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.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Monitoring Assistant – G4
Reference ID.: 138662
Locations: (Maiduguri, Monguno, Bama, Banki, Damasak, Ngala, Konduga, Jere, Gwoza, Dikwa) Borno, Yola – Adamawa, Damaturu – Yobe, Sokoto and Kano
About The Position
This Vacancy Announcement is for a GS 4 Monitoring Assistant roster. Candidates who will be successful following all WFP Assessments will be placed on this roster. When opportunities arise during a defined period of time, selected candidates from the Roster depending on the number of positions available and the nature of the job may be proposed Fixed Term Contract or Service Contract or SSA Contract in one of the below-mentioned locations: Maiduguri, Yola, Damaturu, Monguno, Bama, Banki, Damasak, Ngala, Konduga, Jere, Gwoza, Dikwa, Sokoto, Kano.
- 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)
- Verify the planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items, reporting issues or discrepancies to the supervisor for timely resolution of problems and to ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.
- Maintain information records and monitoring plan documentation, such as records of commodity movements and programme checklists, in order to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food items or non-food items.
- Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, 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.
- Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
- Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks 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.
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.
- 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 the supervisor.
- Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
- 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
- Strategic Management: Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
- 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.
- 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.
- Data Analytics and Visualization: Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of person as 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.
Standard Minimum Qualifications
- Education: Completion of secondary school education.
- Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the main language used in the North East of Nigeria
- Experience: 3 years of professional relevant work experience.
Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:
- Has experience analyzing programme output and outcome data.
- General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
- Knowledge of the local language and social-cultural context of the duty station.
- Residing within the commuting distance of the duty station.
Terms and Conditions
- Only Nigerian Nationals (or residents with valid residence and work permits) are eligible to apply.
- Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
- This Vacancy Announcement is for a GS 4 Monitoring Assistant roster. Candidates who will be successful following all WFP Assessments will be placed on this roster. When opportunities arise during a defined period, selected candidates from the Roster depending on the number of positions available and the nature of the job may be proposed Fixed Term Contract or Service Contract or SSA Contract in one of the below-mentioned locations:
- Maiduguri, Yola, Damaturu, Monguno, Bama, Banki, Damasak, Ngala, Konduga, Jere, Gwoza, Dikwa, Sokoto, Kano. The exact location of the duty station will be determined based on the Operational needs.
- Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
Deadline: 4th March, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Female applicants and candidates who reside within the commuting distance of the duty station will be given preferences.
- 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.