Monitoring Assistant job post at World Food Programme

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World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Job Description

Job Category:
NGO – Non Government Organisations jobs in Uganda
Job Location:
Kampala
Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Job Details

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.

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.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

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

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

1. 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.

2. 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.

JOB PURPOSE

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)

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.

4. Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures for efficient implementation of the assistance programmes.

5. 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.

6. Allocate tasks to other staff, providing guidance and on-the-job training to support their development and high performance.

7. 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.

8. Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.

9. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

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

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Deadline is Friday 3rd February 2023

Application Process

Please submit a thoughtful and brief cover letter, resume, academic/professional qualifications to infoglobal@strongminds.org mentioning Learning & Development Specialist in the subject line by 11.00pm EAT on 3 February 2022.

StrongMinds offers competitive salary/benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

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