Senior Field Monitor

world food programme, Arauca, Colombia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th January, 2020

Job Description


WFP in Colombia remains committed to strengthening decision-making, design, management and evaluation of evidence-based programs. During 2019, the Country Office is in a period of transition, revision and organizational alignment, reinforcing the Monitoring, Evaluation, Analysis and Reporting unit that at the corporate level responds to the area of ​​governance and compliance. At the country  vacancy has been opened for the position of Senior Field Monitor , for the Land Office of Arauca, with the objective of:

Allow a more effective implementation of the Strategic Country Plan (CSP).
Facilitate the integration of the teams, involving the members of the emergency component, created in response to the crisis in Venezuela.
Strengthen critical thematic areas in order to have an integrated program area.
Review the type of contracts and the levels of various functions to ensure a positive alignment with the best corporate standards.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Field Office and in close technical coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the central level, the Senior Field Monitor position holder shall coordinate and carry out monitoring activities within the coverage area of ​​the corresponding field offices and provide the reports that are required to support WFP assistance activities, in line with protection policies, gender and our organizational accountability responsibility to affected populations.

At this level, the holder of these positions is expected to assume responsibility for supporting the preparation and implementation of the monitoring plan of the field office to which he belongs, in line with WFP corporate frameworks, the Country Strategic Plan and the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy.


  • Verify beneficiary assistance, food distribution, cash-based transfers, non-food items (planned vs. Achieved), presenting monthly risks / findings that are scaled to your supervisor when necessary, and monitoring program resolutions ensuring compliance according to WFP standards.
  • Collect and consolidate assistance program data by distribution endpoint, collaborating with implementing partners when necessary, perform analyzes and prepare reports to support program monitoring and decision-making activities, in line with corporate systems (COMET, SCOPE, ACR, Kobo, ONA, etc.), and respecting the rules and policies of protection, gender and data privacy.
  • Serve as liaison with implementing partners and internal counterparts to collect and obtain feedback and key information to improve assistance, ensuring quality controls in accordance with WFP's data management and information quality standards.
  • Suggest improvements to the field monitoring processes and procedures for the efficient implementation of assistance programs.
  • Organize regular meetings with community leaders and cooperating partners on commodity distribution, distribution management and other relevant issues to support an effective communication flow and efficiency in operations.
  • Assign tasks to other colleagues in the field office monitoring area, providing guidance and training on the job to support their development and improve their performance.
  • Provide standard training to implementing partners on WFP operational practices, tools and monitoring methodology / processes to help them self-manage / improve their activities independently and in parallel contribute to WFP visibility in coverage areas .
  • Prepare field mission reports to document program implementation.
  • Follow established procedures and procedures for emergency response for emergency food assistance.
  • It proposes and evaluates management and monitoring indicators to optimize the processes of the field office operation.

Other responsibilities:

  • Serve as a focal point of monitoring in the field office and liaison with the central office for the design and monitoring of monitoring plans, improvement activities implemented, training, among others.
  • Serve as a focal point of the BCM (Beneficiary Complaint Mechanism), to follow up inside the office to respond to requests received through the helpline and other communication mechanism by beneficiaries and other interested parties, and ensure that Recommendations are integrated and implemented as part of the field office plans in coordination with the gender and protection focal point.


  • Be a force for positive change
  • It suggests possible improvements in the work processes of the supervisor team.
  • Make the mission inspiring for our team
  • Explains the impact of WFP activities on communities that benefit teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions
  • It articulates how the responsibilities of your own unit will serve the mission of WFP.



  • Train junior teammates in new skills and abilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture
  • Look for opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach and provide constructive feedback
  • Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in the same work area.
  • Create a spirit "I will" / " We will "
  • Track progress toward goals and share this information regularly with the supervisor.


  • Foster innovation and creative solutions
  • Explore ways to be consistently more efficient and precise in your own work areas and share new methods of working with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results
  • It focuses on obtaining results and tracks trends in completion rates of own tasks to identify efficiency opportunities.
  • Make commitments and make commitments
  • assumes responsibility for own tasks and notifies the supervisor as soon as possible of meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be decisive
  • Decide independently what steps to take when facing critical decisions in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Create indicators

  • Defines monitoring and control indicators to assess the scope of projects and the quality of care.
  • Association
  • Connect and share WFP interunits
  • Suggest opportunities to partner with other supervisor units.
  • Build strong external partnerships
  • Identify opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile and adaptable
  • Develop an understanding of the value of WFP teams and external partners in meeting the objectives.
  • Be clear about the value that WFP brings to partnerships
  • It aligns its own activities with the supervisor's priorities to meet the internal and external needs of the partners.


  • Description of expected behavior for the level of competence
  • Strategic management
  • It shows a basic understanding of WFP's policies and strategies to carry out monitoring and / or evaluation activities and their interrelation.
  • Performance management
  • Apply knowledge of the WFP performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake supervisory actions or offer direct evaluations of operations, programs or processes to WFP monitoring and / or evaluation quality standards.


  • Teamwork.
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision making
  • Initiative.


Education: Professional degree in social, nutrition and dietary, economic, econometrics, or related areas.


  • At least four (4) years of experience in providing support with increasing responsibilities in project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Two (2) years of field work in implementation and / or monitoring of social projects that involve vulnerable population.
  • Experience in the use of web-based information systems and real-time data collection applications.

Languages:Oral and written fluency in Spanish, intermediate level of English will be positively valued (necessary to read / understand corporate documents and information systems written / designed in this language).


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