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

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Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
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 be responsible for monitoring WFP programmes in Isingiro, Rwenzori and Bunyoro Satellite offices
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP programmes at the Settlement and District level, in close collaboration with the Cooperating partners, the local government and other UN agencies
  • 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 and cash at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to the Team Leader and others on the distribution;
  • Conduct regular monthly review meetings with cooperating partners on the distribution arrangements, food and cash entitlements and other relevant issues
  • Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback to the Satellite Office Team Leader, or other senior staff.
  • Conduct cash and food basket monitoring, post distribution community meetings to ensure feedback on the WFP GFA interventions in the settlement.
  • Report periodically to the Team leader or Programme Associate on relevant events regarding food and cash management, distribution and other related issues
  • Identify any issues in the programme and report them to the Team Leader/Programme Associate.
  • Any further duties as assigned by the field office leadership
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 Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Nutrition, Agriculture or any other related field obtained from a recognized Institution.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant work experience in Agriculture, and Nutrition programmes gained from a reputable organization; Experience in project planning and management, managing, implementing, monitoring and analyzing programme related projects, Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Previous experience in collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
  • Language:  Fluency in local language used in South Western Uganda. Fluency in written and spoken English. Good knowledge of Swahili is an added advantage.
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.
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: 26th May 2019



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