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Program Assistant (Research, Evaluation and Monitoring), SC5 – WFP Jobs in Djibouti

  • Location: Djibouti
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: WFP
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-04-07


WFP’s strategy in Djibouti is aligned with Djibouti Vision 2035 and takes into account the regional strategies of the African Union, in particular Agenda 2063 and the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth, and the subregional strategies of the IGAD. It is also aligned with the UNDAF for 2018-2022 and builds on the relevant recommendations of the Zero Hunger strategic review. The fight against poverty is a major way to combat food insecurity in Djibouti. Agricultural potential is limited, but the agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors offer opportunities for direct assistance to rural households exposed to food insecurity and malnutrition.

The two pillars of WFP’s strategy are:

• Provide fair employment for women and men in the most vulnerable households; 

• Use safety nets to ensure access to assistance that meets basic needs, including for food security.


Placed under the direct supervision of the Unit Manager (RAM), the Program Assistant – RAM, plays a crucial role in the implementation of the strategy and planning of research activities, monitoring and evaluation (RAM) of the Country Office. The incumbent of this position is responsible for analyzing and reviewing Country Office data and RAM reports in collaboration with the functional teams.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (indicative and non-exhaustive list)

1. Provide project management support for specific small and medium-sized programs and projects ensuring a coordinated approach with broader programs in accordance with WFP standards and procedures.
2. Monitor data collection and monitoring systems, ensuring rigorous quality standards are maintained.
3. Research and analyze policy and operational issues to support the development of programs and activities.
4. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programs and activities, enabling informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
5. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration and follow up on ongoing projects.
6. Verify, clean, analyze, interpret and visualize monitoring data according to the information needs of different audiences.
7. Conduct regular data quality checks at different stages of the monitoring cycle, ensuring that monitoring data and reporting are timely, complete and of good quality.
8. Support the organization of training, workshops and webinars.
9. Perform any other related tasks, as required.


Lead by example with integrity
• Respect WFP values, principles and standards – Demonstrate and encourage others to respect WFP values, principles and standards.
• Respect others and value diversity – Values ​​diversity by using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same.
• Remains focused and calm under pressure – Remains focused and calm under pressure and encourages others to do the same
• Demonstrates humility and willingness to learn – Demonstrates humility and willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and responding to feedback, and taking opportunities for professional development.

Achieves results and delivers on commitments
• Delivers results for maximum impact – Holds himself and/or others accountable for delivering results.
• Delegate appropriately – Achieve results against delegated tasks and seek advice and support where necessary.
• Easily adapts to change – Easily responds to change by adjusting work as necessary

Promotes inclusion and collaboration
• Is open to all and collaborates – Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues
• Provides constructive and timely feedback – Promotes the development of others by providing constructive and timely feedback
• Constructs and shares new perspectives – Listens attentively to others to grasp, learn, construct and share new perspectives.

Applies strategic thinking
• Communicates and achieves WFP’s vision – Realizes WFP’s vision and is able to explain how its objectives support that vision
• Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things – Demonstrates curiosity and suggests new ways of doing things, where appropriate.
• Analyzes and evaluates data – Collects data and shares knowledge to inform decision-making within the team.
• Considers the impact of decisions – Implements decisions and asks questions to understand their impact on broader goals.


Education: High school diploma.
Experience: At least four years of progressive experience in monitoring, research or evaluations.
Linguistic knowledge Mastery of oral and written French. Good knowledge of the local language is required. Good knowledge of English is an asset.


1. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, as well as the development of data collection tools and reports.
2. Understanding of how to work with databases.
3. Knowledge of program design, implementation and operational challenges in the area of ​​food and nutrition security.
4. Ability to work accurately and in detail.
5. Ability to work in a team and maintain effective partnerships.
6. Ability to achieve results through effective planning and organization of activities.
7. Ability to establish priorities and quickly adjust work methods in a constantly changing environment.
8. Proven ability to work with technology needed for monitoring (e.g. online data collection tools and databases).
9. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Type of contract: Service contract, SC5


Unit/Division:  Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RAM)


Duty station (city, country): Djibouti, Djibouti


Duration: 1 year renewable (Based on satisfactory performance, organizational needs and availability of funds)


Deadline for submission of applications: April 7, 2024


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to behaviors such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to meet WFP standards of conduct and will therefore be subject to rigorous internal or third-party background checks. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may result in disqualification or termination of employment.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process, including the offer stage. Any request for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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