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Monitoring and Evaluation Intern, Kenya Country Office

JOB PURPOSE

  • WFP Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2027 will go live in July 2023.  The CSP contains 4 outcomes and 9 activities. Each of the activities has several outputs. The CSP results frameworks provides details of the indicators that will be used to measure performance for each of the activities. The CSP results framework will be complemented by activity specific indicators that the M&E team in consultation with the activity and outcome managers will develop. In the CSP, WFP Kenya commits to developing baselines for each of the CSP outcomes, monitor and measure progress in achieving the set outcomes through process/activity monitoring, assess performance through outcome monitoring, reviews and evaluations.
  • The primary purpose of the position is to support M&E field processes for all the outcomes, reviewing all field monitoring reports to ensure all M&E related issues are followed up and addressed, reviewing M&E data and reports for timeliness, completeness and quality highlighting gaps and or areas that need strengthening, developing and updating frameworks for documenting  progress in implementation of M&E recommendations, keeping an online updated system of all sites, samples, indicators, their progress and technical support to field offices in M&E data collection activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the leadership of Head of Field office and M&E assistant (UNV)

  • Support process monitoring for all the CSP outcomes.
  • Support review of all field monitoring reports for timeliness, completeness and quality highlighting gaps and or areas that need strengthening.
  • Lead remote monitoring, working closely with beneficiary services unit and the senior M&E associate and UNV M&E assistant.
  • Review field monitoring narratives and data submitted by field office to ensure consistency.
  • Develop and Keep an updated system of results for all indicators monitored, tracking progress in achievement of the targets.
  • Develop and keep an updated system for M&E monitoring requirements for field offices.
  • Develop a system with all project sites, Update monitored sites for each activity against sampled sites working closely with the senior M&E associate to ensure sampling is representative and field offices are in progress of achieving their set monitoring targets, reporting and implementation of recommendation.
  • Collate M&E related issues raised through weekly field office reports, follow up and or escalate as required.
  • Support in developing and updating Kenya CSP M&E guidelines.
  • Support in writing and disseminating monthly and quarterly M&E reports and developing action sheets with key findings.
  • Support in updating COMET implementation.
  • Support Outcome, reviews and evaluation processes.
  • Support other M&E activities including but not limited to field and outcome teams technical support, trainings, CP reviews etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of secondary school education. A degree/diploma (Completed or ongoing)  in Social Sciences, M&E, Project Management, community development, Development Studies or statistics is desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Ability to write correctly in English and to communicate matters orally and in writing.
  • Should be able to maintain accurate/precise records, to perform detailed work and to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
  • Should be able to work independently with minimum of supervision.
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Collaborative spirit able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy.
  • Capacity to work within procedural and process specifications.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Nutrition Intern, Kenya Country Office

JOB PURPOSE

  • The role seeks to support the Nutrition department in Management of Nutrition treatment/prevention Programmes at the  National and Community level. They will be involved in Government engagements and Capacity Strengthening for nutrition-specific and sensitive programming.
  •  With nutrition support across the outcomes/activities, the unit is continuously overwhelmed by the operational requests and nutrition technical support at the field level where nutrition technical capacity remains a gap. Therefore with the guidance of the Head of unit for Nutrition, the intern will provide support to the team to reduce the gap. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and direct supervision of the Programme Associate (Nutrition), the incumbent will perform the following duties: –

  • Support in developing and implementing nutrition-specific and sensitive activities and monitoring processes as per the CSP.
  • Respond to routine queries with readily available support by senior staff, and escalate where appropriate in order to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries.
  • Conduct field visits to project sites to monitor the implementation of projects, and support with the preparations and conducting of mission visits to project sites by senior WFP officers or donors.
  • Assist in preparing nutrition-related reports and data analysis and ensuring deliverables adhere to WFP corporate standards and quality controls.
  • Contribute to the writing of reports and funding proposals/concept.
  • Accompany WFP official in nutrition related partners’ meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or other related field.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Ability to write correctly in English and to communicate matters orally and in writing.
  • Should be able to maintain accurate/precise records, to perform detailed work and to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
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KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

JOB PURPOSE

  • The role seeks to support the Nutrition department in Management of Nutrition treatment/prevention Programmes at the  National and Community level. They will be involved in Government engagements and Capacity Strengthening for nutrition-specific and sensitive programming.
  •  With nutrition support across the outcomes/activities, the unit is continuously overwhelmed by the operational requests and nutrition technical support at the field level where nutrition technical capacity remains a gap. Therefore with the guidance of the Head of unit for Nutrition, the intern will provide support to the team to reduce the gap. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and direct supervision of the Programme Associate (Nutrition), the incumbent will perform the following duties: –

  • Support in developing and implementing nutrition-specific and sensitive activities and monitoring processes as per the CSP.
  • Respond to routine queries with readily available support by senior staff, and escalate where appropriate in order to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries.
  • Conduct field visits to project sites to monitor the implementation of projects, and support with the preparations and conducting of mission visits to project sites by senior WFP officers or donors.
  • Assist in preparing nutrition-related reports and data analysis and ensuring deliverables adhere to WFP corporate standards and quality controls.
  • Contribute to the writing of reports and funding proposals/concept.
  • Accompany WFP official in nutrition related partners’ meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months’ in Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health or other related field.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential.
  • Ability to write correctly in English and to communicate matters orally and in writing.
  • Should be able to maintain accurate/precise records, to perform detailed work and to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately under time constraints.
  • Courtesy, tact and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Adaptable to an international, multicultural, and multilingual environment
  • Availability and willingness to travel as required to different areas of Kenya
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Good communication skills and be able to work in a team.

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