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

  • 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.

  • 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: 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

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  • 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

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    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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