Monitoring Assistant

Bachelor's Degree   Badakhshan, Afghanistan Full Time 2524
Date Posted:Feb 20, 2020
Reference:115934
Closing Date:Mar 3, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Monitoring and Evaluation
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About UN-WFP Afghanistan:

 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian Agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food insecure Afghans, including women and children, as well as families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In 2018, WFP Afghanistan provided food assistance to over 5 million people through a series of programme interventions across the country. Thanks to its newly approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems. Such national-led framing of all strategic result areas of the CSP will contribute to the country’s long-term transition to development and aspiration for peace. For more information, see wfp.org

Job Summary:

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT:

This job is based in WFP Faizabad Field Office, and job holder directly reports to Programme Associate (M&E and VAM) under the overall supervision of Head of Faizabad Office. At this level work is carried out under minimum supervision. Job holder is expected to produce organised and accurate technical work and reports. She/he may provide guidance on standard practices to other staff and counterparts in her/his 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. 

Skills Required:

Data Analytics  Problem-solving Team Working skills

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

  • 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 accurately and precise records.
  • Ability to communicate in a team with people from different nationalities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals,
  • Ability to work systematically, use the initiative, good judgment, and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing;
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals.


Result Expected:


Organized and precise records; well-analyzed data with minimum supervision, processing of work and related follow up done under general supervision. Use of own discretion to address unforeseen situations seeking advice from and/or reporting to supervisor as applicable.

Critical Success Factors:

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 accurately and precise records. Ability to communicate in a team with people from different nationalities, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals, ability to work systematically, use the initiative, good judgment, and to communicate complex matters both orally and in writing; proven ability to work in a team environment and achieve common goals.


Desired Experiences For Entry Into the Role:

• Has experience analysing programme output and outcome data.

• General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

A)    Specific:


  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the assistance Programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the implementing partners;

• Monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site and verify if the amounts received have been properly recorded, damaged or suspected to be damaged;

• Supervise the efficient distribution of food items at the site and ensure proper distribution of entitlements and verify appropriate entitlements are distributed and provide feedback to Field Officers and others on the distribution;

• Assist the M&E/VAM unit in coordination and implementation of planned activities with the PAT monitors, Cooperating Partners and/or FSAC partners.

• Provide guidance for cooperating partners (CPs) on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and contribute to visibility of WFP in the field;

• Assist in the conduct of regular meetings of community elders, IDP representatives and implementing partners on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues;

• Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide feedback accordingly. Take note of meetings and report timely;

• Assist the WFP staff and implementing partners in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development and sensitizing public opinion on gender issues and gender-focused activities;

• Report periodically to the WFP M&E/VAM and Sub Office management on relevant events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues;

• Identify any apparent issues in the programme and report them to the appropriate personnel;

• Supervise and train other personnel as appropriate, also provide on-spot-training to the CP staff and/or PAT on proper implementation of the monitoring process;

• Provide close support to beneficiary’s scope biometric registration, enrolment and Distribution List creation for all activity as required with a specific focus on nutrition scope registrations, enrolment and distributions lists;

• Follow up on CPs report, perform COMET, APPMR or WOW data entry and reconciliation for all activities with specific focus on the activities advised by supervisor;

• Provide back-up support to other M&E staff and do data entry tasks into WFP Corporate databases as required;

• Perform other duties as required.


B) On a regular basis:


• Keep updated tracking of actions and reports, and be active in the implementation of Faizabad Sub Office feedback mechanism process;

• Document lessons learned and best practices in cash and voucher programming with regards to impacts on markets, including conducting comparisons where applicable between the use of food and cash in a similar programme activities.

• Conduct market surveys to ensure WFP assisted food items are not available for sale and report immediately any dissonant observed.

• Follow up government and market responses to food shortages and market shocks.

• Conduct Financial monitoring of Cooperating Partners and or PAT teams as advised;

• Follow up the economic access to food from market-dependent customers.

• Assist on the preparation of summaries, bulletins, alerts, and other information dissemination tools to advice WFP and partners on market issues. Analyze and propose any improvement and activities to strengthen WFP response capacity to market threats and shocks.

• When necessary, translate documents into Dari or Pashto.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Badakhshan

Qualifications:

Education: University level degree (BSc) in agriculture, M&E community development, social sciences, economics, mathematics, management, programme and project management or similar relevant disciplines.


Experience: At least three years of progressively responsible support experience including at least two years in the field of monitoring, operations or programme related fields. Familiarity with undertaking surveys and vulnerability analysis.

The job holder should possess good analytical skills and a proven track record of at least three years working with NGO’S, Governments or International organizations in the relevant field.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English language, plus Pashto and/or Dari, preferably both.

Job Keywords:

Monitoring
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