UN Monitoring Assistant Job Placement – World Food Programme

Job Title:           Monitoring Assistant
Food Programme
Duty Station:
VA NO.:             
GRADE:               SC4
Reports to:        Programme Policy Officer or Programme
About US:
United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting
hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger
in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes
to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and
children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets
food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict
and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities
rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with
food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global
footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary
to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in
many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
Organizational Context
These jobs are found
primarily in WFP Field based Offices and job holders typically report to
Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change
depending on the size of the office.
At this level job
holders are expected to take responsibility for completion of a range of
processes and activities related to monitoring that require some interpretation
of standard guidelines/practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of
action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support
Job Summary:  The Monitoring Assistant will perform
monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to
support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
and monitor the implementation of the assistance programme at the local level,
in close collaboration with the implementing partners;
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;
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 the supervisor.
regular monthly review meetings with cooperating partners on the commodity
pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant
in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints
and provide Feedback to the senior Programme Assistant.
periodically to the PA on relevant events regarding food management,
distribution and other related issues;
any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the PA;
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s
Strategic Objectives.
Be a
force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work
processes to supervisor.
Make the
mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in
beneficiary communities to teammates.
Make our
mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities
will serve WFP’s mission.
Look for
ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and
an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different
Be a
coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for
colleagues in same area of work.
an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this
information on a regular basis with supervisor.
innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more
efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with
Focus on
getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion
rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks
and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting
deadlines or commitments.
Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical
choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other
units to supervisor.
strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues
and partners in the field towards common goals.
politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of
WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
Be clear
about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with
supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
Functional Capabilities
Capability Name:   Description of the behaviour
expected for the proficiency level
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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate must hold a  Bachelor’s
degree in Education, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Agriculture obtained from a
recognized institution;
At least
three (3) year’s relevant work experience in Agriculture, and nutrition
progrommes gained from a reputable organisation; Experience in project planning
and management;
in managing, implementing, monitoring and analysing programme related
and experience in quantitative and qualitative research;
knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
of Local Language will be an added Advantage
Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role
experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are
especially encouraged to apply.
WFP has zero
tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS
No appointment under
any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service
Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit
Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the
United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during
their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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: 31st October 2019
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