Monitoring Assistant

World Food Programme, Uganda

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st October, 2019

Job Description


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.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Monitoring Assistant (Resilience), SC4 to be based in Koboko Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract


  • 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 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)

  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP's resilience and Livelihood activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with the WFP standard guidelines/practices and report progress periodically to the Programme Associate I Head of Field Office for their information, reflect Upon and actions;
  • Draft project concepts, proof-read reports, documentation, correspondence, etc.t making changes in line established guidelines where appropriate.
  • Work closely with all partners including NGOS* government institutions, communities etc. and assist in assessment, planning, design, technical material preparation, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and repotting of planned projects;
  • Support and facilitate capacity building of cooperating partners and sub-national government officials to prepare for and respond to resilience and livelihood needs.
  • Maintain information record and monitoring plans, documentation, such as record of food and non-food item movement and programme checklist, to assist in the effective delivery and distribution of food item or non-food item.
  • Provide guidance and training in the new food assistance collection system in accordance with clear direction. to build capacity of another staff
  • Prepare detailed monitoring plans, case studies, qualitative and quantitative reports based on field monitoring findings on context, process and outcomes, including recommended follow-up actions to ensure program goals are achieved. Share such reports with Programme Associate I Head of Field Office and ensure follow-up actions are implemented on a timely basis
  • Assist in the consolidation weekly reports and provide monthly thematic updates for the output of the field office reports periodically and timely. Collate information for inclusion in reports, documents and correspondence, to support the effective work of other staff.
  • Verify resilience and livelihood data from partners I health facilities before it Is uploaded in the database in the Information Management system (PROMIS and COMET1. Plan. coordinate and monitor the implementation of WFP's resilience and Livelihood activities within the Arua FO areas of operation, in accordance with the WFP standard guidelines/practices and report progress
  • Identify risks and apparent issues in the programme, and report them to the appropriate personnel for mitigation measures timely
  • Ensure the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas at the Final distribution points and programme sites.



  • 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.


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