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Publicado el 17 de March de 2020

Programme Officer (M&E/VAM) NOB -118156

Fecha límite: 30 de March de 2020

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 World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

About 18,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. Staff us either working from its Headquarters in Rome, from one of WFP’s 6 Regional Bureaux or –mostly-from Country or sub/area offices.

  WFP’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama (RBP), has the overall objective to ensure strategic coherence and support programme and management excellence for WFP operations in the region. The RBP Programme Unit in particular is responsible for:  
  • Providing regional strategic guidance, policy support and direction with respect to WFP operations and activities in the region.
  • Providing oversight of WFP Country Office operations and activities in the region.
  • Ensuring adequate technical support is provided to Country Offices (CO) .

WFP in the RBP region is working in a context of predominantly Middle-Income Countries (MIC), for which it is challenging to obtain prioritized interest of donors and the general public. For that reason, WFP in the region has come under increasing pressure to demonstrate its results.  In order to do so, country offices in the region need to be able to build evidence through proper monitoring and evaluating of their programmes.

The Bureau has a triple function as coordinator, technical advisor and provider of technical assistance in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Barbados.

Programmatic activities in RBP are, broadly speaking, positioned along three major strategic axes, namely 1) emergency preparedness and response to both rapid and slow onset, natural and man-made shocks, 2) disaster risk reduction, resilience and climate change adaptation programmes; 3) human capital development, including through social protection (nutrition, school feeding etc).


In the case of WFP in Latin America and the Caribbean (RBP) enhanced M&R capacities still need further consolidation. M&R functions of the RAM (research, assessment and monitoring) team include: The provision of advocacy/strategic support in terms of M&R, Enhanced M&R frameworks and capacities , Facilitation of M&R related Learning and Innovation (RBP COs), Enhance Results Reporting on RBP activities and Support provision in RBP region related to its Review function. 

To adequately fulfil its mandate, the Research, Assessment and Monitoring team is currently looking for a resource to fill the position of National  Monitoring and Review Officer.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1.Support Country Offices (CO) excellence in M&R, including by a) ensuring compliance with corporate rules, regulations and standards, b) facilitating periodic oversight exercises and providing recommendations to CO management, c) facilitating the roll-out of corporate strategies, guidance and processes related to M&R. 2. Support improved evidence generation regionally, including through assisting COs to design and/or implement MRE (Monitoring, review and evaluation) strategies and plans; supporting with thematic studies and research. 3.Act as regional focal point for, and provide assistance for, CO users of the corporate project management and reporting system (COMET). 4. Facilitate the regular follow up, extraction and analysis of monitoring and operational data from corporate project management systems (COMET), with the aim to improve its use and usefulness, including through the use of advanced visualization software and techniques. 5. Supporting the annual performance planning and review exercises in the RB and in country offices, elaboration and analysis of corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to the area of M&E. 6. Conducting periodic exercises to monitor the implementation. 7. Support COs in conducting Mid-Term Reviews . 8. Support in compilation and review of M&R sections in project proposals and project documents.

9. Other duties as required.


. Ability to compile, maintain and analyse data, prepare reports and draw initial conclusions and recommendations;

. Ability to work in a team, and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts;

. Affective and timely interaction with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally; flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description;

. Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under supervision;

. Good analytical skills;

. Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiation skills.

  Education:   Advanced University degree in Economics,  Nutrition/Public Health, Social Studies, Statistics, Development Studies or other related field  or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.   Experience:  

At least three years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring, food security, vulnerability analysis or a closely related area.

Work experience in monitoring humanitarian and/or development interventions, database management and household data analysis. Experience in monitoring, food security, vulnerability and livelihood analysis, needs assessments an asset.    Knowledge & Skills:  

Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis

Good knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, Stata, SAS, Excel…).

Working Knowledge of tableau or similar visualization tools.

Demonstrated ability to present information and ideas and to communicate effectively

Track record of producing reports and other communication materials

Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SPSS (or other statistical package), Kwoledge of Tableau

  Language:   Fluency in both oral and written communication in Spanish and English.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgement.

National positions are subject to local recruitment.  These posts shall be filled, as far as possible, by persons recruited from commuting distance of the duty station or within the country.

This position is open to Panamanian nationals only.

Fixed-Term appointments are for a continuous period of one year or more and shall have a specified expiration date.  The initial appointment is subject to a probationary period of one year. 


To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are internal applicant, apply through yor E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


The deadline to apply is 30 March 2020 (midnight Panama Time).


“Qualified applicants, especially female applicants, are 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.