World Food Programme (WFP)

Monitoring Assistant

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Contract Type General Service GS-4 Post Title Monitoring Assistant Number of Post 1 post Duty Station Myitkyina Report To Programme Associate Duration of Service 12 months (Extendable) Opening Date for Application 11 September 2020 Deadline for Application 25 September 2020 ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme 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 shattered lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been presented in Myanmar since 1994 and is now focusing on helping the Government reach its national Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025. WFP’s work in the country is guided by three priorities: Emergency Preparedness and response; nutrition; and provision of social safety nets. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT This job is located at WFP operations in Myitkyina At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holders are expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work. 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) Under the direct supervision of Programme Associate and overall supervision by the Head of Field Office in Myitkyina Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:-
  • Liaise with cooperating partners and local authorities in the promotion of WFP activities in the project areas;

  • Co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of the assistance programme at the field level, in close collaboration with the communities, cooperating partners and counterparts;

  • Assist in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring of WFP food distributions including Data Collection in the project area;

  • Provide necessary basic information for the facilities of Food Distribution process of the project;

  • Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, shortage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspescted to be damaged;

  • Collect and collate monitoring data and assist in the reporting and database functions (COMET & SCOPE)

  • Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievements and constraints and provide feedback accordingly.

  • Assist in all assessment activity, the information management process in support of the implementation of the programme in Field Office area.

  • Assist market place monitoring system

  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment) following corporates standards and guidelines;

  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;

  • Support communication and activities with local partner, agencies, NGOs and government institutions;

  • Perform as a member of office committee, such as Bid Opening Committee, Market Assessment Committee, monthly commodities stock-taking, etc.

  • Perform any other appropriate duties as requested by the supervisor.

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

  •  Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  •  Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

  •  Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

  •  Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  •  Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education Completion of secondary school education, supplemented with experience or additional education in education, social services, nutrition, Agriculture or other related field. Knowledge & Skills: Experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages. Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Myanmar. The ability to communicate in local language is an asset. DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE Preferable to have at least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least one year in the field of monitoring, nutrition, food security, Community Development, or another related field. Preferable to have experience analyzing programme output and outcome data. General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards is an advantage. TERMS AND CONDITIONS This post is opened for Myanmar Nationals Only. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Qualified women are especially encourage to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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