Monitoring Assistant – Beira, Nampula, Pemba, and Xai-Xai – SC5
Area of expertise : Field operations management
Country : Mozambique
Type of contract : Short term opportunities
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.
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.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the area of Economics or other Social Sciences, Agriculture, or a related field, or/and other relevant areas is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Portuguese.
These jobs are found in Sub-Offices (SOs). The job holders typically report to the Head of Sub-Office or the designate.
At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.
To support the sub-office in coordinating and performing monitoring activities within Cabo Delgado province, or Nampula province, or Gaza & Inhambane provinces, and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Process (activity) monitoring: Ensure field monitors implement on-site distribution monitoring as per CO guidance for distribution monitoring.
• Process (activity) monitoring: Ensure field monitors implement on-site FFA monitoring as per CO guidance for FFA monitoring.
• Process (activity) monitoring: Ensure field monitors implement on-site school meals monitoring as per CO guidance for school meals monitoring.
• Process (activity) monitoring: Ensure field monitors implement on-site MAM-treatment monitoring as per CO guidance for MAM-treatment monitoring.
• Process (activity) monitoring: When possible, conduct spot-checks during distributions and other programme activities to make sure minimum monitoring requirements are being adhered to.
• Process (activity) monitoring: As and if required, support the mechanisms for beneficiary feedback (e.g. hotline, suggestion box, etc.).
• Output monitoring: Provide standard trainings for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices in general, and, in particular, on output monitoring tools and methods in order to support partners to independently self-monitor and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
• 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.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Two or more years of progressive experience in programme and data management, preferebly in the areas of development or humanitarian assistance.
• Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners or other stakeholders.
• Has cultivated productive relationships with local NGOs, government authorities and other implementation partners;
• Has performed monitoring, and/or overseen/supported with evaluations and/or assessments.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Not than Friday 18th October 2019.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged 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.