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



Job
Title:             
 Monitoring
Assistant
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Associate
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 in charge of monitoring implementation of  WFP Programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate
    and monitor the implementation of the assistance Programme at the local
    level, in close collaboration with the cooperating partners.
  • 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 items at the site and ensure proper
    distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are
    distributed and provide feedback to field officers and others on the
    distribution.
  • Assist
    on the conduct of regular meetings of refugee leaders and cooperating
    partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food
    entitlements and other relevant issues.
  • Provide
    support in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement
    and constraints and provide feedback accordingly.
  • Assist
    in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and
    sensitizing public opinion on gender issues and gender focused activities.
  • Report
    periodically to the supervisor on relevant events regarding food
    management, distribution and other related issues.
  • Identify
    any apparent issues in the Programme and report them to the appropriate
    personnel.
  • Supervise
    and train other personnel as appropriate.
  • Follow
    set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food
    assistance.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as required.
  • Applicants
    should have the ability to interprete and analyze a wide viriety of
    Programme issues, statistical information, maintain accurate and precise
    records, work effectively with people of different national and cultural
    background.

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 either of the
    following fields, Development Studies, Agriculture, Social Sciences,
    Nutrition, Education or other related field from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum
    of three years of relevant working experience in supporting implementation
    of humanitarian services, community based activities, food distribution or
    any other related field gained from a reputable organization.
  • Good
    knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications.
  • Excellent
    command of both written and oral English is essential.
Personal Competencies:
  • 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.
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: 24th April 2018
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