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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT JOB

Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Research, Assessment, Monitoring and Information Management)

Grade: SC8

Type of contract: Service Contract

Salary: Starting at PKR 378,000 per month

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Islamabad

Vacancy Number: 830351

Date of Publication: 27th November, 23

Deadline of Application: 11th December, 23

This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani Nationals.

Note: This vacancy announcement will also be used to build a roster of prequalified applicants for future opportunities within same job profile at the current or lower level in Pakistan.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.

JOB PURPOSE

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been present in Pakistan since 1968. Its new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2027 supports national development priorities, providing critically needed relief and nutrition support to vulnerable population groups and complementing government efforts to enhance food and nutrition security. The RAM unit has the responsibility to support and ensure adequate, appropriate, and timely gender responsive assessments and monitoring of their programs, for accountability and learning purposes.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Policy Officer (Research Assessment, Monitoring and IM) will have responsibilities related to Information Management (IM) for both VAM and M&E. These responsibilities, in order of priority, include data visualization, data standardization/integration, and survey support.
Deliverable 1: [Visualization/dashboards]- Lead the data visualization/evidence sharing/information product design process:
• Develop country and province-specific monitoring and/or VAM dashboards/visualizations.
• Review COs’ existing visualizations to improve their design and usability.
• Support RAM and other interconnected units with data analysis and visualization along the evidence value chain.
• Develop country and province dashboards/visualizations that enable COs to track their monitoring progress/performance using visual analytics.
• Support management and other units in the CO by developing dashboards/infographics to be used by internal or external audiences.
Deliverable 2: [Survey support] - Support the design of assessment and monitoring surveys.
• Provide sound technical advice on the design and implementation of gender-responsive assessment and monitoring surveys in the CO and national government. This includes but is not limited to providing advice on suitable indicators; methodology and tools for data collection and analysis; leverage of
secondary data (national census, surveys, etc.) to support the monitoring and the analysis and interpretation of information.

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  • Liaise with RBB to enhance the utilization of remote surveys (mVAM/rM&E) and integrate with the existing practices in the region, promoting the use of different technologies to reach beneficiaries in access-constrained areas and to improve monitoring efficiency.

• Support CO staff with MoDA platforms and provide day-to-day MoDA support to COs including liaising with TEC as required.
Deliverable 3: [Data standardization, integration] - Work closely with the Head of VAM and M&E on country data analytics including data standardization and integration linking to the evidence value chain.
• Review assessment/PDM data as well as data collection forms/questionnaires and reconstruct them using the standardized code book. Update the code book based on new variables in PDMs and/or other monitoring tools.
• Support the generation of reproducible data analysis using the latest data science technologies (R, GitHub etc.), linking with corporate analytics of COMET data and aligning with HQ RAM/RBB team analysis initiatives.
• Develop integrated platforms for specific activities, notably CBT, bringing various data sources together facilitating reconciliation of data, turning data into information, and creating valuable insights in selected COs as needed.
• Support the digital automation of the evidence generation process (from data to information products) using technologies such as: Tableau Prep, Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, APIs and Microsoft Flow.
Deliverable 4: [Process monitoring system design & support] - Lead strengthening process monitoring
systems in the region.
• Define business requirements to enhance issue-tracking systems for COs.
• Support the adoption of recommended issue tracking systems enabling timely issue escalation as well as issue closure for accountability and programme quality.
• Support with assessments and monitoring in emergencies, standard questionnaires, and surge support TORs

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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES

EDUCATION:
Advanced university degree in economics, econometrics, statistics, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other applied quantitative field or first level university degree with 2 years of additional experience in the relevant field.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 3 years of professional/managerial level work experience in designing and managing M&E Systems/frameworks, quantitative analysis and field research preferably with international organization or UN system.
Deeply passionate about humanitarian assistance and international development; A good understanding of how to mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment indicators into monitoring activities; Strong critical thinking skills; Familiarity with Sustainable Development goals and indicators and targets a definite advantage, as would be previous work experience with WFP or the UN in M&E.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Outstanding data analytics, data management and visualization skills.
• Proven experience with Tableau, SPSS and/or STATA, R, Python required.
• Experience with additional programming languages.
• Ability to ensure that assessment/monitoring processes are gender responsive.
• Ability to draft professional reports and guidance documents without the need for additional editing
before publishing.
• Knowledge of WFP work would be considered an asset.

LANGUAGE: Proficiency (Level C) of English.

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:
Leading by example with integrity,
Driving results and delivering on commitments,
Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,
Applying strategic thinking,
Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on: global.inclusion@wfp.org, cc’ing pakistan.hr@wfp.org. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to

confidentially discuss your needs.

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Programme Policy Officer (Research Assessment, Monitoring and IM) will be responsible for survey support, data standardization, data visualization, and data integration. Under the direct supervision of the Head of RAM, the Programme Policy Officer will contribute to building evidence of quality performance through the application of research, quantitative and qualitative analytics, and visualization of such evidence to internal and
external stakeholders.
Job holders work under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities of similar nature and analytical work of limited complexity.

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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