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Job Title: Programme Policy Officer (Research and Learning) (Re-advertise)

Grade: NOA

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Duration: 12 months

Duty Station: Dhaka
Number of positions: 1

Date of Publication: 19 February 2024

Deadline of Application: 03 March 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Nationals.


Provide support in research and learning initiatives for generating quality evidence to demonstrate WFP’s impact on the lives of beneficiaries and to inform policy, strategy and programme design and implementation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Unnder the direct supervision of M&E lead in Dhaka and the overall supervision of Head of Research, Assessment, and Monitoring (RAM), the RAM officer will lead the development and implementation of Research and Learning activities.

  1. Contribute to the management of evaluation processes to support the production of independent, credible evidence that meets high professional standards in line with WFP’s Evaluation Quality Assurance System (EQAS) or WFP’s research standard.
  2. Assist in sourcing, hiring and supervising external consultants to ensure the production of research/evaluations that meet research or evaluation requirements.
  3. Engage with stakeholder groups, both internal and external to WFP, appropriately in the evaluation process and manage communications.
  4. Support CO’s learning culture of accountability and learning through analysis of evaluation evidence and lessons; preparation of syntheses and/or summaries of evaluation findings and recommendations; and contribute to preparing presentations of these, adapting messages to specific audiences and platforms.
  5. Work with internal including programme and external stakeholders to enhance learning from and use of evaluation evidence in policy, programme and project design.
  6. Support in designing creative, innovative, and visually appealing data products to incorporate into internal and external reporting. Develop ideas to present M&E reports, findings, recommendations, briefs, and other products to management and partners.
  7. Ensure high quality of all reports generated from the Unit and maintain prompt delivery timelines.
  8. Research and analyze different policies and studies under Research Assessment Monitoring (RAM) unit and generate synthesis and learning to inform policy, strategy, programme and/or project design and support provision of clarification/advice on evaluated issues.
  9. Keep abreast of methodological developments in evaluation and contribute to the development of evaluation methodologies and tools to support continuous improvement in evaluation processes.
  10. Organize learning events for sharing programmatic feedback.
  11. Other as required.


    Experience: A minimum of five years of postgraduate professional relevant work experience in development or humanitarian work such as Monitoring, Evaluation, Programme/project design and/or management, needs assessment, research, reporting, etc. Out of the minimum five (5) years of the above-mentioned experience, at least three (3) years of strong professional experience leading teams in areas of monitoring and/or evaluation is needed.

    Education: Advanced University Degree (Master or equivalent) in Economics, Social science, Statistics, Development studies, or other relevant discipline.

    Language: Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English is required.


    • Experience in using a variety of quantitative and qualitative analytical tools, methods and approaches.
    • Good understanding of results-based management principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of evaluation ethics and is able incorporate ethics into evaluation processes.
    • Solid knowledge about Norms and Standards for Evaluation, ability to communicate the essentials of the norms and standards to others and apply them appropriately.
    • Solid practical knowledge on how data is collected, compiled, analysed and presented for management decisions, programme adjustment and donor reporting
    • Ability to develop monitoring systems and databases including preparation of data collection, analysis and reporting tools.
    • Ability to work with relevant technology, procedures (e.g., web-based databases, other statistical applications) to produce in-depth analysis and develop and share quality reports and visualizations.
    • Good knowledge of programme design, implementation and operational challenges in food and nutrition security.
    • Experience in building capacity through formal and informal training processes, including developing documentation and training materials.
    • Solid knowledge of human rights and gender equality and is able to ensure that evaluation design, questions and analysis incorporate this knowledge.


      To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings).
      Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

      We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at coxsbazar.hr@wfp.org to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have.

      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 as a formal applications and will not receive a reply from WFP.


      The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

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      WFP provides life-saving assistance to more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees and over 300,000 most vulnerable households in the local communities. WFP implements a range of programmes including integrated food and nutrition assistance, school feeding activities, emergency preparedness, and tailored livelihoods programme to support the most vulnerable population.

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      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.

      All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour 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.

      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.

      At this level job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. Job holders have a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and contribute to the development of systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate a team of support staff.

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