UN Jobs – Monitoring Assistant at United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:           Monitoring Assistant
Organization: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: SC4
Reports to: Programme
Associate
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predicatable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Monitoring
Assistant will be responsible for monitoring implementation of WFP Programmes
in Arua.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will coordinate and monitor
    the implementation of the assistance Programme at the local level, in
    close collaboration with the cooperating partners.
  • Monitor and review the overall commodity
    movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at
    the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded,
    damaged or suspected to be damaged.
  • Supervise the efficient distribution of
    food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and
    verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to
    field officers and others on the distribution.
  • Assist on the conduct of regular meetings
    of refugee leaders and cooperating partners on the commodity pipeline,
    distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues.
  • Offer support in the implementation of the
    plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback
    accordingly.
  • Assist in encouraging women’s access to
    economic skills development and sensitizing public opinion on gender
    issues and gender focused activities.
  • Report periodically to the supervisor on relevant
    events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues.
  • The incumbent will identify any apparent
    issues in the Programme and report them to the appropriate personnel.
  • Supervise and train other personnel as
    appropriate.
  • Follow set emergency response processes
    and procedures for emergency food assistance.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring Assistant job opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in either of the following fields; Development
    Studies, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Education or other
    related field from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant
    working experience in supporting implementation of humanitarian services,
    community based activities, food distribution or any other related field
    gained from a reputable organization.
  • Applicants should have the ability to
    interprete and analyze a wide variety of Programme issues, statistical
    information, maintain accurate and precise records, work effectively with
    people of different national and cultural background.
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS
    Office applications.
  • Excellent command of both written and oral
    English is essential.
Personal Competencies:
  • Strategic Management: Displays
    basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring
    and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
  • Performance Management: Applies
    knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and
    relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward
    evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring
    and/or evaluation quality standards.
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology:
    Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data
    collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in
    line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics),
    WFP guidance and technical standards.
  • Data Analytics and Visualization:
    Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on
    shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need,
    and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance
    modalities and activities.
  • Programme Monitoring and Review:
    Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and
    outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and
    quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.
Organisational Capabilities:
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    team:
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    actions:
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    skills
    : Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
    needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others,
    regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of
    challenging circumstances.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    solutions:
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    commitments:
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
    priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    adaptable:
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor
    toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
    partner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th December
2016
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