Under the supervision of Head of the PMLE Unit, the incumbent will be supporting Somalia CO PMLE team on research, assessments, and overall evidence generation and utilization. Specifically, the incumbent will:

  • Lead on the identification of evidence needs in consultation with key internal stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and updating of the CO learning agenda and its implementation plan by working with the programme team, logistics team, AOs, and FOs to identify key learning questions and a practical plan to answer each of the learning questions.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the CO learning agenda by coordinating the execution of the learning agenda implementation plan
  • Collaborate with WFP Somalia Communications Team to put in place a communication and advocacy plan that supplements the WFP Somalia learning agenda
  • Contribute to the promotion of programmatic learning events through workshops, reflection sessions, meetings, learning sessions and other information dissemination fora to ensure understanding and use of findings for programme adaptation and learning.
  • Work with other PMLE staff and with programme staff to coordinate WFP’s Somalia assessments, research, evaluations, reviews etc.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of research and assessments findings and recommendations to a series of audiences including senior management, internal programme colleagues, field monitors, risk management colleagues to support the country office decision-making and related actions on performance planning, programme activities, risk analysis, emergency preparedness, security risk management and risk mitigation activities.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative, user-friendly, and useful knowledge products for internal and external stakeholders
  • Work closely with all PMLE Unit’s teams to ensure sound planning and execution of research and assessment activities
  • Other relevant duties requested by line manager.

Do you meet the minimum requirements?

  • A University degree in Economics, Statistics, Sociology, or another relevant field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing research and evidence generation activities for a large organization in development or humanitarian sector,
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience in managing organization’s/programme’s evidence generation initiatives – full cycle from development, to implementation, to evidence use.
  • Strong background in qualitative and quantitative research.


  • English proficiency. Able to comprehend and communicate complex ideas and subjects comfortably, clearly, and timely.

Are you competent for this job? Do you have?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly analytical with a passion for research and analytical writing skills.
  • Must have knowledge of qualitative research and analysis.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative data collection tools
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc)
  • Ability to work independently on analytical and technical matters with minimum supervision.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the links below respectively.
Internal candidate:

External candidate:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. WFP is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis. WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

This position is applicable only to international candidates. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.