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Job Title:              Monitoring Assistant (Resilience)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda

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 (Resilience) will be responsible for providing support to programmes, processes and activities that facilitate the effective delivery of the resilience and livelihood programmes, and supporting general food assistance in specific coverage areas under the Yumbe Field Office

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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 / Head of Field Office for their information, reflections and actions;
  • Draft project concepts, proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc., making changes in line with 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 reporting 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 / 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 / health facilities before it is uploaded in the database in the Information Management system (PROMIS and COMET).
  • Support in the verification of partner accountabilities against programmes implemented to be submitted for review by the Programme Associate and clearance by Head of Arua Field Office.
  • 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
  • Assist in organizing meetings, workshops, mission visits as assigned and maintain a well-coordinated working relationship with key stakeholders especially district / government officials and partners
  • Perform any other related duties as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monitoring Assistant (Resilience) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Agricultural Science, Social Science, Development Studies etc. from a recognized university.
  • At least three (3) years of progressive responsibility in emergency and development contexts, with demonstrable capacity for evidence based monitoring, as well as analyzing programme output and outcome data, including conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Exposure to work related to agricultural extension service, food security, farmer support services, asset creation and other resilience programmes.
  • Experience in emergency and refugee operations especially in northern Uganda is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and implementing training, community consultations and negotiations in scenarios of cultural and language difficulty.
  • Previous experience in analysing programme output and outcome data.
  • General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
  • Fluency in English and any or more of the following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi.

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.

Technical Competences:
  • 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.

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.


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