Assistants ( es ) in follow-up, Democratic Republic of Congo At United Nations World Food Program ( WFP )


Closing date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Qualified people with disabilities and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It undertakes to respect the principle of equal employment opportunities for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social origin, genetic information, sex, identity and / or gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Position title: Assistants ( es ) at Monitoring

Grade: SC4

Unit / Division: Program

Type of contract: Service Contract

Duration of contract: 1 year renewable

Place of employment: Various localities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ABOUT WFP

The World Food Program ( PAM ) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger in the world. WFP works for a world where every man, woman and child has permanent access to enough food to lead a healthy and active life.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The inhabitants of the three eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ) – Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu – face extreme needs due to armed conflicts, population displacement, natural disasters and chronic poverty. Their situation has worsened considerably in recent months, due to the escalation of violence between non-state armed groups and the large-scale displacement of local populations ( at present, 5.7 million people were driven from their homes in the three provinces ).

6.7 million people are in crisis and emergency situations of acute food insecurity in the three provinces ( 34% of the population ).

The declaration of the overall intensification of WFP operations will provide additional capacity to reach those in camps and temporary shelters who have arrived with nothing and who desperately need a vital help. WFP’s plan is to increase its unconditional assistance in food and money to save the lives of the 3.6 million people for a minimum of six months.

In this context, WFP recruits assistants ( es ) in Monitoring for various localities in order to ensure follow-up activities for assistance programs.

DESCRIPTION OF THE POST

Carry out surveillance activities in a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance programs. These positions are based in several WFP field offices in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The incumbents of these positions generally report to the Program Officer ( e ) or to the Associate ( e ) in the Program. They produce technical work and structured and precise reports. They can also give guidance on current practices to other staff members and partners working in their field of activity. This work is carried out under minimum supervision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ( not exhaustive )

  •  Check planned movements and distribution of food or non-food products, report problems or discrepancies to the supervisor to quickly resolve problems and ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of the operation meet WFP standards.
  •  Maintain information files and documentation of the monitoring plan, such as product movement registers and program verification lists, to assist in the efficient delivery and distribution of food or non-food items.
  •  Gather data from the aid program (s) in accordance with clear direction, to support program reviews and informative decision making.
  •  Liaise with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to gather comments and to support program issues and improve services.
  •  Receive and collect comments from partners, cooperating beneficiaries, in order to support the identification of programmatic issues in order to promote the efficiency of operations.
  •  Provide guidance to cooperation partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods to help them perform self-monitoring tasks and contribute to WFP visibility in coverage areas.
  •  Prepare field mission reports to document the implementation of the program.
  •  Follow the emergency response procedures defined for emergency food aid.
  •  Other tasks at the request of the hierarchy.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

High school diploma.

Additional studies in the areas of social services, development, nutrition, agronomy or any other related area would be an asset.

Language:

Mastery of oral and written French. Practical knowledge of English would be an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY IN THIS ROLE

  •  Experience of at least 4 years in data analysis, on products and direct effects of programs.
  •  General knowledge of WFP monitoring and evaluation systems and standards.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Ability to carry out several tasks in parallel, and to respond simultaneously and promptly to the requirements attached to the position.

High sense of responsibility and punctuality.

Honesty and integrity.

Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and to write various letters.

Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

DATE LIMIT FOR DEPOSIT OF CANDIDATURES

July 11, 2023

Ref. VA 827982

Please note that the only documents you must submit at this time are vour CV and your cover letter. Additional documents such as passports, letters of recommendation, university certificates, etc. can potentially be requested in the future. For candidates who find it difficult to access the WFP electronic recruitment platform and who requires support to apply, please contact us at the following email address : wfprecruitment@wfp.org indicating the number of the vacancy notice in question.

All employment decisions are made based on organizational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, all types of harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of power. Therefore, all selected applicants will be subject to a rigorous reference and background check.

No appointment under any contract will be offered to members of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions ( ACABQ ), the International Civil Service Commission ( ICSC ), the FAO Finance Committee, the WFP external auditor, the WFP Audit Committee, the Joint Inspection Unit ( JIU ) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with WFP supervisory responsibilities, both during service and during the three years following termination.

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