UN World Food Programme Monitoring Assistant ( Social Protection & Resilience) Jobs in Rwanda

UN World Food Programme Monitoring Assistant ( Social Protection & Resilience) Jobs in Rwanda


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.

    Organizational Context

  • This position will be based in WFP Rwanda Country Office, Huye Duty Station, and the job holder will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Associate in the Field office, under the technical guidance of the social protection and resilience output managers in Kigali, and overall supervision of the Head of Huye Field Office.

    Background of the Assignment

  • World Food Programme Rwanda works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger. In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian–development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades in order to achieve four strategic outcomes outlined in the WFP Country Strategic Plan.

    Job Purpose

  • To coordinate and perform monitoring of social protection and resilience activities and provide quality, accurate data and reports to support the effective delivery of these activities at community, sector and district level.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Monitor the processes and quality of implementation of social protection and resilience activities in line with guidance and corporate standards and procedures. Conduct spot checks as required.

  • Through regular field visits, supervise and monitor the implementation of FFA (Food assistance for Assets) project activities such as land terracing, progressive terraces; marshland development; agriculture and livestock extension services and value chains, income generating activities and ensuring that technical norms and standards are respected

  • Provide technical support to the implementing partner and advocacy to local authorities where requested in connection with SMART components.

  • Supervise the FFA scheme by overseeing the participant’s identification and enrolment, validating the list of payments based on actual man days worked and ensuring that all participants get their full and quality entitlements, agriculture inputs, seeds, livestock

  • Collect and summarise programme data, collaborating with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis, and prepare reports to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.

  • Verify the planned movements and distribution of transfers or non-food items, resolving routine issues and escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with WFP standards.

  • Ensure all monitoring and output data is entered in the COMET system in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Liaise with the field office team, partners and the SMART Project District Focal points and share contextual information to explain monitoring findings, particularly deviations from target (if any) on a quarterly basis.

  • Support the organisation of and participate in joint monitoring missions with cooperating partners, WFP and other UN agencies and government.

  • Support monthly reconciliations on commodity data between LESS and COMET through verification of entered data and reasons for variances.

  • Support the local coordination of surveys, review and evaluation processes, and liaise with partners, communities and WFP colleagues to gather information, data and lessons learnt to support such exercises.

  • Suggest improvements to field processes and procedures for efficient implementation of the assistance programmes.

  • Prepare ad hoc “notes for the records” and accurate monthly progress reports based on approved M&E plans and checklists as well as review and provide feedback on cooperating partner reports.

  • Help organise capacity strengthening activities and trainings on social protection and resilience at the district, sector, and community level.

  • Arrange regular meetings such as technical working groups meeting, bilateral meeting with community leaders and partners on social protection and resilience activities as well as represent WFP
    in community mobilization campaigns and trainings to foster the project ownership and community participation

  • Provide guidance and standard trainings for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices and WFP indicators, monitoring tools and methods to support them to independently self-monitor and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.

  • Prepare field mission reports to document programme implementation.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

    People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

    Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.

  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.

  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

    Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: University degree in Agriculture, rural development, development studies Nutrition /Health, Environmental Science, Sociology, Social work or other social protection and resilience connected field.

  • Experience: At least three years of relevant professional experience in the agricultural livelihoods, resilience, or social protection thematic fields in conjunction with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development or humanitarian projects or programmes.

  • Language: Fluency (level C) in English language. Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is an added advantage.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Has a proactive attitude, an ability to plan work and prioritise competing activities and ensure their completion?

  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. programme, nutrition, etc.) to implement development or humanitarian projects or programmes.

  • Has experience in liaison with government authorities for programme implementation.

  • Has a good understanding or experience in monitoring and evaluation systems and standards and reporting findings to management team, partners, and other stakeholders.

  • Has strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and to manage external partnerships.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

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

    • Has experience utilizing the monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Monitoring Assistant ( Social Protection & Resilience) Jobs in Rwanda

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