Closing date: Monday, 2 October 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Sunday, 01 October 2023 (11.59 CET)


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.

We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, highly motivated person to join WFP’s Impact Evaluation Unit as Evaluation Officer at the P3 level, based in the Office of Evaluation (OEV) at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.


Our office provides global leadership, standard-setting and oversight of WFP’s entire evaluation function and are accountable for setting and enhancing the framework of norms and standards, accountabilities, and coverage for the different categories of evaluations (centralized, decentralized and impact); as well as maintaining the high quality of WFP’s evaluation function with continued innovation and improvement in evaluation quality and relevance.

WFP is gearing up to play a leadership role in the delivery of operationally relevant and useful impact evaluations that contribute to global evidence. Realizing this ambition requires delivering responsive and adaptive impact evaluations in rapidly evolving contexts. New programmes, technologies and data sources present great opportunities for WFP to harness the full potential of impact evaluation as a tool for learning. Impact evaluations are aligned with corporate evidence priorities through impact evaluation “windows”, which are OEV coordinated portfolios of country-specific impact evaluations. Current windows focus on 1) cash-based transfers and gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE), 2) climate change and resilience, and 3) school-based programmes, and we are developing a 4th window on nutrition.

Our Impact Evaluation Unit aims to achieve four main objectives: 1) contribute to the evidence base for achieving global goals; 2) deliver operationally relevant and useful Impact Evaluations; 3) maximize Impact Evaluation responsiveness to rapidly evolving contexts; and 4) harness the best tools and technologies for Impact Evaluation.

This position reports to the window coordinator for cash-based transfers and gender and will mainly focus on supporting impact evaluations that are part of the optimizing humanitarian impact evaluation workstream.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

You will be responsible for:

    •  Supporting impact evaluations that are part of OEV’s Optimising Humanitarian Interventions Workstream (cross-cutting with Impact Evaluation Windows) and individual impact evaluations (70%):
    •  Respond to demand and assess feasibility to partner with WFP country offices to conduct impact evaluations, while ensuring alignment with ongoing IEs.
    •  Make key contributions to the design of impact evaluations.
    •  Help develop and manage (window-level) pre-analysis plans.
    •  Manage all elements of IEs, including coordinating across academic partners and COs, undertaking field missions, supervising field coordinators and data collection firms, training enumerators supervising incoming data quality (with assistance from research assistants), analysing data, and contribute to writing impact evaluation reports and (academic) articles for different audiences.
    •  Contribute to and oversee analysis and output development for impact evaluations.
    •  Contribute to grant-reporting, internal reporting, budgeting, and fundraising efforts.
    •  Keep relevant internal stock-taking and budgetary systems up to date.
    •  Production of additional analytical outputs (20%):
    •  In addition to contributing to final IE reports and academic papers: use impact evaluation or other data to produce insightful analytical outputs of varying length, e.g., diagnostic pieces, descriptive articles, blog posts, etc.
    •  Capacity building & Communications for WFP’s impact evaluations (10%):
    •  On-demand technical support to impact evaluation queries from Country Offices and Regional Bureaus.
    •  Build impact evaluation capacity of WFP staff and partners through development and management/oversight of trainings and events.
  •  Support communications and dissemination of impact evaluation results in coordination with OEV’s communications team.
  •  Participate in seminars, conferences, and workshops to field demand for IE, present IE, or other results, engage in active dialogue with academics and practitioners.
  •  Support WFP’s efforts to develop a community of practice on IEs in humanitarian contexts.



  •  Advanced University degree in disciplines relevant to impact evaluation (e.g., evaluation, economics, political science, development studies, etc.), or a First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.


  •  You have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience supporting the delivery of impact evaluations or relevant experimental social science research.


  •  Fluency (level C) in the English language.


You have:

  •  Solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods used for identifying and measuring impacts. Experience designing, managing, and analysing household surveys is highly desirable.
  •  Significant experience providing impact evaluation specific guidance, training and capacity support is desirable.
  •  Proficiency in using statistical analysis software packages, including Stata and/or R, is essential. Experience with data management, including de-identifying, cleaning, encrypting, storing, and making secure transfers is essential.
  •  Fully computer-literate with excellent skills in Word, Excel, Power Point and database management. Experience managing research or evaluation budgets, contributing to funding proposals, and overseeing timely payments is desirable.
  •  Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively in diverse teams. Experience working with academic, civil society, private sector, NGO and/or government partners in countries where development and/or humanitarian projects are delivered is essential.
  •  Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and visual. Experience effectively translating between academics and practitioners is highly desirable.


This is an International Professional position and is open to all nationalities.

A Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for an initial period of 02 years.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Rome, Italy to take up this assignment.


  •  We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable). Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  •  Please make sure you upload your professional CV in English.
  •  Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter. Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time.
  •  Please contact us at in case you face any challenges with submitting your application.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. 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 lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.


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