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

Job Title:   Monitoring Assistant SC4

World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:

Reports to:
Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate

About WFP:

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.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food
assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and
build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood
opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most
vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP
works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to
achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is
also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

Organizational Context

These jobs are found
primarily in WFP Field based Offices, and job holders typically report to
Programme Policy Officer or Programme Associate. The reporting lines may change
depending on the size of the office.

At this level job
holders are expected to 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

Job Summary:  To perform monitoring activities within a
specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of
assistance packages.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Coordinate and monitor the implementation of
the assistance programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the
implementing partners;

·       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 the

·       conduct regular monthly review meetings with
cooperating partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food
entitlements and other relevant issues;

·       Assist in the implementation of the plan of
action, review achievement and constraints and provide Feedback to the senior
Programme Assistant.

·       Report periodically to the PA on relevant
events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues;

·       Identify any apparent issues in the programme
and report them to the PA;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Education, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Agriculture obtained from a
recognized institution;

·       At least three (3) year’s relevant work
experience in Agriculture, and nutrition progrommes gained from a reputable
organisation; Experience in project planning and management;

·       Experience in managing, implementing,
monitoring and analysing programme related programmes;

·       Knowledge and experience in quantitative and
qualitative research;

·       Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office

·       Knowledge of Local Language will be an added

·       Has experience analysing programme output and
outcome data

·       General knowledge of WFP monitoring and
evaluation systems and standards

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


Understand and
communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways
to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the

Be a force for
positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work
processes and productivity.

 Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps
team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to
showcase positive impact.

Make our mission
visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to
the overall WFP mission.


Look for ways to
strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as
training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct

Create an inclusive
culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

Be a coach &
provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues
with coaches within own team.

Create an “I
will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and
develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


Encourage innovation
& creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work
and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and
areas of work.

Focus on getting
results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes
are delivered consistently and accurately.

Make commitments and
make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected
responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

Be Decisive: Sets an
example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues
when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


Connect and share
across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish
missions in the field.

Build strong
external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to
build relationships with external partners.

Be politically agile
& adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of
contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s
goals and objectives.

Be clear about the
value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and
team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and
external partners.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below


Deadline: 30th July 2020

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