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

Job Title:  Monitoring Assistant (UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Programme Associate

Grade: G5


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.


Job Summary: The Monitoring Assistant will support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) by taking responsibility   for completion of a range of processes and activities related to monitoring that requires some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices. The Monitoring Assistant will coordinate and perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead in influencing the Districts to revise the Community Action Plans in line with the changing needs and advocate for adoption of the Community Action Plans by the Sub Counties, District and other players
  • Strengthen the integrated approach to all WFP programmes; Nutrition, General Food Assistance and Agriculture Market Support in Kamwenge and Kyegegwa District and externally with other actors.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Asset Creation and Livelihood activities in the refugee settlement and in the host community in collaboration with Government (Office of the Prime Minister, District Local Governments), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other livelihood partners in the district.
  • Contribute to Programme design, discussion, and documentation/proposal writing.
  • Assist in the implementation of the APP, review achievements and constraints and provide feedback accordingly.
  • Support in the synthesis of Asset Creation and Livelihood programme results and provide input into analysis.
  • Provide programme operational support e.g. procurement and partnerships management
  • Organize and conduct joint stakeholder monitoring and review meetings on the progress of ACL/livelihood activities.
  • Contribute to the documentation of programme achievements and lessons learnt, human interest and success stories on the Asset Creation and Livelihood programme.
  • Actively participate in joint weekly, monthly inter-agency coordination meetings with UN agencies, local governments and other stakeholders at refugee or field level to discuss issues related to Asset Creation and Livelihood programme and provide update on the progress.
  • Conduct capacity needs assessments for District Local Governments and targeted beneficiaries and organize capacity strengthening initiatives.
  • Maintain statistics/data on the supported beneficiaries in formats agreed by the Field Office
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports highlighting progress on program implementation, gaps, and areas for support/follow up.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring Assistant job placement must hold a University degree or equivalent in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Agriculture, Agriculture economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies and humanities.
  • At least Four (4) or more years of progressively responsible work experience of implementing Asset Creation and Livelihood projects
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power point.
  • Experience in livelihoods programming in a refugee context.
  • Experience in implementing Cash for Work projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Livelihood Conceptual framework
  • Ability to collect and analyse programme output and outcome data and preparing various reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a requirement, and ability to speak and understand Kiswahili and Runyakitara will be an added advantage.



  • 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.


NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 30th July 2021


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