Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analyst

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Monitoring and Evaluation
Currency UGX


Programme Associate, Monitoring & Evaluation Data Analyst, G6 (Nairobi) (108383)

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.

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and in close consultation with the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer head of the M&E Unit, the Data Analyst is responsible for Kenya's Country Strategic Plan (CSP) M&E Database systems, analysis and information management.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Design, develop and test databases for WFP Kenya Country Strategic Plan (CSP) M&E system. Continiously upgrade and maintain all program databases, in line with changing reporting requirements.
Continually advise and improve M&E tools and databases in line with new innovations and technology advancements so as to ensure the tools exhibit improved and efficient data collection and analysis capabilities and are more user friendly.
Develop and continually update technical user manuals and documentation for database systems.
Migrate all databases to an online platform and create a central dashboard where food security and monitoring tools, analysis, graphs, maps, reports and guidelines can be accessed, retrieved and visualized by relevant program staff. Manage and update, repare and maintenance of online platforms.
In close liaison with the IT Unit, ensure that all databases, online platforms, servers and tools comply with WFP corporate IT standards.
Create visualization for all key monitoring results with ease of access for managers and programme teams.
Implement features that ensure data safety, cleaning, validation and integrity. Develop data models, database structures, graphic user interfaces, standard queries and reports.
Applying appropriate statistical principles, identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex datasets to support VAM and M&E in analysis and reporting. In consultation with the M&E officer, perform data analysis and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Provide support to studies, evaluations and monitoring activities through training, database design, data collection, data analysis and report writing.
In consultation with the M&E Officer, co-ordinate and provide technical support on data collection, collation, processing, analysis and database systems development and management to the country and sub offices and field M&E focal points.


Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

Experience Requirements

Has worked with technical teams (i.e. M&E, Nutrition etc.).

At least five years of progressively responsible job related technical experience in database systems and analysis
Must have experience in developing applications for mobile devices
Prior experience with a humanitarian organization or with analysis of monitoring data would be an added advantage
Experience in using relational database systems including MS SQL Server, Oracle and Microsoft Access, Mastery of software development tools e.g. (C#,, PHP and other development platforms.
Experience in using analysis softwares including SPSS, tablueau, R and other analysis softwar