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

Job Title:       Monitoring Assistant
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Associate
Position 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 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:  
  • Keenly monitors food assistance
    programmes, Nutrition programmes and activities, verifies the planned
    movements and distribution of non-food items, resolving routine issues
    and/or escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity
    distributed and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP
    standards.
  • The incumbent collects and summarizes food
    assistance, Nutrition  and
    Livelihood data, collaborating with cooperating partners where required,
    conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews
    and informative decision-making.
  • Works closely with cooperating partners
    and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support
    programme reviews and improve services.
  • Suggests improvements to field monitoring
    processes and procedures for efficient implementation of the assistance
    programmes.
  • The jobholder arranges for regular
    meetings with community leaders and cooperating partners on commodity
    pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant
    issues to support effective communication flow and efficient operations.
  • Allocates tasks to other staff, providing
    guidance and on-the-job training to support their development and high
    performance.
  • Provides standard trainings for
    cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and
    methods in order to support them to independently self-monitor and to
    contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
  • The Monitoring Assistant assists in
    encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and sensitizing
    public opinion on gender issues and gender focused activities;
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring Assistant job opportunity should
    hold a University Degree in either of the following fields: Development
    Studies, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Education or any other
    related field.
  • A minimum of three years relevant working
    experience with humanitarian organizations or private sector in handling
    humanitarian services, community based activities, food distribution.
  • Previous experience in collecting
    programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative
    analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other
    stakeholders is desired
  • Prior exposure and experience utilizing
    WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards is an added advantage
Functional Capabilities:
  • 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.



4Ps Core Organisational
Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance and Partnership):
Purpose:
  • Understand and communicate the
    Strategic Objectives:
    Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives
    and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change:
    Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in
    direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving
    needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our
    team:
    Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in
    which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday
    actions:
    Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall
    operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.
People:
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s
    skills:
    Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
    needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture:
    Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others,
    regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide
    constructive feedback:
    Proactively seeks feedback and coaching
    to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit:
    Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of
    challenging circumstances.
Performance:
  • Encourage innovation & creative
    solutions:
    Shows willingness to explore and experiment with
    new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results:
    Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on
    budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on
    commitments:
    Commits to upholding individual accountabilities
    and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional
    priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes
    rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain
    circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or
    manager direction.
Partnership:
  • Connect and share across WFP units:
    Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities
    and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships:
    Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or
    escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile &
    adaptable:
    Portrays an informed and professional demeanor      toward internal and external
    partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings
    to partnerships:
    Provides operational support on analyses and
    assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a
    partner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
below.
Deadline: 10th September 2017

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