Head of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, P-4 Mogadishu

WFP: World Food Programme

We are seeking a manager to oversee the Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE) Unit to implement the unit vision of “Measuring Lasting Positive Change, Influencing Programme Quality and Impact”. As part of the Country Leadership Team, you will contribute to establishing the Country Office (CO) as a learning organization and lead the Monitoring, Analysis and Evaluation activities to enable improved planning and delivery and to ensure learning becomes a critical part of how the programme operates.


Under the direct supervision of the Country Director, the successful candidate, will manage and oversee the heads of three PMLE teams as well as contribute to the overall Unit vision and implementation. You will be expected to:

  1. Contribute to the quality delivery of the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2022 – 2025, play a leadership role as stated in Somalia Country Office’s governance structure and support driving the corporate and country priorities.
  2. Define an integrated PMLE workplan in a consultative manner to provide strategic direction to the team, identify key priorities and have a realistic plan of activities for the unit.
  3. Build a high performing team through demonstrating world class people management practices. Attract and recruit the best talents, lead in an inclusive manner, provide development, learning and coaching opportunities for the unit team members and for the extended teams in the Area and Field Offices.
  4. Provide leadership and project management, including managing budgets, producing CO level strategic reports and progress updates, present to these reports to senior internal and external stakeholders, manage and continuously improve the ‘modus operandi’ of PMLE.
  5. Ensure that the CO and its cooperating partners use a well-prioritized M&E plan leveraging the proper tools that will provide the strategic outcome owners and activity managers the most relevant and strategic information to manage the CSP activities. Establish quality assurance and oversight mechanisms, to ensure a coherent, reliable and consistent approach in monitoring and assessing WFP’s outcomes and impact.
  6. Oversee the development of a detailed list of performance indicators for each of the CSP activities to enable them to assess the achievements as per the expected results and targets. Oversee the creation of relevant comprehensive CSP results dashboards including baseline and targets for all output and outcome indicators.
  7. Lead the assessment of data and identify additional and/or different monitoring requirements based on the analysis and interpretation of the CSP dashboard results
  8. Lead the improvement and expansion of monitoring modalities, tools and check lists for new types of monitoring required, based on the assessment of data and on the changing context
  9. Further develop and revise monitoring and learning guidelines to ensure quality, coherence and effectiveness of monitoring activities at all levels (CO, field offices, and cooperating partners).
  10. Define a M&E capability development plan based on a comprehensive needs analysis aligned with the Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation strategy.
  11. Present the monitored data and main findings on a regular basis at the country leadership team. Provide technical support to senior programme officers, outcome and activity managers for the implementation of the recommendations and corrective actions based on the findings
  12. Support the development of learning agendas for all outcomes and activities managers to define the needs in terms of scaling up, replication, promotion of appropriate practices, policy and advocacy.
  13. Other relevant duties requested by the line manager.


Education:Advanced University degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, Statistics, performance management or other related field.

Experience:Eight years of postgraduate progressively responsible and international professional experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning with expertise in setting up complex monitoring and learning systems, capacity development and establishment of results-based data systems in the humanitarian and development context.
At least five (5) years’ experience managing teams with outstanding leadership and coaching skills.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in managing stakeholders and ability to cultivate sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders e.g. government authorities, and implementing partners.
  • Research experience: collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data using a variety of tools and approaches.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from colleagues and internal/external changes.

Language:Fluency in oral and written English is required.


  • Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period for up to2 yearsand is open to all nationalities (for HQ and RBs) or candidates must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment (for Country Offices).
  • The position is based in Mogadishu, Somalia and the selected candidate will be expected to relocate (with frequent travel inside Somalia). Incumbents of LFT positions are not eligible to apply for other mobile positions advertised internally through the Reassignment.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, danger pay, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.
  • Please visit our website for detailed information on working with WFP: http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


The deadline to recieve applications isFriday, 3rd June 2022 (11.59 p.m. CET).

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