UN Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
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 (AMS, Livelihood and
Resilience) will perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area
and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food
    items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely
    resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed and the
    quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
  • Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such
    as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, in order to
    assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or
    non-food items.
  • Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear
    direction, in order to support programme reviews and informative
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather
    feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners,
    beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic
    issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational
    practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to
    complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP
    in the coverage areas.
  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency
    food assistance.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Monitoring Assistant (AMS, Livelihood and Resilience) job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Nutrition,
    Agricultural Science, Social Science, Development Studies or any other
    related area obtained from a recognized education institution.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible professional work
    experience in protection and gender development programming, including
    years of experience in emergency and development contexts.
  • Previous experience with evidence-based monitoring is highly
  • Experience in emergency and refugee operations especially in
    northern Uganda is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and implementing training, community
    consultations and negotiations in scenarios of cultural and language
  • Has experience in analysing programme output and outcome data.
  • Extensive knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and
  • Fluency in English and any or more of the following languages:
    Karamojong languages 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.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply
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: 3rd January 2019
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