Monitoring Assistant

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 27, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type CONTRACTOR
Currency UGX

Description

Monitoring Assistant SC4 - Kaabong

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.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Monitoring Assistant SC4 to be based in Kaabong. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.

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 staff.

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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
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 supervisor.
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;

Experience Requirements

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 applications;
Knowledge of Local Language will be an added Advantage

Education Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Agriculture obtained from a recognized institution;

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