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Monitoring Assistant – World Food Programme, August 18 2022



Monitoring Assistant


Organization: World Food Programme

Position: Monitoring Assistant

Location: Gondar

Employment: Contract

Date of Announcement: 12/08/2022

Deadline: August 28 2022




Job description



Job Title:              Monitoring Assistant

Contract Type:     Service Contract

Grade:                   SC-Level 4

Duty station:         Gondar (2 positions)



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.

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These jobs are found primarily in WFP Gonder field Office, 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 organized and accurate technical work and reports. They may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in their area of work.


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)

1.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.
2. 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.
3. Collate assistance programme(s) data in accordance with clear direction, in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.
4. Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
5. Receive and collate comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations.
6. 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.
7. Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.
8. Follow set emergency response processes and procedures for emergency food assistance



Job requirements


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Education:  Completion of secondary school education with substantial years of working experience in Monitoring. Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Statistics, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Education, Monitoring and evaluation or any other related field is an added advantage


  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated interest and/or experience in monitoring, data collection, data analysis, social work or any related area.
  • Gained valuable experience in collecting Programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, experience analyzing Programme output and outcome data and reporting findings to management and stakeholders.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Experience utilizing WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.
  • Willingness to learn and explore new experiences

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Shows a high level of integrity and able to handle sensitive matters appropriately.
  • Able to build trust with people at the rural level and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to gather information in an objective, appropriate and sensitive way.
  • Ability to act with appropriate respect to the beneficiaries’ cultures and traditions.
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures and environments.
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic planning.
  • Confidently expresses self, excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills with a teamwork attitude.
  • Experience in coordinating work of others and self, training, and supporting others.
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages, especially word processing and spreadsheet
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, publisher, powerbi, SPSS, STATA, etc.)

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is desirable.


• Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.
• General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.


28 August 2022


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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