Monitoring Assistant job post at World Food Programme ( WFP Uganda)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

World Food Programme ( WFP Uganda)

World Food Programme ( WFP Uganda)

Job Description

Job Category:
Data, Monitoring, and Research jobs in Uganda
Job Location:
Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Job Details

WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.

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 Uganda 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.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Monitoring Assistant SC5 to be based in Isingiro. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract


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 staff.


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

• 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 decision-making.

• 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.


• Leads by Example with Integrity

• Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards:

• Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards Respects others and values diversity:

• Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same Stays focused and calm under pressure:

• Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

• Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn: Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

• Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

• Delivers results for maximum impact:

• Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results Delegates appropriately:

• Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed Adapts readily to change:

• Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

• Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

• Is inclusive and collaborative: Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

• Gives timely and constructive feedback:

• Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedbackBuilds and shares new perspectives:

• Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

• Applies Strategic Thinking

• Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision:

• Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the visionEmbraces curiosity and new ways of doing things:

• Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant Analyses and evaluates data:

• Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

• Considers the impact of decisions:

• Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

• Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

• Builds partnerships: Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others

• Collaborates to deliver common objectives:

• Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals


• Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

• 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.


• University degree in Nutrition, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field from a recognized institution.


• Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.

• Minimum of 5 years experience in monitoring programme activities preferably in an INGO setting.

Application Process

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