5 UN Monitoring Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Grade: SC5
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 responsible for monitoring WFP programmes in
Isingiro, Rwenzori and Bunyoro Satellite offices
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP programmes at the
    Settlement and District level, in close collaboration with the Cooperating
    partners, the local government and other UN agencies
  • Keenly 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 and cash at the site
    and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate
    entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to the Team Leader and
    others on the distribution;
  • Conduct regular monthly review meetings with cooperating partners on
    the distribution arrangements, food and cash entitlements and other
    relevant issues
  • Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review
    achievement and constraints and provide feedback to the Satellite Office
    Team Leader, or other senior staff.
  • Conduct cash and food basket monitoring, post distribution community
    meetings to ensure feedback on the WFP GFA interventions in the
  • Report periodically to the Team leader or Programme Associate on
    relevant events regarding food and cash management, distribution and other
    related issues
  • Identify any issues in the programme and report them to the Team
    Leader/Programme Associate.
  • Any further duties as assigned by the field office leadership

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 Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Nutrition, Agriculture
    or any other related field obtained from a recognized Institution.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience in
    Agriculture, and Nutrition programmes gained from a reputable
    organization; Experience in project planning and management, managing,
    implementing, monitoring and analyzing programme related projects,
    Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Previous experience in collecting programme output and outcome data,
    conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings
    to management team, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems
    and standards.
  • Language:  Fluency in local
    language used in South Western Uganda. Fluency in written and spoken
    English. Good knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage.

  • 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: 26th May 2019
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