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 WFP Zimbabwe Country Office launched its new 5-year Country Strategic Plan (2017 – 2021) on 1 April 2017. While maintaining its strong humanitarian assistance capacity, the Country Office focus is also on supporting long-term social protection and resilience-building to achieve Zero Hunger. WFP will help the government build sustainable systems to eradicate hunger and ensure better nutrition through six Strategic Outcomes:
- Food-insecure people, including refugees, in the most affected districts are enabled to meet their basic food and nutrition requirements during severe seasonal shocks.
- Children in prioritized districts will have stunting rates reduced in line with national and global targets by 2025.
- Smallholder farmers have increased access to well-functioning agricultural markets by 2030.
- Food-insecure rural households achieve food security and demonstrate resilience to seasonal shocks and stressors.
- Zimbabwe’s social protection system ensures that chronically vulnerable populations across the country are able to meet their basic needs all year round.
- Partners are reliably supported by world-class, cost-effective and efficient supply chain services.
- Play a key role in development and implementation of country strategy and annual performance plans aligned with regional, WFP and wider UN strategy, policies and processes to meet the complex food assistance and development needs of assisted people within the country.
- Provide solid technical and managerial leadership on a broad range of strategically important areas through the development and use of innovative tools, approaches and strategies.
- Identify, develop and nurture strategic and operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives that improve assistance packages and support advocacy work.
- Enhance WFP’s leadership status in different forums through direct participation and/or through briefings, information products and other materials.
- Oversee baseline assessments, operational research and evidence building to strengthen strategy and programme formulation.
- Hold accountability for the preparation and dissemination of timely and accurate analytical and critical reports and information products, to inform strategic direction, operational planning and enable informed decision-making.
- Prepare syntheses and summaries of findings and recommendations to enhance learning from and use of evaluation evidence in strategy, programme and project design and track the implementation of monitoring, reviews and evaluation, audit and compliance recommendations.
- Provide effective leadership, motivation, coaching and support to a large and complex team of professionals to ensure the continued development of a cohesive and high performing country team and enable effective performance enable high performance.
- Play a key role in building cohesive and collaborative CO cross-functional relationships to ensure a uniform approach to the CO’s programme delivery and performance management framework
- Develop productive relationships with partners, government, donors and UN counterparts at national level to enable the effective positioning of WFP to meet country, regional and corporate goals.
- Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
- Take responsibility for incorporating protection and accountability to affected populations so that assisted people are able to benefit from WFP programmes in a manner that ensures their safety, dignity and integrity.
- Spearhead and coordinate knowledge management initiatives in the country office.
- Ensure the best use of assigned financial and other resources for achievement of set objectives.
- Lead the consolidation of risk management matrices and mitigation actions.
- Other as required.
- Leverages in-depth, up-to-date understanding of humanitarian and development actions in different contexts and knowledge of global geo-political issues, monitoring standards and/or advancing international professional evaluation standards to define and adapt monitoring and/or evaluation functions that supports and aligns with WFP’s strategic goals.
- Leverages knowledge of internal and external best practices and partnerships to develop and implement optimal monitoring and/or evaluation arrangements to improve the quality and credibility of monitoring results or the quality, credibility, independence and utility of WFP’s evaluation processes.
- Oversees and provides guidance to others in the selection and application of high quality, credible, analytical approaches and qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate to monitoring and review requirements and/or evaluation needs across WFP at different levels.
- Demonstrates sophisticated skills and judgment to communicate effectively strategic evaluation concepts and evidence to a range of internal and external stakeholders with diverse, complex and high stake interests.
- Utilizes thorough performance lifecycle knowledge to lead design and development of monitoring systems and lead and manage the review process, and present findings and recommendations to appropriate stakeholders.
- Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/ Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Monitoring and Evaluation or other related field, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training courses.
- Fluency (level C) in English language.
- Minimum of eight years of relevant professional work experience in development or humanitarian work.
- Minimum of four years of experience in managing complex monitoring and/or evaluation activities spanning a range of policies and programme initiatives.
- Experience in managing diverse teams of M&E staff.
- Has supported the development of Country strategy and planning;
- Has managed monitoring activities, decentralized evaluations and thematic/mid-term reviews and positioning of WFP as a reliable partner for stakeholders building monitoring and evaluation capacity.
- Has formulated country monitoring and evaluation strategies, lead various initiatives and contributed to policy development.
- Has management/ supervisory experience in directing Country office teams.
- Has led a country office functional unit/ team or a substantial component of a complex programme.
- Has experience building strategic partnerships in M&E with multiple stakeholders.
- Has managed complex monitoring and evaluation activities across multiple field locations, spanning a range of policies and programme initiatives.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Applicants are also requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.
WFP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING)
The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 June 2020.
Female applicants who are qualified and experienced 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.