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

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Grade: G5
Reports to: Programme
Policy Officer or 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 take
responsibility for completion of a range of processes and activities related to
monitoring that require some interpretation of standard guidelines/practices.
Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels
and may allocate tasks to other support staff. The incumbent 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: 
  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food
    items, resolving routine issues and escalating where appropriate, to
    ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation is
    in line with WFP standards.
  • Collect and summarise assistance programme(s) data, collaborating
    with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare
    reports in order to support programme reviews and informative
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather
    feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures
    for efficient implementation of the assistance programmes.
  • Arrange 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.
  • Allocate tasks to other staff, providing guidance and on-the-job
    training to support their development and high performance.
  • Provide 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.
  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
  • Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency
    food assistance.

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 Statistics, Nutrition, Agriculture, Commerce, ICT related or any other
    related field;
  • At least three years of relevant working experience in either of the
    following fields, agriculture production, relief, humanitarian
    intervention, statistics, social administration and community
  • Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software
    packages, such as Microsoft Word;
  • Good knowledge and skills using data management packages;
  • Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide
    range of individuals;
  • Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems
    requiring attention;
  • Previous experience in collecting programme output and outcome data,
    conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings
    to management team, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Has experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and
  • Language: General
    Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in English
    and any of the Karamojong languages used at the duty station is a MUST
  • Strategic Management: Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to
    perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their
  • 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
  • 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
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: 27th January 2019
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