Monitoring and Evaluation Field Officer

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation Field Officer for the World Food Program (WFP). The WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. It is the United Nations frontline agency providing food aid to victims of natural and human-made disasters in over 80 countries. WFP assistance to Guinea first started in 1964. A Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis, conducted by WFP and the Government’s National Agency of Agriculture and Food Security Statistics in 2012, indicated that 27.2 percent of households are food insecure, with 3.3 percent severely food insecure. According to another 2012 survey, the nationwide chronic malnutrition rate among children is 34.5 percent, well above the global emergency level of 15 percent. It reaches over 40% in Labe, Boke and Nzerekore. The global acute malnutrition rate is 10 percent.

A Monitoring and Evaluation Field Officer with intermediate high/advanced French and at least two years’ experience in training/courses in one of the following disciplines: nutrition, public health, economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration or a field relevant to international development assistance is needed to support the WFP in monitoring and evaluation. The M&E; Field Officer will support WFP’s M&E; specialist, contribute new monitoring tools, organize training for staff on how to use the M&E; toolkit, assist in monitoring school canteens, develop a communication strategy, link field monitors and other PCVs, train and build capacity of school principals, in addition to other support. The goal of this assignment is to train WFP local staff, increase awareness on hunger and malnutrition, improve M&E; tools and operations procedures and reinforce skills of field staff.

Partner

United Nations World Food Program (WFP)

Required Skills

• Master’s degree; or Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience and training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: nutrition, public health, economics, agriculture, international affairs, business administration or a field relevant to international development assistance
• Intermediate high or advanced French language skills
• Proficiency in Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Excellent analytical and report writing skills
• Culturally sensitive: candidate should enjoy working in a new context, with people of other cultures

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve:  peanuts.  
  • After arrival in Guinea, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Important Medical Information for Applicants [PDF] to learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.


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