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Job Title: Monitoring Assistant
Section/Unit: Programme
Grade Level: Service Contract/Level 5
No. of Post: 1
Duty Station: El Geneina
Closing Date: 13 August 2018


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.

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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.

Organizational Context:

WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.

Job Purpose:

To undertake Food for asset (FFA) related activities as well as monitoring of all other activities under Geneina Operation Unit/Sub-office as required.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

  • Undertake negotiations for and prepare project documents with government line ministries and other participating agencies/NGOs;
  • Organize project planning missions, meetings and briefing sessions to identify and analyze problems and recommend projects;
  • Assess project performance including utilization of resources and achievement of planned targets;
  • Monitor projects implementation, update and track data related to project issues, commodity pipelines, financial allotment status reports and ensure project cycle deadlines are met.
  • Analyze and project food commodities and non-food-items to ensure timely delivery.
  • Maintain records on programme achievements and other documentation and make information available for the Area Office briefs, country profiles.
  • Analyze contract terms and conditions, and correct any observed discrepancies between contract rates and invoice amounts;
  • Carry out advocacy and information related tasks for project/programme activities.
  • Prepare status and progress reports by providing information and background materials for use in discussions and briefing sessions;
  • Interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations on follow-up actions.

4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • 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.

People:

  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance:

  • 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.

Partnership:

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

Functional Capabilities:
 

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.

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.

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.

Data Analytics and Visualization

 

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.


Other Specific Job Requirements:

Strong interpersonal skills; courtesy, tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.  Ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of programme issues and statistical information, and to maintain accurate and precise records.  Ability to communicate in a team with people from different nationalities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals.  Ability to work systematically, use initiative, good judgment, and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has experience collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.

Terms and Conditions:

This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In the pursuit of WFP’s mission to feed the hungry poor, WFP employees must uphold the highest standards of ethical and
professional conduct at all times. WFP has zero tolerance for fruad & corruption, sexual exploitation and discrimination.
 

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.

 




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