UN Monitoring Assistant (Resilience) Job Placement – World Food Programme

Job Title:            Monitoring Assistant (Resilience)
Organization:
  World
Food Programme
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.:
107643
GRADE: SC4
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.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food
assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and
build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood
opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most
vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP
works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to
achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is
also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
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 work
is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce
organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on
standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.
Job Summary:  To perform monitoring activities within a
specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of
assistance packages.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
·        
Plan,
coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP’s resilience and Livelihood
activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with the WFP
standard guidelines/practices and report progress periodically to the Programme
Associate I Head of Field Office for their information, reflect Upon and
actions;
·        
Draft
project concepts, proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc.t
making changes in line established guidelines where appropriate.
·        
Work
closely with all partners including NGOS* government institutions, communities
etc. and assist in assessment, planning, design, technical material
preparation, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and repotting
of planned projects;
·        
Support
and facilitate capacity building of cooperating partners and sub-national
government officials to prepare for and respond to resilience and livelihood
needs.
·        
Maintain
information record and monitoring plans, documentation, such as record of food
and non-food item movement and programme checklist, to assist in the effective
delivery and distribution of food item or non-food item.
·        
Provide
guidance and training in the new food assistance collection system in accordance
with clear direction. to build capacity of another staff
·        
Prepare
detailed monitoring plans, case studies, qualitative and quantitative reports
based on field monitoring findings on context, process and outcomes, including
recommended follow-up actions to ensure program goals are achieved. Share such
reports with Programme Associate I Head of Field Office and ensure follow-up
actions are implemented on a timely basis
·        
Assist
in the consolidation weekly reports and provide monthly thematic updates for
the output of the field office reports periodically and timely. Collate
information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support
the effective work of other staff.
·        
Verify
resilience and livelihood data from partners I health facilities before it Is
uploaded in the database in the Information Management system (PROMIS and
COMET1. Plan. coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP’s resilience and
Livelihood activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with
the WFP standard guidelines/practices and report progress
·        
Identify
risks and apparent issues in the programme, and report them to the appropriate
personnel for mitigation measures timely
·        
Ensure
the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas at the Final distribution points
and programme sites.



4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
·        
Understand
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.
People
·        
Look for
ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and
capabilities.
·        
Create
an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different
backgrounds.
·        
Be a
coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for
colleagues in same area of work.
·        
 Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks
progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with
supervisor.
Performance
·        
Encourage
innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more
efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with
colleagues.
·        
 Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting
results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify
opportunities for efficiency.
·        
Make
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.
·        
 Be Decisive: Independently decides what action
to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous
situations in the field.
Partnership
·        
Connect
and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other
units to supervisor.
·        
 Build strong external partnerships: Identifies
opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common
goals.
·        
 Be 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:
·        
The
ideal applicant must hold a Degree in Economics, Social Science. Social
Protection or related discipline, or relevant training in delivery systems;
·        
At least
five years of relevant operational experience in the development field,
preferably in a Safety Nets or Social Protection program design and
implementation;
Proven technical skills and experience;
·        
Demonstrated
ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with
government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other
stakeholders
·        
High
capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with
a high degree of independence in a team environment
·        
Oral and
Written Fluency in English as well as one or more of the following languages:
Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
·        
Strategic
thought: Able perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their
inter-relationship. and link them to the higher programmatic aspirations and
outcomes
·        
Performance
Management: Good grasp of performance management systems to manage resources
and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward
evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes, to defined monitoring
and/or evaluation quality standards.
·        
Qualitative
& Quantitative Methodology: Able to understands and applies an appropriate
mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or
straightforward evaluations, in line with established strategic and operational
results frameworks (metrics), guidelines and technical standards.
·        
Data
Analytics & Visualization: Able to collect and summarize programme data,
including Information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of
persons in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme
assistance modalities and activities.
·        
Programme
Monitoring & Review: Able to gather, organize, and provide 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.
·        
Experience
in resilience delivery systems in Northern Uganda is desirable;
·        
Experience
in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to
arrive at a durable consensus;
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 31st
October 2019
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