Senior Programme Associate (M&E) SC7

  • Contract
  • Suva
  • Posted 1 month ago

WFP - World Food Programme


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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.



Job Title: Senior Programme Associate (Monitoring & Evaluation)      

Grade: SC7                           

Type of contract: Service Contract                                                                 

Duration: 12 months (Renewable)                     

Duty Station: Suva, Fiji

Vacancy Number: 832973

Date of Publication: 24 May 2024

Deadline of Application: 9 June 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Fiji.

Terms and Conditions:
WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance.



To support monitoring, accountability and learning through the multi-country strategic plan (MCSP).The WFP Pacific Multi-Country Office is seeking to recruit a Senior Programme Associate (M&E) to be based in the WFP Suva MCO. The position will sit within the Research, Assessment and Monitoring (RAM) team reporting directly to the Head of RAM.


  1. Act as a focal point for the implementation of the 5-year Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for WFP’s work in the Pacific; including meeting M&E corporate requirements and deadlines.
  2. Support in developing the annual M&E workplan with close consultations across units.
  3. Review, and update M&E processes and documents, including monitoring checklists, guidance and updates in consultation with line manager.
  4. Ensure data gathering and monitoring across all units are operating that ensure rigorous quality standards are maintained and incorporated into internal and external reporting products.
  5. Review and report on M&E related Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data at mid-year and end of the year;
  6. Enter outcome, output, gender and protection indicators upon request into the WFP corporate system/tools;
  7. Maintain and update on a continuous basis existing database and support the development of user-friendly tools;
  8. Provide M&E related input data to M&E reports, funding proposals and briefing documents.
  9. Support outsourced studies for WFP and partners including baseline surveys, mid-term reviews, and endline evaluations.
  10. Support data collection for surveys upon request, ensuring their quality meets established methodology and design.
  11. Support in engagement in discussions with internal counterparts and external partners on M&E data, including data collection, monitoring questions, research methodology and quality standards.
  12. Design and conduct training/refresher training for WFP staff and partners on M&E related tasks, including monitoring checklist questionnaires, country capacity strengthening metrics.
  13. Act as focal person for the design and implementation of complaints and feedback mechanisms developed by WFP or upon request of partners.
  14. Support recommendations on how M&E can contribute to organizational learning.
  15. Take responsibility for integrating protection and gender perspectives to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  16. Any other duties as required.



At minimum completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate or degree in the following fields: statistics, development economics, performance management, monitoring and evaluation or other related fields.


Relevant experience (7 years or more) in the field of work, especially in M&E, data management, reporting. Technical experience in food security, nutrition analysis and/or disaster risk management and experience with database management, evidence generation and/or reporting is preferable.



  • Knowledge of humanitarian and development working modalities preferable.
  • Behavioral competencies such as action management, client orientation, cognitive capacity, innovation, partnering and teamwork.
  • Has excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, good drafting skills, and ability to work in a team.



  • Fluency in written and spoken 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.  


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( 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. 

WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. 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 the volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP. 


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


The WFP Pacific Multi Country Office (MCO) covers 14 Pacific Island countries and territories — Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu—represent a diverse group of peoples and geographies. All these small island developing states, are at high risk of adverse consequences from climate change, including risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth.


WFP’s works in the Pacific through a multi-country strategic plan (MCSP) to support Pacific governments and regional stakeholders to better prepare for and respond to emergencies, including through better collection and analysis of food security and nutrition data, improvements to national social protection and disaster risk management arrangements, strengthening the regional humanitarian architecture and an enhanced focus on those most at risk of being left behind.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

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.

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