Field Monitoring Assistant
World Food Programme (WFP)
Cameroon
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Evaluation, Audit and Oversight, General Support
Job Expired 20 Jan 2021
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Job Description

Job Title: Field Monitoring Assistant

Job Level: SC-4 (Service Contract) / National Position – Open to Cameroonian citizens only

Number of openings: 01

Unit/ Division: Monitoring & Evaluation / Programme

Contract duration: 12 months

Duty station: Meiganga, Cameroon

About WFP

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Our mission 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

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas. Nearly 40 percent of Cameroon's population still live below the poverty line and human development indicators remain low. Classified as lower-middle-income, the country ranks 153 out of 188 according to the 2015 Human Development Index. The 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks Cameroon 68 out of 104 with a score of 24.2, placing it in the “serious” severity level of hunger. To help Cameroon achieve zero hunger, WFP works with the Government to establish long-term interventions to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in Far North, North, Adamaoua and East regions. Forty (40) percent of Cameroon’s 23.7 million people live below the poverty line and human development indicators remain low. Poverty has a strong regional dimension concentrated in North, Far North, Adamaoua and East Regions.

In order to successfully implement the CSP in the Adamaoua region, several activities are implemented since 2018. Among these is to perform monitoring activities within a specific coverage area and provide reports to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. WFP Cameroon is looking for a person who is enthusiastic their skills, knowledge, and expertise in relation to these monitoring activities in the Field office and Country Office in the implementation phase of the WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018-2021.

Why work with us?

  • WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.
  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.
  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.
  • Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!

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Key Responsibilities (not all inclusive, nor exhaustive):

At this position, you will:

  • Assist with conducting and/or managing monitoring efforts and evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional standards.
  • Monitor the food security and nutrition situation in the Adamaoua region, particularly in Meiganga and analysis of key indicators & trends influencing food security and nutritional vulnerability in the region;
  • Follow up the activities, analyse and evaluate food security and nutrition activities in Meiganga;
  • Assist in qualitative assessments in communities and among households to assess effectiveness of interventions and impact;
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and data collection process of various monitoring and evaluation exercises;
  • Provide scheduling and logistical support for individual evaluations and evaluation or monitoring field visits;
  • Work closely with WFP cooperating partners and other key stakeholders to ensure joint delivery of an essential package of complementary services, at scale, targeting the most vulnerable populations;
  • Contribute to the promotion of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and reports that are useful and ensure that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up.
  • Participate in and contribute to the finalization of monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Contribute to the development of specific and appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and processes;
  • Contribute to the appropriate presentation of monitoring and evaluation results for dissemination;
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to discuss the importance and usefulness of monitoring and evaluation results;
  • Develop and provide regular update quarterly action plan of food security and nutrition activities with cooperating partners through monthly meetings;
  • Contribute to the promotion of monitoring and evaluation functions, principles and a utilization focus within the organization.
  • Review monitoring data, progress reports and evaluations based on identified policies and checklists for quality control purposes;
  • Assist in the development and provision of training on evaluation, self-evaluation, monitoring and results-based management within the Program and Field Monitoring Units;
  • Produce quality reports of project activities for both internal and external circulation diffusion;
  • Ensure good coordination and representation towards cooperating partners and other relevant nutrition partners;
  • Document on best practices & lessons learned, producing analysis and briefing/ discussion papers;
  • Report periodically to the programme coordinator or direct supervisor on all mission conducted on the field and all relevant events regarding food management, distribution and other related issues.

Qualifications and Key Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural economics, Economics, Rural development, Food security, Project management, Nutrition, Development economics or International development, Law or Sociology will be an asset.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience in collecting programme output and outcome data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to management team, partners and other stakeholders.

Knowledge: Agricultural economics, Nutrition & Food security, Cash based Transfer (CBT).

Skills: Experience with using Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and common commercial accounting packages would be an advantage.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in French or English. Good working knowledge of the other language.

Deadline for application

Date: January 20th, 2021

This position open to Cameroonian citizens only

Terms and Conditions

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We aim to achieve parity in our teams in West and Central Africa.

Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on 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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