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

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Programme Associate
Grade: SC4
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 Predictable 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 in charge of
monitoring implementation of  WFP
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and Monitor the implementation of the assistance
    Programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the cooperating
  • 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.
  • Provide 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
  • Report periodically to the supervisor on relevant events regarding
    food management, distribution and other related issues.
  • 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 any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Monitoring Assistant job placement 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 interpret 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.
  • Computer literacy i.e. good knowledge and skills in using MS Office
  • Excellent command of both written and oral English is essential.
  • Strategic Management: Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to
    perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their
  • 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
  • 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.
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: 5th July 2018
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