviewing and updating data management systems to align to WFP corporate standards and FO requirements, establishing and maintaining systems to track monitoring findings and ensuring appropriate action is taken, liaising with all relevant units within the FO as well as M&E units in other FOs that make up Sana’a Area Office and external partners and coordinating all M&E related activities and functions. S/he will contribute to the overall objective of the M&E team to strengthen and innovate data management systems to generate quality evidence on the implementation and results of WFP’s interventions and inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation. The Programme Policy Officer - M&E will be reporting to the Head of Field Office and will be part of the Area Office M&E team.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -1 (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to evidence-based decision-making on programme design and implementation, notably through making monitoring findings accessible, and developing innovative and user-friendly tools as well as contribute to improving on the existing monitoring tools to track monitoring findings and follow up on recommended actions.
  2. Ensure effective management and functioning of the Monitoring and Evaluation Findings (MEF) database within the Field Office, as well as contribute to the development of new functions in line with the overall M&E data management strengthening objectives.
  3. Serve as focal point of the MEF database within the Field Office and liaise with the M&E team within other Field offices and CO on all technical aspects related to maintenance, development and enhancement of the system.
  4. Develop regular analysis, dashboard and other reporting products to illustrate the status and progress of monitoring findings and actions in MEF.
  5. Coordinate with CO, Programme technical teams and Third-Party Monitoring (TPM) companies to support effective planning, implementation as well as timely and accurate data entry and tracking of monitoring findings and ensure that appropriate corrective actions for case closure are taken timely and all processes are in place as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  6. Contribute to the development, review and update of SOP, guidelines and other capacity strengthening materials
  7. Support the work of TPM and FOs staff in performing all monitoring-related activities, to ensure standardized and harmonized processes across all areas and functions.


Education and Experience: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance with 1 year relevant experience , or First University Degree with additional 2 years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Administrative/Assistant/Secretariat work experience is not considered, except for years holding Associate positions or above (UN equivalent grade G-6 or above), in which case each year is counted at 50%

Languages: Fluency (level C) in English AND Arabic languages.

Technical skills: Database administrator, software engineering and programming, security-based software programming.

Citizenship: Only Yemeni citizens are eligible for this position.


  • Previous experience in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Previous experience working in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Previous experience in software engineering and database development and management.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


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, Voucher) Demonstrates ability to analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.) Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes.


  1. WFP is an equal opportunity employer.
  2. WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  3. The applicant should be a Yemeni national or having work/residency permit.
  4. WFP staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply for another FT position.
  5. Only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
  6. Applications must be submitted online with:
  7. Use English language only.
  8. Indicate all your job TOR.
  9. Indicate clear years of experience with each job (month/year)
  10. WFP FT staff who are still under probation period are not eligible to apply.
  11. By submitting your application, you have read the Terms of Reference for this position and agree that any false, wrong or incomplete information might lead to your disqualification in this recruitment process.
  12. (NB: Successful candidates vetted as viable candidates through the application process will be retained on internal roster for a two-year period and may be given further consideration for future similar specific position advertised in the duty station.)


28th September 2021


WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always is free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of staff are made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.

لا يقوم برنامج الأغذية العالمي بالاستعانة ابداً بأشخاص او بوكالات خارجية في التوظيف، علماً بان عملية التوظيف دائماً مجانية. يبحث برنامج الأغذية العالمي عن مرشحين من أعلى درجات النزاهة والكفاءة المهنية والذين يتقاسمون مبادئنا الإنسانية.

يتم اختيار الموظفين على أساس تنافسي ونحن ملتزمون بتعزيز التنوع والتوازن بين الجنسين. سيتم النظر فقط للمتقدمين الذين تفي ملفاتهم الشخصية بمتطلبات الوظيفة المعلن عنها، وفقط خلال الموعد النهائي المعلن

Female applicants 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.

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