Monitoring Assistant (District Community Facilitator) PakOu, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Closing date: Monday, 5 June 2023

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. In Lao PDR, WFP supports the government in providing school lunches for primary students, counters malnutrition with targeted food support to the most vulnerable, and helps communities build resilient lives with sustainable livelihood options.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

iThese jobs are found in Lao Country Offices, Luangprabang Province. The job holders typically are u nder the direct supervision of the Programme Associate and overall supervision of Programme Policy Officer in Vientiane.

At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.

JOB PURPOSE

WFP is looking for Monitoring Assistant ( District Community Facilitator), SC5 (Service Contract) to be based at PakOu District, Luangprabang Province.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Support implementation of WFP-assisted project activities in District, mobilizing communities to ensure increased ownership and resolving bottlenecks.
  •  Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the assistance programme at the local level, in close collaboration with the implementing partners and communities.
  •  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.
  •  Support and liaise with District authorities of Education, Health, Agriculture and other related Departments for the smooth implementation of WFP-supported activities.
  •  Collaborate with Lao Front for National Development district focal point on monitoring and community mobilization efforts in targeted villages.
  •  Prepare advance request for workshop, training, meeting and field activities that will organize in the district/village/school
  •  Support the Monitoring & Evaluation unit in collecting and uploading data.
  •  Perform other duties as required.

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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)

Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas

Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt

Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A Bachelor Degree in agriculture, nutrition, public health, social sciences or related functional area is desirable

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Lao and English, ability to speak at least one ethnic group language is an asset

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  •  At least five years of experience in conducting field community development activities or equivalent is preferable.
  •  Good interpersonal skills and proficiency in interacting with government partners at all levels.
  •  Good community mobilizing, engagement with villagers and facilitation skills.
  •  Good computer skills and knowledge of database and data analysis is an asset.
  •  Knowledge of the area of activity is an asset.

COMPETENCIES

  •  Interview Opening question
  •  Technical Question 1
  •  Competency Question 1
  •  Competency Question 2
  •  Competency Question 3

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Contract type: Service Contract

Post title: Monitoring Assistant (District Community Facilitator) SC-5

Numbers of post: one post

Duration: 1 year (renewable)

Duty Station: ParkOu District, Luangprabang Province

Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. WFP is committed to an inclusive working environment which values diversity and has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and abuse of any kind. WFP provides necessary arrangement to ensure staff safety when travel to remote areas.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Posting date: 24 May 2023

Closing date: 6 June 2023

Female applicants 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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